Today I sat in the presence of a successful middle-aged man who was abandoned by his father in childhood. Tears streamed down his face as he remembered being three and running after his dad who was walking out the door and out of his son’s life. The pain of it remained as a sharp reservoir of discomfort beneath the surface… until today.
Today… this courageous man got a second chance. He got to experience a visceral experience of feeling loved by his dad for the first time in his life. And it all happened in my office and through his imagination. It’s quite amazing the magical outcomes available through the mind and body connection. Again and again, I am wowed by the power within that gives us a second chance… to voice what was previously silenced; to ask for what we really want; to receive resources in a lost moment of helplessness and hopelessness.
It’s never too late!
We are designed to thrive. In the same way our physical body is constructed to repair itself from injury, our emotional heart is created to heal emotional trauma. And it can be easier and quicker than we have imagined. For this month’s meditation I give you the gift of a …
A “Second Chance” Meditation For YOU!
Just for a moment… close your eyes and let your imagination show you what second chance for which you’ve been secretly wishing? Maybe something you said you wish you hadn’t? … a choice that didn’t work out?… remaining silent when you had things to say
Imagining this wish in your cupped hands… you easily sense the specific feeling of the experience. Finding the location of this feeling in your body…
You easily note… it’s size… it’s shape… it’s color…
Sensing the image as best as you can, allow your attention to dive into it in the exact place where your attention is most strongly drawn. Falling into the vortex of it, you allow yourself to experience the energy of it…
As you come to rest on the bottom of it, fully open to all of it’s intensity… you notice a surprising calm… By receiving whatever is here, you have landed into a space of peace… hmm…. who would have thought… in the center of the pain is peace…
But there is… and you soak it up!
Breathing with deeper relaxation… your imagination suddenly creates before you on the inner screen of your mind, a new movie of this old event. And in this movie… you see yourself exercising a Second Chance!
And the outcome is delightful!
It feels so good… to activate the truth… of who you really are… and what you really want… to speak out with ease and honesty… to boldly choose what’s good for you… and to receive all the nurturing resources available in this infinitely peaceful place.
And if you want, you can jump into the movie and actually live it! Go ahead…
It’s it interesting how the reality in our heads creates the feelings in our bodies and we are in charge of both… without even knowing it!
How good it feels to KNOW!