A meditation to brush off old fears from your body

Because it's awesome to be naked to yourself again

It’s winter time and you may find that some old skin of rotten thoughts and beliefs is still sticking to your body. It makes you dull, tight and really doesn’t serve you.
Let’s brush it off.
Here’s a simple and yet very powerful meditation to release that old skin, just like a soft peeling of your emotional and mental body. I recommend this meditation especially for people who have previous meditation experience or have done already personal healing work. If you have no healing practice and feel particularly vulnerable, this may be overwhelming. But follow your intuition and give it a try if you feel called!
Before you get started:
  • You may repeat this meditation as many times as you feel you need to and I invite you to set your intention to burn all that old skin once and for good.
  • In my experience, over time, this meditation becomes a very quick and simple ritual like a check-in with yourself and your thoughts
  • you may want to read it before, record it for yourself with your soft and gorgeous sacred voice or you may even be able to do it while reading. Please breathe deeply and continuously while you are doing this meditation.
Let’s get started!

To begin with, call in your guides and your Master Self and any master you feel connected to. Say a prayer if that’s in your practice or take a breath of alignment to ground yourself. Ask for guidance in the process of this meditation that it serves you to the best of your interest of shedding old beliefs, thoughts and blocked emotions that no longer serve you.

Stand up tall, just as you are with all the beliefs you have about yourself, your loved ones, your journey of successes and failures, Life and the rest of the world. You don’t have to think about it all, just stand up tall and be ok with whatever baggage you are carrying.

Now, brush your body very quickly from toes to head using your left eye to guide your awareness and look for all the petty judgmental thoughts that you find within yourself. Come out ! You are welcome. Thoughts of self depreciation, self-hatred, anger, resentment… like: I am not tall enough, my knees are ugly, I hate how I look, I have no taste, I am too big, I am too small, I am too disproportionate, my hair is ugly… whatever comes to your own mind.

Watch the thoughts and keep your gaze in the space between your body and the reflection in the mirror. Watch these thoughts like dark threads of negative energy within you and around your body and do not engage. Not engaging means that you observe them but you don’t get hooked by them. If you find yourself caught by the thought, breathe and trust in your ability to return to your place of observer. Ask them to show you where they are located in your body as you continue your meditation.

Now, you are going to brush each body part and unveil these emotions.

Start with your legs and all the way to your hips and lock a soft gaze with all your awareness around your pelvic area. Use the left eye of your mind. And allow the emotions to rise as you may wonder if you are lovable; you may feel you need to hide because it’s not safe to be you. Is it safe to be you? Is it safe to live where you are? Is your body safe? Let the emotions rise if there are any that are ready to come up to be released.

Your gaze continues towards your belly, your lower abdomen and you may question your ability to create, be creative, belong to creation; you may feel disconnected from others, unable to enter into trusting relationships. Feel the insecurity if it’s there; the anger; the need to escape or the grief. And Allow the emotions to rise.

And now continue to your solar plexus and pay attention to the fluidity of your breath. Do you feel any tension, contraction? Look if some thoughts of self depreciation are hiding there. Look there for your own image of yourself in the world. People who look down on. People you look down upon. Do you ask yourself if you are good enough? worthy? lovable? and if you do what are the thoughts and emotions that make the answer? Allow any negative feeling to come up.

And here you are now on your chest, the centre of your connectedness to Life, nourishment, bonding with unconditional love and you remember all your heart aches, your falls and cries; your separations and disillusions. Feel the pain in your heart and allow the tears to come up. If memories resurface, watch them in acknowledgement and do not engage in their story. There is no need to relive past memories; it’s just enough to let them come up and dissolve into tears. Dont’ hold anything back. You can really do this. It is time to collect this pain and let it go.

And here you are now over your face and see your head as a whole with your hair, your eye-brows, your lips and you don’t really know who you are except that mask you usually carry towards yourself and the world. You may feel a tightness in your throat, a dryness that goes deeper within you. And you may remember those times where you didn’t raise your voice to express yourself, share your views; times were you gobbled up your own voice and suppressed your anger, feeling of injustice, shame or guilt.

Let it all float up like mud you stir from the frog pond.

And continue brushing up your gaze to your forehead, the top of your head and look here for feelings of disconnectedness from your intuition, separation from the totality of all there is; feeling isolated, lonely even if you are surrounded by others; feelings of sluggishness and lack of meaning in life. Where does this all lead to? What’s the point?

It is now time to release all these threads, like an old dusty and stinky robe that is no longer needed.

As you have now activated those heavy emotions, you bend forward down to your feet and lift that heavy dress, that skin of muddy petty thoughts so heavily charged emotionally and slowly but fully take it off over your legs and all the way over your shoulders, like a long heavy dress.

Now drop it in the imaginary flames of a wild bonfire that burns with intensity, right here on your right. Watch the flames hungrily take all of it in a purifying embrace. Watch it burn with no resistance and acknowledge that dress is really not you. It was just a costume that is no longer for you and it is now ALL GONE.

 And return to yourself, cleansed and naked.

Tell yourself: I am now cleansed and I lock the door to these old thoughts that no longer serve me. I embrace my true self with love, joy and connectedness.

In this nakedness, you go to a mirror and start to softly gaze with your left eye into the left eye of the person you see ahead of you. Allow all possible remaining images that may arise to float by and vanish until you find yourself resting your eyes in the space of pure awareness, soft, open, light-hearted and restful.
Be curious to what comes up and your own personal experience. And repeat to yourself out loud : “I embrace my true self with love, joy and connectedness”.
May this prayer be heard and it is.
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