The Healing Energy of Metaphors

Our world is full of metaphor, images, archetypes (primary patterns or types) and movement. The root of the word metaphor means "a carrying-over." 

Metaphors are able to carry over or transfer meaning between body (soma) and psyche (soul). As such, a metaphor is able to penetrate the realm of the subtle body. 

Metaphors are necessary to heal the neurosis, made palpable by the split between soma and psyche. Metaphors carry energy from the bodily felt state to the psychic state, where it is converted into image. 

Use of metaphor is essential to the activation of the image, because it allows the image to be felt on a physical level, as well as experienced on a psychic level. 


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