The length of time you take to do this is not important. What is important is for you to do it until you feel the energy moving through your body.
You may have been wondering why the list of items needed would include a large cushion and a bat or a tennis racquet. Well, you are about to find out. In fact, I’m going to demonstrate it for you.
The thing to understand is that your story lives in every cell of your body as energy. The task before you is then to move that energy out and dissolve the energy patterns that have caused you to play out your wound in all sorts of different ways throughout your life.
Writing the confront letter was a good start, and it did involve the body to a degree in that you had to write it or type it. Now we are going to get really physical with it. So, JoAnn is going demonstrate what I want you to do and then we’ll talk afterward.
First put the mask that you made yesterday somewhere ahead of the cushion. You are going to imagine that the mask is your offender, and you are going to confront him/her verbally this time, while at the same time hitting the cushion with the racquet.
Now, let me stress that this is not about being violent, nor even about being angry. It is simply about moving energy. That energy has been stuck for a long, long time, so it’s going to take a bit of moving. When you do this, you open up all your chakras or energy centers. Using your voice open the throat chakra in particular. That is often where the energy gets stuck – we simply dare not say what needs to be said.
This is why I put a big emphasis on using the voice. It is very important that you let yourself go and shout good and loud.
The fact is, that when you come to do this, you will may feel totally flat. That is to say, no real feelings, and you will probably say to yourself, “I don’t need to do this. I don’t feel angry with him or her now. It’s just not there.” Well, that’s par for the course, believe me.
Everyone feels that way. But you do it anyway. When you begin, it’s fake-it-til-you-make-it. You just get the racquet moving and start speaking out the confront. So long as you keep it moving, there will come a time when something clicks, and you will go on automatic. When that happens, don’t stop. Go on until you are exhausted.
Once you have gotten out all the accusations about what he or she did to you, then you need to finish with a proclamation. Say that this will never happen to me again because I deserve to be treated like I really matter, or whatever it is you need to say.
Now as I indicated in the e-mail, it is a good idea to have someone with you who can support you in this and encourage you to go all the way. It’s good to have someone supporting you verbally. So long as you feel secure enough, you can do it on your own, of course, but it is up to you.
Once you feel you’ve done enough, go ahead and do another mandala.
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There are three elements to this assignment: