This exercise came to me one morning after
I had a dream about Vaclav Havel, a person I deeply admire. It's very
powerful - enjoy!
If you're not going to do the exercise right
now, only read point 1 and 2 - not 3 or 4. Save 3 and 4 until later.
You need to do 1 and 2 first - then read 3 and 4! (I'm strict, aren't
I!?) The ending can't be given away!
1. Get a pen and paper. Write down your top 3 Heroes.
(I don't think I've ever used this word before because it's been sullied
by the media and leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I'm using it here
in the true sense of the word a la the Hero's Journey)
These are individuals, alive or dead, that you
reeeeally feel deep admiration for. Individuals that activate your heart
or mind or soul or creativity or all four!
2. Write down the qualities that you admire in each
one of them.
Stop here if you're not
going to do the exercise right now
3. Now, meditate on these qualities and breathe them
in because, the fact is: You have these qualities!!
Realize this. As you breathe the qualities in feel them making
their home within you...soooo comfortable...they've actually been there
all along! Expand into them....With each in-breath, you feel these qualities
inside you and with each out-breath you expand into these qualities
and you find yourself growing larger and larger and expanding out so
far that you find yourself encompassing the whole earth and you are
bathing the earth and all the people, animals, creatures, oceans, trees
with these amazing qualities of yours. Qualities that the world needs.
And you have an endless abundant supply of these qualities.......
Enjoy this wonderful feeling for as long as you
4. Your Inner Hero has been activated!!! You've stepped
into your Expanded Self.
Whew. I just did that and my heart is beating rather quickly. It's
a perfect exercise for any Yellow Human "quickening" day.