Saturday, 27 September 2014
Feeling Beyond The Labels
One of ways that we release using Lester's method, is by looking or more precisely , feeling into sensations beyond labels.
Let me explain, when we say we are anxious, this is a label a blanket which really tells nothing of the experience we are having in the moment. When we take the time to look beyond the label to the actual sensations we experiencing in that moment we begin to really engage with our body and feel what is actually happening inside. this is much closer to reality than any label. When we have the courage to do this we can begin to discover what anxiety, fear, shame etc actually feel like to us. As soon as we feel the sensations, welcoming them into our awareness we often begin to relax. We come to recognise that the sensations once fully allowed begin to dissolve all by themselves. These sensations are like children who have been neglected they are shouting to get our attention, to let us know that we are off track. Once they have all had their say or in other words been fully experienced, they become quiet. they have been heard, we have listened and in that listening we have dissolved which ever emotion we have labelled at that time. We realise that that label was not 'real' , it was just a tiger painted in our mind. This realisation is really empowering because now we KNOW through our own experience that labels are not real and that if we are willing to dig deeper we can free ourselves from labels that hold us back from the freedom to live life to the full.