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.
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.
Stood alone on a mountain top Starin’ out at the Great Divide I could go east, I could go west It was all up to me to decide Just then I saw a young hawk flyin’ And my soul began to rise And pretty soon My heart was singin’ ~Bob Seger
There has been a lot of Seger lately. And Van Morrison. And others from the 70’s whose soul stirring lyrics echo the awakening of the 60’s. Beliefs and social norms had crumbled for many young people, and in much of their music is the achingly beautiful voice of a heart open to the present moment. To Life, without the rules.
Your heart, your inner awareness, is free. And it is those feelings of freedom, of your soul rising in the beauty of a free and fearless moment, that you will remember when this human life is ending. Feel for a moment…how much time do we spend on that which will not matter in the end?
Like many others, Roll Me Away is an anthem of freedom. May you find your heart’s joy today, and see through the illusion of fear that can so easily preoccupy our energy and attention.
If you have 10 more minutes to listen to me talk a bit more about this, great. If not, below this video is a link to the aforementioned song. May your soul rise with it.