Meditation For Feeling Feelings & Coming Home. ~ Edith Lazenby

Via Edie Lazenby
on Aug 1, 2013
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I don’t need my anger and determination to survive. I need love.

Read this through once then give yourself to it. This process brings me to me. I become present to my heart and my needs. If you’ve read my writing you know there is a lot of darkness. We have to turn to the darkness and embrace it to find the light. I am learning how through what I am sharing here. Grief and I are intimate but only because I live life doing all I can to avoid it; therefore I cannot move beyond it. Now I am learning to feel the grief and dance with the shadows and the light.

Lay down on your back, a pillow under the head and legs. I suggest placing one hand on your heart, the other on your stomach. If that is not comfortable set your arms in a way that is comfortable to you. Begin:

I am sad.

I am lonely.

I am holding the moon.

I am present.

I am heart.

I am feeling.

I am my kitten.

I am hurt.

I am loving.

I am darkness

I am crying.

I am light.

I am mountain.

I am rock.

I am sun.

I am bright.

I am scared.

I am alone.

I am a butterfly.

I am a tear.

I am a smile.

I am feeling.

I am a tree.

I am a breeze.

I am present.

I am my body.

I am my heart.

I am warm.

I am my mind.

I am a wind.

I feel rain.

I am sad.

I am raw.

I am need.

I am present.

I am empty.

I am in a cocoon.

I am resting.

I am stillness.

I am calm.

I am feeling.

I am present.

I am life.

I am grateful.

I am alive.

Now when you finish your “I am” statements feel the fullness. And know in any moment you can find presence with this simple exercise.

Recently my life shifted and I felt more alone than I have ever felt.

A healer taught me this exercise four years ago. Finally, I get it. Finally, I see I cannot look to others to give me what I need to give myself, what I can give myself. I can be alone and not be lonely. I am learning how to love and to do this I must learn to love myself.

What I know today is I cannot love myself if I cannot be with myself, if I am not fully present in my heart, body, mind and spirit.

This exercise of saying “I am” is a window and a door and a means to coming home.


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About Edie Lazenby

Edith Lazenby's first love is poetry. Her second is yoga. Life unrolls in ways she could have never have imagined. She loves to love and live life daringly. Leap and the net will appear is how the saying goes but they don't tell you what to do after it disappears. Edith lives in Baltimore with her cat, Cucumber. She works all the time, it seems, these days. Life is good. Blessings are many.


4 Responses to “Meditation For Feeling Feelings & Coming Home. ~ Edith Lazenby”

  1. Kristi says:

    Thanks..I needed that right now.

  2. Katrina Kunstmann says:

    Sometimes, when I begin to analyze my strengths and weaknesses, my failings and my wonders, my mind winds along a path like this meditation. Truly it is a path something powerful and mesmerizing. This was a wonderful, elegant expression of such a mind trail. Thank you. :>

  3. edieyoga says:

    Thank you…it works for me….wanted to share it.

  4. edieyoga says:

    Yes….i like the idea of mind trail…may have to borrow it…