Sometimes in life all of the dividends of decisions can add up to make an enormous whole. Overwhelmed and frustrated by the ever growing demand place upon us by our current world economy people are confronted with negative emotions. The teachings of many shamans can show that repression of angry, fear-driven or hurt emotions can only cause a permanent scar to wear on the metaphorical sleeve.
Look not to holding in these feelings. Let yourself express them. Let them wash through you and out like a wave. The further under the water you submerge your body, the less the friction of the currents will move you about.
Once they have past, you can look out onto new waters. Your perception makes up a greater toll of the how the world treats you than can be imagined.
Some Native American tribes taught to chase and confront ones fear in their dreams. You can practice this method with visualization. What do you dread most in life? Think of it and come up with a comical solution to the confrontation. This will make it much easier to face the challenges in life as they confront you each day. Fear is nothing more than the misunderstanding of love.
The egg is the symbol of birth and rebirth. The buddhist says that man dies every second and is reborn again. Rebirth does not have to mean death or religious change. It can mean reformatting a thought structure or perhaps a behavior pattern. It is desirable to have a life that constantly renews itself. Meditation is a trigger to help aid in new rebirth in your life.
Relax. Often people say that their thoughts overwhelm them too much when they’re trying to mediate. A simple exercise I use to prevent this is to let the thoughts come. Don’t stop them. Also don’t hold on to them. Allow them to flow through your mind like a running stream in and out and eventually there are no thoughts left to flow.
Sometimes I like to think of god or life as a flowing energy pattern. We control the harmony of this current through our thoughts and our emotions. Taking a deep breath and releasing all other ideas but something simple like strips of electric bands surging in and out of symmetry.