On a Counselling course that begins in the New Year, by this time, something magical often begins to happen. Growing awareness of Self through journalling and personal development and talking points in class coupled with growing awareness of others through diversity topics etc, provide space for acceptance to come through. Some basic concepts such as Conditions of Worth and the search for the Authentic Self allow this acceptance to build change.
Just as the seedlings burst forth from the Spring soil and the blossom reveals itself in all its beauty, so too does the organism that is the growing human being, opens up and reaches for the best version of itself.
I am writing this from Tokyo, Japan where cherry blossom season is in full swing.
Each year we revel in the return to growth and renewal, in all its explosive potentiality.
This opening up, of seedlings, of blossom, of humans is mirrored in the origin of this month of April. From the Latin ‘aperire’. To open