to my website. My initial impulse in creating it was to share, in this wider arena, the
counselling work that I do. Upon reflection, I decided to expand the site to include
another form of creativity which nourishes me, i.e. jewellery making.
What do these two
practices have in common, I asked myself?
I find that both
challenge and satisfy me in similar ways. Both demand the ability to respond to the person
or materials before me, a response to the moment which I cannot predict, and which
hopefully is a catalyst for fresh connections and solutions. Both require sensitivity to
what is inside and what is outside me and the faith that tuning in will lead to something
useful and beautiful.
And finally, to
practise both with conviction and aliveness requires me to renew, on an ongoing basis, my
trust in the mystery which lies behind the creative impulse--the life force which flows
through, connects, and guides us all, seeking healing and resolution.
For me the practice of
therapy and the crafting of objects are essentially forms of spiritual expression.