Setting the Imagination Free

One of the casualties of trauma is the enslaving of the imagination. We replay the events, we relive the experiences, we become re-traumatized because our imaginations have been taken captive. Other things have also been lost or enslaved, but imagination is so powerful that it is hard to heal without it. 

A creative act is one that invokes imagination, making the invisible visible. It reflects what is inside of us…
                   ~Cathy Malchiodi PhD,

Any time we can anchor the imagination in the present we chip away at what's keeping it captive. When we play, dance, make art, and pray we can set it free.