Tales for Our Times-How Elephant and Eagle Helped Lorraine
Inner Wisdom expresses itself most eloquently through images. Through the process of Interactive Imagery you dialog with your Inner Wisdom and discover whatever it is that you need to know.
I am in awe of this process and of the beauty and power of the messages my clients receive. They often feel to me like modern mythology.
In Tales for Our Times I offer these narratives to you. May you find the wisdom in these Tales both inspiring and beneficial.
How Elephant and Eagle Helped Lorraine
Deal with the Breakup of her Marriage
Lorraine was devastated when her husband, Barry, told her he was leaving her for another woman. They had been fighting more and spending less time together, but Lorraine never suspected that her husband was having an affair.
Overwhelmed by a whole range of feelings and preoccupied with the failure of her marriage, Lorraine had difficulty focusing at work. She wanted to hold it together in front of their kids, but found herself breaking into tears without warning. Lorraine sought help so she could pull herself together and get on with her life.
We turned to Lorraine’s Inner Wisdom, seeking the guidance, perspective and unexpected strength to be found within.
A charging Elephant appears. Despite the obvious strength and power of the Elephant, Lorraine feels no fear. The Elephant screeches to a halt right in front of her. Lorraine can see the gentleness and wisdom in Elephant’s eyes.
The Elephant tells Lorraine, “You, too, are strong and wise.”
Deeply moved, Lorraine acknowledges this to be so.
The Elephant then reassures Lorraine that though she is going through a painful and difficult crisis, eventually everything will be all right. Lorraine recognizes that deep down she knows this to be true. She feels deeply reassured to acknowledge her true strength.
The Elephant then turns and walks away.
Immediately, Lorraine becomes aware of an Eagle sitting on her head. She finds this very calming and, at the same time, experiences a sense of freedom. Eagle invites Lorraine to come fly with it, which she does.
Flying with Eagle over ocean, mountains and forests Lorraine notices the beauty below them. Eagle reminds her, “Appreciate the beauty around you. Do not stay wrapped up in all of this. You are missing out on all that is around you.”
Lorraine experiences how relaxing it is to focus her mind on things other than her problems. She recognizes that concentrated as she has been on the pain of her marital separation, she has been ignoring the love of her children, the support of her friends and the beauty of Spring as it unfolds around her.
Eagle then encourages Lorraine to be patient. “Do not try to get over this all in one day,” it says. “Do not try to figure out all the solutions right away. It will unfold step by step. If things start to feel overwhelming, just step back and remember the beauty I showed you.”
Lorraine recognizes the wisdom in Eagle’s suggestion and agrees to do what Eagle is suggesting.
Eagle then reminds Lorraine to take care of herself. She acknowledges that she needs to do this but admits that she doesn’t really know how.
Eagle points out to Lorraine, that seeking help was a first positive step in self care. It then advises her to return to her normal habits of exercise and healthy eating which she had abandoned in the distress of her circumstances. Eagle tells her, “You need to heal emotionally, and you need to stay physically healthy, as well.”
Lorraine agrees to this, too. With this, Eagle flies away.
Connecting with her own inner strength and wisdom created a shift in energy for Lorraine. In the days and weeks that followed, she found herself handling her situation more easily. She gained a healthier perspective by focusing on her relationships with her kids and her friends, rather than on her failed marriage. Returning to exercise and sensible eating helped her feel better both emotionally and physically. She also gained strength from all she accomplished at work.
As time went by, Lorraine achieved the perspective that enabled her to recognize problems in her marriage she’d been ignoring for years. With understanding came a sense of greater acceptance.
As Lorraine came to accept the end of her marriage she ultimately moved on with her life. She never forgot the strength and wisdom of the Elephant and the Eagle that initiated the process of healing. She still turns to them when she feels the need for support and guidance.