One of my CalmUp® customers shared with me that she has no problem working through the left “dark” side of the CalmUp® Journey. However, she often gets stuck on the right “light” side. It’s easy for her to list her dark, negative patterns of thoughts, feelings, and images. Exploring more useful, alternative ways of thinking, feeling, and seeing the world becomes more of a challenge.
I know that my customer speaks for the majority of us, so let’s explore some ways to move from stuck to adaptable:
A. First, consider how you’d prefer to be. What’s your ideal self? How do you imagine expressing your essential self? Write these ideas down as you complete your CalmUp® Journey. Have trust that how you prefer to be someday is acceptable for today.
B. A second way to explore the light side of the CalmUp® Journey is to close your eyes and be still. If you remain stuck on a particular level, just move on to another level and come back to that section later. Have trust that there is a solution for every problem, including yours.
C. The third hint is to not “try” to complete the light side when you’re not ready. You can’t force peace and joy. The feeling of anger or sadness or whatever dark experience you’re having needs to be acknowledged. Once again, close your eyes. Sit with your darkness. Have trust that you can safely be in this space of pain or fear.
Having the intention to complete your CalmUp® Journey is a beginning. Sitting with your incomplete CalmUp® Journey and allowing for where you’re at is more than enough. Rising above the darkness is an ascension that takes practice—and it can happen today. Trust yourself.
IT’S ABOUT YOU:
- Imagine feeling hopeless and furious and unmotivated. Now imagine feeling hopeful and compassionate and motivated.
- What prevents you from starting a daily CalmUp® Journey?
- How will rising above your darkness create peace in your home? Your life? The world?
Author: Dr. Lorie Gose