Well Sourcewith Helena Phillips Exploring the nature of the Divine
Writings and inspiration for your journey into wholeness and Hope
“Love is the whole. We are only the pieces.” Victoria and Abdul
“You were within, but I was without. You were with me, but I was not with you. So you called, you shouted, you broke through my deafness, you flared, blazed and banished my blindness, you lavished your fragrance, and I gasped.” Augustine Confessions
Inspired by a childhood lost in fantasy, Helena wrote what she describes as rubbish, gave up fantasy, lost part of her soul for a while and then won it all back in creating workshops, teaching psychotherapy, exploring the world of dreams and the unconscious and engaging as a client in several bouts of personal psychotherapy. She has worked as a psychotherapist for decades always in private practice. She has a husband, three adult children and lives in Gippsland, Victoria.
“The professional [writer/artist/musician] is acutely aware of the intangibles that go into inspiration. Out of respect for them, she lets them work. She grants them their sphere while she concentrates on hers.” -Stephen Pressfield The War of Art A lifetime of writing leads to a lifetime of exhilaration. It requires constancy, discipline, dedication and the ability to negotiate the hurdles of self-doubt without collapse. Any writer who has no doubts is not a true artist.
The right way to wholeness is made up of fatal detours and wrong turnings.” -C.G.Jung Helena explores wholeness with clients examining the messes we make as we engage in the business of tackling our talents, battles, longings, fears. Good therapy is a journey where the therapist acts as guide. It’s a challenging and confronting experience of relationship.
All life is education. Those who go ahead teach those who come behind, and in the process of the interactions she, the teacher, learns more about herself and the world. Sometimes these are formal arrangements and sometimes casual encounters. Both are invaluable. Formal learning stretches the brain and teaches the discipline of thinking. Casual encounters, mentoring and group work/training are also educational experiences.
If you like the idea of exploring the nature of the Divine, without religiosity, rules or regulations, and following the journeys of vibrant characters, both human and angelic, you might just discover grace and hope in the Caretakers Trilogy. But beware! You may just become attached to the characters and then have to grieve their loss when Book Three: Facing the Sun draws to a close.
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