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“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
– Alan Watts
Fear of change and the unknown
We will hold onto the known even if it hurts us, just to avoid the unknown. However, the growth and juice of life are in the unknown spaces within ourselves. This is where opportunities live and expansion happens. We have to be willing to let go of past fears and hurts to make room for new good stuff.
Adrenaline is heightened right now, and we are in a constant state of fight or flight. Blow a rose or two as a reminder to release what you don’t need to take in or take on. Learn to let things go on the fly.
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Notice your breath. Notice the length and quality of your breathing. Receive the breath in. Release the breath out. Breathe nice, round, deep breaths. Allow your body & mind to arrive into this moment.
Listen to the sound your breath makes. Feel the sensation of breath as it travels through your body and beyond.
Look up and inward to the centerline of the body. This is the third eye. Allow your awareness to rest softy here just above the eyebrows and just behind your eyes. This is your place of calm.
If your mind wanders, gently bring your attention back to a state of observation. Allow your full attention to be in the center of your head in this moment, noticing your breath. Allow all concerns to cease.
Consider the Latin expression “sub rosa” literally meaning, “under the rose” and something told in secret and held in confidence. It’s a process aimed at releasing our fears and secrets that keep us from moving forward. We allow the rose to transcend the old and outdated to create anew.
Imagine a white rose, hovering about five feet in front of you. As you exhale, send the energy of a judgement into the rose. Perhaps it’s a secret you judge and hold close because you think others will judge you too.
Notice how the rose naturally accepts the energy of the thought into itself. Simply allow the rose to magnetize all non-resourceful energy associated with this negative thought process.
From your mind’s eye, imagine the rose combusting, disintegrating, vaporizing, or disappearing into thin air and taking with it whatever self-judgements that are holding you back. Notice how that feels.
We are seldom “one and done.” Our minds are very powerful, and will keep regenerating outdated or ineffective ideas until we no longer hold them as true.
Continue to blow roses until you have relief. Whenever you notice a harsh thought or tension in the mind or body, blow it up in a rose. Unburden yourself of all that holds you back from your full potential.