This mind exercise uses the Intuitive Learning Circle method for resolving shock when you are:
- Feeling surprised, numb, lost or helpless
- Unable to relax tension or feelings of anticipated trouble
- Caught in a blank or fixed state of mind
- Waking up at night worried, with obsessive thoughts
- Reliving painful experiences
- Alternately feeling trapped and shattered.
Note: This exercise is associated with the I Ching Hexagram #51 SHOCKING: “The time is like spring, when new growth is aroused by the forces of nature. In human affairs it can manifest as a shocking turn of events, an unpredictable, cataclysmic occurrence inspired by invisible but irresistible forces… A heightened experience of the forces that affect your life will bring you into close contact with the inner workings of your nature.” ~ The I Ching Workbook, R.L Wing
Any person involved in a traumatic event could experience disorientation, numbness, mental confusion or fragmentation. They might even disconnect and leave their body. This includes people who are witness to traumatic experiences in some way. These are all ways that the unconscious mind protects us during a traumatic event.
Sometimes people who’ve experienced a shocking event will tell you that they’re fine and not to worry about them. That’s because one of the main symptoms of being in shock is not being aware of being in shock. Why is that? During a shock, the mind goes blank as a form of protection.
Contrary to popular opinion, having a shock response is not a sign of spiritual weakness. It is a physiological event. Nevertheless, if the person doesn’t get a chance to get grounded in their body again – or if they’re not able to – serious problems may develop. Blocked energy and a constant state of fight or flight takes its toll over time. Statements like: “I can’t think straight,” “my life was shattered” or “I feel disconnected” describe the experience of shock.
If any of the above seems familiar, you can go through this mind exercise step by step to help you access your own innate healing abilities and bring yourself back into balance.
Simply follow the directions and see if you can free up some of the confusion and conflict that comes from shock. Here’s an example of how it works:
“I focus them to be present and aware of my body.”
“I use them to become aware of my environment and what’s important to me right now.”
“I focus on actions that benefit my well-being and happiness.”
Mind Body Integration
Resolving Shock and Confusion
Take several deep breaths and relax while you look at this Circle that releases shock and inner conflict.
Imagine you can use it to focus in on a conflict or rigid thought that’s blocking your way. If your mind is blank, focus on how “blank” it is. You may get a conscious image or message, or you may not.
Once you have a sense that your mind has found the blockage, imagine you can send a beam of light directly to it. Allow your laser beam to break up the fixation until it’s gone.
Check for other blockages or conflicts that you can do the same with.
The next step is to bring your senses into balance so that you can see and hear things without the distortion that often accompanies shock.
As you breathe deeply, let this Circle help you to adjust the volume and pitch of your senses to just the right level for you.
Soon you will be able to hear that “calm, gentle voice” inside that reminds you about what matters the most to you:
“I see things as they really are. My senses are balanced.”
“I reconnect with what matters the most.”
If your gut feels tight or uncomfortable, use this Circle to help you relax in your solar plexus and get back into balance there. Your solar plexus is that soft place in your belly where your ribs go up.
Just take a nice breath and feel it relax as you say to yourself:
“It’s safe. I feel safe and more relaxed with every breath.”
Sometimes a person who’s coming out of shock will be disoriented and feel a bit “out of their body.” In case that’s happening with you, take a few minutes to consciously bring yourself back into your body.
“I am at home in my heart. I am inside myself.”
You can open and close your hands. Move your fingers and wiggle your toes around. Notice the time and where you are. These actions all help whenever you’re resolving shock.
The next thing is to make sure you’re grounded. Without proper grounding, you could be flying all over the place, wasting your time and not getting anything constructive done. That’s the last thing you want. What you decide to do matters now more than ever.
Let this Circle for grounding on the Earth help you. Place both feet on the ground and your hands on each knee while you use these affirmations:
“I uproot whatever is confusing me.”
“I decide to get grounded. The Earth supports me.”
Take all the time you need with this.
Oftentimes, resolving shock and confusion requires a change in priorities. There may be certain plans, ideas or habitual patterns that make you feel trapped or confused. You can use this symbol for dissolving destructive blueprints to help you identify them and dissolve whatever is confusing you.
Simply imagine that the negative patterns in your mind are like dark clouds or a jumbled maze of lines, dead ends and cages.
Once you have the image, bring the pure light of the Sun in and dissolve the maze completely.
You’ll know that you’re done when you can see yourself standing in a beautiful open field with clear blue skies all around.
Be sure to seal and heal any holes, leaks or openings in your energy field. Leaky energy may open you up to danger or allow harmful energies to attach to you. It can also leave you feeling drained and exhausted.
As you gaze at the Circle, imagine harmful leaks and openings are closing as if they were never there.
“All holes are healed and sealed.”
“I follow the protection of healthy direction.”
To finish this exercise, let your heart recover. This Circle will help you to balance your heart energy and clear away any residual heaviness. Breathe deeply and take your time.
“I feel the heaviness lifting up out of my heart.”
“I let it go and send it to the Sun where it can be transformed.”
“I choose to be happy and healthy.”
Thank yourself for taking the time today for resolving shock. By releasing it now, you can prevent more than you know!
When you’re finished, consider taking a nice walk outside. Nothing grounds you like being in Nature after a shock.
Grounding After An Emotional Shock is one of nine self-care formulas and mind exercises from SOS Soul Oriented Solutions, a self-help journal for your inner journey from emotional stress to self-love by Rheanni Lightwater.
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