Dec 11, 2022 • 7M

Exhale out those sticky jagged bits of emotion

A short guided practice

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Renee Faber
Spoken word meditations to help us unveil our true nature of compassion and wisdom.
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Dear Readers,

I would like to take a moment to offer a warm welcome to all of our new subscribers. There must have been a bit of magical pixie dust in the air, because in these last few weeks we have grown. How exciting! With more people intentionally holding a compass of compassion, the greater our ripple effect will be. And for anyone flinching at the word compassion, (I admit I do sometimes, because of its overuse and perversion in popular discourse) remind yourself compassion is not a saccharine emotion, but a basis of reality that is both powerful and healing.

Here at The Creator’s Compass, we dive into the spiritual and grapple with those big questions that follow us like shadows, and at times are ignored because they are often frightening. But by looking the dragon straight in the eye, we eventually behold wonder, and our fears slowly melt into peace and joy.

So, for this week I thought I’d offer a short practice in dancing with those pesky jagged bits of emotion that get trapped in our bodies and block our view of compassion. This is a very short guidance, and once the concept is understood, it can be practiced anytime during the day when you may need to pause and free yourself from a tangled web of emotion.

*If you are reading you may want to jump to 1:40 in the audio to listen instead of read the guided-word meditation.

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The Practice


Exhale all the stubborn bits of emotions that have gotten stuck inside your body

Let those jagged scratches of hard bits leave through the portal of your breath


Exhale and tighten your stomach, so as to help completely empty your lungs and allow the bits of broken sorrows and shames, regrets, would-haves and should-haves leave your body.


Exhale again, empty your lungs completely and send those jagged scratches onward, let them melt into the outside air, vanishing into the great expanse

Now soften your belly and throat

soften your eyes and your jaw

and inhale slow… slow… slow…, filling your body with a new freshness

It’s okay if fear tumbles in. Your body is simply unfamiliar with this new freshness, and newness brings excitement, and excitement feels the same to the body as fear.

Allow this excitement if it should visit

and soften more

Breathe in for 4 counts, gently hold the breath, Exhale for 8 counts

Breathe in for 4 counts, gently hold the breath, Exhale for 8 counts

Breathe in for 4 counts, gently hold the breath, Exhale for 8 counts

Allow your breathing to be natural

You are whole as you are

Your feelings and experiences are valid

Your heart beats with wisdom, can you hear?

Your heart beats with wisdom, can you hear?

Soften… soften… soften…

Sending everyone armfuls of light and love,