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Drinking from the Well

One of the most magical attributes you have is your imagination. And one of the most compassionate things you can do for yourself is to inspire, uplift, and soothe your spirit with it. Let’s play with imagination now. If you are not a visual person, that’s okay; just allow yourself to sense the experience. However your unique imagination works is great. Close your eyes, if you’re in a safe place to do so, and imagine yourself sitting beside a well in a friendly and beautiful natural setting. If what you see or sense doesn’t appeal to you, without any effort, allow that scene to fade and invite another to take its place. There’s nothing to do but enjoy where you are and what you feel. Immerse yourself in the experience. Notice the sounds, the sights, and the essence of this gift from your imagination.

If you have a question, ask it and retrieve the answer from the well in whatever way occurs to you.

While I believe with all my heart that everything I want and need can be found within the wellspring of my own being, my mind often disagrees and, under its influence, I forget. Forgetting your internal well is easy, especially when you feel beleaguered, scared, ill, out of your depth with crises, or just plain exhausted. But, if you can remember— and find the time and quiet—to go to your inner well, it’s usually refreshing and rejuvenating. I never know what my well will look like when I remember to retreat to it. Today’s was under the sea—a first for me—and several dolphins were playing nearby. After asking my question, I didn’t have time to get the answer from the well because a dolphin immediately popped up with a sign in her mouth that said, “YES!” I laughed because my rational mind had wondered how the hell I was going to get anything out of a well already submerged in water.

Visiting your well gives you the opportunity to be seen, heard, and held by your compassion-filled Higher Self.

During your day...

  • There is within you an overflowing well filled with the sweet nectar of Spirit. Treat yourself to a visit.

We are moving into a new paradigm, leaving the old structures

behind. Where do we go for our guidance? I suggest to you that

we have no place but our own well. We all have this well inside.

—Marion Woodman

Excerpted from The Woman's Book of Strength by Sue Patton Thoele. Available on Mango and Amazon.

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