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An exercise to shift from fear to calm

Practice for changing frequencies

We’re all familiar with suggestions for countering occasional feelings of anxiety, fear and depression such as taking a walk, listening to music or reading something uplifting. All are helpful but they may not go far enough in harnessing the power available to us to create a physical shift in our feeling life.

Researchers like Lynn McTaggart tell us the unseen universal force known as the quantum field is not a punishing or rewarding one but is simply reflective and responsive to what emanates from us. Just as anger and frustration can build on each other to create a negative loop, feelings of peace and calm can be cultivated, too. An important first step is acknowledging the electromagnetic nature of our bodies and the necessity of engaging ourselves biologically to shift our energy.

The key that really unlocks this shift, however, is intention. It takes practice but learning to identify the feeling we want to have, learning to visualize it and truly feel it is incredibly powerful. The next time you find yourself stuck in a cycle of negative thinking or feeling that you can’t seem to shake, try this practice to harness the power of the field to shift your energy frequency from darkness to light.

First, find some ambient music to play or, ideally, choose meditation music from the internet with a simple chant that lasts for 15-20 minutes (try Chattr Chkkr Deep Relaxation (Bonus Track) by Mirabain Ceiba from the album Sevati.).

Next, suspend your judgements about trying something new or what may be unfamiliar syllables in the chant. Simply give the practice a try.

Sit comfortably in a chair or on the floor with a straight back. Close the eyes and focus on the point between the eyebrows, as if you are looking at the inside of your forehead.

Bend the arms at the elbows with the palms up as though you are holding a tray at the level of your heart. Breathing long and slowly through the nose only (mouth closed), move the hands in a circular pattern to create small circles in the air. Only the hands move, the elbows stay at your sides and the wrists and palms remain facing up. Imagine, if it helps, that you are drawing circles in the air with your outstretched fingers.

At a slow, rhythmic pace that’s comfortable to you, move the palms in small outward circles for at 10—20 minutes while focusing on the brow point and listening to the chant.

Finish with a deep inhale and hold for several seconds, releasing the breath slowly. Sit quietly for one minute with palms on knees or thighs with thumb and forefinger touching. Notice any shift in the quality of your energy. Take one last deep inhale and exhale and flutter the eyes open gently.

The exercise above is part of a 52 minute meditation available on youtube at The Good Morning Retreat Opening Circle with Tommy Rosen. Further reading on intention and the quantum field can be found in The Power of Eight by Lynn McTaggart. Lori Lively is assistant editor at WIP.


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