15-20 minute meditation that will cleanse your Soul
This exercise should last anywhere between 15-20 minutes. It will cleanse you and make you feel lighter. The strength and length of the effect is determined by how much you practice it. The more that you work with this exercise the better the results will be. So, give it a try and see what happens next!
When you think about the word Surrender, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you automatically envision a scenario that entails you giving up something that you hold dear because you are forced to against your will. This obviously has a very negative connotation attached to it. But, what if I were to show you that you can use a form of surrender as a very powerful self liberating tool?
As our understanding of how we process our life experiences has changed we now know that everything that has ever happened to you is still residing in the recess of your conscious or unconscious mind. That means that everything, good or bad, is still in you somewhere and it is affecting the way you think and the way you act. In fact every aspect of your life is being silently affected by all of your life experiences. Now, depending on our life experiences this could be looked at as something beneficial or it could be quite detrimental to how you interact with the world around you.
For example, one morning on your way to work a person cut you off. This caused you to slam on your brakes just as you were about to take a sip of coffee. Your fresh cup of coffee spills into your lap, and not only does it burn you slightly but also stains your brand new pair of pants. What a jerk!
Now this may be somewhat of a simplified example, but I think its one that we all can relate to. How much did this experience bleed into your day? How much did it affect the way you interacted with others at your work place? Do you remember how it turned the whole world against you for that day?
If this one experience of relatively low emotional impact only lasted a couple of minutes and affected your entire day, imagine what a more dramatic experience can do to your entire life.
Surrendering our past experiences can be a painful process and one that we may not want to undergo simply because the thought of bringing forth some of these experiences are too unbearable. But, I assure you that when you do, it will make the world of difference. It is very much the same as going through a detoxification. Initially you are uncomfortable because you are purging toxins from your body and recalibrating your biological equilibrium. Once that equilibrium is regained and the toxins are purged you feel much better, lighter and the body is functioning with greater efficiency.
Now, what I want you to do is feel how your body feels right now. Does it feel tired? Weighed down? Stressed? Tense? Whatever you are feeling I want you to pay attention to it and mark it in your mind to use as a reference point. What are the thoughts that are going through your mind? Take a moment and experience just as you are right now.
Once you have taken a moment to mark your current resting state, I want you to close your eyes and think about the negative experiences you have had in the last day or two. If you can’t recall any from the past couple of days then go back until you find one. What you are doing is you are finding the toxins that are poisoning your body, mind and spirit. If you are not aware of them then you can do nothing to help purge them out.
These negativities are weighing on you like sludge, feel yourself in this sludge. Feel the thickness of it, the blackness of it, and the weight of it. It encumbers your movement. The more real you can experience this feeling the better. Make these negativities a physical object or a physical sensation that is like putty. Bring up as much as you can, much like you are digging into the body and pulling it up to the surface. Sit and feel this for a few minutes.
After you have settled and feel the realness of the sludge that you are caked with, take a deep breath and imagine you are outside and it has just started to sprinkle. Here you are covered in sludge and a warm summer rain has just begun. One by one and little by little the rain starts to fall on you. Lift your face to the sky and feel the droplets lightly patting into the sludge on your forehead and your cheekbones.
Over time you feel the sludge start to soften. With each breath a little more softens and eventually it starts to slowly slide away. As it washes away you can feel your movement gradually come back. You start to feel less encumbered. Let it all erode off of you as the rain continues to fall. Feel the warmth of the summer rain embrace you and soothe you. You can even feel it warm your core. Enjoy this warmth.
This exercise should last anywhere between 15-20 minutes. The key to this exercise is making everything as physical as possible. By making everything more physical it helps the brain understand that this is something that you can tangibly get rid of. This in turn creates a longer lasting effect. And, the more that you work with this exercise the better the results will be. So, give it a try and see what happens next!