the Terror to Tea
there is some terrible problem in that is frightening and
overwhelming, invite it to a mental tea. See what form the
problem will take when it opens the door after ringing the
bell. A monster, a child, an old man, a beautiful woman, a
"thing." Have the monster come into view a little
bit at a time. First look at the feet or maybe they will be
shoes, then the body, then the head. Set the table with rare
china and silver. Have waiters bringing delicacies. Tell the
problem all your fears, your hatred, your pain. Ask the problem
questions. Weep and wail at the problem. Ask the problem what
it is that it wants from you. What suggestions it might have.
Ask the problem how to solve it. This is a good exercise to
bring out our hidden wisdom and insight.
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