Here is an early version of the movement we talked about on Friday, March 8, call. I am going to add some more text explanations and overviews to the video, along with another follow-along video. Once I finish them, they will be on this page and on the meditation page.
Navigating the Abyss
What to do when you are “in it”
- Acknowledge – Admit and Accept that you are unbalanced. Dismiss any self-judgment and demand that you not be a hot mess. Be as playful as possible.
- Allocate Time Interval – Commit to taking the time to do this kriya. Don’t add to your anxiety by telling yourself you have to rush. Be specific – I am going to use the next 15 minutes to address the anxiety that I am feeling.
- Determine Primary Sensation – Feel how and where you are feeling the anxiety in your body. Feel for the main sensation that you are associating with the feeling, and then the second most influential, third, etc.
- Define Primary Fear Response – Does the primary sensation you found Step 3 feel like it wants to fight, flight, freeze, or fornicate. Do you want to engage, disengage, get numb or stubborn, or do you want to move energy with sex?
- Identify Primary Body – Determine in which of your bodies you feel the most fear or vulnerability – physical, mental, emotional, energetic, or environmental. This is another step back from the anxiety. You are looking to sub-classify the sensations.
- Begin Dialog with Anxiety – Start a conversation with your subconscious mind’s story. Ask what the anxiety feels like it wants to do? Look for specificity.
- Beneficial Movement – Find a reasonable and healthy movement to satisfy the anxiety’s demand. What can you do that would be beneficial and help move the fear?
- Persist – Do the movement from Step 7 until the feeling of anxiety passes. You will need to expend an amount of energy equal to or greater than the anxiety you have been feeling. This is critical. You can’t do just a little and expect results.
- Celebrate – Verify and confirm your change in state, out loud if possible. Take 30 seconds to pat yourself on the back.
- Repeat as necessary. This is a practice and you will get better at feeling, listening, and finding movements to satisfy the fear’s demands. Give yourself the opportunity by doing the practice often enough to make it a habit.