Use a blank piece of paper to create a wall of words.
Take 20 minutes to fill this wall with words.
Let any words that come to mind fill the page.
Read the over and throw the page away.
This creates a safe haven for the mind.
This creates a safe release for the emotions.
It clears emotions of the past and future.
It helps the mind return to the present moment.
Write all the thoughts no matter how outrageous. Throwing away each session makes this a safe haven for the mind which can be holding on to deeper emotions.
Each session is an important step to make feelings safe and to get them out of your mind so they are not circling and having an impact on the present moment.
Good vibrant health resonates from staying in the now. Staying in the past or the future takes us out of the reality of the present.
The mind thinks associatively and is often called the Monkey mind -- flitting from tree to tree, from idea to idea. A common complaint of pure knowledge for the sake of knowledge is that it gets so wrapped up in itself. It can not see the "forest for the trees" so to speak.
The first step in quieting the monkey mind is to not follow the associations. Let the ideas surface and observe them without following. It becomes a safe haven for all thoughts, emotions, and feelings deep within us.
This lets the mind continue to process thoughts.
Literally, burn it or tear it up.
This naturally helps the mind release and let go of those feelings.
Pay attention to how often is soon enough.
Let time heal and do not force it. The mind has its own time line.
A quieting of the monkey mind is often taught as way to clear the mind of emotions. Often deep trauma needs a bit more help to surface. Fear, insecurity, doubt, intimidation, an many other verbal traumas can drive these emotions under ground. This exercise is based upon safe meditation practices as taught in traditional Chinese martial arts.
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