The Medicine of Council

Holding the Space

A Heart-Centred Practice of Deep Listening, Sacred Ceremony and Authentic Self-Expression

When Someone Deeply Listens to You

When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you've had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood. When it overflows and touches your skin, you are loved. When someone deeply listens to you, the room where you stay starts a new life and the place where you wrote your first poem begins to glow in your mind's eye. It's as if gold has been discovered! When someone deeply listens to you, your bare feet are on the earth and a beloved land that seemed distant is now at home within you. -John Fox