The Breathwork Retreat in Glastonbury in September was beautiful. There was as usual a combination of things – the people present (of course) the energies created at the sessions, the loveliness of the surroundings; but having done 30 of these 5 day modules and retreats, this one was special.
Some of the training modules I attended in the past were extremely challenging – with unconscious patterns surfacing and being ‘breathed out’. How times have changed! Perhaps enough of us have breathed out enough patterns to have made a difference – it seemed to me that we were being surrounded by the energies of joy and love. Yes there were challenges and issues came to the surface for some people, but it was so much easier to deal with them. I feel that the consciousness is changing and some of us are raising our consciousness and letting go of the pain of the past – the unconscious issues that kept us all trapped in the dramas of life. We now have a real opportunity to be more of who we really are.
We are more able to move past the concept of ‘me’ and ‘you’ and let go of our ‘story’ – the ‘story of me’ as Eckhart Tolle so eloquently puts it. This allows us to be open enough to allow the divine energies to move through us and guide us in our loves (I meant to type lives there – but I feel loves to be more appropriate). It is all about love – the ‘love that passes all understanding’ of the bible, the love that transcends the dramas of life and the man/thought-made suffering in the world. WE DON’T NEED TO ‘DO’ ANYTHING, just ‘be’ who we are – the physical manifestation of love.
Sounds wonderful – how do we do this? We need to let go of our attachment to the dramas we create in our lives, the pain and stress caused by our negative thoughts – and breathe them out. This pain, anger, resentments etc that we feel often arise from unconscious issues from the past which we project onto our current circumstances and people in our lives. This is a story – it is not real – we make it real.
Use your breath and allow the breath to free you from the pain of the past and to re-connect you with who you truly are. Letting go of the thoughts that go round and round in your head – just be! Create space in your mind, thoughts, life for a different way of being to emerge. Think loving, joyful thoughts – send the endorphins around your body, enabling your body to heal and regenerate. Love yourself enough to let go of the pain of the past and live in a joyful present.
This not only transforms your world but affects everyone you come into contact with, it has an effect on their energies, maybe unconsciously, and reminds them of who they are. Your world becomes a joyful and loving one.
Love is all there is – it is who you truly are – remember.
If you are new to Breathwork please do find practitioner who will ensure that you are breathing correctly. It usually takes 10 sessions before you will be really competent to do a session on your own.