WBS Experiential

Action in connection to energy can help you feel and comprehend more of your energetic process. Having these experiences helps your brain understand that your multiple aspects of self can work together to form a complete energetic system.

Trust Fall

Experiencing trust in regards to your personal safety can help you open up the flow of energy to make healthy trust choices. If you have trust issues these experiences can open up parts of you that your thoughts alone cannot identify. Traditionally trust falls are experienced in a group. Here is a self-trust method.

Practice: Gather a pile of pillows and blankets or a mattress on the floor that will be thick enough to handle the impact of your fall. Try a sample fall where you protect yourself to make sure the thickness is adequate. It is important to protect your head from an impact with the ground. Once your landing pad is ready:

  • With your arms crossed, comfortably reach your hand to its opposite shoulder.
  • Fall backwards onto your landing pad.

Review how you felt before, during, and after the fall. Pay attention to how your body moved during the fall. Now, for a second fall:

  • Take a few slow, relaxing diaphragmatic breaths.
  • Lower the focus of your breath down into the ground.
  • Eyes focused on a spot in front of you, straighten your posture, and hold your neck long with your shoulders relaxed.
  • Ground yourself to Earth. Practice Grounding prior to attempting this experiential fall.
  • Set your pose with your arms crossed and reach comfortably towards the opposite shoulder with each hand.
  • Fall backwards onto your landing pad.

Review how you felt before, during, and after the fall. Pay attention to how your body moved during the fall.

Depending upon the strength of your ground to Earth, there will be a difference between the two falls. A secure, easy fall shows strong grounding and a connection to personal control, trust, and balanced ego. If you notice during the fall that your breath changes, you have an inability to hold your arms comfortably, or you lose the tall straight posture of your body then you need support still in these areas.

Purpose: This practice will help you see the difference grounding and personal balance makes in your life. Having a strong foundation and practice makes a difference.

Claiming My Space

Use this practice to help you feel your energetic flow in the space around you.

Practice: Using a twenty-foot or larger rope or cord, on the ground make the outline of a circle about three feet wide.

  • This circle is the outline of your energy as it extends past the edge of your skin. Step inside the circle.
  • Feel your energy. Feel yourself push your awareness of your energy to the edge of the rope.
  • Move the edge of the rope in front of you further out.
  • Fill the expanded space with your energy.
  • Feel your ownership of this expanded space.
  • Now, extend the roped space to include an object or other furnishing.
  • Feel the difference in your space now that you are coming in contact with something other than yourself.
  • Feel how your thoughts about contact in your energetic space influence your ability to fill up the entire space with you.
  • Now, fill up the entire space, including where the item is present, with your energy.

Consciously aware of the outlined space, work towards feeling the object as present and still feeling that your energy occupies the same space. It can help to imagine a solid item under a microscope. Between the particles and atoms exists empty space. This makes it possible to over lap your energy with a solid item without displacing you or that item.

Practice Variation: Invite a person to sit in the space with you.

  • Observe how you adjust the way you fill up the space.
  • Next push out into the space, filling up the entire space as your own.
  • Last, be both aware of your ability to fill the space completely while also sharing the space with someone else that is filling up the space completely.

Practice Variations: Go to a public place. Imagine your roped circle around you. Spread out the rope to a comfortable distance from you. Feel the space as your own. Hold both your connection to the space and your awareness of holding the space. While people cross through your space see how it makes you feel.

Purpose: This practice over time will help you comprehend the external experience of individuation, being only yourself and completely connected to everything simultaneously.

Contemplation Exercise

You use many things to limit your actions, behaviors, and the results in your life. Sometimes how we limit ourselves becomes difficult to recognize. One way to find what you are using to limit yourself is to pay attention to your symptoms.

Look back through your day and see where you experienced these types of symptoms. Mentally or physically make a list of your experiences of:

  • Feeling pressure or stress.
  • Unable to accept or make simple choices.
  • Inability to move into action once a choice is made.
  • Adjusting or reorganizing facts to support a choice.
  • Performing tasks under duress.
  • Regret, anger, judgment, conclusions.
  • Knowing or feeling something is wrong and being unable to identify why or what.

Practice: You are going to use this list for your contemplation exercise. Focus on one symptom at a time. After picking your first symptom:

  • Relax into your practice—your time, space, activity, and focus are experienced from a place of kindness.
  • Once in that feeling ask for what you cannot possibly know about this symptom in your day to be brought to the forefront of your thoughts. You can reference I Cannot Possibly Know for more details in breaking the brains control.
  • In the space of silence, listen. You can reference Beginning Silence for more details.
  • If you find yourself predicting the information or making assumptions about it then you have moved back into conscious thought controlled by your brain. Return to a state of observation and listen.

Now that you have observed the way you limit your life, ask yourself, “What would my experience look like without this?” Recognize moments when you could slow down and step back from the experience releasing the symptom and all aspects the belief creates for you. Being aware moves you into the healthy method of using free will to create your life, as you want, giving you the space to create your reality with your beliefs instead of because of your beliefs.

Purpose: This practice gives you space to reflect on your limiting beliefs, how you apply them, and how you can exist without them.