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Inner Conflict Session 2

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Today I decided to do another personal session to discover what conflicting desires I may have concerning health/fitness/body image. On the left side I have an image of a fit. relaxed,
healthy, flexible, energetic self. I asked myself what might be holding me back. In other words, what other positive needs was my inner self trying to meet? I felt that it was security, nurturing, caring, wisdom.

I put the first image in my left hand and the second image in my right hand. What came to me was that the left hand was "youth" and the right hand was "maturity." My younger self, up until puberty was relatively slender. As is normal during puberty, I started getting some curves. With those curves came hormones and more complicated relationships with males.
Yes, that is what the world needs to have the species survive.

Truthfully, I haven't resolved the conflict. But at least I understand it better. The left hand is the natural, care-free health of youth....unfettered and cared for. The right hand is the heavier responsibilities of mating, reproduction, nurturing the young of the species.

When I got to the point when I was supposed to bring my hands together and come up with a resolution........I fell asleep! I'll try again. Maybe those of you that have gone through a similar exercise can make a suggestion. I seem to be better at sensing conflicts that I do at coming up with, or maybe I should say allowing for, resolutions.

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  • LE7_1234
    I usually do this conflict resolution journey from the audio version, not from the book. There's a point where she actually says something about remembering the journey if the journey is important to you. I almost always do--but sometimes I fall asleep. :-)

    I think that in those situations, either my subconscious is coming up with its own resolution in a way that I don't need to be conscious of--or the realization of the two sides--for and against--is enough for my conscious mind to work with.

    I always feel better afterwards, whether I remember or not.

    I also get some really cool images--enough that sometimes I'll start laughing out loud in the middle of the guided meditation.... May you continue to enjoy it just as much. :-)
    1968 days ago
    Just take it one day at the time, and you will resolve your conflict.

    1971 days ago
    Uh, once you have imagined the conflict, the solution might take a little while to formulate itself. Stick with the issues, hold them in your thoughts, answers will come. Sometimes it can be hard to stick with the uncomfortable situation, but, just hold it in your thoughts without really engaging, and see what might come up. Grasshopper.
    1971 days ago
    I'm not sure I understand the conflict. Can you not be all of the above?
    1971 days ago
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