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Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments. Today we’re practicing Blowing Roses, one of our favorite techniques for releasing ineffective thoughts, ideas, or interactions.
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“The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.”
Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light
We are in a time of transformation, rebirth, the death of the old, and a new beginning emerging.
Notice your breath. Notice the length and quality of your breathing. It’s so important to breathe. Now more than ever we realize the sacred quality of our breath and the life giving force of our breath.
Spend a moment recognizing your breath and noticing the qualities of your breath. Notice where your inhale meets your exhale.
Listen to the sound your breath makes.
When you exhale, exhale a sigh. Release.
Consider the Latin expression, “sub rosa,” literally meaning under the rose, something told in secret and held in confidence. It’s a process aimed at releasing our fears and secrets. We allow the rose to absorb and transcend our secrets. The rose is a symbol of divine love and transformation. We use the rose as a metaphor for life.
What is the secret(s) you hold that causes shame or blame?
Breathe out your secrets into a metaphorical rose. Imagine this rose a few feet in front of you. Visualize or have the knowingness that you’re releasing all tension and tightness into the rose. Our secrets tend to hold us to our past. Release that into a rose. Allow the rose to magnetize all non-resourceful energy. Then allow the rose to simply combust, disintegrate, or disappear into thin air.