- Rachael Marie Shaffer, RMT
💕Calling in the One: Day 27
Breathing meditation today, inhaling one of our chosen Love Essence Qualities. I chose FUN! Exhaling anything the gets in the way of my experience of being that. I inhaled fun deeply into my heart and exhaled stress, fear, wounding, pain, tension, resentment, fatigue, anger, regret, suffering, emotional heaviness, and eventually visualized exhaling as my breath formed a boundary around me, like a bubble. I also heard myself saying, "Don't touch me!" I have a fear of experiencing/expressing joy and fun around certain people in my life because they don't know how to create it for themselves, and they tend to smother me if I'm too happy-- I guess in the hopes that it will rub off. This has created so much suffering in my life and is the main reason it's so hard to be myself around these people.
Also during meditation, a breathing technique that Anodea Judith taught me came up. I have an excessive sacral chakra and solar plexus, which creates a deficiency in my heart chakra. So, I breathe into the back of the excessive chakras and exhale the excess away from the front (vice versa for my deficient heart), creating alignment. It really works!
I've heard of creating a God Box but have never done so. I have the perfect one! My best friend left his gold glitter box behind when he moved away, and i kept it! I'll have to find it in all of my packed up boxes! You use the God Box by writing your worries on individual slips of paper, putting each into the box as you recite the following prayer: "Dear God, I am giving this concern to you for your keeping. Please resolve this issue in the best possible way for all involved." As long as the paper is in the box, it's not yours to worry about. If you decide to worry about it, you must take the paper with the concern written on it and hold it in your hands until you're done. Then put it back.
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Warmest Wishes, Rachael