Most people don’t like to put themselves in situations where they need to protect themselves emotionally… and you’re probably no different.
But what happens when you can’t avoid that domineering boss? Or that toxic colleague? Or that insensitive relative?
This guided meditation to Establish Emotional Protection will help you establish the emotional protection you need in those difficult situations. As I mentioned in my previous article, these challenging feelings have built up over the years in response to other people and circumstances that you once perceived as threatening. By bridging your current situation to times in the past when you needed to protect yourself emotionally, you can release the pain and instead create feelings of well-being and contentment.
How It Works
First, you’ll begin the guided meditation by exploring the places in your body that are emotionally vulnerable or painful. As you do so, you will discover that there are layers to the pain: the outer layers are more physical, and this is where you feel the need to assume a self-protective stance at times. But the deeper layers are where the pain and wounds reside – feelings such sadness, or grief. And there may be even more emotions buried underneath… emotions that are softer and even more vulnerable, like hurt and lost love. As you visit those deepest layers, you may note that there are distinct physical locations – the heart, chest, sternum, etc. – that correlate to each vulnerable feeling.
Once you locate these body sites, you’ll send compassion to your younger self – a self that was doing the best he or she could at the time in difficult circumstances. Visiting deeper and deeper layers of pain, you can initiate the healing process by bringing self-appreciation to those wounded areas. As you nurture those wounds, you provide yourself with the comfort you never received before but that you can experience now.
By allowing the emotions to flow – feeling the pain, releasing the hurt, and replacing it with compassion and self-love – you’ll heal your deepest core wounds.
Each time you use this meditation, you’ll become stronger, more physically relaxed and stable, while outwardly expressing yourself in a way that’s strong and powerful.
Even though these new feelings are healthy ones, they are still unfamiliar to you, so you may choose to use this guided meditation several times to reinforce them and become more accustomed to them. This allows you to make changes in increments, so that you can continue to strengthen and deepen the process – until you intuitively sense that you have developed all the resources you need.
Living a life with your needs fully met will now be possible for you because you have changed your core sense of self. How you interact and react to challenging situations in the future will come from a place of nurturing, caring, and strength, as opposed to resentment, anxiety and fear.
So, what are you waiting for? Begin this powerful change process immediately by using the Emotional Protection Guided Meditation today.