Healing Journey Boxes

October 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Healing Journey Boxes

I thought it would be interesting to look at two of Dr. Bernie S. Siegel’s Simple Practices for a Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit that he shares in his book 101 Exercises For The Soul.   It is always great to add exercises for one’s healing journey.  

Exercise #46 – Tools For Healing – Start A Treasure Chest

Healing Journey Boxes

Dr. Siegel points out that when we have bad days and if feels like “life suck’s”, most of us need help finding our way.  With this exercise, you can identify and gather up the tools you need.  1.  What tools would help?  Material and physical tools can be helpful (take a walk, visit a special place, read a book, or go to a movie. ).  2.  What emotional and spiritual tools can you rely on?  (These may include a relative, a friend, meditate, prayer, or listen to nature ). 3.  Write down your list of resource tools on slips of paper. This can be anything that gives you joy.  Take a small box, label it your Treasure Chest, and place the slips in for safekeeping.  4.  In times of distress or trouble, open your chest and take out the tools you need.  5.  Place your Treasure Chest where you will see it every day.

Exercise #77 – Put Your Fears Away - Storage Box

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Dr. Bernie S. Siegel points out in  this exercise how many of us become preoccupied with our fears and worries.   He states that there is a lot to be said for the saying “Out of sight, out of mind.”  We don’t want to become unconscious of our fears and the way they affect us.  However, for this exercise we will create a new home for them.  1.  Pick out a special box and create a sanctuary for your fears and worries. 2.  Each time you notice fear surfacing write it down.  3.   Include what you are afraid of, the event that created the feeling, and how it challenges your peace of mind.  4.   Visualize that once these fears are locked in the box, they are turned over to divine guardians for safe keeping.   5.  Your fears will eventually dissolve, and when they do, discard the notes related to them in a ceremonial dumping, burning or burying.  Hopefully you will no longer have to see or feel the discarded fears ever again. 

Healing Journey Boxes

Energy Healing – Creative Vision

January 17th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Energy Healing - Creative Vision

Today there is nothing better than recycling a past post (November, 2012).  We are now into some gloomy days.  This is the perfect time to plan a creative play date with our inner child.  The following is my adaptation of Dr. Bernie S. Siegel’s Exercise 58 in his book, 101 Exercises for the SOUL:

Energy Healing - Creative Vision

Energy Healing: Step One – Draw Me a Tree!

First, get yourself a big box of crayons, colored pens, or paints, and a drawing tablet.

If you are concerned about your artistic ability, let your inner-child come out to play by drawing and coloring with your non-dominant hand.  There is something so wonderful about childlike art.

This is a wonderful tool for self-expression.

Draw a picture of an outdoor scene, and include a tree in your art piece.

Do not read Step Two until you have completed the drawing.Energy Healing - Creative Vision

 Healing Energy: Step Two-Interpret Drawing

1.  Now interpret your drawing.  Here are a few questions:

2.  How empty or full is the picture?

3.  What colors did you choose?  This drawing represents your life and the tree represents you.

4.  What does your drawing say about how you feel about your environment and yourself?

5.  Are you blooming?  Are you waning?

6. How important are you in the scheme of things?

Energy Healing - Creative Vision