Soul Oriented Solutions: A Self-care Formula for Loss and Emotional Stress ~
Many people are experiencing deep levels of anxiousness, distress and fear around our current situation due to the pandemic. These feelings can come on suddenly and
be very overwhelming. You might have lost a relative, a job or an important friendship. You could be facing a health challenge or even a loss in your purpose and sense of self. In situations like these, it can take a while to regain your balance. What are some ways to provide self-care for loss and bring some level of emotional relief?
If you can find a way to tune into your deepest resources, you’ll discover that you’re never completely alone, even in your darkest hours.
To help out, I’d like to share this brief exercise from RESOLVE that uses positive affirmations and the Intuitive Learning Circles™. You can use it whenever you are:
- Stressed over a lost job or income
- Grieving a loss of any kind
- Recovering from an abusive experience – past or present
- Dealing with a serious or long-term illness
- Preparing for surgery
- Coming to terms with tragedy, loss or death.
Here’s an example of how the Circles can help you restore balance.
Simply gaze softly at the image while you contemplate the positive affirmations that go with it for for a minute or so. Relax and breathe:
“I focus them so that I can feel calmer and more aware of what’s important.”
“I use my senses to help me be more aware of where I am and what I’m doing.”
“I focus on thoughts and actions that are helpful and in my best interest.”
Next, you can continue Self-care for Loss by allowing this Reiki Chakra Key to provide chakra healing to your heart center. It helps to put both feet flat on the floor and place your hands on your heart while you gaze at the symbol. Here’s a a couple of suggested affirmations:
“I am filled with compassion for the suffering of myself and others. I open my heart to the possibility of healing and moving forward.”
Strong emotions or insights may come up. The images may move, rotate, vibrate or change color. Don’t worry. That happens sometimes. It just means they’re working to help you feel better. Once the energy calms down a bit, you can move on to the remaining Circles with each of their affirmations to complete the process.
You might want to journal some of your thoughts so that you can speak with a trusted counselor or friend about what comes up. If so, get out some paper and something to write with as you go through the steps.
Mind Body Integration
Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!
Self-care for Loss
Step One: Asking for Help
Breathe in deeply, all the way to your belly while you look at this Circle.
If you could ask for something that would help you feel better, what would that be? Place your request in the center, open space of this Circle and imagine you can send your breath to it.
For best results, put your hands on your knees and breathe in through your nose 4 times, exhaling with a long “hoo” sound. Do that three times (three sets of four breaths).
Step Two – Support
Imagine that you can bring healing and release into all parts of your body, mind and spirit while you continue to breathe.
Put your hands on your knees again and breathe in through your nose 3 times, exhaling with a long “ma” sound. Do that four times (four sets of three breaths).
Step Three ~ Peace
What do you think is the main difficulty or burden you’re dealing with right now?
Are you ready to let go of that burden and find a solution? If not, why not?
Step Four – Release
If you can, imagine that burden is beginning to melt and soften up.
You can release the tension around anything that’s bothering you right now. Your shoulders are dropped. Your jaw is relaxed. Hardened thoughts are melting.
Keep melting the tension until it’s all gone.
Remember to do that both crossed and uncrossed.
Step Five – Soul Vision
Consider what your life could be without those burdens. Sense the experience as much as you can in detail. See it, hear it, taste it, smell it and feel it.
Step Six – Remove Your Burdens
Imagine that you can send all those burdens to where ever they need to go to resolve themselves. Feel the heaviness lifting up and off of you.
You have done the best that you can under the circumstances.
Gently contemplate this symbol to help you gain insight and spiritual direction about appropriate things to do in this situation.
What would Love do?
Step Eight – Rebalance
Feel a calmness coming over you.
You feel calmer and calmer with every breath.
Step Nine – Cleansing
Send away any illness, pain or fear that you’re experiencing. Send it to the Sun or wherever it needs to go to heal.
Step Ten – Faith
Fill yourself with strength and the knowledge that you are loved.
Let yourself rest now. You might feel tired or sad. That’s okay. It means that you’re feeling safe enough to really let go and rest.
Some people have gotten a lot of extra support out of going through this self-care for loss formula every day for twenty-one days. It helps to retrain your mind to think more positively and keep you on track toward recovery.
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Self-care for Loss should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.