The Vessels of our Thoughts
A gentle visual on the storage of thought
Often, I am intrigued by how I see moments stored within a person, and how differently this shows up for each of us.
This leaves me with the visual of containers—how we each have different containers of memories within us, and within these containers of memories, we store certain emotions and energies. These containers of energies, memories, and emotions are stored on a shelf within us—a shelf of all things we have experienced so far.
When we look back on a moment of happiness, we may take a familiar container off the top of this shelf that is clean, sparkling, and easy to access. We are familiar with this bottled memory because we open it frequently. When we open this vessel of thought, we are mesmerized by the smells that accompany it. The crisp memory of a specific day and time. The way the weather was at the moment. Even what we wore. This is a happy thought we love to access.
Another container on the shelf may hold a memory of sadness. This vessel vibrates at a different frequency. This bottled memory appears somewhat unclear and perhaps it is located at a place on the shelf we choose to not remember. Hidden behind other bottles, or unlabeled and hoped to be forgotten.
And lastly a bottle of a deeper or traumatic moment. Stored low on the shelf in the dark. The bottle perhaps encrusted closed. Sealed to be forgotten. Left in the darkness on our shelf of moments and thoughts.
Each of these moments holds a place on our shelf and only we hold the key. Some will be opened in this lifetime, with the contents exposed, and some will not. Only you can decide. So open them with care. Open them if the time is right. Open them in the way that feels best.
Maybe using this gentle visual to help collect your thoughts.
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