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This week we continue with our Audio Imagery presentation of Colette’s exercises published in The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery. Each chapter of exercises begins with a quotation that expands our minds and hearts to the theme’s possibilities for us.
Personal Restoration opens with a quote from Colette’s poem Knowing that tells us:
“I am not part of Totality! Totality is me, into me. I know then that I am infinite, immortal. New Forever.”
The quote reminds us that each time we discover something new about ourselves…Each time we recognize a personal belief as no longer beneficial in our lives and replace it with a new, authentic belief…Each time we correct an error…We are healing the past, present and future, where we have the potential to be forever new.
Going Back To An Imagery Instruction
When I first began doing Imagery there were times when I wasn’t able to keep up with the reader. Soon I learned not to be concerned about it. I was hearing and retaining what was important for me at that moment.
Sometimes you may feel you haven’t had enough time to spend on all there is in an Imagery instruction. Go back to what you feel is important for you before moving onto another exercise. Close your eyes, breathe out three times and imaginally hear the words. Stay in the Imagery for no more than fifteen seconds. Breathe out and open your eyes.
Correcting A Disturbing Image
There may be times when a disturbing image comes up. To make a correction, close your eyes, go back into the image and using your left hand, sweep the disturbing image up and off the upper left corner of your “imagery screen”. Breathe out one time and open your eyes. (If you are left handed, sweep up and off the upper right corner.) For more on modifying an image, see page 15, first full paragraph in The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery.
This Week’s Imagery – The Whole Person: Sexuality
These exercises have been recorded in groups. At the end of each exercise you’ll find a quiet space of 8 seconds to focus on your images. This is followed by instructions for the next exercise. Listen carefully. Sometimes you are to breathe out one time and open your eyes, other times you are only to breathe out one time or three times with your eyes remaining closed, and the exercise continues. When the group of exercises is completed, you’ll hear me instruct you to breathe out one time and open your eyes, followed by a beep on the tape. The simple version: until you hear the beep, there may be another instruction.
Before you begin an Imagery session, review the Audio tapes and decide how you want to complete the whole series in a week.
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX. 1
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX 2
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY Ex 3
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX 4
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX 5
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX 6
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX 7
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO IMAGERY THE WHOLE PERSON, SEXUALITY EX 8
CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S SPONTANEOUS IMAGERY: THE TOWER, THE BEST
Happy Imaging! Barbarah
A special thank you to Margaret, who called my attention to the need to address phrases being read too quickly. I hope About Listening To Imagery Exercises is helpful.
Also, how is your Personal Imagery Notebook coming along?
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