the unfamiliar – meeting the familiar

May 24, 2012Karen Courcy

This photo has been on my mind all day today, it’s called “walking towards the unfamiliar”

Today in session was truly about “walking towards the unfamiliar”… I took a big leap, jump, skip and run into the unfamiliar today, and what I found was “the familiar”.

The unfamiliar was being with something hard that I needed to talk about, and not letting time grab it from me – the familiar? realizing how much strength I really do have.

Someday when it feels right I am going to share with you all what I have experienced and gone through in the past 2 weeks.. but for now I can only say, I truly have grasped life by the hands, pulled it in close, looked at it, and realized where I was, and what was in front of me.

I sat in session today t-minus 10 minutes before I jumped and took that leap into the unfamiliar. 50 minutes of truth, feelings and emotions – I was open to my pain, truthful about my hurt, I expressed how I felt and I was heard with love and care – and understanding. The unfamiliar meeting the familiar.

Even writing this blog today is hard. As you all know I used to write daily, but that has been hard for me given the strength I needed to heal from something else – and even though I had ALOT of support – it’s something I needed to put all my strength into, and I only had strength for one thing – ME.

It feels unfamiliar to write right now, but it also feels familiar. The words are harder to pull from, but yet I feel it coming back.

I will show up again tomorrow and continue to walk into the unfamiliar to see the familiar .. it’s scary yet, it’s not.

The word {Dance} is written on the white board in my therapy room right now, something my therapist wrote – I smile every-time I look at it, because I know what it means.. I am just waiting – for the familiar ..


  • Irene @ Inspiration From The Little Things

    May 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    I am still glad that you are able to discuss the unfamiliar so openly during therapy, Karen. It helps so much when someone listens to you in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way. God bless you as you continue your journey to the unfamiliar. <3

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