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Lynne Newman Is Out of the Box

20 May

I snatched this exuberant, Dr. Seuss-like poem by Lynne Newman from our new Health Journeys blog.  

I’ve known Lynne for decades now.  She’s a gifted practitioner and a very special dame.  It’s been a pleasure to share her work with so many of you.

And speaking of her work, all of you Lynne Newman fans – you know who you are and you are legion - will be delighted to hear that she’s got a new audio on forgiveness coming out soon, and we’ll be offering it here shortly.  So stay tuned.

But for now, here’s Lynne’s poem:


Within the box I cannot breathe,
I cannot feel, I cannot see!
Within the box I cease to be
I am not whole, I am not me!

I take a risk,
remove the lid
and when I peek,
 I'm glad I did!

Born again,
to a whole new world…
I'm an out of the box
kind of girl!    

As the lid comes off, a world appears
I fly free with no more fears!
No longer bound to others' ways,
I can just be myself today!


Lynne Newman

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award