A Story Narrated by Roslyn Whitney
The Taraval Tunnel is a story of darkness to light, of traveling through fear and moving beyond it by trust and faith. On one level, it is simply the story of a young couple taking a walk to the beach, but in a deeper, metaphorical sense, it demonstrates how our everyday experiences can offer considerable wisdom if we pay attention.
The story belongs to my friend Roslyn Whitney, who is a life coach, spiritual counselor, and teacher. She weaves together experience in psychology with alternative healing techniques drawn from a wide range of sources including spiritual traditions, Shamanic practices and metaphysics.
Recently, Roslyn and I spent an hour discussing her work and her passion for helping people consciously create the life they want to lead. More of a dialogue than an interview, we focused loosely on how she came to do the work she does, but agreed to let the conversation unfold naturally rather than try to steer it significantly.
In the hour of audio we recorded together, the Taraval Tunnel story leaped out to me as a beautiful illustration of the essence of not only her work, but her personal philosophy, as well. Warm and intimate, her narration invites us to take her hand and follow her into the darkness of the tunnel, yet all the while gives us the confidence to trust that we’ll come out in the light on the other side.
To read more about Roslyn’s work, visit her website at www.roswhitney.com.