Snowed Under. It's cold and dark in here. I am stuck, frozen in this place, disconnected and so alone. The world seems eerily silent and harsh, so distant that I shiver with a sense of loss. I don't know how to dig myself out. I am lost in the shadows of emotion and the prickly edges of fear. The pangs of past regrets and future anxieties send icy chills deep down to my core. The heaviness of my insecurities will smother me if I let them linger, pile and drift. So, I pause for just a moment. I turn around and face it. What else can I see? I breathe in, I breathe out. I notice the light shining through the dark. It is there in the distance. It beckons and guides me, gently and without urgency. It is an invitation, a ray of hope, and I know it will show me the way. I don't know how to get there yet, but if I keep my eyes focused on the light I will be warmed, I will be safe and my fears will be melted.
Exercise in Phototherapy for Emotional Healing
(Sharon Carlton, Reg. Psych)