Deep within yourself you have an inner healer.From time to time we all experience a bout of pain, whether it is a headache, overused muscles or experiencing general discomfort....even emotional discomfort.
To connect with yourself and your innate healing abilities here is a guided visualization you can practice. Feel free to play with it and make it your own:
Get yourself in a comfortable position and allow yourself to relax...perhaps taking in a deep breath, holding it for a few seconds and make the exhale long and slow. Repeat this about three to five times until you feel a bit more comfortable.
Then take yourself to a happy or sacred place, preferably in nature and allow yourself to soak in the sights and sounds. Really feel yourself in this place. Make it as real as possible.
Then, while in your sacred space, find yourself a place to sit down in a comfortable position or a meditative pose. While sitting ask for your inner healer to come out of you to perform or conduct a healing of your choice. Then see your inner healer rising or stepping out of your body...could come out of your back, your third eye or top of head...your butt if you are so inclined. Whatever works for you.
See your inner healer begining a healing session...perhaps laying hands on the hurt parts or sending you powerful energy...whatever you need. See and feel colors entering your body, healing you and comforting you...converting discomfort to comfort to joy. You could even see your inner healer calling other healers or spirit guides to assist...again, whatever works for you.
Really see and feel the healing. Feel the energy flowing through you....see a smile across your face.
When done, thank your inner healer and request him/her to rejoin you...maintaining the wonderful feelings you are enjoying.
Then open your eyes and go about your day.
This visualization can take five minutes or fifty minutes. Whatever you need....just remember, lots of repetition is needed. Try and do this daily and see how your life changes. You can even rate your discomfort prior to the session and then after. Use the unit of distress scale from 0-10 with 10 being the most discomfort. Keeping a record can help you notice how much better you are getting.
Thanks for visiting. My Dharma name is Shinzen. I began studying Goshindo Karate under the watchful eye of Shihan Paul Dean in 1969. Yes, I now have gray hair. I am also Lay-ordained in Soto Zen under the tutelage of Rev. Nonin Chowaney of the Nebraska Zen Center.