This is a photo of me when I was little—Mum took it. The relevance to this post will become clear as you read on!
I’d like to share with you a visualisation exercise the group did once at a workshop I attended. I do this exercise now and then in my head when I want to settle myself—I found myself doing it this afternoon because I have been feeling out of sorts and unfocused for a little while now.
I’m not suggesting it will change everything if you do it, should you feel the need, but you might like to add it to your list of handy tools.
We were asked to close our eyes and imagine ourselves 5 years previously, and to notice what we looked like, how we felt, and what we were doing. Then 10 years previously, and make the same observations.
Then to keep going back 5 years at a time, until we reached…
20 years old
15 years old
10 years old
5 years old
as young as we could remember,
…making the same observations for each age.
Then we were asked to notice that although we had changed over the years, the part of us that was observing ourselves has always been the same.
And that this part of us is always in a state of ecstasy.
I believe that the “observer” part of us is actually our higher selves, the aspect of ourselves that is beyond our personality/body structure. When we are in touch with that part of ourselves, we can see and understand much further. When we are in touch with that part of ourselves, we can feel the ecstasy.
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