With heartfelt gratitude, I attempt to put into words the many gifts I have received from Dr. Scott’s 2016 workshop series on the 7 Childhood Treasures. Since participating, I have mined many Treasures, and see that I have only begun to unearth the gems beneath the surface. I have stood shocked, as I became aware of the depth of the wounds still residing within. With each Treasure mined, I became more aware of myself, and the many ways I had yet to unfold. We were guided with such grace and ease into opening these doors for ourselves. Carol’s approach is soft, warm, authentic, and comfortable. Knowing that she, too, has been doing and continues to do the work, I felt understood at a level that allowed me to be vulnerable enough to grow. I experience daily gratitude for the blessing of Dr. Scott’s insight and compassion, as I run head-on into the arms of my Highest Self, with child-like glee! I giggle, and claim a stronger, more confident, less encumbered Me. This is the gift I have been given, and it continues to unfold. Thank you, Carol!!! You are a gift that unwraps from the inside out, and, simply, forever gives!!!
I wanted to let you know how thankful I was for your workshop. I arrived there pretty wiped out and depressed, wondering about faith, hope, and if I had the energy to pursue any dreams. Thus, your session on having faith in the impossible was so well timed. My mind has returned to the ideas from that session many times on my trip back home: what are my dreams?
I was proud of sharing a fantastical dream during the workshop and, on the drive home, I was struck by the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. I'll bet that when a dreamer said "I am going to build a 630-foot-high steel structure to symbolize the gateway to the west, and people will be able to go up in it and look out," listeners said "Yeah right, that's not possible."
Seeing the arch on my way home solidified this pattern of dreamers and deniers for me. I share this to let you know how the 7 Childhood Treasures have inspired my dream, which I am now actively pursuing. In my own work, I so infrequently hear how I have helped another, so I thought I would reach out and let you know.
Nine years ago I divorced myself from my birth family. To release the cords that bound me to them, I burned the page from my address book that held their names. Of all the personal growth work I have done in these past nine years, the 7 Childhood Treasures were the most significant in preparing me to be present with my family for my father's death this year.
We were all grateful to have time with Dad, as a family, and it gave us the opportunity to heal together and find our peace with him. As my life re-orders itself following this loss, I have once more added the names of my family to my address book. The 7 Childhood Treasures let me find forgiveness for the wounds I've carried, and helped me claim what was mine by birth. You enabled me to powerfully bring forth the energies and qualities of the Treasures in my life today. This note is to express to you my gratitude for the framework of the 7 Childhood Treasures. You have shared with me a treasure chest of wholeness.