Captain, my captain

Vieux Port, Marseille, France over a decade ago. Time travelling once more in the past but only to find the right image to illustrate today's entry.

Today I was doing a session with a client and I was trying to get this client to project in the future their goals and though I explained the task at hand the client found it very difficult to picture their future and imagine as if they have already achieved that which they proposed. So I had to step back and approach things in a different way, clearly the subconscious was unable to reconcile the time warp or did not have a blueprint of what I was asking them to do, there was no point of refference. 

So to get the client to overcome the lack of blueprint, we needed to take a step back and identify who  was in charge of life and of actions. So I proposed to the client the following metaphore - if you were a ship on the ocean do you think you would be able to get to where you want to. The client clearly was not able to confirm if they could or not. So we extended the metaphore furhter. If we considered the body the ship, then who would be the captain - the client said "me". So I then asked, if you are the captain, your body the ship then what would be the rudder or even the wheel - at this point the client was no longer able to contribute - so of course the rudder could be the mind and the consciousness the wheel, however the latter aspect is something the client is not yet able to do, as they are still overwhelmed by the survival instincts which are automatic. 

So then to put these elements together - if you considered your body as the ship, your conscious mind the captain and you needed to get from point A in your life to point B in your life - wouldn't you have to take the help and point the ship in the right direction? Wouldn't you have to over ride the currents of the unconsious mind, so that the rudder - the mind can steer the sheep right? Wouldn't you have to have a map of how to get from point A to point B - by extension have a plan in mind of what you want to achieve? And if you are on a vast ocean littered with icebergs, wouldn't you have to be able to steer the sheep around or bop over the unseen icebergs without damaging the ship? But what if that ocean is the ocean of life, and the icebergs are all the obsticles/ barriers that your mind either creates or recognises the lack of resources, and therefore you need to create an alternative route to get your ship into port?

Look at the image again, and if you were the captain of this ship, would you be able to navigate it out of port? How many manouvers would you have to make to get it right? Would you have the skills to get that boat in motion? Would you have the liscence to move it? Would it have enough fuel to move it? But then again, there are lots of boats on that water, do you know which boat I mean? And do you have the permission of the lighthouse to pull out of the harbour? Can you see any other boats coming into port?

Are you the captain of your own ship?

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