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Updated: A response in Affirmations: How and Why!!!!!

amedo modigliani

This is a response from Browneyegirl: The awareness to know, then face your vulnerabilities with this process is the best I have ever read.
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“I create my own affirmations by looking inside of myself and thinking about what my fears, worries, and concerns are. Once I know what they are I create an affirmation to fill in that space, and eventually I am whole again in that area. For example, about my fears regarding my abuser, I feel trapped, threatened, and hurt. I explored those feelings further as they came up anytime HE came up in my head, and eventually, I created this affirmation, “ I forgive you for what you have done to me and I am safe.”
When I say this to myself, I usually end up imagining I am on an island, with a willow tree and a small cottage. For me that image provides a sort of sanctuary for my spirit and soul.”
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Perceiving and perception: Focused and Fearless


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“We look into the process of perceiving rather than the content of our perceptions.”
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Leave the storyline alone, observe the body sensations connected to the thought, emotion.
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Notice the patterns of your mind, what agitates it, what soothes it, what brings anxious moments and what brings loss.
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Focus on the process, let go, notice how quickly emotion wanes.
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My mindfulness group starts to improve before my Eyes!

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(Start at bottom right at the dot, then trace upward with the inhale for 3 seconds,,then pause for 2 seconds, then exhale for 3 seconds,,closing with a 2 second pause, 10 second breaths)
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Kelly from group writes:
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“Marty i am here to tell you. Sitting with your breath is so sweet and simply that at the start i thought you were nuts. but i was desperate to change. I followed thru and i am here to tell you. I am doing things i never thought i would do. I am sleeping but. I was driving down the freeway and not having a panic attack. My agoraphobia is improving and i am feeling freedom. I feel this inner peace i never thought possible. some days i think oh my i need to hurry do something and get that panic feeling. Then i stop and say no that is your ego. You need to breath. Thank you so very much for teaching me how to save my life and the future of my children.”
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Kelly is one of two in the mindfulness group, who has experienced this improvement in a month. I thought this impossible.
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The girls have reached empty at an accelerated rate.
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Why?
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The difference: Both have been taught to use the breathing track, instead of counting their breaths. First with eyes open, physically tracing the model as we breathe, feeling the breath curve around the transitions.
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It is a symphony of sorts, a melody of balance that soothes our nerve endings.
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All the abstract has been eliminated, counting ceased, goals vacated, we focus and follow our breath on the model.
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The only other ingredient is sound, hearing. They have been taught to seek out the lowest decibel sound in the room, then to venture underneath, slowing the breath.
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The goal is to be able to hear the sound of the inhale.
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Kelly and Mechelle have learned to let go, let thought fade and thus empty the mind, incredibly quick.
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When the mind is focused and empty, present in this moment, our organism repairs itself and then the mind expands. Our organism balances mind and body and thrives in this space.
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Things we thought impossible are completed without effort at times.
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Another experienced meditator in the group, Tom, mentioned that it took him two years to reach where the girls have reached in a month. It is not only my observation but his also.
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I have witnessed the greatest results from desperate people, needing to change, going to take action in some direction.
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Healing seems to happen when desperation brings action.
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updated:_____ this is old but helpful….Breathing Track Basics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Perfection or not

  
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“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect.
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it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
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– Unknown –
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It means we have stopped judging, narrating life.
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It means we trade thought for being present, for periods of time during the day.
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Happiness has nothing to do with being perfect, flawless or powerful.
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Underneath all those judgments, exists the real you, our inner guide, our spirit, our soul.
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Empty the mind and introduce yourself.
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Updated: This is What we Hook up to, When we practice the Breathing Track or Mindfulness or Meditation!

The differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain are vast.  Thoughts come from the left, computer like hemisphere, along with judgments, worry, guilt and shame.

Words and numbers are seen as pixels by the right side and no judgment, worry, guilt or shame exist.  They would be pixels anyway.

When we ride our Breathing Track, we hook up to the right side.  Our emotional regulation center also resides here. Some call it emptiness or without thought.

Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke that gave her a much deeper understanding of her field of study.  Her left hemisphere shut down and she became the only human to ever be total right side functioning.  Here is how perfect and huge the right side holds for us.

Delusional,,,,Created, ,“Fear”, , “Fear” , , “Fear”

  
Tornado Chamber…created fear space,,, cost two dollars!
Brighton had to decide if he was afraid.
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Can we focus on the fear we create, bringing awareness to this space?
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Delusional Fear is born with thought, perception?
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We grasp one of the 60,000 thoughts passing through our consciousness daily.
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Next we absorb, then amplify the emotional content connected to this thought.
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When my PTSD was thriving, a trigger thought would explode, cortisol and adrenaline surged into my bloodstream, respiration, blood pressure and heart rate intensified.
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My body was preparing for lethal threat, the mechanism for fear was firing like it was in real battle, unfortunately.
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This is real delusional fear with real chemicals being secreted violently.
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It is a mirage without consequence.
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That is, nothing happens but the firing of the mechanism, disorderly at that, as in mental disorder, PTSD.
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Trauma has access to the switch, the fight of flight mechanism, that is all.
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No real danger exists and nothing will happen if we ignore this false warning.
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These trauma thoughts just need integrating.
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That is, integrated to present moment.
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Using mindfulness to focus, brings awareness to this moment. This allows us to accept, let go without reacting to these thoughts.
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If we become friends with our nervous system, life will calm.
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Some of what I speak has to be experienced, lived, not read about.
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