Next, begin to look more closely at the stones. Can you sense whether they are protecting you or keeping the things you desire out?
If you were to name some of the stones, those things that are keeping goodness out, what are they? (I mentioned last time that some of mine are self-reliance, competency, perfection, distrust, and distance)
What are the things that you deeply desire that you are not able to embrace because of that wall, because of those stones? (For me, they are connection, kindness, understanding, love, and peace.)
Can you begin to “lean into” what you desire to release those stones in your wall keeping them out?
Or, you can be like the monkey below. ;-)
If you would like to take this exercise one more step, I invite you to capture your words on a flat ornament or perhaps a sign you can hang up where you can see.
- On one side, write “I release – and list the stones that are not helpful to you.”
- On the other side, write “I claim – and list those things you desire and want to embrace.”
You can have the “release” side facing you to remind you of what you are seeking let go, those unhealthy things keeping you from what you desire OR you can have the side that states what you wish to claim for yourself.