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This is a guided meditation designed to walk you through the release of an old, stuck memory of emotional pain. It takes about fifteen minutes and should be done in a quiet space in which you have time alone to experience and then process.
Emotional points of pain are hooked traumas in the body. When you tense upon feeling pain, it’s just like a fish closing its mouth around a hook. The way to reverse it out is to trust enough to relax, to feel it again as it backs its way out, and to stay relaxed. You’ll know it’s gone when there’s this sudden rushing of love and relief…and joy…that comes and fills its place. And that when you tap that painful point again in your mind, it’s no longer painful – it’s just a residual echo.
Just relax and listen to the sound of my voice. Breathe deeply. Settle in. Understand that you’re going to feel a whole lot better when this thorn is taken out of your side.
Also understand that this is a gift you give yourself. I’m not doing anything…only you have the power and ability to reach into your soul and remove this hook. I am your guide, but it’s the trust that must be placed in yourself, knowing that you can do this, that is important here. That you have found this audio, that you are in alignment with this information, stands as proof that this is true.
So take another deep breath, and relax into this. Now, you’ve probably come to this with a sense of pain, of somethin’ – something, hopefully small to begin with. It can be large as well…sometimes big things are the easiest, especially if you’re ready to let them go. That’s a key component – you’re ready and willing.
Pain disempowers. This is you taking your power back. You choosing to see from a perspective that gives you your power back. Just somethin’ you forgot…a twist in perception that led to a forgetting, no big deal. And yet it can seem as big as the world when it’s in your eyes, blocking other views.
So breathe now and feel into that pain. Don’t lose yourself in it, just poke at it – almost as if it’s a sore tooth in your mouth. There’s a place in your body that it’s being held…many of these are held in the heart, in the guts, in the throat. Send your mind to this place. Notice that it’s tense.
And every time you poke that painful spot, that memory, it tenses again. Uncomfortable. Hurts! Possibly even unbearable. But here’s the thing: Bear it. You are strong enough now. Breathe, and stay with it – don’t let your mind skitter off, to reasons and excuses and blames. To explanations, to stories – just stay with the pain, it’s been waiting for you for a while.
Breathe. There you go :) Bear witness. Relax. Let it carry you. It just wants to finish the echo of a scream that it gave when the event first happened. It’s sound was muted so that you may carry on in your life at that time… Now it’s time to un-mute it.
Every time it finishes its arc of a tensing and a wave of feeling, relax, take a breather, then poke it again – gently. No need to go over the top – you’re ready to let this go now. Just a gentle tap, and feel it. You know where it is in your body now, you figured that out.
Let it feel, let it roll through you. Energy doesn’t want to stay in one place in the body, it wants to move, just like the circulatory system. You had a mini storm, frozen in ice – it’s melting now. With your breath, it warms, it loosens. It relaxes. Be with it. Allow it to finish.
Another deep breath… The energy in the pain rises and falls, ebbs and flows. You may need to do this process or listen to this audio more than once – and it’s okay. But very likely, you’re so ready to let this go, that you’ll just open your hands – and with your breath and an open palm, you’ll let it go. You’ll let it rise, reach a crescendo of discomfort, and not clench down on it – don’t close your hand. Just breathe.
You may notice those ripples of energy now, feel like little electrical sparks. You may feel a cold sweatiness in your hand. That is the measure of just how much energy was stored there. Your life force that could not move in that area. That your life could not flow any longer in that section. You could not create things around it, and that idea. Too painful. It’s like a big roadblock was put in your way, that you were clinging to for dear life.
Because you were pushing against it. This is what you needed to do – and it’s okay, that’s how it works. And now you can stand up, and breathe, and say, “Oh…that’s in the past. It’s over. I’m alive. I’m breathing. This roadblock’s not even there anymore… I just needed to open my eyes and look and see for myself, and it was painful. But it is Done. It is Done. It is Done.”
So take a deep breath, and flush that energy through your body. The breath and prana, of life, of chi that comes in on the breath. Feel it rush through that area on the in breath, and flush out on the out breath. Cleaning. Setting rights. Revealing. All this power that you now have at your call. The ability to create. The ability to love. The ability to trust.
One more deep breath… and just let yourself know that this will come in echos, and you know what to do with it. Let that joy, let that love, that open feeling fill you. You remember not to tense around it now. You know why and how it works. Your body knows why and how. Move with it. Live through it – you already have.
And when you’re ready, give yourself a hug inside. :) Give yourself a hug outside! Just wrap your arms around yourself and squeeze tight, and smile. A part of you has just come back…it’s time to welcome it home.
The power of choice is an interesting one. When you’re presented with a choosing point, you are being asked to exercise your will. Your power. Your presence.
You have the power to choose constantly – Life IS choice. Do you take the next breath? Do you put one foot in front of the other? Do you think positively, or choose to cast your thoughts in the medium of self-pity, anger, or any of a number of energy twisting flows? ALL of life is the literal enactment of choice.
What I mean by Choice Point is a big one. An obvious moment where a big, pivotal choice must be made – one that will have large, rippling after-effects.
It’s tricksy, choice is, because there’s a hidden option in all choices: you also exercise your will if you choose to not be aware that there is a choice. You exercise it by choosing to abdicate your power completely to circumstances.
In other words, you allow the cards to fall as they may – without awareness. Every move you make, when presented by a choice, is an act of will – even the choice to not accept that you have a choice.
I hesitate to state in plain words that there is never a good time to entirely abdicate, on purpose, your power of choice. There’s enough lack of awareness going on as it is just due to life itself (not a bad thing, just a life thing)
…choosing to not choose and go blindly into the future just enhances that experience. Like an ostrich burying its head in the ground when startled, whatever presented itself will go away. It’s there, and it’s coming whether it’s too much to handle or not.
This abdication of will is a hands off approach that also claims as its own the idea that it had no part in the creation of what is currently being experienced. This, in itself, is impossible.
We are strings vibrating, playing our individual songs as we will in a web of creation – all is connected.
FROM POWERPATH SCHOOL OF SHAMANISM
Full Moon – Ecliplse Update
This moon launches the final stretch of preparation for a new cycle to begin. Between now and the winter solstice on December 21 is a crucial time of letting go, revisiting priorities, separating yourself from what is not in your best interest, and reaching for a higher vibration in all things. Think of this time as the final exams before graduating from whatever group of lessons we agreed to as represented in the current cycle.
The new cycle will be like starting a new school; a lot of unknowns and some degree of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty as well as a commitment to do your best. Meet it with enthusiasm and openness instead of fear. And be as prepared as possible.
Drawing a complete blank for this week’s sparks!
So what I’m going to do is create a space in which you can share :)
This week’s sparks and Sparklies will be from someone else…!
A Spark is 140 characters long or so – like a twitter tweet! Short and sweet.
Share your inner light!
I’ll pick out a picture for you, or you can pick your own at http://www.morguefile.com/archive