The Journey Continues-Float3

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This week my focus is on vulnerability. I want to discuss this as vulnerability affects everyone. According to merriam-websters dictionary the definition of vulnerable is; capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or being open to attack or damage : assailable. To me being vulnerable means allowing yourself to be open, unguarded, showing ourselves completely to the world without the fears of being judged, rejected or  chastised for our beliefs. How is vulnerability and the float pods related. Well for one, when you are in the float pod you are lying naked, exposed to the world. Two your mind is vulnerable to the silence, the cosmos and to our deepest thoughts. Three your senses are vulnerable to everything, as there is hardly anytime that we are surrounded in complete silence.

Throughout the years and with all of the things I have been exposed to I have taught myself to safe-guard myself from the world, making sure that when I am vulnerable I can be kept safe by keeping my guard up at all times. In the past few years it has been a struggle to accept the fact that I do not need to keep my guard up, that it is okay to be vulnerable. Being vulnerable is part of being human, in fact I think it is essential for human beings to be vulnerable this shows the world that are truly human.

Being vulnerable also means binge completely honest with ourselves. The float pods are a great way to explore ourselves, as in the pods we have nothing other than our nakedness, our own thoughts and the truth of what is. The float pods allow us to be completely vulnerable to what is, what has been and what could be.

I want to give thanks to the float pods for reserving a special spot for me to allow myself to be completely vulnerable & utterly exposed to the world…

Until next time Peace be with You…

The Journey continues-Float 2

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Today my intentions are to focus on slowing my thoughts down and to gain insight on what’s most important. I will also try to let go of unwanted & negative emotions by meditating on the negative thoughts that I am having & then envisioning releasing them into space.

I will drive to the spa listening to Shannon days cd.

I ate about an hour before the float.

My mood is not elevated. I have been feeling a little subdued. I am somber today but am I not having any particularly negative thoughts. My anxiety is slightly elevated I know this because my heart rate is elevated, I am running hot & I am slightly nervous. However I am excited to float again.

In addiction the addict tends to seek short term relief instead of long term relief. The longer an addict remains abstinent of chemicals their drive moves from seeking short term relief to long term relief. The float pods have enhanced my desire to seek out long term relief. As a quick fix is only that, “a quick fix” which does not help in long term recovery.

Upon exiting the float pod I felt the following:

Restorative

Rejuvenated

Refreshed

My muscles are not as sore as they were upon entering the pod.

Ideas swarmed my head as to business ideas and gardening tips. I began to think about all the other people who had floated in the pod, the energies they left behind them and the energies they took with them. In this life many people take for granted how energy plays a role in the world. Particularly the energies we take & we give to this world and to those who inhabit this world. I thought of how everything flows in a circular motion. Many teachings out there teach that the world runs on a linear fashion, this is not the case. Everything, every action, every deed every source of energy comes back to the space where it began. It may take a long time but eventually it all comes back around. Today I try to focus on finding synergy in all things.

In this float I thought of a book I once read by Carlos Castaneda and how it is possible to find your chi spot for mediations and such.It’s amazing how finding just the right spot can make it that much easier for this type of work to accelerate. The float pod is a medium for me to find my chi spot, to be able to relax, let go and just be.

Until next time Peace be with You…

True Rest Float Spa-Float 1

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Welcome back to my Journey, to a place where my time is my own. The float pods have already showed me another way to look at life and another way to take life on. They have shown me that I can choose to slow down my own thought process.

Today during my float experience I will be focusing on clearing any negative thoughts. I feel as though I have been overwhelmed lately with emotions that i am not in control with and I need to get a strong grasp on them.

Today I will do 15 minutes of pure oxygen before the float. Today I will meditate to 10 minutes of music when I first enter the chamber. This I have learned prepares me for the next 50 minutes of my float time.

Today I will listen to 5 minutes of music at the end of the float. I have learned that this prepares me for the float to end. Previously I have done floats without the 5 minutes of closing music, and I found myself wondering when the float would come to a close. I felt as though I wasted my precious float time by wondering when the float would end. I had Wasted valuable time, time that I cannot get back. I will not do that again!

After the float I will do 10 minutes of pure oxygen. I have noticed that when I do the oxygen after the float it grounds me back to reality, back to the here and now. As well, it helps me process all the things that had just occurred in the chamber.

There are other things that I do to prepare for my float time. One of the most important of them is to go into the float with a light heart and with a clear mind. This is very important as if either of these things cannot be accomplished it can & most likely å affect my float experience in a negative way! So even though my heart is heavy with heart ache, my brain is swimming with thoughts of what could and could’ve been, I will clear my head of those thoughts & focus on the here & now.

Today i was able to “just be“. I was able to quiet my mind. At times I felt as thought I was one with the universe, suspended in still animation.  I could sense my own energy force all around me and began feeling and sensing all of the other energies out there. I began to feel other energy sources flowing into my own, merging in a sort of dance, allowing my energy force to grow stronger, stiller and brighter. “This is a term I have come to understand as Mindfulness”.

I felt at peace. I felt Calm. I felt at ease. Today I was able to, “Just be”.

As a final thought I want to disclose that I am not only going through this process but living it. This is a journey of awakeningmetamorphasizing. The journey continues. I want to thank you for joining me on my journey, until next time…

Peace Be with You