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Overcoming Blockages with Relaxation and Guided Imagery

If you are experiencing blockages of any kind, the easiest way to overcome them is through a process of relaxation or through guided imagery. The cause of the majority of ailments that beset humankind lies in an energy circumstance of which the emotional mental condition is but a result. This is because all of our health problems are related to a separation from our Higher Self, and some form of stress or stressful situation usually causes this separation. In turn, this separation causes blockages in the energy flow and sets up negative imprints and patterns that show themselves through our behaviour and interaction with others. If we are not able to heal ourselves at the emotional and mental level, eventually disease will prevail in the body. Relaxation Therapy works very intuitively and assists in bringing the four-fold body system back into balance.

Relaxation Therapy can help with very definite techniques for relaxing the physical body rapidly. One form of relaxation that can be accomplished very easily by anyone is guided imagery. Guided imagery can also be used to reduce stress. By imagery I mean not only pictorial imagery, but auditory, olfactory, tactile and kinaesthetic images as well. Don’t get hung up on the fact that you don’t “see” well. We all know how certain smells can provoke certain images. Anyone can overcome a resistance to imagery by informing the right brain that it’s okay to use your imagination like you did when you were a child, like when you imagined the dot on the wall was a big hairy spider. If the inner eye part of you is relatively unknown to you, do not be deterred. There is a very good chance, that with the practice of certain guided imagery, it will rapidly emerge. Guided imagery can also be used very successfully as a relaxation technique. Relaxation has healing benefits and can easily be learned through the guided imagery technique.

For those who are interested in exploring Inner Child work, the nature of guided imagery is extremely beneficial. We do not grow out of childhood; we grow up around it. Therefore a part of us is, and ever shall be, the little child that we were; and even in this category, there are a number of variations associated with the Inner Child that need exploration and explanation; and if we are willing to observe ourselves, we can see this Inner Child in action many times a day. When you have a disagreement with someone, it is usually your 5 or 6 year old Inner Child that is doing the disagreeing, not the adult you.

The Inner Child then, is a very real verifiable and valuable part of us. It is involved more with the feeling side, than the thinking side, because it originated during that period of development when we were capable of feeling more than thinking. It is the subconscious storehouse of our most joyful moments and sometimes our most unbearable anguish or pain.

Guided Imagery can assist in releasing and healing inner hurt and pain. It involves an inner journey that takes you through experiences from the physical plane which involves looking at acceptance of the current personality and then the changes that need to be accomplished and the states of consciousness that need to be changed in order to allow a descension of higher energies. The journey progresses and the next steps relate to the release of impediments at the emotional/mental level and the connection with the sub-personality or sub-personalities.

Further steps involve meeting and activating your masculine and feminine sides, and activating the pranic tube. The final steps involve preparation for meeting the deeper aspects of the inner you, commonly termed the Higher Self, the Inner Self, the Master Within, the Inner Teacher or the Energy Parent, and the responsibility that entails.

We live in a time when stress is running rampant on our planet. No one escapes, but it just depends on how you handle it as to whether it will affect you adversely or not. Most people who meditate and use a specific guided imagery technique learn to handle their stress adequately, but sometimes extra support is needed at the deeper levels. This is when meditation can be of tremendous benefit. It helps to clear aspects from all levels of the four-fold body structure, and bring back balance and harmony to daily living. So you can overcome blockages with relaxation and guided imagery to assist the body back into balance mentally, emotionally and physically.

An easy way to experience guided imagery is through fairy tales. You simply pick a favourite fairy tale such as Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, and so on. Read through the fairy tale, and then imagine you are the main character in the tale, and go ahead and let your imagination take you on a guided imagery quest. You may be surprised at what will be revealed to you, and how your tension and stress melt away.

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Being Centered in the heart

Most Westerners are centered in the head, they think and analyze everything. Those who have a lot of watery element in their make-up tend to be more heart centered. In actual fact there needs to be a balance between the head and the heart, but before that can happen, the heart, the feeling nature, needs to be more consciously developed. An easy way to do this is to ask yourself how you feel about everything. If you touch someone and the touch feels cold or you don’t get a response don’t analyze why this is so, ask yourself how it feels. Did you feel a closing off, a deadness, a wall between you?

If, on the other hand, you touch someone and you feel a soft warmth, a melding, a sharing of the energy, you will know that the person is very resonant with your energies and probably comes from the heart. Another way to develop this sense is to listen to music and get into the feeling of it. How does it make you feel? Does it lift you up? Does it make you feel depressed? Does it jangle on your nerves? Does it make you feel peaceful? Does it bring feelings of joy and happiness?

Listen only to music that provokes positive uplifting feelings and as you immerse yourself in the music, you will find that you become the music—it starts to live through you; you will find that you can ride on the melody—it will put you into an altered state and you will begin to perceive the notes as geometrical shapes that move in and out of you. You can, if you wish use this as a form of moving meditation; it is not meditation—it is merely a technique. Many are deceived into believing that they are heart-oriented people, but believing and actually acting out of compassion and love are two different things. The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi brings this point home quite dramatically:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; 
to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

So you may well ask, how do I do this? I don’t live in a monastery; I am caught up in the stress of modern day living. The heart is not just a physical organ. It is a powerful centre, an instrument of transformation and has powers that humankind has barely begun to understand. With the head centre, it is connected directly to the Logos of this planet. The Master understood this two thousand years ago, when he took the sufferings of the world into His own heart. But you can do this too; in a state of peaceful meditation, breathe in all the sufferings of the world into your own heart, the heart will immediately transform this into the opposite polarity so that when you breathe out, you will breathe out joy, gratitude, happiness. Once you have learned that your heart is a powerful organ of transformation, and you do this every day, we will be one step closer to bringing peace and happiness back to our beautiful planet.

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Benefitted me greatly

Lyn Asmar has been instructing me in meditation for approximately 18 months. The work we do on a one-to-one basis has benefitted me greatly in my personal development and my health and I enjoy Lyn’s method of teaching the subject. Having spent many years as an Office Manager/Shareholder in our Architectural practice and Investor, I find that Lyn has a professional attitude to her work and I intend to continue with Lyn into the near future.

Carmel D. Tennyson

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I strongly recommend this meditation!

 

I have known Mrs Lyn Asmar for approximately four years and have found her to be professional and very helpful. Throughout this period I have found the meditation to be invaluable as it has provided me with guidance in times of difficulty both physical and emotional. The meditation taught by Lyn is gentle in its approach and very effective in its soothing influence. I strongly recommend this meditation and would not hesitate in referring anyone to its therapeutic and supportive style. Lyn’s guidance has strengthened me as a person and helped me to communicate and relate with other people professionally and personally. I have thanked my friend Ms T. D. many times for introducing me to Lyn, as the experience has been and is constantly rewarding.

Scott G. Cairns

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A Shared Gift!

I wish the world we live in could be attuned to what we have been gifted through this course. I would like to go forth and help those that wish to be helped with my knowledge thus far.

Julian F. Thornside

Revealed my Inner World!

I have been a student of Lyn Asmar and the Pathways to Self-Mastery Program at the College of Esoteric Education for several years. It has ‘gently’ turned my life around over that time exposing old beliefs and habits and revealing an inner world previously unknown to me. I wholeheartedly recommend this journey.

Andrea B. Balina

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