Safe experiments with ‘spirit’ seem to be the trickiest in my view. I have suggested that the work of David Brazier may be helpful to readers. However, to demonstrate how it is done, I have included this specific experimental design that has worked for some-one I know.
I see it as an example of being present and attending.
A SAFE EXPERIMENT valuing the power of prayer.
My contact tells me that:
“I meditate every night with an open mind and an initial intention to release my trapped emotions. I am helped do this with a Body Scan. Each Body Scan helps me feel lighter. My preference is to focus on my feelings, and not particular situations from the childhood. I let the feelings flow through me and out sometimes causing me to cry. If that helps my respond vigourously, I sit there with the emotion and allow it to lead out of my body when it is ready to do so.
I prepare for this meditation, and complete it, with a personal ritual that I created for myself. Before I sit down to meditate, I light a candle and burn the same scent every time. This lets my body know that we will begin our work together.
After the session, I would open the window to let the smell of the scent along with my emotions flow away and would have a shower. In the shower I imagine the water washing away the ‘leftovers’ from the feelings I just processed.
Then I would settle for bed and say a prayer:
Dear Lord, I am beginning to forgive [any one I need to forgive for past and present hurts]. Here are some of the emotions I worked with this evening, Lord. I choose not to hold onto [negative feelings such as resentment]. I thank you for setting me free from the bondage of my bitterness and hurt. I let go of my right to seek justice now and ask you to heal my damaged emotions.
I now ask you to bless [important people in my life].
After the prayer I would put on a playlist.
I call it “healing” and include various tracks I know that have healing properties. These include solfeggio healing frequencies, kundalini chakra cleansing and music for sleep and anxiety.
Most often, I fall asleep with no problem. If I do wake up at night, I can go back to sleep again when I put the music back on.”
Using such safe experiments on a regular basis means I feel less tired during the day. My body doesn’t hurt as much and I am feeling more motivated and much “brighter”; I feel like a weight is being lifted slowly. I sense that I am more creative; more able to use visualisation to ‘see’ what I want and how to get it. I can create vivid and detailed pictures in my mind; pictures that bring feelings of happiness, calmness and safety
I find that key relationships are getting better too. I am more open to touch and closeness. I can give and get these ‘strokes’ and feel more OK about them.
Through practice, with the right people, I feel more comfortable than I used to. The “results” I get are now firmly settled within me. I enjoy the small victories and look at any small defeats in a different way.