~Close your eyes and begin to count yourself backward from 10 to 1.
~ When you feel your breathing slowing and evening out, feel your body begin to relax, section by section. Start with the feet, working your way up to the legs, the hips, the torso, the arms, the hands, the neck, and the head ~ until you feel like a big blob of goo.
~ Once you are in your goo state (lol), see yourself through your mind's eye, standing at the base of a winding staircase. Walk up the staircase to a door. Open the door.
~Inside this one door, laying before you, is a very long hallway filled with doors.
~To the left of you are doors filled with moments in your life you would rather forget, things you are ashamed of, things that hurt you so bad you repressed those memories, things which no one sees, not even yourself.
~To the right of you are doors filled with all of the bright moments in your life, your achievements, the happy moments you cherish, the people that you love, etc.
~ At the end of this long hallway you come to an intersecting hallway which runs horizontal to the hallway filled with your memories. In this intersecting hallway, there are more doors, spanning off in either direction.
~ Within these doors, you will find all of the accumulated experiences you have gathered vicariously through your empathic ability.
I can take you no further on this journey, because for each of you, the journey will be different based on your life experiences and what you wish to accomplish by coming to this place.
In this place, lays the totality of your life. In this place, you will meet yourself, in both the good and bad moments. And here is where you will learn to accept yourself in your totality.
So remember: "Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it."
---- Lt. John B. Putnam Jr. (1921-1944)
The rest of this walk, is yours alone to complete. Happy trails.