Expressing Negative Emotional Energy

This exercise is for releasing the energy of emotions like frustration from your body.

Make yourself comfortable and take several deep breaths. Feel your body relax.

Go back over your day or week and choose a situation or event that irritated, frustrated, or otherwise upset you in some way. It could be your kid’s messy room, an argument you had with a friend, or your carfurnacefish tank filter breaking down again.

Let the situation play out in your mind and allow the emotion you felt to well up inside you. Feel the emotion completely without trying to push it aside, justify, or rationalize it in anyway. This exercise is not about judging, assigning blame, or determining right and wrong. Just feel the emotion and let the energy express itself.

Observe the energy as it expresses itself. Do you feel it in a particular part of your body? Does it feel like it’s outside of your body? What does it feel like? Does it feel like pressure or is it a tingling sensation? Does it feel hot or cool? Sharp or blunt? Do you associate a colour with it?

Allow any thoughts you have in relation to this energy to express themselves without guilt as well. Just let the wave of energy rise up and then pass through you. Take as much time as you need. You may only need 30 seconds or it could take several minutes.

When you feel the energy dissipate and you think you may have gotten it all out of your system, check to make sure. Bring the same situation or issue to mind once more and see if it triggers that same feeling. If it does, go through this exercise again.

When you reach the point where that emotion is no longer there, look at the situation with fresh eyes. Has your perspective changed at all?

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Choose from 3 Changes

First of all, Happy New Year, everyone! 🙂

I’ve decided to make some changes to the Choose from 3 format.

I really like creating a visualization from photos (I know I’m behind, but I will catch up!), but these visualization then, understandably, tend to be either nature-themed visualizations or general visualizations. A bit restrictive.

So, I’m opening things up. Chose from 3 will either be three photos, three visualization categories, three ideas, or three whatever to choose from.

I’m also going to post them at the beginning of the month rather than at the end so that the corresponding visualization appears in the same month.

And finally, I’ve decided to make the voting a Patron-only feature, but the resulting visualizations will still appear here on my website as usual.

That’s it for now.

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Beams of Peace and Love

Visualization for dissolving general distrust and guardedness

Imagine yourself lying on a smooth, black stone that is just a bit bigger than your body. The flat stone is in the middle of a peaceful lake, and its surface has been warmed by the sun. That warmth is now seeping into your back and spreading throughout your entire body. Every muscle in your body relaxes one by one and you feel any tension you were feeling flowing out of you.

The rock is slightly raised out of the water, but every once in a while the lapping water flows up and over the surface, bringing a refreshing coolness in contrast to the heat of the rock.

Now visualize a pale blue light shinning down on you from above. The beam of light is fairly small, only covering a small area the size of your palm in the centre of your chest. You feel the energy of this light shinning into you and through you, bringing a feeling of peacefulness and openness. This particular frequency of blue has a light, penetrating feeling to it, and you feel the dense energy of distrust and guardedness near your heart beginning to loosen beneath its glow.

Now streaks of a beautiful rose-coloured light appear in the pale blue beam. Where the blue light clears and brings a feeling of lightness, the rose light is full and warm. As the dense energy is dissolved, the rose light infuses the cleared space with a rich feeling of warmth, compassion, and love.

The streaks of rose light disappear and a tiny beam of rose light appears in the centre of the pale blue beam. Now both beams of light slowly expand. The rose beam grows until it is the size of a dinner plate in the centre of your entire chest. The blue beam grows until it engulfs your entire body and the stone beneath you, surrounding you with a feeling of peace.

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November Choose from 3

Here are the three choices for November’s Choose from 3.

Photo 1 – waterway

Photo 2 – Garden Path

Photo 3 – Park by the lake

Each month I will post three photos for people to vote for on my website, Facebook, and Patreon.  I will base a visualization on the winning photo and post it the following month.

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Creative Flow – Outflow

Chakra visualization for encouraging the creative flow that involves Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra) and Vishuddha (Throat Chakra).

This is Part Two. Part One is Creative Flow – Inflow.

You are sitting in a round room with a domed ceiling. Every surface of the room is a light gray color, and you are comfortably seated with your eyes closed on a large cushion.

You have been sitting quietly with your focus resting on Svadhisthana, your Sacral Chakra, for some time. The beautiful orange sphere that is this chakra is spinning gently in your abdomen, near the level of your navel. You feel the strong magnetic pull of this chakra as it brings fresh thoughts to you.

You continue to breath steadily, in and out, as more bits of ideas occur to you.

Now you see the swirling orange light begin to flow upfrom the heart of Svadhisthana along the very centre of your body. The beautiful light flows up through your Solar Plexus Chakra, your Heart Chakra, and finally comes to rest in the lovely blue orb that is Vishuddha, your Throat Chakra. A pulsing orange beam of light now connects your Sacral Chakra and Throat Chakra. Now, the blue light flows down from Vishuddha around beam of orange light all the way down to Svadhisthana. These two chakras are now connected by a bridge of bright blue light with a soft orange light running down its core.

One of the aspects of your throat chakra is also creativity, just like your sacral chakra. But where your Sacral Chakra draws components to you like a magnet, your throat chakra expresses your creations to the world around you.

The ideas being pulled to you by Svadhisthana begin to come together in small and then increasingly larger groups. The swirling orange light streams into Vishuddha, energizing it. As the blue glow from this chaka increases in intensity the images in your head continue to come together into a more complete idea.

You now open your eyes. The space around you is gently lit by the orange and blue radiance from these two chakras. The energy of the two colours complement each other beautifully, in perfect harmony.

Now you see before you whatever you need in order to create your project. Whether it is paint brushes, pens and pencils, musical instruments, tools or fabric, everything you need is in front of you. You get up, and with the blue light of Vishuddha sinning brightly from the base of your throat , you begin to create. This room is your creative space. You can paint on the walls, jot down notes on the floor, or do whatever you want to do with no worries about messes or not having supplies. Everything you could possibly need is hear in this spacious room.

Stay in this space for as long as you want.

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October Choose from 3 Winner

Photo 3 is th winner!

Visualization based on this photo coming soon.

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October Choose from 3

Here are the three choices for October’s Choose from 3.

Photo 1 – colourful windmills

Photo 2 – stain glass room

Photo 3 – building in the mist (Update – the winner)

Each month I will post three photos for people to vote for on my website, Facebook, and Patreon.  I will base a visualization on the winning photo and post it the following month.

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Creative Flow – Inflow

Part 1 of a chakra visualization for encouraging the creative flow that involves Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra) and Vishuddha (Throat Chakra).

This is Part One. Part Two, Creative Flow – Outflow, is coming soon.

Visualize yourself sitting in a room with round walls and a curved ceiling. The walls are light grey in colour and the room is empty but for the large, comfy cushion that you are sitting on. The room is a blank canvas, ready for you to create anything you want.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and focus on Svadhisthana, your Sacral Chakra. See the beautiful orange orb that is this chakra spinning just in front of your spine, near the level of your navel. As you hold the image of Svadhisthana in your mind’s eye and pour your attention into it, the glow of the orange light grows stronger, filling your abdomen with its beautiful radiance.

One of the aspects of this chakra is creativity, specifically the gathering ideas and creative components. As the energy and light of this chakra grows stronger, so too does its magnetic pull.

With your core being warmed by Svadhisthana, hold the kernel of an idea in your mind. It could be a snippet of lyrics for a song, an idea for a poem, a fragment of an image, or a theme for some other type of creative project. Don’t try to reach or force the idea to develop. Instead, picture a seed that represents this idea and place it in the centre of Svadhisthana.

Sit quietly and wait, remaining peaceful and open. Picture the orange light of this chakra bathing the seed with warm energy and see Svadhisthana reaching further and further out into the cosmos and drawing complementary thoughts and ideas to you with ease. Fill your being with a feeling of trust as you sit in the centre of this flow.

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Her Garden

You are walking down a quiet road in a rural area. You are on vacation in a foreign country, and you’ve taken the day off from your busy sightseeing schedule to enjoy some time in the country.  

You are enjoying the steady crunch of your footsteps on the dirt road when you look up and see an old, stone wall a few metres back from the road coming up on your right. The wall, which has a few climbing vines coming just over the top of the wall from the inside, extends above your head, so you aren’t able to see into the space. In the middle of the wall is a wooden door, and as you draw closer you can see that it is ajar and that it has a worn, hand-painted sign that reads, “Come enjoy her garden.”

Your steps slow as your curiosity gets the better of you, and you pause in front of the door. Why not have a look?

You leave the road and make your way over to the door. You only need to push it a bit more to have enough space to slip inside. You are immediately filled with a sense of peace as you look around the small garden.

The vines that you saw peeping over the wall from the road have completely covered the inside of the wall. Delicate, almost translucent blossoms grow from the vines, bringing a splash of beautiful colour to the light grey stone.

A path of large, flat stones spaced a few centimetres apart leads from the door deeper into the garden, winding around large bushes and small trees. You follow it.

Coming around a hedge, you see the centre of the garden and smile. An broad, metal bird bath has been placed at the heart of the garden. Small figures of birds decorate the edge of the birdbath, and in between them lovely birds drink and splash about in the bowl.

There is a bench near the hedge, and you sit down in the middle of it and lean back as you watch the birds frolicking in the bath. From time to time one of the little creatures flies over to one of several bird feeders scattered about the garden, but they soon return to the shimmering pool of water. 

A small movement catches your eye. You look to the right and see a second bench identical to the one you’re sitting on, occupied by a silent old man. He looks at you and smiles. You smile back. He turns his head and goes back to watching the birds in their bath. You notice that even though he is alone on the small bench he is sitting as far as possible to the right, pressed against the curved armrest. His left arm is stretched out a bit towards the empty space beside him, his hand resting gently on the weathered wood. 

After several minutes, you stand to quietly take your leave. Just before you round the hedge, you take one last look back at the smiling man and his beautiful garden. You also get the sense that even after you leave this place, he won’t be alone. 

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Helpful Giant

Visualization for releasing negative energy from your field.

You are walking through the woods. The sound of your footsteps is completely muffled by the lush earth. It rained earlier, and so the trees are still wet and their leaves are glistening and continuing to spill little droplets of water on to the forest floor. 

You weren’t feeling yourself earlier. You were anxious, out of sorts, jittery. You figured that there was no sense trying to get anything done, and that a nice walk in the woods was the best thing for you.

You see a tree off to your right and for some reason you’re drawn to it. You leave the muddy path and walk over to the base of the tree, glad that you thought to put on your rain boots and coat before you left. Standing at the base of the tree you tilt your head back and look up. You don’t know much about trees, but this one seems old. You would not be able to wrap your arms all the way around its trunk, and the lowest branches are dozens of feet above your head.

You sit down at the foot of this great tree and lean back against the trunk. You close your eyes and start a meditation that you read about earlier. You take several deep breaths of the moist forest air and centre yourself. Starting at your head you relax each part of your body. The muscles in your face, your jaw, your neck, both of your shoulders and on down your torso and your legs. With every part of your body relaxed, you push your awareness outwards to the space around you and your own personal energy field. You visualize the many colours of your field flowing and pulsing around your body.

You feel yourself becoming calm and centred much more quickly than usual. You feel wonderful, but you’re also curious. You focus on the way your energy feels, and you realize that there is a pull behind you. In your minds eye, you see the jittery, tense energy being drawn out of your energy field and in to the lovely tree behind you. You’re thankful, but also a bit concerned. Will this energy harm the tree? But you soon realize that the tree is not being affected by this at all. You see, once again in your mind’s eye, that the tree is drawing this energy that is not serving you from your energy field, into its body, and then down through its roots and in to the earth. This energy which was disturbing your emotional balance is nothing in the vastness of Earth. It is easily transmuted into positive, loving energy once more.

You silently thank the tree for its assistance, sending love and appreciation. You are sure that you feel a response. You settle back into the helpful giant’s trunk and watch in your mind’s eye and feel with your awareness as the energy of your personal field harmonizes and once again comes into balance.

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