Each client and each session is a unique, precious experience. Yet in my 14 years of practice, I’ve seen clients naturally gravitate to these basic archetypes, universal modes and intentions, using conscious Breath. Over the course of a session or over a series of sessions, one may access any or all of these archetypes, in any combination or order.
ACCEPTANCE BREATH – experiencing life on life’s terms and being graced by acceptance. Knowing that the terrible things that we’ve experienced have not destroyed us. We are still here. We can do more than survive; we can thrive. Acceptance opens the way to forgiveness and gratitude for the hidden gift. Feeling right with the world.
IN JOY BREATH – feeling elation and ecstasy, akin to laughing yoga. For those who’ve taken in the messages “don’t be too happy” or “expect the worst”, what lies in Shadow is our inherent joy.
OM NAMAHA SHIVAYA BREATH (I honor the Divine within Breath) – having a direct experience of being the Divine, no longer separate from God/Goddess/Creator/Great Spirit/Buddha Nature.
LETTING GO BREATH – experiencing catharsis, epiphany, and purging. Everything we live is stored in cellular memory. At times it’s too much to carry, and so we release what’s no longer needed. This Breath is often nonverbal, dramatic, and intense. The only intervention is to let it move.
INNER CHILD BREATH – reparenting ourselves with wise benevolence. From the moment of conception, we are writing the story of who we are. This Breath invites us to rewrite our birth script and to break the illusion that there’s something wrong with us.
AFFIRMATIONAL BREATH – confronting the personal lies we tell about and to ourselves. Releasing the unconscious social programming and preparing fertile ground for authentic, current, loving, abundant messages to take root. Fresh, supportive beliefs free us to choose what we want to manifest. Speaking and writing affirmations grounds them further in the body/mind and sets a new template for beliefs and actions.
SHAMANIC JOURNEY BREATH – accessing health and help from Ancestors, power animals, and spirit guides in the timeless dimensions of upper/middle/lower worlds. Retrieving useful insight from past lives to apply to this lifetime.
TANTRIC BREATH – reawakening our body, creativity, and sacred sexuality. Reclaiming our body one chakra at a time using a cyclical breath and guided meditation. Releasing all the ways we’ve been harmed in the name of love. Coming home to our innocence.
Copyright 2008 by Elizabeth Lutfy
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