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Hello everyone! Thank you to everyone who participated in the first exercisein this series. This week, we'll explore this topic further with a similar exercise, this time involving someone that you personally know.
The last exercise was mostly about recognizing that in order for your psychic ability to be helpful to others, it's important for you to be able to be objective about the situation that they're asking you for help with. Your goal, as a psychic, is to help a person in a way that's relevant to them.Recognizing that their moral foundation may be different from yours, and that it's okay for them to believe something that you don't,is something that you'll need to do quite often, if not all of the time.
The intent of thisexercise is similar and alsodifferent. As I alluded to in the last exercise, past hurts can create hot-buttons for us that can affect our ability to be objective about certain topics. The more we can release past hurts, the more objective we can be, which makesour psychic abilitymore usefulfor ourselves and others.
Also, past hurts can create feelings of anger, shame, guilt, and a lack of trust that can keep our intuitive ability at arm's length. Resolving past hurtscan be a first step in trusting ourselves and others, and trust is a key, if not THE key, ingredient in accessing your intuition.
Here's the procedure:
- Choose a personwho has hurt you in some way.
- Write an unemotional, unbiased account of this person's life and personality, centering on the aspects that may have led to the behavior(s) that caused you pain. Don't worry if you don't know very much about the person; just write what you do know. Write this in your journal oruse a private blog entry. You can even write it on a piece of scratch paper and toss it in the recycling bin when you're done.
- Keep it short; just jot down the main points. Again, we're not justifying bad behavior here, we're just looking for potential related factors. Your goal is to try to understand why the person may have chosen to do the hurtful behavior. Although it's not the focus of this particular exercise, if you receive empathic or intuitive impressions during this process, feel free to note those as well.
- Write a quick notedirectly to the person who hurt you. Tell the person that you don't think that he/she is a bad person. You do very much disliketheir behavior and don't support their hurtful choices AT ALL,but you are choosing to not allow their hurtful behavior to affect you anymore. Something like that.
- Finally, if you feel like it, post something here about what it felt like to you to do this exercise.
- Repeat the exercise as many times as you desire.
If you are a meditator, I encourage you to try this guided meditation, focusing on thefeelings that came up for you while you did the exercise above. It's in .wma format, so if you are a Mac user, try this link instead.
If these exercises are starting to make you feel like the Karate Kid, I encourage you to practice your no-thought meditationsas much as possible. We'll start with adding visualizations to our meditations next week.
updated by @amaya: 07/02/17 12:29:37PM