I had a patient who appeared depressed. We decided that she was keeping her feelings inside. She was going to leave her dear ones and had not said goodbye. It became clear that the time to say goodbye actually… was before the time for leaving actually arrived! Why? Why not wait until the very end. Why not put off those feelings until the last day. Well. This is what happened. In session, we practiced saying the words “goodbye”. Up came her sadness. Then her love. Then her appreciation. Then a lightness of being. Then a feeling of naturalness. Think of a leaf on a tree getting ready to drop. There is no wind. There is no need for shaking. Since it is done and complete, it simply lets go.
Love to all of you,