February 21, 2013
. . . A New Perspective on Relationships
In this picture from Finland you can “step inside” and use your imagination to celebrate friendships or to explore strained or broken relationships.
This post is part of the “Step Into Pictures” series that offers you a new way to explore both difficult relationships and those you treasure. Visit the Step Into Pictures Archive to learn more about it.
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Step into this picture now, or continue reading to learn more about it . . .
I found this picture of a sunset, taken by Joonas Lyytinen, in Wikimedia. On the right is Päijätsalo island which is part of Finland’s Päijätsalo natural park.
Like many people, I like stunning sunsets not only because they are full of color, but because they remind me that I can let go of whatever happened that day. My mind wraps itself in the colors and gives me a soft ending to what may have been a tough day.
Using the sunset pictures in this series, explained in the Step Into Pictures Introduction, you will discover how to release the things about a difficult relationship that need releasing. You can also celebrate and remember the good things you have done with others.
On the other hand, I like sunrises (and pictures of them) because they remind me to be hopeful for all the day has to offer. The sunrise pictures I offer in this series of photos and paintings can help you welcome a new way to experience a relationship that is currently a bit rocky; or to fondly remember and celebrate a relationship with someone who is or has been an important part of your life.
Remember, this series of pictures will appear on the blog on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
Quick reminder of the technique for stepping into pictures when you have a difficult relationship
❖ Think about a situation you want resolved between you and another person.
❖ Imagine you step into the picture, with or without that person.
❖ Open your heart to finding an answer or perspective you may not have thought of before.
❖ If you have brought the other person into the picture, imagine you have a conversation in which both of you respect one another and are willing to stretch a little past your previous positions.
❖ What do you think might happen if you bring that attitude back out of the picture?
Quick reminder of the technique for stepping into pictures when you have a friend or family member with whom you would like to share the experience of being there
❖ Think about someone you would like to have with you when you “step into” this picture.
❖ Spend several minutes imagining you are together in the picture, enjoying all the sights and sounds of being in this place.
❖ When you are ready to leave, plan to remember this experience in the days ahead; and come back here as often as you would like.
Share Your Healing and Experience
If you discover something when you use this stepping-into-pictures technique, I would love to hear from you. You may help someone else heal his or her heart.