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Saying goodbye to your distress

A marvellous tool, used for healing

We are going through difficult times and I wanted to reach out to you and ask:

“How are you dealing with your distress”?

We all have different methods of ‘getting through’ our difficulties, but how do you deal with yours, specifically?

Meditate?

Drink vodka?

Sleep more?

Over eat?

It’s easy to spiral out of control during Convid-19, as we self isolate.

But spiralling out of control isn’t what the universe is asking us to do, so allow me to offer you some support during this time, to help your mind to reach a peaceful haven.

The universe is asking us to stop and address all of the symptoms that come to the surface, from your difficulties, and deal with them in a way that is healing, rather than hindering.

So, firstly, I would like to ask you to write down all of the symptoms that you are feeling right now, that make you feel unable to cope with this current situation.

When I have delivered this topic to a peer support group that I run, to give you an idea, things that come up, are:

Tight chest

Tiredness

Headache

Fidgety

And so on.

Please write as many symptoms down as possible, before reading the next step.

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Now, here’s the good part.

I would like you to go through each symptom, one at a time. Read a symptom, then close your eyes, and create an image of what that symptom looks like.

IE: Tight chest = closed eyes = the image of a tight chest looks like a small raisin with arms and legs, struggling to breathe.

Now, go to the next symptom and do the same, adding to the image that you already have.

IE – Tiredness = a small raisin, struggling to breathe, with its eyes closed and cannot see.

And so on, until you have gone through all of your symptoms and created an image of what your symptoms look like to you.

IE:

Headache = A raisin with closed eyes and a red throbbing head

Fidgety = A raisin with closed eyes and a red throbbing head, doing the splits

Once you have an image, of your symptoms, you can now address them.

Here’s the best bit. Each time you feel any of your symptoms, I would like you to visualise your image standing behind a black sliding door. Once the image is behind the door, you can close it and put a pad lock on the door, so that the image is locked away and can’t get out.

What you have done in reality, is given your mind a clear instruction, that you no longer wish to give importance to these symptoms that you feel, as they do not serve you well.

Please practice placing your image behind the black sliding door, until you can also carry out this simple visual, with your eyes open, as well as closed.

This really works!

Take charge of your mind, don’t allow your mind to take charge of you.

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