Using Photos with TAT
I hope you’re having a wonderful winter (or summer) season with family and friends.
Here’s a way to use TAT that I think sounds fun and very effective. I’m going to try it on myself. If you try it and want to let us know how it went for you, write in to our stories page here .
I’ve been using TAT for over a year and am filled with gratitude to the universe for bringing it to me. I’ve brought up, acknowledged and healed an incredible amount of emotions that seemed insurmountable – a huge bowl of spaghetti was how my life looked at one time.
Last week I was working on another element of my childhood abuse and a friend suggested that I find a photo of myself at that age and keep it near to me - in my bra next to my heart, under my pillow at night etc., continually reassuring, loving and talking to her/me. Great idea I thought.
I found a perfect photo and made a few copies to have with me and to put in various places so I would always see one somewhere. The fascinating thing was that as the evening went on, I found myself rejecting the ‘young me’, not wanting to integrate her because of not wanting to feel that pain again, to remember what I lived through, to take on her “dirtiness” etc. and then also feeling guilty for not having protected her, as though I was her mother. That was such a surprise, it really hit me. I thought I’d cleared all of that.
So the next morning, as these feelings had got stronger during the night, I decided to TAT for all of this whilst looking at the photograph of myself……..Wow!!! It was incredibly powerful. It was as if there were no barriers, the reality was right in front of me, no-where to hide. I had a wonderful conversation with that part of myself in a very open, loving and connecting way.
Then part of the way through, I opened my eyes, looked at myself in the photo and felt pure light, acceptance and love flowing between us. It was so beautiful; I’ve got goose pimples just thinking about it. I’m now looking at that same photo with such pride for the me now and for the me then with a big smile on my face.
It felt like such an important & effective step that I decided to try it with other photos – my Mum, my Husband, etc.….next is myself as I am now.
Another healing door has opened and I will make the most of it with the intention that it’s for the good of my higher being and that of the entire universe. I feel so grateful that I have the opportunity of sharing this gift and it’s a very touching and humbling feeling to know that the positive vibrations I’m putting out now are benefiting rather than hurting all around me. It’s more than words can say.
Thank you all.
Thanks a lot for sharing this with us, Vicky.
Wishing you joyful holidays and a year full of love and good health.