The Meaning of the Dandelion
Dandelions help us smile, help us reflect, and help us to dream. They also give us a doorway to help ourselves to hope, to grow, and to heal. We all want to be the bright yellow flower that brings joy and brightens the space around us. What we often forget is that the yellow flower started as a seed carried off by the will of the wind. Wind. The invisible force that blows across our lives as it pulls our seeds from us. Only in a new place with fertile soil will the seeds grow and thrive. This is the hard part: you will not grow if you stay put.
Dandelions might look simple and humble, but they have long been a symbol of healing. Leaves of this peculiar flower have healing powers that can make our bodies and souls feel rejuvenated. Dandelion leaves have been used to cure many illnesses and pains, but as a flower symbol, the dandelion is a symbol of emotional healing. Since they can endure almost any living condition, they represent overcoming every hardship by standing strong, proud, and resilient.
The Therapeutic Journey
You are your own best healer:
For decades, you have been programmed that something is innately wrong with you and you need to be “fixed.”
You are not broken or maladapted to society, you are okay just as you are (you just don’t believe it, yet). Healing is the journey of leaning inward.
As you begin the journey, you’ll learn just how powerful you are. We’ll partner together for you to see the many choices you can make every day that allow you to create your own mental wellness.
To heal, you must become conscious:
Think about how you woke up this morning. Did you have the same thoughts you have every morning? Did you even observe that you were having thoughts?
When you got out of bed to begin your morning, did you check in with your body or did you just continue on autopilot lost in your own thoughts? This is called life on cruise control.
Most of us exist within this cruise control throughout our day. When we exist within cruise control we are stuck within our past conditioning.
Becoming conscious allows us to have awareness around our thoughts, habits, and patterns which is the foundational step of transformation and change.
You’ll learn how to build the habits to consciously create who you want to become.
Trauma is not a catastrophic “one time” event:
The story we’ve been told about trauma is not the whole story. The psychology field has misunderstood trauma and its impact on both the mind and the body.
Many people believe that trauma is a “big” event like sexual assault, or severe neglect or abuse.
The truth is, trauma is not about the event at all: it’s about the impact on the nervous system. You’ll learn a new theory of trauma and how to become “unstuck” from its impact.
Your beliefs create your reality:
Perception is reality. Perception comes from your beliefs. Beliefs come from rehearsed thoughts.
What you believe comes from the subconscious mind filtering the environment through something called the reticular activating system (RAS). The RAS acts as the brains gatekeeper, using beliefs formed in our early life to sort through incoming data and collect evidence that supports these beliefs.
In short: the RAS finds information that reinforces what we already believe to be true.
You’ll learn how to break down your current core belief systems and create space for new and more empowering beliefs.
Your inner child is driving your behavior:
Each of us has an inner child within us. What we experienced as children doesn’t just go away, it lives within us.
The inner child creates the perspective through which we see our world (Our inner core belief about ourselves).
Many of us have a deeply wounded inner child that is desperately seeking to be seen, heard, and loved.
You’ll learn how to identify your inner child and practical tools to begin being your own nurturing parent to the inner child within yourself.
Your ego consists of Parent, Adult, Child. The Parent is either critical or nurturing, the Adult is the logical thinker and problem solver, and the Child houses emotions.
The ego is the “I” identity. It’s the concept of who we believe we are based on our lived experience.
Our ego begins developing at birth and continues throughout life. Many of us are not conscious of the reality of the ego, which can cause us a lot of suffering.
The upside: our ego is here to protect us, it just needs some loving direction.
You’ll learn how to identify your Nurturing Parent and how to create new patterns of behavior by reparenting yourself.
Essentially, you will learn to be who you needed when you were younger.