The story behind Pensieve
“You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born,
but what they grow to be!" - Dumbledore
The name came from J.K Rowling's wonderful world of 'Harry Potter'; Dumbledore's magic pool of thoughts 'The Pensieve.'
"I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links; you understand when they are in this form." - Dumbledore.
'The Pensieve not only lets Dumbledore see his memories from a third-person perspective but includes what he didn't notice or remark upon, originally - as if another has contributed to the pool.
I fell in love with the world of 'Harry Potter' when my children were no more than toddlers. There is something about the way Rowling writes that I found captivating and although I don't live in a world of wizards and goblins, I found it easy to get lost in her writings, and transported to far-flung places, conjuring up images, and imagining the power they had at their fingertips.
It may sound odd, but I think it was the first signs of my changing beliefs. It sync's in with my love of the 'Law of Attraction,' the power of our minds, and the power of our imaginations; even resonates with a lot of psychology, with a bit of a stretch of the old grey matter. Metaphors and visualisations help the mind process complex memories in a way that protects individuals from reliving traumatic events, enabling those times to be separated from their current life.
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light." - Dumbledore