Bubble Meditation: Heal pain, anxiety, emotional wounds

Bubble Meditation: Heal pain, anxiety, emotional wounds

The Bubble Meditation is a self-healing technique for pain relief, anxiety reduction, and removal of emotional wounds. I first described this meditation in Visualization Meditation for Chronic Pain, but I felt it worth expanding on because it has many applications other than chronic pain. Continue reading

Letting Go: The Box of Dead Things

Letting Go: The Box of Dead Things

Tools help get jobs done. Hammers, wrenches, and drills improve on what we can do with our hands. Pipes, crosses, and rosaries help us focus to connect with something bigger than ourselves. When it came to letting go of things that no longer served me, I wanted a tool to help me remove them. And, thus, the Box of Dead Things came to be. Continue reading

RAIN Meditation

RAIN Meditation

RAIN is a process created by Buddhist teachers to address troublesome and stressful emotions. RAIN is used to release these from the body before they cause chronic physical issues or before they are expressed inappropriately (wrong time, wrong place, or at an innocent person). RAIN is an acronym for Recognize, Allow, Investigate, and Nurture. The “N” was originally for “Non-identification,” but I prefer the definition “Nurture” as suggested by Josh Korda. Continue reading

Visualization Meditation for Chronic Pain

Visualization Meditation for Chronic Pain

Often when I meditate, I close my eyes and images appear. Some of the images I expect; I attribute these to my imagination. However, I am often surprised by what appears. One of these surprise visualizations was a method to remove emotional issues, which were manifesting as physical pain. I have found it effective to clear away pain before it becomes chronic. Continue reading