Experiences that cause pain and grief are often milestones in our lives, but not something we ever look forward to enduring. The circumstances under which they occur are difficult and are often accompanied by emotions other than pain, some of which could be anger, rage, disbelief, denial, and helplessness, to name a few.
Whether it is the death of someone close, a break-up, a divorce, or any other tragic event, there are stages to the healing process. This meditation is designed for that overwhelming stage of grief in which one has surrendered to and accepted the event and is filled with emotions that seem to have no outlet.
Although a part of healing, it is the step before being able to put it all into perspective and heal. It is the stage at which one can't help but feel, and it seems as if all these feelings cannot be contained by a single human being.
Like a thunderstorm that seems full of rage and is released through lightning, thunder, wind, and rain, this exercise focuses on letting these feelings have a voice and releasing them out of our hearts, minds and bodies.
A thunderstorm is also where we get our inspiration for this meditation. The gray, dark colors reflect the intensity of our emotions. The rain symbolizes our tears, but also the purifying, cathartic effect they have on our souls when the feelings seem more than we can bear.
After this explosive display of nature, this meditation inspires us with the rainbow that follows, and the life generated by the life-giving rain.
If you have such an event occurring at this time (though we sincerely hope you don't) or have had one in the past that you still need release from, bring it with you during this meditation.
© and (P)2001 Elena Bussolino
I haven't really used self-hypnosis before but I was curious and interested. My family had gone through quite an ordeal with several deaths in our family in a short amount of time so I was anxious to try and "heal" myself and maybe some family members.
This exercise is wonderful. She takes you through a meditative journey by talking you through it and I felt relaxed and comfortable. I loaned this to my mom who really enjoyed it. She became so relaxed and wanted to know more about this meditation series.
I recommend Elena's work to people who are trying to heal from a life experience that was not necessarily pleasant and who are trying to cope with life.
Even though there are some technical obstacles associated in this recording, this is most helpful in helping me to heal through the grief and pain of loss process.
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