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S.O.S. Kit Part 2

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S.O.S. Kit Part 2: Deep Tracks by Madeleine St.Jacques

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”
― Pema Chödrön

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What do you do when you feel a full-on freak-out coming on and despite your best efforts you’re powerless to stop it. You’re in the red, baby and you’re about to blow. Maybe you found yourself ambushed by a dramatic sneak attack of the highest order. Whether the architect is you or someone else, here are some tools you can pull out of the secret compartment of your S.O.S. kit – the deep tracks, if you will. If you’ve followed the 5 trusty pointers in S.O.S. Kit Part 1  and you still find yourself about to fly off the rails, take heart; you’re in good company. I have just the thing.

Breath-Work {2 techniques to try…}

  1. Place a hand over your heart or your belly, whichever feels most soothing to you

Breathe in through your nose for count of 2; Hold for 2; then exhale fully through your mouth making a ‘Haaaah’ sound.

  1. Place a hand over your solar plexus. Breathe in and then exhale completely through your mouth…keep exhaling until you feel as though you’ve completely emptied your lungs of air.

On your next inhale, say lovingly to yourself, “I am safe, I am safe, I am safe.” When you exhale, say “I am loved, I am loved, I am loved.”

Repeat as many times as needed.

Getting to Know You

This piece involves becoming attuned to the part or aspect of yourself that needs attention; this takes practice, dear ones, but engaging in conversation with all of your parts is one of the most important and most loving things you can learn to do for yourself so you can begin to regard yourself with love and exit the criticism-doubt-fear-and-judgment-freeway, darlings.

Whenever there is a disturbance in our ‘force’, chances are there’s a part of us that has gone rogue and needs attention. Think about a young child trying to get the attention of their parents. Children often misbehave as a form of communication, yes? They may not have the language to say, “Hey, you know my soul/body/emotions/hopes & dreams are feeling a little under-nourished lately!” More likely, they have a sense that their wants and needs aren’t being met and they’re going to let us know in a very attention-grabbing kind of way.  The same holds true for us as adults. If there’s a part of us that needs some TLC and we’ve been less than attentive, it’s going to show up on our doorstep in one way or another.

In an ideal world, all of our parts or aspects would be in alignment or harmony with one another. But let’s be honest, this doesn’t happen as often as we’d like. Here’s the good news, though: If you’re feeling triggered in a particular area of your life because one of your aspects has gone rogue, you can call upon the others that are feeling stronger or more balanced to help a sista (or a brother) out.

How? The key to this is in the next track…

Honor Your Feelings: A Doorway to Sanity

Reaching our limit is like finding a doorway to sanity… When we reach our limit, if we aspire to know that place fully– which is to say that we aspire to neither indulge nor repress– a hardness in us will dissolve. We will be softened by the sheer force of whatever energy arises—the energy of anger, the energy of disappointment, the energy of fear…that very energy pierces us to the heart, and it opens us.
Pema Chödrön

So, how about it? Try pulling up a chair, rather than trying to escape from how you’re feeling at the moment. I’m not talking about wallowing in your emotions or being self-indulgent – that is a whole other kettle of fish.

I’m talking about learning to stay with or be a witness to what you’re feeling rather than dismissing, denying, repressing, judging, trying to get rid of this ‘stuff’ in a knee-jerk reactionary kind of way.

I know what you’re thinking – that this can potentially be a deeply uncomfortable and unattractive practice. Indulge me, loves. What happens when we’re in a place of resistance with something, rather than allowing it space? Does it grow larger or smaller in our perception? It may feel uncomfortable, but I promise you, it will not do you in. And if you allow it to run its course and use some of the tips we’ve already discussed, I think you’ll find the waves of emotion decreasing in intensity, quicker than you imagined. If practiced consistently, you may even be able to befriend or regard it with love or humor. You never know. Imagine the next time it comes knocking on the door being able to say “Hey! Look at you, you old so-and-so! You’re working awfully hard today. Here, have a refreshment and give it a rest for a while, yeah?”

Jedi Mind Trickery

If you tend towards Mental Gymnastics, here’s how you can harness the awesome powers of your mind positively

Do not poo-poo these tactics – they may seem simple, but they are effective I can assure you.

  1. Recite your times tables (I grabbed this from my own bag of tricks during a recent trip to the dentist)
  2. Get yourself a Sudoku or a Crosword Puzzle Book (alternately, you can find an app for your phone/tablet)…I have found that using pencil and paper to be more effective, but please experiment and tell me how it goes. I’d love to hear what works for you.
  3. Parlez-vous Français? ¿Habla Español? If you speak a language other than your native tongue, start conjugating verbs.

What’s on your S.O.S. list? Got Jedi Mind tricks up your sleeves? I’d love to hear about them. Be sure to share it in the comments below and help inspire and uplift someone who needs a hand!

Until next time,

Wishing you peace in mind, body, and spirit

Madeleine St.Jacques


new headshot(2)Madeleine St. Jacques is a conscious channel, writer, and artist skilled in Energy Healing, Coaching/Personal Development, and Awakening insight and intuition in others. Madeleine’s passion is helping you find a place of peace that we all have within us. She receives and shares energetic transmissions of encoded images, symbols, and artwork designed to activate a process of deep awareness and healing with joy, gentleness, and ease.  Learn more about Madeleine and her work, here:

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Having trouble surfing those emotional waves? Feeling combustible?Contact me through the links above. Your own stress-busting tool kit is just a click away! Book a session and get the  support you deserve and need today.

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