When emotions came, it is very common we label them as something negative or we do not want and we try our best to avoid facing it. Either by neglecting it from distractions, or simply numb ourselves by keeping a distance from it and say “I’m fine” or “I feel nothing”.
Feeling our emotions is like you need to go naked in a public sauna. This could be discomfortable, embarrassing, ashamed and want to leave as quick as possible. May I invite you to bring your emotions to this nude sauna party, be curious on what comes up to you next.
Be naked to what you are resisting
Visualise you go naked into a room of naked strangers in a sauna room, yes everybody is wearing nothing, not even bikinis. In silence, feel how you feel. Breathe into and only on your heart, allow all emotions to unfold towards you. Be true and honest to yourself, face the emotions without hiding.
May be in the past we were good at avoiding them, but not this time. Listen, do not escape. Just sit and continue to breathe. It does not worth to waste your whole life time and energy to create repeating patterns of sufferings. It is the time to end this addiction.
With courage, reveal the truth inside that can set you free. Breathe deeper with curiosity, what are these discomfort, embarrassment, shame, imperfections, self-hatred telling you? If it has never been about others, but only you and the relationship with yourself, how does it feel now? Breathe to discover, explore every emotions and sensations with patience. If each of them is a spiritual tool for you to grow your strength, what does it want to say to you?
Accept whatever comes up with vulnerability, with love. Without resistance, or judgement, speak from your heart “I love you, I accept you”. Slowly breathe into the softness, gentle and kindness.
Don’t stop here. Continue to sit in it.
At this stage, it is very easy we would stop and feel like we have achieved something and can go away. Do not go yet! It is very important to continue to focus and feel. Be in the silence as long as you can in this moment.
Give full permission to your ego on a longer rest and do not be distracted or convinced by it. If you do, breathe into it and ask yourself what are you trying to run away from? What scares you so much that you cannot even sit for a little longer? What is the thing that have been covering up behind all excuses? Have persistence and faith, continue to breathe into what is desperate to reveal to you.
Continue visualising in that sauna room, little bit more easier now. Breathe into the steam, feel the sweat. Observing what is cooling down inside you, knowing nothing bad is happening towards you. You’re safe.
Allow the steam to open up your heart even more, feel the release and softness inside you. Feel all the resentments are evaporating away when you allow it. Feel the peace.
You are the only person on this planet that can hurt you, remember this and choose to forgive yourself. Forgive yourself fully and completely. Set yourself free.
Be in the final pause. Visualise you stand up in the crowd, slowly and confidently walking away from the room to the cold shower. Notice how easy you are at the cold freezing water, notice how presence you can be even nothing outside has changed.
When you choose facing all emotions in a naked way, you change the world inside which makes your life unshakable from now on. May we continue practicing it together, practice on feeling deep and be free again.
There is also a chance we make it way easier. Join our next Breath of Bliss Ceremony and experience the power of group consciousness, which always support us to reveal what need to be seen in a safe and comfortable way.