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Day 1- Trusting My Body

In the previous video I talked about my fears around not being able to control physical pain and limitation. In deciding to stop the efforts I was making with ibuprofen and inhalers to control that pain and limitation, there is a wonderful feeling of adventure.

Desire. Obligation. Big Difference.

This video talks about noticing fear. As I’ve shared many times on this blog, the surest way to continue to suffer is to judge that which is causing it.

This isn’t a condemnation of fear. The fear of being afraid is also a fear. I still have fears, and in accepting their presence I am free to work with them, and get beyond them.

Excavation Breath

What’s triggering you lately?

Social distancing? Or perhaps those that don’t? Trump? Or those that hate on him? The ol’ retirement fund tanking? No money for rent? How will I feed my family?

Fear of dying? Sigh. It’s all getting real now, isn’t it?

Hmmm. Maybe for you it’s just the cabin fever, I hate being restricted itch. It doesn’t matter what it is. They are all diving boards if you want them to be. Launching points, if you allow them to be, into deeper healing and freedom.

You will not be the same after doing some of this. Take the feeling of a good cry and multiply by 10.

Aptly named, this is a –dig up and toss the fuck out-approach to your buried emotion. The only shovel you need is your breath. And the courage and self worth it takes to look at your suffering and say “Get in the backseat, friend. I’m taking the wheel!”

So, I’m not gonna explain the process. Jeff does that in the video. I will just offer that if it resonates, but you don’t happen to be sad, afraid or pissed off at the moment, wait till you are. You will need the authenticity and momentum of the felt moment to get started, and keep going. And of course you want access to some privacy. Let the noise come on out. Energy needs vibration to leave the body.

Many thanks to Jeff Brown. For all his inner work and the books, videos and written posts that it has birthed.

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One of the great risks we are facing in the heart of this panic-demic is that we hold onto our emotions too tightly, gripping tight for dear life. This is a natural response when we are in a survivalistic state of being, but is actually not the thing that will serve us. Emotional release is. We must release our emotional holdings and shed our armor so that we can create space inside to see things clearly. And to ensure our well-being is not compromised by an overload of anxiety. Release, release, release. With this in heart, I read one of the exercises from my book, Grounded Spirituality. Called, 'The Excavation Meditation'. You don't need a large space to do it. You can do it sitting on the floor in your room.

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