I am working with a client who is undertaking the Foundations for Meditation short course who truly wants to meditate and allow it to take her where she needs to go. Yet, she believes that as hard as she tries, she simply cannot meditate. She feels herself going into a deep state of consciousness and then suddenly, will fly back - too afraid to continue because of what she might uncover.
She is also physically unwell. Excessively tired, headaches, back problems, jaw tension, vision problems and multiple inner ear infections causing immense pain. Dr's advise that she has to live with the pain as they don't know the cause. So for a very long time, she has.
I needed to understand what was occurring when she tried to meditate so I taught her the steps to follow before going into a meditation and then guided her. I soon saw that she was so deep, she could not hear my voice. I moved her through the meditation and brought her back. She indicated that she had heard me up to a point and then nothing, however she felt relaxed and lighter.
Her body was so tired, it obviously needed nurturing. When next we met, she looked defeated and apologised for wasting my time however we commenced the steps and I took her into a lighter meditative state to focus on rest. She came out of the meditation saying she had heard my voice and felt a huge release of stress and tension. She was amazed with herself and we are now working on letting go of fear, grief and sadness as well as allowing her body to regenerate.
After years of sacrificing her own wellness to care for others, it is time for her to give to herself.
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