Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Sedona method for beginners

HI,

There is always a confusion among the beginners of the Sedona Method i.e. about the questions and perceiving the feelings that are going to be released. And I too have just recently come out of that stage therefore i know what the problem is .

The point which helps is to note that the sedona method is about releasing the physical feelings in the chest. You can ask the questions "could you?" or "would you?" while feeling these feelings or you could just let the feeling be and just go on witnessing it.

The idea which changed my view was after reading Nirmala's book "Nothing personal" from which I learnt that everything is just space and if you go on to find yourself you will be baffled . Go on just try it. where do you reside in your body?? Is it in the hands , your torso? Are you in the face. NO. There is just awareness, awareness about the things that are happening. When you are angry, you say that i am angry. But actually you are not there to be angry. You are aware of the anger that is passing you. If you just hold on to it, it will stay there. Releasing is to just let it pass. You just have to be a witness. In fact , you are only the witness, nothing else. In fact you can only watch the anger that is coming, because you know that the anger is not yours.

View the feelings that you are having not as a part of you, but just as a witness and completely feel it. When you are sad and feeling down dont resist that feeling. just experience what it is like to feel sad, to feel bad and it will just disappear. On the other hand if you experience this feeling thinking why it is not going now, am i doing something wrong?? This means that you are still not witnessing or perceiving or feeling your feelings but resisting it.
In that case , just experience what it is like to resist . Just witness how do you resist something , what do you do when you resist a feeling. do you feel some tightness in the chest or elsewhere in the body, what about your breathing?? Is the breathing affected?? completely be with the feeling . This is what you should be doing.

I think this is enough for now.

Bye
Faraz Ahmed

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1 Comments:

At 10:01 AM , Blogger chueewowee said...

HI,

There is always a confusion among the beginners of the Sedona Method i.e. about the questions and perceiving the feelings that are going to be released. And I too have just recently come out of that stage therefore i know what the problem is .

The point which helps is to note that the sedona method is about releasing the physical feelings in the chest. You can ask the questions "could you?" or "would you?" while feeling these feelings or you could just let the feeling be and just go on witnessing it.

The idea which changed my view was after reading Nirmala's book "Nothing personal" from which I learnt that everything is just space and if you go on to find yourself you will be baffled . Go on just try it. where do you reside in your body?? Is it in the hands , your torso? Are you in the face. NO. There is just awareness, awareness about the things that are happening. When you are angry, you say that i am angry. But actually you are not there to be angry. You are aware of the anger that is passing you. If you just hold on to it, it will stay there. Releasing is to just let it pass. You just have to be a witness. In fact , you are only the witness, nothing else. In fact you can only watch the anger that is coming, because you know that the anger is not yours.

View the feelings that you are having not as a part of you, but just as a witness and completely feel it. When you are sad and feeling down dont resist that feeling. just experience what it is like to feel sad, to feel bad and it will just disappear. On the other hand if you experience this feeling thinking why it is not going now, am i doing something wrong?? This means that you are still not witnessing or perceiving or feeling your feelings but resisting it.
In that case , just experience what it is like to resist . Just witness how do you resist something , what do you do when you resist a feeling. do you feel some tightness in the chest or elsewhere in the body, what about your breathing?? Is the breathing affected?? completely be with the feeling . This is what you should be doing.

I think this is enough for now.

Bye
Faraz Ahmed

You could just go and opt for a free newsletter of the sedona method to get free tips and articles about it at sedona.com



posted by Faraz Ahmed at 7:57 PM on Dec 20 2004


This is interesting stuff. I couldn't agree that we are not there. It's the conception of I that is wrong, how we exist. The analytical meditation on the body and I is a traditional buddhist meditation, summed up in many places in the koran and bible.

About experiencing the feeling in the chest off sadness etc. This is what occurred to me spontaneously. I found that it is physical feeling to which we attach all the personal and sad connotations, which were already there just beforehand, derived from our circumstances. The feelings are very strong and powerful. We resist them in fear and mistake them for sadness. But the are powerful chi - movements of kundalini that occur in moments of humbleness following loss and separation. In resisting them we then undergo a long slow build up of our ego again, through depression and resistance. Upon which we congratulate ourselves, at our own strength in the face of such times and happenings.

On the other hand, if we experience them fully, they pierce our heart, we do crash (the movement of the chi is like falling and rising, in a swoon) and rise fast, but quietly. It's the crash we resist, and the piercing. They are warm, they are hot, they are transforming. It was an opening, It was an intervention - the answer to your spontaneous prayers.

I mean they did no harm whatsoever. But we resist them out of self-protection.

 

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