When something uncomfortable is coming up – a suffering bubble, an emotional issue, a sensation that seems to mean something, fearful thoughts – it helps to acknowledge any fear it brings up in us and any impulse in us wanting it to be different.
This fear is often there, and it’s completely natural and understandable. A part of us is suffering and caught in separation consciousness. Another part is afraid of that first part. And there is often a wanting of one or both to be different.
Where do I feel it in the body? Notice and allow those sensations. Rest with them. Notice the space they happen within. (It may be good to explore the fear first, and then the impulse for it to be different since the two are often in different locations in the body and take different forms.)
See what happens if you let it know one or more of these…
You are welcome here. I love you. Thank you for protecting me.
Stay for as long as you want. Get as big as you want. Spread out as much as you want.
I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you. (Ho’oponopno.)
If it could speak, what would it say? Listen to it. Examine the stories. See they come from a fearful part of us. For each story, ask is it true?
Perhaps remind yourself that none of this is what we are. All of this is coming from the same place. It’s more layers of the mind.
After this, and when it feels right, we can go back to the initial issue.