One of the most powerful practices we can do is one called “Witnessing”.
I have studied with many amazing, brilliant spiritual masters from all walks of life on this planet and vast worlds that exist past the view of this reality in which we are living, breathing and participating in. All gurus, masters, even organized religions have in some version a witnessing practice.
I believe the good part of psychology is witnessing and possibly the only good part. I apologize if this offends anyone reading this, but it has been my personal experience which lasted over 10 years.
~Please note that on this blog I write about ideas, thoughts, experiences, theories that come from within me and my being. My writings are never meant to offend anyone or thing. Please do not take anything I write or may say personally. I am expressing my views of my realities that I experience myself in and sometimes I choose to sharing on this blog.
Let’s get to the “Meat” shall we?
The following are obviously my guidelines for finding a person to do your “witnessing” and being a “witness” yourself. There are times when the mood, the venting or recapitulation has to happen now, right this minute and you must turn someone within your personal physical range into the witness for you. I have done this very thing before and I usually just ask the person if they can witness some information for me, do not fix me, just hear me out and let me run my process and then be on my way. I find people are usually willing to just be there for you regardless of what they know. Later you can find someone to run that latter part of the process for you or you can sit with yourself and do it for yourself, as an observer. The story and feelings should not be an issue once they are let out, you are more than likely to watch it as a different being’ness as the history and energy are no longer a story of suffering for you.
Being a “Witness” for someone else…
Best way to start is to stand on both of your feet evenly, center yourself, clear your mind and breathe deeply in and out. This should only take you a few minutes, remember the person needing the witnessing is in the moment of needing to expedite the inner information now.
Stand face to face with the person you are witnessing for, looking into their left eye the entire time and make sure to breathe. If you are breathing deeply the person venting will start breathing which lends to letting go of the emotional back flow faster. When we witness we never offer our opinions, suggestions, try to heal, we simply breathe while holding space this assists from a quiet, loving, non attached place while the other person is communicating their experience. We do not attach onto their story, it has nothing to do with us, the ego wants you to do something about their story do yourself a favor and just hold space. You do not want to get involved emotionally with their sh*t, sh*t can splash and I am sure you do not want someone elses sh*t on you!
When you feel that the person you are witnessing for is done venting take in several deep breaths remain quiet. Then when you feel the timing is right ask the person if they are done sharing. “Are you done sharing with me? Is there anything else you need me to witness for you at this time? When all the witnessing is done you can move into the closure section of that space and time having helped the person you witnessed for recapitulate that emotional story that was stealing their energy and power.
When we being the closure or ending there are two roads we can travel down. However before we can do our closure part we have to ask the person in front of us if they want to be touched or not touched? Once we know how our experience’er needs closure then we can proceed with our part. Remember we do not give feedback or suggestions, this is not a time to talk and your job is to strictly hold space during the recapitulation or venting. The ending we give and apply power (energy) to this person so they may recover and move past this story for good.
When the person does not want to be touched continue to stand in front of them and encourage them to breathe deeply, you are still connecting to them by staring at the left eye which is the infinite part of their being. Place your hands up in front of your own body, palms of hands facing the person you are assisting. Breathe power, light in through the top of your head and out through your hands at the person filling their energy body. Your mind should stay focused, do not let it stray from the task at hand, you can think things like, “I am bringing forth the light of the universe into my body, out my hands and freely giving it without condition to (State their name) that they may accept this gift of change”. Finish breathing this light into the energy space of the person in front of you then bring your hands together and simply say Thank You.
That is one ending. Here is the next possibility:
When the person does want to be touched, you may gentle reach out for their hands. When this connection, current is made it creates an infinitely energy pattern and current. Like the one at the top of this blog.
The person witnessing right hand is open and palm up, their person venting brings their left hand down onto the open right hand. Repeat on the other side, until both hands are connected. You are still connecting to them by staring at the left eye which is the infinite part of their being.
Breathe power, light in through the top of your head and out through your hands into the persons hands you are holding. Your mind should stay focused do not let it stray from the task at hand. If you need to focus mentally you might try repeating to yourself something like this: “I am bringing forth the light of the universe, from the infinite into my body and coursing it this reality through my hands as I give it freely without condition to (state their name). May you accept this gift!” You can repeat it out loud if you wish; you may all together come up with a likely and equally brilliant proclamation of your own to suit your own work.
Finish breathing this light into the energy circuit you have help to create then gently let go. Finally breathe back into your personal energy space fully disconnected. Bring your hands together and simply say Thank You.
When you need a “Witness”…
Most of the time there is notice when you need to vent, recapitulate and it can be as simple as “you must turn” someone within your personal physical range into the witness for you. I have done this very thing before and I usually just ask the person if they can witness some information for me, do not fix me, just hear me out and let me run my process and then be on my way. I find people are usually willing to just be there for you regardless of what they know. Later you can find someone to run that latter part of the process for you or you can sit with yourself and do it for yourself, as an observer. The story and feelings should not be an issue once they are let out; you are more than likely to watch it as a different being’ness as the history and energy are no longer a story of suffering for you.
You can share this information with a friend, someone you trust, possibly several people and you can work together going back forth when the need strikes, the energy surfaces is the most important moment to get it out. It is when it has the strongest force of your story of suffering. All of our stories are about our suffering in some way, the resentment, helplessness, hopelessness, anger are just the power behind them keeping justifications of our stories alive. If this reality is a hologram? Then at some point we have to come to the understanding that our stories are lies we believe about a fictional character I call myself, me and usually by a name. When you let the energy out in a witnessing process it takes the life, batteries out of a story about us and can free us, eventually to our own infinite state.
This information I give to you freely, may you give it to others freely without condition.
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