Ever wonder where the repository is for all these things we are advised to “let go” of? Is it in some remote location where the other half of long lost socks and gloves go? I don’t know but I have pondered how it is that we actually do “let go” short of changing the subject — so I’ve come up with a process of sorts.
I encountered a meditation at the end of Sonia Choquette’s audio book, “Trust Your Vibes”. There’s an instruction in it to let the part of you that calls itself “I” to move out of your right eye. This would be the locally focused “I”.
I decided to adapt this and use it for all fears, judgments, perceptions, beliefs, any thoughts that are not in harmony with my highest good. When a thought like this is felt, stop and release it, let it go, through the right eye. My friend Ahmee suggested adding the words — “not real” as she releases it. Another idea is to say — I release you and return you back to your “native nothingness”. Native nothingness is a phrase used by Florence Scovel Shinn. Saying “not real” is equivalent to I release you and return you back to your native nothingness, the latter is a little more disruptive of the dissonant thought. I think anything that disrupts and disturbs a pattern, can help change it.
There’s also a grounding exercise that Sonia uses with one hand on the heart and one hand on the belly. I decided to adapt this too with a small meditation that can be done at any time of the day, as many times as you would like to use it. Right now I like to begin my day with this and then sprinkle it throughout the day. It is one hand on heart and one hand on solar plexus or the upper part of your belly. Take four slow, deep conscious breaths with the solar plexus expanding on the inhale and collapsing on the exhale while mentally repeating the words: allow Spirit to flow freely through me today. Allow me to have thoughts that support my highest good today. Add anything you feel called to say in this short meditation.
This breathing exercise of four conscious breaths, as instructed above, can be used at any time of the day without the hand on the heart, etc. Feel yourself tightening up in the middle of a meeting, or in traffic, or at any time, stop and do those four, slow, full conscious breaths. This will pull your awareness away from what isn’t serving you and summon a new and refreshing energy.
That’s it for today, just a few tips to help us all recall our way back to home base. I’m attending a retreat in a few days based on Chinese face reading. This is put on by Jean Haner, author of the Wisdom Of Your Face. I would love to come back with more ideas to share with everyone.