Change is still in the air encouraging us to see ourselves clearly and let go of what we’ve outgrown. Letting go is sometimes difficult, but it opens us to the adventure of new beginnings. As you do this week’s Imagery remind yourself of what Colette tells of A New Education being one of rigor and of mercy and extend that mercy to yourself as you begin to change.
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Happy Imaging, Barbarah
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“The double message is coming to me, one of rigor, one of mercy.” From Colette’s poem “Counter-Point.”
The chapter A New Education from The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery feels perfect for us as the season begins to change. The exercises, called Changes, support the on-going journey of Barbarah’s Blog seasoned Imagers who continue on because they have experienced positive change in their lives–and new Imagers who have recently joined us.
Congratulations to all of you for making a commitment to change your lives through Imagery. You follow a large group of seekers privileged to work with Colette Aboulker-Muscat, a 20th Century Spiritual Master who created the exercises, and Dr. Gerald Epstein, who made this work available by founding The American Institute for Mental Imagery, where he certifies professionals in Imagery, me among them.
The focus of the first group of exercises is on clearing out old failed beliefs and behaviors, making way for new ones aligned with your present consciousness. Colette reminds us in her quote above that change requires rigorous attention and action balanced with mercy for ourselves and others who may be effected as we walk our chosen paths. I have found my journey with Imagery to also be one of joy, renewed enthusiasm for the beauty I see in the world and a commitment to share with you what I have learned and experienced.
Our first group of exercises is called Changes.
Click Below for Audio of the Imagery Titled Changes, Exercise 1
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Click Below for Audio of the Imagery Titled Changes, Exercise 3
Click Below for Audio of the Imagery Titled Changes, Exercise 4
Click Below for Audio of the Imagery Titled Changes, Exercise 5
What a beautiful summer we’ve had. I hope that the many rays of sunlight helped you see the changes you’ve brought into your life using Imagery–and that you feel ready to expand your horizons once again.
If you’re new to our group, welcome. Please let me know in the Comment section if this is your first experience with the Imagery of Colette Aboulker-Muscat or if you’ve used other imagery techniques so I can give you some guidance.
If you decide to jump right in, you’ll hear the instruction “Close your eyes and breathe out three times” in the audio, shorthand for “Close your eyes and take a long, slow exhalation followed by a natural inbreath; repeat this cycle of breathing three times in all.” Other times you may be instructed to do the cycle once, twice or four times. The breathing may seem unusual at first, but it will soon become automatic. Each exercise concludes with the instruction to “Breathe out one time and open your eyes.”
We begin this Imagery year with Prayer: Creating a Space for Silence where we may hear the divine voice of wisdom and love. Then the exercises called Gift enable us to move that energy out to embrace our friends, families and others in our circle.
May all the blessings of the divine shower upon you as we continue our journey together.
Click Below for Audio of Imagery called Creating a Space for Silence, Exercise I
Click Below for Audio of Imagery called Creating Space for Silence, Exercise 2
Click Below for Audio of Imagery Called Gift, Exercise 1
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Each summer I take time off from whatever spiritual practice I’ve been doing to integrate the self-discoveries revealed through Colette’s Imagery Exercises.
Consider taking a look at what you’ve accomplished with Colette’s Imagery. Build on the confidence of the beneficial changes–and use them as a jumping off point for next season’s Imagery, which resumes on September 4th.
There’s a series of blogs I posted in 2010 that are as relevant today as they were then. One will give you specific instructions for Taking a Spiritual Inventory. You’ll find this posted on June 16th, 2011. That blog will also direct you to postings on Synchronicities, Mirroring, Reversing and Dream Reading. By September, you’ll have a valuable baseline from which you can identify next steps for the new Imagery season beginning on September 4, 2014.
Have a joyful summer. I hope you’ll join me again in September. We’re about half-way through The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery. Perhaps we can aim to complete it by next Summer.
P.S. Tell your friends about your experiences with Imagery. They’re very welcome to join us any time. The recorded Imagery Exercises are always available for them to use at their convenience. If they need help, just tell them to contact me through blog Comments.
Today we continue the chapter To Live: Self Healing with a group of exercises called Healing.
These exercises can be found in The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery: Colette Aboulker-Muscat’s 2100 Visualizations for Personal Development, Healing and Self-Knowledge available through <www.amazon.com>
Click Below for Audio of Healing, Exercise 1
Click Below for Audio of Healing, Exercise 2
Click Below for Audio of Healing, Exercise 3
Click Below for Audio of Healing, Exercise 4
Click Below for Audio of Healing, Exercise 5
These Imagery exercises are posted here with the permission of the American Institute of Mental Imagery.
Today we begin a new chapter in The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery called To Live: Self Healing. Colette’s poem describes discoveries there for us when we look within and cleanse the past of things that have been hiding. With cleansing, our inner light shines more brightly and our lives take on new meaning.
“Beyond the appearance the hidden Truth calls me. Beyond the seven skies, eternity here and now finds me.”