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Pathwork: Activating Your Pathwork

On the Path of She, our desired outcome is the healing of our soul and the living of our Deep Self. This is not something we do all at once, but in incremental steps, some small, some huge, based on our unique configuration of beauty and wounding, and the pieces of our inner and outer life that are ready for healing and growth.

Though the content of our personal healing and growth differs, the Path of She process for structuring and guiding our pathwork is the same. This process is analogous to breath. We activate our pathwork by sinking deep into our inner landscape, like an in-breath. We engage our pathwork by sending it out into the world, like an out-breath, and then show up to whatever outer insights and experiences come to us. To complete this process, we call our pathwork back to ourselves and ingest what we have learned and experienced, like a return in-breath.

This week we are focusing on the in-breath, activation part of this process.

Activation is the step of focusing inward to anchor in and source from your Deep Self when seeking guidance on your emerging pathwork. This helps you to step aside of your ego self and thinking-mind understanding of things, and to engage your innermost truths and mysteries.

Start with the Deep Self meditation in the Opening to Deep Self post. Set the intention of connecting with your Deep Self to source and activate the pathwork that is right for you at this time.

As you track the movements and sounds of your breath, imagine on every in-breath that you are sinking deeper and deeper into your inner landscape and the knowing of your Deep Self. When it feels right, let go of your focus on your in-breath, and open yourself to whatever sensations, insights and information await you (which may or may not included specific words and content) that can activate and illuminate your emerging pathwork.

To complete this process, focus once more on your breath. Let the in and out movements of your breath, particularly your out-breath, draw you back into physical reality and your body. When you feel fully back, take a few more deep breaths, slowly open your eyes and then stretch and move your body.

Take some time to journal what you have experienced. Let the words and insights flow, with little effort or mental intervention on your part. If your preferred mode of expression is
another creative art form, such as dance or painting, that will work as well. The idea is to get what you have experienced down on a blank page, and to affirm your connection and communication with your Deep Self and emerging pathwork.

As with all your Path of She work, things come to you in their own time and at their own pace. If you are new to meditation and spiritual work, be patient with yourself. Enjoy and relish these new experiences, and understand that they, in themselves, are healing and transforming your life.