my box of {healing} and {hope}

I love to create things in my life that have meaning and reason. I love to have symbol-isms, and ways to create meaningful things in life that hold hope and grace.

When I started therapy 5 years ago, about 2 months into therapy I made this box to put in the therapy room.. it was called a “healing box”.. where I could leave my thoughts and worries in the box to hold for me.

My therapist fell in LOVE with the box – to where it sits on his desk with my timeline book on top of it; waiting for me to put hopes and wishes in it – even some fears.

He has told me that many clients have wanted one – and  I have had many people ask me to make them one – maybe I should make this into a business (hope boxes).. each time I make one, it gets better and better, I guess that would symbolize my healing and work in therapy wouldn’t it?

This photo above is actually the very 1st box I made almost 5 years ago. I have made a 2nd once since which right now sits in the therapy room on the desk – tonight I am in the process of making a NEW one for a new part of my journey.

Whenener I take a new turn in my healing, or a  huge movement of significance, I make a new box, that brings new meaning.

It’s a box that has symbolisms of my life on it. healing words, words of faith, works of GOODNESS! It hols a lot of who I am on that box. ways to remind me of where I was, where I am, and where I hope to go.

Inside the box holds papers and notes, and some thoughts that are held for me when I am ready to look at it. My therapist has even put a few words in there to hold as well.

Sometimes I will go on the box a year later and find a note in there from myself, and my healing took a whole new direction, and I smile. It holds it for me, and its truly a special moment when I go back into the box.

Every new box I make, holds a new story of my healing on it.. the one I made tonight is one of my favorites as it holds a whole new meaning in my healing path right now. I will soon share that photo with you all.

I am happy to share this with the people who read my blog.. and I can’t wait to share with you the new photo of the new box.. it truly is special, because someone helped me make it this time -my therapist, and even my husband had a hand in it, and I can’t wait to see what this new box will hold for me – some hope, grace and goodness.

Maybe it will hold new meanings, new wishes, and I am sure a little bit of fears that are new as well – but it’s my healing box, my hope box, and a place where I can let something be held for me anytime I need it to.

3 comments

  1. I am visiting from the Five Minute Friday. I love your writing here. I just read your testimony and WOW. You have come through so much. Thankful that He’s brought you this far and that you’ve experienced His healing and grace in your life.

  2. You’re right… emotions are about as real as it gets. So thankful for you sharing your journey to healing! Glad I stopped by!

  3. I loved this, Karen. I am so glad that you are moving through this and healing with time. I love reading your blog and your box is a wonderful tool to help people going through any phase of life.

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