Where Are Your Wild Things?

I recently watched the movie Where the Wild Things Are. I really liked it.

It was so artistically created, and I enjoyed discovering a story about a boy who was frustrated and upset with the way things were going in his life. His imagination allowed him to sail across the ocean to a strange land where he met many Wild Things. Each Wild Thing seemed to represent a part of him; the hurt parts of himself. Getting to know each Wild Thing allowed him to work out his bad feelings.

At first he seemed to enjoy the freedom of being with them, developing relationships with them, and getting to know them. Over time, he learned more about them and himself, and realized he wanted a different relationship with them and himself. He recognized that he wanted to treat himself and others better.  This helped him to be ready to return to his family with a more open heart, be able to give and receive love, and be more happy.

Where are your Wild Things? Do you know what they are? You can probably tell what they are by what feels like is missing in your life or how you may react negatively to yourself or others.

Imagination is very powerful tool that can help you in many ways. It allows you to create many wonderful things, and it can also show you parts of yourself you may not easily see. Use your imagination to create images that represent these parts of so you can understand them with deeper meaning. It will assist you to explore and create what it is you want for yourself and others.

Use your imagination through writing, through art, or during meditation to allow these aspects to come forward, to work it out, and then re-emerge in your life and to have better relationships with yourself and others. Embracing these hurt, sad, or bad feelings through your imagination can allow you to explore yourself and understand what it is these parts of you really need. Removing the barriers and obstacles can help you receive what it is you most desire.

Or consider having a Guided Imagery session where you are guided to access these parts of you and understand what it is they most need. Solutions that are not so easy to emerge with conscious thought can come forward from your infinitely wise imagination and intuition. Then, you can receive what is missing and live a more complete life.

Emmy Vadnais is a Holistic Occupational Therapist who is certified in Interactive Guided Imagery and is available to assist you to live with more joy and peace. You can contact her at [email protected] or 651-292-9938.


About the Author

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected] Visit her websites at EmmyVadnais.com and HolisticOT.org.

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  1. Max says:

    Abysmal thoughts..

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