Have you ever watched “Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin”? As a life-long fan of Winnie the Pooh, this is one of my favorite animated movies. There is so much to be learned from the adventures of my favorite characters as they bravely face the unknown to save their beloved Christopher Robin.
One of my personal favorite moments comes near the end of the story, when the group has found Christopher Robin and are making their way back home. As they pass back through all of the areas which held such terrifying, impossible challenges, the reality of the locations is revealed to be quite ordinary, even insignificant. Their fears and lack of understanding gave wing to exaggerated perceptions about even familiar places.
Sometimes, just like Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet, my imagination takes over, and I believe the confused thoughts generated as a result. As the friends come out of the cave with Christopher Robin, Pooh remarks that the cave had looked a lot larger, and scarier. Christopher Robin responds that sometimes, when you are alone, things can look very different, and make you feel fearful.
As we meet each week to experience adventures in exploring our movement, I promise to be with you, guiding you, and encouraging you through the process, and bringing you to a different perspective of your own unique, wonderful abilities.