The late James Hillman talked about something he called The Acorn Theory. This is a simple but powerful theory, and it’s essentially this:
Every acorn has within it the blueprint for a mighty and majestic oak tree.
But in order for this tiny nut to reach it’s full potential, it needs to drop down into the dark.
Into the soil.
Into the muck.
And then it needs to move through all of that with great effort, and burst into the light.
Well, you and I are that tiny little acorn.
Inside of us is the blueprint for a mighty oak – an amazing human with special gifts, with a unique expression, and with a special mission in this world. But we often need the muck of life, the fertilizer – the challenges, the hardships, the hurts, the setbacks, the awful upbringing – to reach our fullest potential.
This is how we view our food and body concerns at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
They are the necessary fertilizer so that the acorn we are now can become the brilliant oak that’s seeded within us. So whether your concern is weight, body image, overeating, emotional eating, endless dieting, binge eating, digestion, fatigue or others – it’s time to see them as the perfect fertilizer for your highest growth.
Please know that your journey and your story are so important. And that they can be the fuel for you becoming the best version of you.