This is what Rahnwyn said to me on my morning bike ride today:
To be free is to live in the soul. The soul incarnates into the body from a place of infinite freedom. It is like putting clothes on the body. It doesn’t take away the freedom, but there is a feeling of being contained. In this sacred container of the body, we are meant to know the feeling of freedom of the soul. So let’s begin with the breath.
Free the breath to be big, expansive, with as much motion as possible. Open the solar plexus to allow the respiratory diaphragm room to expand with each breath. Let the lungs expand in all directions, top and bottom, side to side, front and back. All the while noticing how this feels in the body. Does your posture change? Do you feel expansive? You may cough and that could be a release. As you are breathing in, you are saying YES to LIFE, thus the quality of the breath determines the quality of LIFE. How much LIFE can you open to?
Include the Heart in this opening to the Breath of LIFE. Let Heart soften and receive life force so that it becomes full, open, clear and strong. Give it all the space it needs so that Soul comes through loud and clear. Heart is our strongest sensing area. It knows when truth is being spoken, and it knows what is not being spoken. Heart sees deeply. Free the Heart to be your guide in wisdom, love and power. Free the wisdom of the heart to connect with the creative and logical brain to create the wholeness needed for navigating all the experiences of life.
Notice any tense, held or painful places in the body. Free the neck, the jaw, the eyes, the throat, shoulders, back, belly, sacrum and hips. Free all the systems of the body to create a symphony of vibrant health by working together in concert.
Try a practice of taking a brisk walk or bike ride and with every breath in say FREEDOM. Let that emotion and energy of freedom go wherever it is needed in the body.
Free of fear and doubt
Free of obstruction and stuckness
Free of addiction and victimhood
Free of shame and guilt
Free of the past and the future
Free of confusion and self-destruction
Free to be all I am meant to be in this life
Free to be a sacred vessel of the Divine
Free to express my soul purpose and desires
Free to live in Divine Power, Love, Wisdom
Free to: (make up your own declarations!)
Now, notice how you feel in your body and what has changed. You are now free to be anchored in freedom throughout your day. Every time you have a thought that is not free, just notice it and let it go by and mindfully create the next thought in freedom. I CHOOSE FREEDOM!! It doesn’t matter if you do this a thousand times a day. This is a practice of a lifetime and what could be more important or more empowering?
Rahnwyn Jacquie Riker