Cells have an ability to hold our experience until we are ready to process it. We now understand that those with traumatic life experience can have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Often those who suffer PTSD had traumatic experiences that their body stored for them (kind of like a computer hard drive) but now another layer of information is stored and the system goes into overload. Thank goodness we have FES’s Post Traumatic Stabilizer. I have seen this be of such deep support on numerous occasions.
How to avoid getting into overwhelm? Honor each experience as it comes. Some of these experiences are good, but still so big that our system has trouble processing it all at once. Also we can have experiences that we don’t understand so we just stuff them.
When I was in junior high I had a big spiritual experience. I knew it was life changing, but didn’t think much about it. As an adult as I tried to process it I had numerous people doubt my experience and so I doubted it myself. It’s taken quite a few years, but finally I honor that YES, this experience happened and I don’t have to put it in a box, or explain it to anyone (including myself). I can just honor that occurred and it was big for me.
Meditation techniques can be a great support for honoring experiences. With the help of 35 years of meditation experience, today I am mostly able to witness my felt sense, both in my physical body and in my energetic body. I have learned that trying to make mental sense of it often just buts roadblocks in my way. Learning to trust that this is your experience brings much more grace and ease into your life. Desert Alchemy’s Owning the Level can be helpful in trusting the level your on and owning it. I wish this for all of us.