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Reclaim your Power with Forgiveness, Love and Truth – Part 7

Week 7: Ongoing work and the LiberatingTouch® Daily Practice (28 Day) For Opening to Wholeness

As you have gathered by now that this is an ongoing project and there are so many avenues we can explore. There is so much that we can still share in relation to reclaiming one’s power with Forgiveness, Love and Truth and I am sure over the months and years we will continue to share what we know and understand. It has been fun writing, making the YouTube videos and divulging some of what we teach in our LiberatingTouch Classes. If you would like to learn more we invite you to join our LiberatingTouch Foundations day and then the Heart of Understanding Class.
As the final exercise of this 7 week adventure we would like to share the LiberatingTouch® Daily Practice (28 Day) For Opening to Wholeness. We often use this exercise to reclaim power.
Many of us would like to permanently alter a habit, create a new behaviour pattern, manifest abundance and grace, experience equanimity and love, and move into alignment with the deepest calling of our Heart. This process is tailor made for the realisation of our power and potential. This 28 day or 4 week practice also aids us in liberating consciousness from constriction and resistance, to the realisation of desire in alignment with the SELF (Truth).

The most difficult part of this process is knowing what you need to open to, know what is missing in your life, know where your power is lacking or diminished; knowing what you really, really, really, want and to know that it is in alignment with the calling of your Heart. To open your awareness of what this might be, you can cradle the front and back of your head with the LiberatingTouch® R&R Hold while saying the following words: “I am open to being aware of the empowering energy I need to invite into my life, mind and body now.
Once you know what it is, use a ‘key phrase’ to represent this required energy/experience in the following Sequence.

When practising these steps visualise, imagine or think that your consciousness inhabits a dwelling, (a structure, a building), this is a metaphor for your body-mind. The dwelling can be anything and can change with time.

Here are suggestions and directions for the 4 steps:
Imagine, visualise, sense or think that you are opening the doors to the dwelling that represents your consciousness as wide as you can, allowing the energy/experience you desire to enter and fill your body, mind and Heart.
Stimulate the tender area on the chest gently while repeating the entire phrase below 3 times and then touch all the Energy Balancing Locations while repeating the ‘‘key phrase’’:
“Opening this body mind and Heart consciousness to the experience, energy of _____ ‘key phrase’__________.”

Imagine, visualise, sense or think that you are exhaling the resistance, impurities and negativity from your body-mind and life, with your breath.
Place your fingers in the centre of the other palm and focus on your exhalation (count 3 to 9 exhalations) while saying,
“Releasing all Resistance, Confusion, Conflict, Limitations to _____ ‘key phrase ’______with each exhalation.”

Imagine, visualise, sense or think that you are now opening all the windows in your dwelling, letting light in and freeing whatever has been trapped. Everything that represents fear and attachment is being set free from your consciousness and is leaving, rushing out into the light. Once outside they are transformed into light.
Hold each finger while repeating the statement,
“Liberating myself from any (all) fear and attachment connected to this ________‘key phrase’ _____________.”

Imagine, visualise, sense or think that you are now still, peacefully standing in the centre of this dwelling of consciousness. The new energies that you are drawing in are swirling all around you filling all the spaces in your body, mind and life. The old stuck energies are dissolving into light. See yourself as giving thanks to the Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent power that is making all the changes for you while you wait and witness the new energies taking shape and manifesting.
Rest one hand on the heart area and the other hand on the solar plexus or belly area while saying,
“Surrendering to the expansive and infinite possibilities of LOVE and TRUTH, Thank you, SO IT IS (repeat the ‘key phrase’ silently within yourself), IT IS SO.”

Here are the 4 steps and phrases, simply fill in the blank and play with them every day for as long as you are inspired.
1. Rub your upper chest gently while repeating the phrase below 3 times and then touch all the Energy Balancing Locations while focusing on ____________________________________.

“Opening this body-mind and Heart Consciousness to the energy and experience of ____________________________________.”

2. Repeat the phrase below while placing your fingers of either hand in the centre of the other hand’s palm and focus on your exhalation (count 3 to 9 exhalations)

“Releasing all Resistance, Confusion, Conflict, Limitations to____________________________________ with each exhalation.”

3. Hold each finger while repeating the phrase below:

“Liberating myself from all fear and attachment related to this _________________________________.”

4. Rest your hands on the heart and / or solar plexus area while saying:

“Surrendering to the expansive and infinite possibilities of LOVE & TRUTH, Thank you, SO IT IS (_______________________________________), IT IS SO.”

Hope you have found these blog entries beneficial. Thank you for participating.

Reclaim your Power with Forgiveness, Love and Truth – Part 6

In the last 5 weeks we have looked at; admitting to ourselves the areas in our lives where we experience a loss of power, becoming aware of these, the corresponding challenging emotions and meeting them with meditative inquiry. We have investigated the self-sabotage trinity, “I am not safe (secure, protected)”, “I do not deserve”, and “I am not worthy”, practised seeing ourselves beyond the judgements we carry and implemented a forgiveness exercise. This week we look at probably the most important approach in reclaiming power and that is detachment.
Week 6: Detachment

Detachment helps us recognise the issues in front of us and fills us with the clarity of awareness. Attachment on the other hand often resonates with denial, resistance, reaction and lack of awareness. Detachment is the ability to engage in life with power, peace, enthusiasm, confidence and compassion. Life without detachment disengages us from understanding. We write about this in our book “Detachment – The Secret to Infinite Peace”, so will not go into detail here. Detachment is the most misunderstood principle (sacred law) of spirituality. Detachment emerges from unattached unconditional love that arises from knowing the Truth, knowing that we are infinite, eternal expressions of the Creator-Source. Self-confidence is reliant on the consistent practice of detachment. Life devoid of detachment disengages us from understanding, from peace.
Detachment can also be thought of as non-attachment. Non-attachment is when the mind and the senses are not affected by external circumstances, situations, desires and people. It allows us to maintain balance even in the most challenging of situations. The mind obscures the SELF, and therefore, the mind can be described as a veil. It is a veil of ignorance, which keeps you unaware of the magnificent presence of the SELF within you. The mind itself is tied down by the sense organs, attitudes, desires, and stories about the phenomenal world, and is bound by these. Thus, one of the first steps in knowing your true SELF is to understand the mind and teach it detachment. Detachment allows us to live in the present, free to make empowered choices, to focus on harmony and avoid getting entangled in unnecessary drama and stress.

This week the practical exercise that we are focussing on is the Infinity Exercise. This is a great application to create space and detach from whatever is adversely challenging you. You can use this for relationship issues, physical issues, addictions, irritations, traumatic memories, confusion, upset… anything that bothers you!! This exercise will give you temporary relief, for more lasting relief you may need to do the complete Detachment Process which is described in the book; “Detachment – The Secret to Infinite Peace”.

The ‘Infinity Exercise’ is part of the LiberatingTouch® Detachment Process and is a visualisation technique, where you visualise or imagine that you are in one loop of a large ‘Infinity symbol’ and the object, symbol or person that you need to detach from is in the opposite loop of the ‘Infinity symbol’. You then visualise a ‘white serpent of light’ moving along the path of the ‘Infinity symbol’ (in any direction), looping around you and then looping around the ‘other’, as illustrated in the diagram.

The mind is extremely powerful and thoughts can manifest energetically (as you think so it becomes).When you think of the ‘white serpent of light’ moving along the path of the ‘Infinity Symbol’, in a clockwise direction in front of you in your visualisation, then a vortex spinning in a clockwise direction will be created. When it comes round the loop you are sitting or standing in, it will create another vortex moving in an anticlockwise direction around you. Thus, two energetic vortices will be created, spinning in opposite directions. Physics tells us that objects spinning in opposite directions cannot come together but will pull apart. A vortex will also pull everything to its centre, just like water in a sink which spirals as it drains out.

When we do this exercise, we are communicating to the subconscious, in symbolic language, to deprogram our attachment to the object, person, or symbol, in the loop opposite us. Therefore, the subconscious will free the energy locked in the conditioned process and allow us to reclaim our power. In effect, it is breaking the pattern of control (fear). This way both parties are liberated from the reactive forces of expectation (desire) and control (fear).

This exercise can be used whenever you feel that you are reacting to someone or something, even during a phone call, or when conversing with someone. All you have to do is put yourself in one loop of the Infinity symbol, and the person or object in the other loop and visualise the ‘white serpent of light’ going along the path of the ‘Infinity symbol’, till your reaction stops, or till you calm down.

This one visualisation can help you at any time to create space so that you can respond to any situation/person with clarity and strength. We all know how easy it is to get enmeshed in irate conversations, be triggered by a remark, or to feel pressured. If in that moment, you remember to visualise, think, or even trace the Infinity symbol with your fingers, and imagine that you are in one loop, and the distressing/annoying/confusing issue/person is in the other loop; you can instantly create the breathing space you require, to disengage from the story and take inspired action.
We also refer to the use of the Infinity Exercise as ‘infinitising’.

The Infinity Exercise and the Finger Holds are used in Step 2 of the Complete LiberatingTouch® Detachment Process. For those that are familiar with the Complete Detachment Process here is a Video Link for Step 2:

This week enjoy infinitising and reclaiming your power.

Reclaim your Power with Forgiveness, Love and Truth – Part 5

Week 5: Forgiveness

Carl Jung, the noted psychoanalyst, once wrote: “That I feed the poor, forgive an insult, and love my enemy – these are great virtues. But what if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and most impudent of offenders are all within me, and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness – that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved. What then?”

Forgiveness is the key that opens the door behind which, your light and your shadows hide. When you open that door be warned, you may discover the source of your power and how immeasurable it is. Eddie and I often return to forgiveness (synonymous with patience, detachment and tolerance) when we get stuck in our lives.

We choose our own realities. I don’t think I really understood that until I came to a point in my “evolution” where I heard myself think/say I am finally ready to let go of the past, of all the past. And perhaps the future can take care of itself…this was a turning point in my journey of liberating consciousness.

Fear is the greatest hurdle to self-acceptance, love and freedom. Common symptoms of fear are anxiety, anger, hate, sadness, envy, and betrayal. We get locked into fear for many reasons, some of them being our attachment to the past, people and our desires. When the fear is too great the reasoning mind begins to fail and we experience powerlessness. To heal fear is to heal the wounds of emotional pain and remove the poison out. The easy way to do this is forgiveness. Forgiveness is a profound way to heal. Releasing the judge and the victim, we end the cycle of self-rejection so that self-acceptance can begin. If you want to move forward and step into your power… forgive. It’s that simple.

We often encourage our clients, trainees and anyone interested in radical change to undertake a forgiveness project. But first let’s be clear about forgiveness.  For me, forgiveness is FOR – GIVING – LOVE, FOR – GIVING – TRUTH, FOR – GIVING – FREEDOM. Without forgiveness it is hard to be free of the past, free of the confusion caused by inexplicable circumstances or free to know what one is truly capable of. To forgive does not mean you like, trust or even want to spend time with that which hurt you; it simply means that you don’t want to be at the mercy of that which hurts. Forgiving whatever we did, whatever contributed to our present challenges, can help us discover inspired solutions. With forgiveness we stop perpetuating the cycle of reactivity (war). Forgiveness is that which allows us to complete unfinished business, to create our own miraculous happy ending. To forgive is to live in truth. It requires unflinching honesty and fearless Self-acceptance. Forgiveness keeps us from distorting our experiences and prevents us from deceiving ourselves or others. Forgiveness for all that we have done and all that we have not done frees us to be inspired to do what “needs” to be done now.

Lack of Forgiveness = Holding on and being stuck in the middle of the story and so remaining powerless.

Forgiveness = Freedom to complete the story and reclaim our power.

Of course there is so much more to forgiveness, including asking for forgiveness. We invite you to research this area further. To forgive, be forgiven, ask forgiveness, and be forgiving are worthy of in depth study.

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
— Khaled Hosseini

“Forgiveness is realizing that what you thought happened, didn’t.” — Byron Katie

“The unforgiven have no mercy to bestow upon another. That is why your sole responsibility must be to take forgiveness for yourself. The miracle that you receive, you give.” — Course of Miracles

“It takes kindness to forgive oneself for one’s life. Forgiving oneself requires the same compassion, understanding and insight we might apply to forgiving others.  We come to recognize that we are perfect but not yet perfected — that we make mistakes and continue to learn as we stumble towards the light.” — Anne Truit

So now to the question, how do I begin? There are so many ways one can do this. Here is one simple exercise that you can trial for a week.

Video Links:

The LiberatingTouch® Forgiveness Sequence

In its simplest form – While saying the 4 phrases below, hold (touch) Energy Balancing Locations, or use the LiberatingTouch R&R hold daily or whenever you require:

The 4 Phrases are –

What if I could forgive myself (my contribution/ my investment/ my desires / my attachments) absolutely now?

What if I could forgive others (the project / stress/ issue/ habit/ attachment / attitude / irritation) totally now?

Who would I be if I was free to understand, forgive and love now?

Am I willing to experience the energy of joyous loving forgiveness now?

That’s it for now. Hope you found this useful.