Do you ever have a lingering sense of sadness, fear, guilt, shame, or lack? I do.
Below are a few examples of a meditation technique I sometimes use to "cleanse" me of those feelings.
I put my hands on my heart, close my eyes, and say things along the lines of what I've shared below. While I do this, I cultivate a sense of compassion and love in my emotional center (my heart).
The objective isn't to make those feelings go away - the objective is to fall in love with those feelings. A fortunate outcome of falling in love with them, however, is that they also tend to go away, leaving love and compassion for self and others in their wake. ❤️
"I'm sorry": this is taking responsibility for ALL of it, 100%.
"Thank you": this is cultivating gratitude for ALL of it, 100%.
"I love you": this is creating, feeling, and spreading love for ALL of it, 100%.
To this fear:
I’m sorry for blaming you for holding me back - it’s been me the whole time.
I’m sorry for resisting you, avoiding you, or reacting against you.
I’m sorry for seeing you as a problem.
I’m sorry for wanting you to be some other feeling.
I’m sorry for taking many decades to realize I could’ve loved you the whole time.
I’m sorry for not simply listening, then allowing you to run your course and dissipate at your own pace.
Thank you for being there for me.
Thank you for the opportunity to clear my mind, my heart, my being.
I love you.
To my family:
I’m sorry for not listening to you as well as I know I could.
I’m sorry for reacting from frustration, annoyance, fear, or anger, instead of responding from Love.
I’m sorry for being selfish and wanting to put my own preferences first.
I’m sorry for not doing all I can to show up as I’ve promised I’d show up: extraordinarily loving, patient, and supportive.
I’m sorry for judging you.
I’m sorry for defending against you, as if I’ve ever needed to.
I’m sorry for my bad habits that you might pick up from me.
Thank you for showing up every day and loving me however I’ve shown up.
Thank you for your grace and patience as I grow to be the best husband, father, son, and brother I can be.
Thank you for the opportunity to clear my mind, heart, and being.
Thank you for reminding me what really matters to me.
I love you.
To the call of inspiration:
I’m sorry for honoring my doubts and fears over the quiet clarity of your vision.
I’m sorry for selling out on you for my perceived sense of security.
I’m sorry for honoring my momentary desires over you.
I’m sorry for doubting your value.
I’m sorry for focusing on the do do do doing over the soft whisper of your wisdom.
Thank you for being a spark within me that never goes out.
Thank you for connecting me with the Universe and the Divine.
Thank you for the ever-present opportunity to be better.
I love you.
Thank you so much for engaging with my work. 🙏❤️
P.S. As a transformational life coach, I help people and organizations move beyond their self-imposed limitations to be their best and feel their best. If you’re interested in finding out how I can support you or your organization, reach out and let’s talk. 💌