Imagine you are a treasure chest full of ‘pieces of eight’ – gold and silver coins, priceless for their magic, wisdom, and inspiration. Imagine each one carries a piece of brilliance that is you.
Chances are you haven’t opened the treasure chest often… but let’s have a peek at what one might find:
« Giant golden coins carved with your passions. Some try to catch your attention by capturing the sunlight.. these are the ones set aside long ago as not practical, but yearning to be found again.
« Silver pendants engraved with your values. Most of them feel safe in the treasure chest. Some, though, are tarnished. You pick up a tarnished piece and barely see ‘My Power’ engraved into the worn and faded piece. Ah, but there is a flip side, and as you turn it, words magically appear revealing a Hidden Untruth that has taken your power:
“You want more out of life. You feel guilty about thinking that. You’ve had a lifetime of being told to appreciate what you have, anything more is just being greedy.”
“Aha,” you say, “I have believed it’s wrong to want more out of life! Well, I don’t need that thought anymore.” And as you speak, the tarnish disappears and your silver pendant, like new, clearly reads “My Power.”
Yes, there’s a whole treasure chest for you to play with, sort through, and enjoy. Within it are ALL of your answers just waiting to be discovered.
And within that treasure chest there are many ‘flipsides’ wanting to reveal the Hidden Untruths: commitments or beliefs that become so automatic we no longer notice the thought that it is playing havoc in the background of our lives. Those are pieces of eight worth finding; often one clear look and the thought can simply be released.
What you won’t find in your treasure chest are ‘should’s,’ ‘have to’s’, or lists of weaknesses – those are mere barnacles on the outside of the treasure chest that will be happy to disburse when you find the real treasures.
There is, in fact, only compassion, gentleness, and warmth within the treasure chest. Precious coins and jewels there only to feed and nurture your soul, your passions, your strengths, your creativity, and your life.
Just for a moment, I invite you to see if you can imagine what’s in your treasure chest… even just a little. There’s some fine jewels in there, can you see?
~ And if you need help openin’ that chest, aye, I’d be delighted to give ye a helpin’ hand. Tis what this coachin’ and creatin’ stuff be all about.~