By: J Nighteagle
(Continued from last week.)
Last Wednesday we started going through the steps one must take to discover their totems. This blog will continue on from last week explaining the last steps.
8. Move back to the cave or tree and step back through it through its other entrance point. Then step back through it
9. Take four or five slow, deep breaths and allow yourself to feel grounded and connected .
10. Begin your verification process. Research and study the totem and its qualities.. Meditate and concentrate plate on its qualities as they apply to you and your life circumstances.
Drums and rattles are ,effective instruments to use although they are not crucial. If drums and rattles are used, the rhythm should be slow and steady. You should let the drum beat lead you. I recommend you do not do any imaging, just sit and feel the drum beat for at least five minutes. This relaxes you and brings your body rhythms into synchronization with the drum. If you do not have drums or a rattle, you may use some soft music that is repetitive and nonintrusive.
Make sure you wont be disturbed. Take the phone off the hook, lock the door, and / or do what ever is necessary so that you will not be interrupted.. Make yourself comfortable. Sit or lie down, whatever is easiest for you, but make sure your back is strait so the blood can flow freely up the spine. Close your eyes and breath deeply. Then begin to preform a progressive relaxation. Focus on each part of the body, sending warm, soothing sensations through it. Start at the feet and work your way to the top of the head. Take your time with this. The more you are relaxed you are, the more effective the exercise will be. Don’t worry if your mind wanders. Just bring it back to where you left off and continue. Then simply imagine the scenes that follow.
Next week the scenes and the exercise.