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Sunday, June 28, 2009

an imagery exercise

I want you to sit back and close your eyes (yes I realize you can't read with your eyes closed! Just work with me here! sheeze!)

okay... so sit back and close your eyes...
imagine yourself sanding in a big black nothing
no light...
no sound...
no sensation on your skin...

alone...

standing...




How do you feel?


Feel it.

Now, I want you to imagine your family with you...

There is a line of light that connects you to each member of your family...
it runs out from you to your sides...
to your brothers and sisters...
your half brothers and half sisters...
your step brothers and sisters...
your adopted brothers and sisters...

it runs out from in front of you to each of your children...
and each of their spouses (current and former) ...
and on to each of their children...
forward on...

it spreads out behind you connecting to your birth mother and father
to stepmothers and stepfathers
to adopted mothers and fathers...

Now send that beautiful line of light farther back
connecting to Grandmothers and Grandfathers
connect that light to their mothers and fathers...

keep going!

Imagine waves of people standing behind you connected by that beautiful line of light!

Now fill it out!

Reach that light out and connect it to
Aunts Uncles
all of them!
As far as you can reach!
and then from them to their children!
and to their parents!

Do you see the web?
Do you feel the connection?
All of these people!
All of these are your family!
All of them are connected to you by that beautiful line of light!

Now strengthen that light!
Make it stronger...
Follow it to everyone of those wonderful real people that spread out from you in all directions
in front of you...
beside you...
behind you...

Do you feel it?


Feel it.


Feel it.


Feel how each is connected
how each is part of you...

Feel it.

You are still standing in a big black nothing
no sound, no sensation on your skin...

but now you are not alone!

now there is light!


Feel It!

make that light brighter!



Feel it!

and now
I take a pair of scissors and I cut that line in one place,
and everyone behind you on the left is gone.

How do you feel?

One snip and that beautiful line of light that leads back from you
to those behind you
has been severed.

one snip.


and they are gone.

How do you feel?





















How do you feel?







Feel it!





THAT is what it feels like to not know a parent.
That is what it feels like to not be connected.

and that
is common.


I don't think it should be.





2 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Wow. Very interesting.
And very, VERY heartbreaking.

Good Queen Lyn said...

Wow that was powerful....!!