Guided Imagery Meditation is my favorite type of meditation. I am offering a 4 week class to provide an experiencial trip into your secret stash of stress. When we find the secret stash we can unravel it from it's comfy home it has created and send it on its way. Leaving you with a more comfortable experience in your body.
Guided Imagery is fun. Do you know why? Or are you asking... What the heck is it? I will tell you. Guided imagery is a meditation that is lead by someone to provide an experience much like a private movie in your head to find clues, promote relaxation and increase your minds ability to use your imagination as a tool for a more comfortable life. When I lead a guided imagery, I will have you find a comfortable spot to sit or lie down. Then I will lead you through a story that you will follow in your mind. Depending on how able you are to open your mind and let it be a happy child excepting fantasy in your mind to develop, your experience can be in technicolor just like watching a movie. Our minds have the ability to build a stage and things will happen in the story that can be unexpected because you have let yourself have this experience. In my leading the story, that is only the road map for you to follow... everyone's experience will be different according to what your needs are and what you have stored in your body.
My favorite story to tell about my very first guided imagery that I did for myself is: I started out walking down this path towards this home. In my mind this home represent me. Sometimes when I hear of peoples dreams and they are dreaming of a house that they are exploring. It could be a good dream or a nightmare having this experience, the house represents yourself and the many rooms we hold in reference to how we feel about ourselves. In my meditation, it was a very short experience. I walked up to the door, knocked on it. Now, in this type of meditation it is important to notice the details, because it holds clues to what is going on in our internal thinking. I noticed that the door was amazing, majestic, beautifully crafted wooden arch over these heavy double doors with a knocker on each. I knock and a man answered. Dressed in a black suit, well tailored and hair was slick, he was very serious. Immediately upon opening the door, he punched me in the face. Seriously, imagine my surprise. This was just going on in my head. How would you react? How would a healthy person react compared to someone who maybe was going through some stuff? What I did was run away. Then sat up thinking what the hell was that. I promptly called my teacher at the time. Her first questions was... Did you ask him why he punched you? I said... No! I was a big baby and ran away, not even questioning why or standing up to him. I had a no defense mechanism response at all. This was 20 years ago. That meditation has been part of my foundation of healing. Understanding why I had that response. Why that imagery was shown to me and in turn working with the details to bring myself into a more balance and self confident position in my thinking. At the time I was just beginning a marriage that was based on much verbal abuse and stripping down of myself and who I thought I was. It all makes so much sense and the opening of that door of understand has been profound. Now I am passing on this experience and tools to others so they can hopefully find as much healing as I have with this tool.
During this class there will be plenty of preparing to understand how to fully use this opportunity to help you in whatever way you desire. After the meditation we will take a moment to write down your experience that you have. Then you will have the opportunity to talk about what you saw and hear others experience also. This sharing time is very important and informative to help you understand the what, why and how you can use what you experienced in your own self healing.
During our time together we will focus on things that may be bothering you in your daily lives. For example: chronic pain, chronic thinking, making decisions about important things that may be happening right now, understanding of why we bring repetitive relationships into our lives that are not healthy, insomnia, if it is bothering you, this type of meditation could very possible change your situation.
Once you understand how this works, you can very easily use in in your daily lives to solve problems yourself that may have been difficult in the past. It is a way of finding secrets that we hide from ourselves.
Have any of you had any experiences with Guided Imagery Meditation? What was your experience and how did it help you?
Below you will find the links to find more details about the class and where to sign up. Can't wait to see you there!
Guided Imagery: Unraveling Your Secrets Stress: Sign up here
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I hope to see you there! Have a beautiful warm winter day,
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My name is Christina Laughton. I live in the country in NC. I have made it a long standing practice study ways to achieve health and peace in life through allowing your true self to be seen. I have fostered many unusual abilities such as seeing, hearing and sensing the usually unseen. Then finding the understanding of how to apply this to your life, to bring a balance to your mind, body and spirit. When in alignment with yourself you will always bring healing to all parts of your life.