R.A.I.N. Meditation for Emotional Healing
Recorded @ Mindful Monday
July 9th, 2018
In this meditation practice we explore the practice of R.A.I.N. (Recognize, Allow, Investigate with kindness, and Nourish). Developing this practice can support emotional healing and deactivate the amygdala, which means moving away from a fight, flight, freeze response. Each time you are able to recognize a thought, emotion, or sensation, label it as thinking, planning, worrying, fear, anger, pain, etc., you move from the limbic system to the prefrontal cortex of the brain where complex cognitive behavior and decision making occurs. This allows you to dis-identify yourself with the thought, emotion or sensation and gives you the space to heal.
We follow the R of R.A.I.N. with allow. After identifying our thoughts, emotions, or sensations, we allow them to be there, touching into what is happening in the body right now, and asking yourself, “Can I be with this?”. When you open to the feelings associated with the thoughts, emotions, or sensations, you give yourself permission to move past them or let them go all together, truly healing.
This doesn’t happen instantly. It takes practice. Be patient with yourself as you move through this process.
Practice Daily and Reap the Benefits
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