Holistic Depth Psychotherapy - Nicole Ann Ditz, MA CMHC

The Fool

"The Fool is the initiate who has passed the test of complete humility because he does not delude himself about the relative state of his knowledge, and his reason doesn't give him certainty... Man must wander in the night hoping that his evolution will allow him to attain the supreme Wisdom."

~ Sylvie Simon

Notes from the Chrysalis

The Transformational Journey into Wholeness:

"Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path…exactly where you are meant to be right now…And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." ~ Caroline Adams

Osiris

"Psychotherapy continues to be an ongoing journey in my life that has given me a great deal of hope and enlightenment. It is like a parallel process with the story of the Tarot. I can say that I started out as the Fool, naïve, thinking the world around me had to change in order for me to feel happiness. It wasn’t until I went into my own personal underworld and dealt with the shame and guilt the Fool carried around in his satchel like symbolic weights that I began to take responsibility to change myself.

From the emotionally distant and punishing mother to the absent father, I watched how this has replayed in my life and my relationships- Including, creating a split between my interactions with men as evil and women as revered. Psychotherapy has helped me to put this into perspective and has taught me how to have compassion for myself and learn to heal, grow, and transform from the Fool to the World."

"At the end of his journey the Fool becomes at one with the World.... Now the Fool achieves the final 'victory', the culmination of his journey... an opening to a whole new existence, as if we have traveled along a path in a cave all of our lives, and suddenly emerge into the wide world... The world signifies success, abundance, and fulfillment." ~ Rachel Pollack

The Two-Spirited Falcon

"I took a courageous step when I decided to explored my need to crossdress. I crossdressed on and off for as long as I can remember, but I had no idea why. So I traveled a path of discovery, a scary path, not knowing what I would learn about myself, yet a path that I needed to travel.

As I made this journey, I discovered that inside me lay a feminine spirit. This feminine spirit has been with me all my life and in fact has guided me on numerous occasions without my being aware. As I encouraged this caring and loving part of me to come forward and be a stronger presence in my life, it has greatly enriched my life. Being a man, and yet able to draw on my feminine spirit (what I've come to call ‘gender sharing’), has enabled me to became a more supportive and understanding son to my aging mother, a more loving father (and on occasion an understanding mother) to my two lovely daughters and a more understanding and loving partner to the wonderful woman in my life."

Yin yang

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The Yin Yang Cat

"A 'Transcendgenderist' believes that all people are gifted with an inherent combination of feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) characteristics independent of biology. Self-actualization is facilitated by understanding one's own male and female selves, and building upon the strengths of either or both without being encumbered by the status quo... A transcendgenderist expresses and embodies a unique blend of male and female qualities.... Experiencing a broader realm of gender characteristics, a Transcendgenderist fosters strengths of both genders, while striving for emotional balance and a deeper sense of empathy. The resulting whole person is great than the original sum of male/female parts."

~ Michele Angelique

Nicole Ann Ditz, MA CMHC, Holistic Depth Psychotherapist

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