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Guided Mindfulness Meditations to Heal Grief and Loss

Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

Guided Mindfulness Meditations to Heal Grief and Loss

Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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18 Lessons (1h 52m)
    • 1. Promo

      2:35
    • 2. Introduction

      1:52
    • 3. The Verification Sheet

      1:44
    • 4. The Importance of Deep Relaxation

      3:43
    • 5. Relaxation Exercise - Peaceful Words

      6:46
    • 6. Insights into Grief

      3:16
    • 7. How to Use the Contemplation

      2:30
    • 8. Contemplation - Grief

      5:27
    • 9. The Flower Technique

      2:05
    • 10. Meditation - The Flower

      21:22
    • 11. Spiritual Guides

      3:08
    • 12. Meditation - Spiritual Guides

      15:00
    • 13. The Object of Your Grief

      1:43
    • 14. True Story - An Object of Grief

      4:37
    • 15. Meditation - The Object of Your Grief

      15:10
    • 16. The Life Contract

      2:11
    • 17. Meditation - The Life Contract

      17:13
    • 18. Bonus

      1:40
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There is not one person in this world who escapes the experience of loss. We all know someone who has died, too many of us have been divorced, and each of us, somewhere along the line, has lost their innocence. When we lose, we grieve. It's a universal theme. In Guided Mindfulness Meditations to Heal Grief and Loss, I use the power of contemplation and meditation to help ease you through the grieving process and into a space of empowered acceptance and peace.

This course includes:

  • Lectures discussing the importance of learning how to enter states of DEEP RELAXATION, and INSIGHTS INTO THE GRIEVING PROCESS.
  • One CONTEMPLATION to help you gain new perceptions into healing your grief.
  • There time-tested GUIDED MEDITATION TECHNIQUES to help you RELEASE PAINFUL EMOTIONS and move into a place of EMPOWERED PEACE.
  • One true story of a MIRACULOUS RECOVERY FROM GRIEF.
  • A VERIFICATION SHEET to help you chart your progress.

On a personal note, I've been through the grieving process myself more than once. I know what it's like. I'll be there to help and assist you through the process, so you won't be going it alone.

What students are saying:

I am very impressed with what happened in me just now, p.s I just finished the course, and I am really what to thank you. Flower meditation was really impressive for me, that was like going to another universe. Thank you again. Luka Nachkebia

…I wanted to tell you that I’ve taken a lot of online courses & yours are some of the best I’ve come across. Lauren Carter

…the meditations are next-level awesome. Courtney Seard

This course was delivered in a simple to follow fashion. I especially enjoyed the meditations and feel as though I really connected with and was able to truly feel a presence and full-body energy vibrations from each of them. This is a huge plus for me! So many courses and meditations out there that you end up not really connecting with and you leave feeling empty or dissatisfied with. This was not the case with this course. If you are in the early stages of a spiritual journey that you give this a try. You need to be connected with yourself and in the right frame of mind and this course walks you through each stage clearly and with easy to follow exercises. So worth it! Kevin Dickens

Drumheller asks me to go deep right off. He is gentle in his delivery, providing a safe space for me to resolve stuff I thought I had taken care of. I am looking forward to the rest of the course. Susy Goins

Excellent clarification and just amazing. Wow!! Mollie Shannon Rama

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Joseph Drumheller

Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Joseph Drumheller

I'm a leader in meditation and healing and a four-time, award-winning author with a mission that is quite simple:  To assist people of all ages in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

I've spent over 25 years working in the worlds of Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality.  Six of those years I spent working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA.  Since 1991, I've performed over 2,000 private sessions, led numerous seminars, workshops, online courses and retreats, and published an assortment of books for adults and children. 

I was also born with a deep spiritual connection to nature, which led me to earn a Master of Science degree in G... See full profile

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1. Promo: hello and welcome to a guided mindfulness meditations to heal grief and loss. There's not one person in the world who escapes the experience of loss. We all know someone who has died. Too many of us have been divorced in each of us. Somewhere along the line has lost their innocence. When we lose, we grieve. It's a universal theme. Hello, I'm Joseph Drumheller. I've been working in the worlds of meditation and healing since 1991. I'm also on award winning author and spent six years working in a cancer radiation treatment center as a clinical hypnotherapist, using meditation and healing techniques to help cancer patients in each section of this course, I'll be providing useful lecture material contemplations and deep guided meditations to help ease you through the grieving process and get you back on the road to wholeness. Here's what you'll find in the course versatile be lectures, discussing the importance of learning how to interstates of deep relaxation. There's also a lecture on insights into the grieving process. There's one contemplation to help you gain new perceptions into healing your grief. There are also four time tested guided meditation techniques to help you release painful emotions and move you into a place of empowered piece. I've also included one true story of a miraculous recovery from grief, and I've thrown in a verification sheet to help you chart your own progress. Now, although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. But more than anything, what you really need is a passionate desire to heal and a willingness to receive help that will guide you through the grieving process. And on a more personal note, I've also been through the agreement process myself more than once. So I know what it's like and you won't be going it alone. So with that said, thanks so much for your interest in this course. Now let's go to class, I'll see you there. 2. Introduction: Hello and welcome to the introduction for guided mindfulness meditations to heal grief and loss. This course contains an assortment of lectures with contemplation and meditation exercises to help ease you through the grieving process As you prepare to dive in, I'd like to make a few recommendations first, if it's possible, find someone else or a group of people to take the course with support is a huge component and healing, so try not to go it alone. This is especially true for greening. Also, don't hesitate to reach out to other students on this platform. They may be able to provide answers, insights and encouragement there, just beyond your reach. Remember, they're interested in the same thing you are, namely, healing and restoring a sense of normalcy to their lives. In the course, there is one deep relaxation exercise, a short contemplation and four deeper meditations. All the exercises are designed to create an A line and Helier inner world to make you integrated and whole. So go deep. I recommend doing them daily. Also, as you work along in the course, questions may arise. If they do. Please don't hesitate to shoot them my way. I love hearing for my students. So best of luck on your remarkable road to journey to wholeness and I'll see in glass. 3. The Verification Sheet: hello and welcome to the lecture on the verification sheet. The work we're doing in this course can have a very powerful and positive effect on your subconscious mind. There's a cause and effect component to it. If your intention is to heal or create something and then you put some effort into it, chances are results will occur. The same is true with meditation exercises. Furthermore, as you work along with the contemplations and meditations, you may notice that certain aspects of your life improved over and above what we actually worked on. These are referred to a side benefits, and they're very common in this type of work. For example, as you work along on specific areas, you may also notice an increase in your creativity. What boosting your health, perhaps, or a windfall in your finances or possibly improvement in your relationships. So in order to increase your overall level of awareness, I have created the verification sheet. It's attached as a resource file. Download it and pull it out once a week while you're using the meditations and see if you can check out any of the boxes if you can. It's a clear indication that what we're doing is actually working. So have some fun with checking your progress and please enjoy using the verification sheet . 4. The Importance of Deep Relaxation: hello and welcome to the lecture on the importance of deep relaxation. Deep relaxation is so important when you're going through the grieving process, it could be a chance to unwind and let go or just forget about what's going on inside. It can also open up a channel to allow pent up feelings to spontaneously release. Deep relaxation is also a crucial element in the world of meditative healing. When you're deeply relaxed, the subconscious mind will open up, exposing suppressed emotion from the past. Once those emotions are exposed, they can be released using numerous healing techniques. And that could be very valuable in the world of grief, especially if you've been grieving too long. Now, if you are of the mind that meditation could help alleviate your grief. Then it's absolutely necessary toe learn the initial step, and that's deep relaxation. The first thing to understand is that going into deep relaxation is a learned skill. So, like anything else worth learning, it takes practice. It takes commitment, and it takes discipline. Now, with that said, let me remind you that the discipline of learning to relax deeply is a very pleasant discipline. It feels wonderful. So setting sun, so setting some time aside to do it is something that you can look forward to. So when you're in the grieving process, you might ask yourself, Well, how often should I practice deep relaxation? Well, if you're just starting out, I highly recommend doing it daily. For most people, the most convenient times are the first thing in the morning or just before going to bed at night. So, for instance, I meditate every day for about 15 minutes or so just before going to bed. Also, if you're starting out, I suggest using some type of guided relax ation or guided meditation, audio or video, such as the meditations in this course. It's much easier when someone guide you through the process. Plus, the results tend to be much more noticeable and significant with the help of a guide. So as you progress and develop in your own relax ation practice, relax. Ation will start to integrate into your subconscious mind. What that means is relaxation will become part of who you are. When that happens, you'll be able to enter a relaxed state. It will while you're eating your dinner watching TV, taking breaks at work or even in the middle of a stressful conversation. And in the midst of those of that constant relax, ation, your mind and your heart will start to become detached from your grief, and we'll start to let go. So in the meditation that follows will be using a technique referred to as relaxing words. It's a simple guided meditation, directing you to gently refocus your mind into a state of peace. So that's it for this lecture. Now let's move on and create some deep peace. I'll see it the meditation. 5. Relaxation Exercise - Peaceful Words: welcome to the relax ation exercise entitled Peaceful Words. Let's begin by getting in a comfortable position with a straight spine. Take a deep breath and we'll start to realize, and in this exercise in particular, I'm going to ask that you really let go. Throughout the course of my life, I've been amazed. Oh, and mesmerized by the power of words. Seemingly simple sentences and praises can have an intentional or unintentional impact on the entire course of someone's life. Personally, I've always been fascinated by the word relax ation. It's a word that can't really be grasped by many other similar word. Like peaceful, calm or serene or effortless, tranquil, soothing or rest ful. Yeah, and some of my favorite relaxing words are very often found in nature, like a gentle sky or a placid lake, a cool breeze or stillness night, and sometimes an image can capture the same feeling, like a silver moon or emotionless lake majesty of a glorious mountain peak. What the divinity, a golden sunset words and the images all lead us to a sacred space deep inside where we are at one, and that he's in a state of blissful and serene peace. Very calm, Very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Very calm. Very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Call peaceful. Relax you calm. Peaceful, relaxed, peaceful. Relax, relax. Relax. Over. 6. Insights into Grief : hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Insides Into Grief. Life is a never ending parade of hanging on and letting go, letting go and hanging on. In fact, in order to be happy, healthy and well adjusted, we need to learn the art of letting go. So it's imperative toe learn how to grieve at some point in our lives we discover, at least in part. But to be human means to be brokenhearted. When we love, we become emotionally attached. When we lose someone or something we love, it could be deeply painful. The resulting fallout is called grief. It could be over anything. A person, an object are innocents a pet, a place, a part of ourselves, circumstances or whatever. And when it comes, deep grief arrives in waves over periods of time. Just when you think you're finished, along comes another wave. It could take weeks, months or even years to get over the loss, and the time frame is different for everyone. A variety of emotions are experienced during the grieving process. They may include shock, denial, sadness, loneliness, depression, anger and, at some point, hopefully acceptance. A decision to move on forgiveness and peace so problems can arise when we don't allow ourselves to grieve. This could be due toa lack of awareness or flat out refusal to experience difficulty motions. In either case, the emotional gets suppressed and stuffed into the subconscious mind, and there it will remain, continuing to repeat itself over and over again until it's finally experienced and released . There are times when life can be difficult, and grieving is one of them. In the framework of spiritual growth, grieving is not a time to shy away from the work that needs to be done. It's a time to allow yourself as gently as possible to feel the feelings of loss and let them go. It's an act of courage. It's also an act of honoring yourself and honoring what you have lost. What follows are a Siris of meditation, healing exercises to help you experience and or let go of your grieving emotions. The final meditation. I will support you in your decision to end your grieving if the time is right for you. So that's it for this lecture. Now let's move on to the exercises. I'll see you there 7. How to Use the Contemplation: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled How to Use the Contemplation. The exercise following this lecture is a contemplation for grief and loss, where they're lost terms from divorce, death or any other life circumstance. The contemplation will give you the opportunity to reflect and perhaps shift your perception of your grief. However, the contemplation differs slightly from the meditations. Allow me to explain. First off, the contemplation can be done with your eyes open or your eyes closed, whichever is most comfortable for you. Then the contemplation will lead you through a series of relaxed questions to help gain deeper insight into your situation. Please keep in mind that the questions are not designed for you to think and rationally figure out solutions to your problems. Instead, they are enquiries thrown out to the universe in a state of relaxation. When your mind is calm, wisdom will provide answers and insights you may not have considered before. You may have intuitive flashes of clarity known as ah ha moments. Or perhaps the questions will trigger healing sensations of energy in your body. But no matter what happens, it will be your job to relax, to pay attention and to allow the process to unfold. Also, if you do experience moments of insight, awareness or healing, it's a clear indication that the contemplation is a technique that works for you. If that's the case, keep using it regularly. Then, once you've mastered the contemplation, you'll be primed and ready for the deeper meditations that follow in this course. Okay, so that's it for the brief discussion on contemplation. Now let's go to the following contemplation and open ourselves up to some wisdom. I'll see you there. 8. Contemplation - Grief: thank you for joining me on this journey back to wholeness. Let's start by taking a few deep, slow breaths. Allow yourself to relax until you feel completely grounded and centered. - Are you or have you been and shock, denial, sadness, anger, loneliness or depression? What would it be like? Toe? Honor those feelings and give them their due respect? Do you? As you reflect more deeply on your grief, how would it feel? And what would it be like to see your grief as an act of courage and act on it yourself and whatever it ISS you have lost? - If your process of grieving has been away, toe a knowledge, honor and respect the deeper parts of yourself. How would that influence your connection to your maker? Your universe? See where your God? - If you could say anything to your object of grief in order to obtain healing, what would it be? What would it be like if you were completely hurt, understood and respected? - What would it be like if the time was right to be in a place of acceptance, forgiveness and peace? No. Then decide to move forward and let the grieving go. Is that something you can imagine in your future? 9. The Flower Technique: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the flower technique. This meditation is somewhat of a generic approach to help release difficult emotions that may be causing you some disruption. The flower technique is one of my favorites that I've used countless times in my one on one sessions. It's a symbolic approach that has been consistently effective, and the beauty of it is I don't need to know anything about my client's personal life before use the technique. Plus, it's not uncommon for my clients to notice immediate shifts afterwards. Here's how it works. Before we start, we'll have you focused on a particular feeling that you would like to hell or release. Then we'll guide you into a state of deep relaxation. While you're deeply relaxed, I'll ask you to recall your feeling of interest while you're gently focused on that feeling , will have you imagine a beautiful flower hovering above you. You'll allow it to be big and powerful so you can actually feel its presence in front of you. Then you'll recognize that the flower has an enormous healing power and actually pulls emotions that you don't want out of your body. At that point, you don't have to do anything. Let the flower do all the work by pulling the emotion out of your body, then on keep you relaxed and focused until the process is finished. So that's it. It's pretty simple, yet it's very effective process that I think you'll enjoy. So let's go there now and let the flower work its magic. I'll see you there. 10. Meditation - The Flower: hello and welcome to the meditation called the Flower. So what I would like you to do before we begin is that I like Ugo Focus and pay attention to a particular emotion of interest when you would like to hell or release and take just a moment now to focus on that feeling, go and call it up for a moment. Feel what it feels like and pay attention to where you feel it in your body. So go ahead and just let it go now and we're gonna come back and visit that a little later in the meditation. So before we get started, I'd like you to do is t. They're sick. They're spine erect. Lie in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a deep breath. So as we begin, what I would like you to do is to imagine if you can that there is a beam of golden light coming down in through the top of your head. It's very relaxing. It's very warm. It's very peaceful and just allow this tremendous light to penetrate your brain so your brain starts to relax and your thoughts start to slow down and your brain becomes very deeply relaxed, very calm, very peaceful. And does your brain becomes more and more relaxed? Allow this wave of relax ation in this peaceful light to begin to move its way down your spine. So it moves into the stem of your brain and slowly works its way down all the way down to the tip of your spine and feel this. Relax ation as it extends out from your spine and into your nerves so that this relax ation extends all the way out to the ends of your nervous system so that from the top of your head all the way out to the tip of each nerve, you're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace. No, bring the awareness of this. Relax ation back to the top of your head and allow it to begin to drift over the outside of your body so you can actually feel it in your scalp and in your hair. And you could feel the relax ation as it gently moves into your temples in your forehead, slowly moving into your ears and your eyes down your nose into your cheekbones, your jaw on all the muscles of your face, and you can feel this. Relax ation as it slowly penetrates into your lips, your teeth, your tongue in your entire mouth so that your entire head is very deeply relaxed, very calm and totally at peace. Now feel the relaxation as it continues by moving down into your neck and into your throat , so working its way down into your shoulders and you can feel your arms as they begin to become very heavy. As's. The relax ation moves down your arms into your biceps, your triceps, your elbows, your forearms and out to your hands to the tip of each finger and each time, from the top of your head, all the way down to the tips of your fingers. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very called, and you're totally at peace, and it feels so nice to be so deeply relaxed. Now. Allow this. Relax ation to drift back to your shoulders as you feel it, beginning to move down into your back so the muscles of your back begin to relax and unwind . You could feel the tension of your back starting to drain away. Your back becomes so peaceful, so relaxed as the relax ation dress all the way from your shoulders away down to your lower back, and you couldn't allow this. Relax ation to begin to drift inwards from your back into your torso so you can actually feel your internal organs beginning to relax, to slow down and to function in a perfect peace and harmony. You can feel the relax ation moving into your heart. Their heart begins to open and beat in perfect peace as the relax ation drifts out into your lungs into the center of your breath so you breathe without effort. With every breath you take, you become more and more deeply relaxed, and you can feel the relax ation continuing by moving into all of your other internal organs. You're testing your stomach, your liver so that everything's functioning perfectly and peacefully. As the relax ation moves down, your waist slowly begins to move down into your lower body. You could feel your legs has it become increasingly heavy, and as your legs become heavier and heavier and more and more deeply relaxed, you could feel this peaceful relaxation drifting into your thighs down into your knees, your shins and your cab's currently down into your feet out to the tip each toe, so that from the top of your head, all the way down to the tips of your toes, you're very deeply relaxed. You're very cool, and you're totally at peace. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place. And as I count backwards from five, using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep a peaceful state of call a peaceful relaxation. Number five. Feel yourself going down, down drifting deeper and deeper before drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Three. Drifting down, on down deeper, deeper two drifting down, down deeper, deeper and one drifting down, down, down deeper and deeper and deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there, and with every detail that you notice, I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm. A peaceful relax ation. So you become calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Call peaceful and deeply relaxed. Calm, peace. Relax, peaceful. Relax. And as you continue to breathe and to become more and more deeply relaxed, I'd like you to call up feeling way discussed earlier. Not so it's overwhelming. But just so it has your complete and full attention. So just take a moment and allow that emotion to arise. Now, as you continue to relax and to breathe and to experience that emotion I'd like you to imagine a flower in front of you could be any kind of flower that you desire or that you see and allow that flower to be big, as big as you can comfortably make it suits details. I feel its presence in front of you and maybe even perhaps smell its fragrance. So just go ahead and be aware of that flower now. No, Now, this flower has an incredible healing properties, and what it does is that it pulls emotion out of your body. So just allow them more emotion that you're focusing on to begin to release to the flower The stronger the flower polls more effortlessly you let go and the more effortlessly you let go, the stronger the flower polls just relax and allow the flower to do its work as you release the motion from the very depths of your being. Putting the flower do all the work. Releasing This is suppressed emotion from the past with, and you may release other things as well, such as people, events from the past and circumstances. Whatever IT ISS. Just let it go from this deeply as you can feel in your body in your mind and in your soul , and just continue on in a few moments in silence and allow the flower to do its work, releasing emotion in the past, releasing the past, releasing the past. - So just continue to allow the flower to do its work. That you continue to relax more deeply, no releasing the emotion, allowing it to live its life cycle fully so it could dissipate and dissolve into the flower . And when the flower has completed its job, or at least as much as it needs to do now you can release the flower and all of the emotion that goes with it to dissipate, to dissolve, to transform, to explode into color or whatever your mind can imagine and feel now as you allow the emotion in the flower to drift off and to fade away. I'd like you to play. Pay close attention, the place in your body. Were you released, the emotion from you may feel an emptiness or avoid or a whole. We're just a space. And in just a moment there's something that's just outside of your awareness that's going to come into that space and just allowed to show up now and what it is. It's a credible healing energy. You may feel it. US warmth, the tingling sensations or light or vibration or color or movement. Whatever it ISS allow that healing sensation to enter your body now pay very close attention to where you feel it. And as you begin to become aware, allow it to expand into every cell of your body, deepening and intensifying as it goes. All right, deep and profound healing energy take just a few moments in silence to allow that deep healing energy to integrate into the fabric of your being. - So just continue to breathe and to relax, unwind and to realize the healing and the release that has been done today is permanent and it goes with you from this day forward to improve and to enhance the quality of your life in every way possible. Take just a moment to allow the experience to integrate. Maybe take a deep breath. I'm aware of your body, and when you are ready, there's absolutely no hurry. So take your time. But when you are ready and slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world, no. 11. Spiritual Guides: Hello and welcome to the lecture on spiritually guides. There are times in the grieving process when life can get very lonely. Sometimes you can get lost and feel like you don't have a friend in the world during those times. Meditations that invoke a loving, spiritually guide for assistance and support can be a real lifesaver. When I first started leading meditations, I thought the ideas of guides and angels was sort of cute. You know something for Children's story books, However, after countless sessions were clients have been vote and had powerful experiences, I began to trust. The guides were real. Guys can be tremendously helpful and supportive. I've had more than one client whose healing and transformation didn't really take off until they discovered their guide. And some of my clients have developed very intimate and riel relationships with their guides, which provide them with guidance, protection and support. In the next meditation, I'll lead you through an experience for you to invoke your guide. The process is actually very easy. While you're deeply relaxed, simply call up and imagine your guide. When they show up, all you have to do is trust that they are riel and ask more than anything that you want and they will be willing to help. All you have to do is ask. Now, how your guide shows up will be specifically customized for you. Perhaps it will show up as a religious figure, like Jesus or Buddha. Or maybe it will be a friend or an ancestor who has crossed over to the other side. Or perhaps it's an animal, a color, a sacred object. Or maybe it will be more of a sensory experience, like a feeling of movement, a sensation like warmth, tingling or a gently buzzing energy. Or perhaps your guide would come in the form of deep peace. But no matter how your guide presents itself to you, all you have to do is trust the process and recognize them as riel. The more you trust, the greater their influence will be. And once you've been introduced your guide, you can begin to develop a relationship with it. Even when you're not in meditation, you can ask it for guidance, help and support whenever you like. Then all you need to do at that point is learn how to listen. Okay, so that's it for the lecture on spiritually guides. Now let's go to the meditation and find out who is waiting for you. I'll see you there. 12. Meditation - Spiritual Guides: Hello and welcome to the meditation on spiritual guides. So what I'd like you do to get started is to get yourself comfortable, interceded or lie down, take a deep breath and prepare yourself to welcome in a very loving presence. Miracles are a natural and constant occurrence in everyone's life. They are part of a divine scheme. Sometimes they are soft, but very often they are not. And we can recognize miracles and the grace from which they flow very often in our relationship. After all, spirituality is about relationships with ourselves. Our families, our friends are calling, and our community, our environment, our world and our God challenges and relationships can basically be traced to hurt. You either hurt someone where you get hurt, and this discord can often manifest itself in the external world as difficulties in health , finances, career, lack of spiritual growth for even in the relationships themselves. This is because our experiences in the external world are essentially a reflection of our own internal and the makeup of our internal world. It's heavily influenced our relationships with others. This is why we encounter custom made life situations to hell, which are designed especially for us in the face of those situations. We can experience true love by forgiving and seeking forgiveness from those we have heard in that process, our hearts flower and we begin to experience grace once again. Another way to say is greater. You love greater nor experience a grace and miracles will be so let's let ourselves go and expand into the world of love and the slow of miracles and grace. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place. And as I count backwards from five using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number five feel yourself going down, down drifting deeper and deeper. Four drifting down, down drifting deeper and deeper. Three drifting down and down Deeper, deeper, true. Drifting down, no down deeper, deeper and one drifting down, down, down deeper, deeper and paper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there and with every detail that you notice I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful. Relax ation. So you become calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Call peace and deeply relaxed. Call peace. Relax, peaceful. Relax as you continue to gently breathe and to relax, I'd like you to call it the image of your spiritual guide. No, in whatever way it comes to you. Perhaps it's a religious figure like Jesus or Buddha. Or maybe it's a friend or an ancestor or someone who has crossed over to the other side. Maybe it's an animal. We're color. We're a sacred object. But perhaps it's a feeling sensation, like warmth or tingling were a feeling of deep peace. Whatever it ISS welcome it in was an open heart of gratitude and recognize it. Azriel and edit. Your guide presents itself to you. I'd like you to take a few moments toe, welcome it in and acknowledge its presence. While you and your guide have each other's attention. I'd like you to take and ask for assistance in any area of your life where you need help. Now take just a moment toe. Listen for an answer. It may come in words, Warren pictures or in feelings and sensations, insights and to intuitive flashes, symbols, colors or in whatever way, is just right for you. So take a moment and learn how your guy communicates with you anyone. So just continue to breathe and to relax. And as you do, I'd like you to become aware that the connection between you and your guide is permanent and goes with you from this day forward, and you can invoke your guides assistance just by asking and willing yourself to do so. So take another deep breath and enjoy the presence of your guide and when you are ready and there is absolutely no hurry, but when you are ready, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world a lot. 13. The Object of Your Grief: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled The Object of Your Grief. The meditation that follows this lecture is one of the most powerful and profound techniques I've used in helping clients come to terms with their grief. It's a very simple process of calling up who or whatever is the source of your grief with the intention of brain healing resolved in peace. For someone who is divorced, they may call up their ex spouse. For someone who has lost someone to death, they may call up the deceased, where you can call up yourself as a child or a pet or an object, or even a place. Once the object of your grief shows up, either in your imagination or for riel, then you can ask anything and or listen in order to bring healing. This technique can provide some very powerful insights and results, especially if the energy of the person, place or thing actually shows up in the lecture. Following the next meditation. There is a true story about a client of mine who did some miraculous healing using this technique. It's quite amazing, so please check it out. Okay, that's it for this lecture. Now let's go to the meditation and see who shows up. This time. I'll see you there 14. True Story - An Object of Grief: we're doing hypnotherapy. Did you ever have anybody's emotions affect their physical? But yes, happened a number of times, but one person I remember in particular This was when I was in Bellingham and I had a client come see me and there's a young guy. He was in college and he was studying to be a psychologist, a T University. And so I come in and he says, You know, can you help me with my skin? And I go, Well, I don't know. Maybe let's see it so I could see that there's a little little rash around his neck and then he pulled a shirt down. I could see he had, like, a real severe rash over the front of his body. And I thought, Oh, I thought, you know, I don't know. I don't have a lot of experience dealing physical healing with people, but we can give it a go if you want. And he said, Let's give it a try And I said, okay. And so I asked him in the session, Um, I said, Well, how long have you had this rash? And when did it start? He said, Oh, he said it started just after the accident. I said, What accident? And he said so he said about six or eight years ago, he was driving his family. He was a young drivers, like 18 and they were driving through southern Idaho, now in southern Idaho. I think it's I 84 that goes through there. There's a town called Burley, and it's on the Snake River plain. So, um, if you've ever been a Snake River Plain, its's pretty vast plain. That runs along the Snake River. It's a big alluvial fan, and it's notorious for having wind gusts go across the road. And so I think it's lost. River range up there that pours down, and the the wind comes across the Snake River plain and so you can get unexpected gust on the highway. There could be up to like 60 miles an hour, so it's like getting hit life. A freight train you get inside, blasted by a freight train, so he's driving along. Young driver in experience. They get hit by a side blast of wind and pushes him off the road rules vehicle. So no one in the No. One in the vehicle got hurt except for his younger brother who got killed. Yeah, And so and so he said after that, the rash started. And so Okay, so now we know where to go with the healing. And so So this is one technique I learned working with deep grief like that is that what we did is that we took him into recession. This is just one session, and, um and so, uh, get him in to the nice, relaxed state, Open the subconscious. And I invite his brother to come in. And so his brother shows up in the session, either in its mind in his imagination or the or the presence of his brother actually showed up. And so, um, lots of tears, lots of regret still can kind of feel it. Lots of deep feeling, and but that the two of them were able to reconcile and make peace. It was has really powerful. And and it was a huge relief to him and his brother, who had passed on, at least in his mind's eye. Never held any, was never angry or anything, you know. And so and so that was so relieving to him. And so off he goes you know, never see him again. Don't know what happens, can That's the thing with healing you. You work with somebody, they go off. You don't know how successful you've been. You know, even if you follow up, you might not hear from him. So I'm sitting in a coffee shop about six months later. And in part of the part of the thing when we came in to see me, Is that the rash on his chest? He couldn't. He felt very self conscious, not getting in a relationship. So he just couldn't handle the girl boy girl thing. So and so I seen about six months later, I'm sitting in a copy shop, He walks in with this girl, and it comes over to me and, uh, excuse me, kind choking up here. He pulls his shirt down. There's no rash there. He says, thank you. And we walked out. Yeah, like just a thank you. And that's it. That's it. Here. So, yeah, that's cool. 15. Meditation - The Object of Your Grief: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Your Object of Grief. So let's get relaxed. Get yourself in a nice, comfortable position as you prepare yourself to bring resolved and peace in relation who or what you have lost. I know that sometimes it can be difficult to relax or to learn how to relax more than you ever have before. And so as you lie, or as you sit there with your eyes closed, breathing easily as you begin to become aware of your own thoughts and of your own sensation. And I begin to wonder if you have ever had the pleasure sitting on the bank of a river or the shore of a lake or an ocean. Because there is something very comforting about just sitting there listening to the peaceful sound of weight washing on the shores as they move in and as they move out and a continuous flow that just seems to go on, yeah, relaxing in the sun, feeling the soothing more and just letting the mind drift effortlessly, but that almost quiet and silence sound in the background awareness. I'm not sure you've ever done it that way before, relaxed in just that way. Way listening to the peaceful quietness of water washing on shore. Or perhaps it was a waterfall or just a silent place in the center of the woods, A happy memory of deep contentment. Or maybe it was just a dream. Have a place so comfortable of a place so safe that it was easy to allow the body to relax everything to relax into a state of calm peace, an effortless awareness where you become calm, content and very deeply relax. Berry deeply relaxed, very deeply relaxed. What I would like it to do now this to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place as I count backwards from five. Using the words down and deeper, I would like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number five. Feel yourself going down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Four. Drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Three. Drifting down and down deeper, deeper. Two drifting down, down deeper, deeper and one drifting down. Dan down deeper, deeper and deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there. And with every detail that you notice, I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful. Relax, ation. So you become calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Call peace and deeply relaxed. Call peaceful. Relax, call. Please start. Relax. As you continue to relax, remain at peace. I'd like you to call it the object of your grief. It's a person, a memory animal, a place, a circumstance aren't event. Whatever it ISS welcome it in with the intention of healing and creating very deep and lasting resolve. So go ahead, welcome them in and greet them with the spirit of peace. Now, as your object of grief presents itself to you, allow it to be there as if it is actually there. If any emotions or feelings come up, allow them to come up. If tears need to flow, let them flow. Now go ahead and take another deep and calming breath. When you are ready, I'd like you to communicate with your object of grief. Say whatever it ISS you need to say cheer. Whatever it is you need to hear and no, whatever it ISS, you need to know to bring deep and lasting peace, acceptance and resolved. So go ahead and take a few moments to communicate for peace. - When your conversation is finished, you can allow your object of grief to dissolve or float away. Or you can welcome it into your heart to dissolve inside of you whatever way that is best for you. When the process is complete, take another deep breath and realize the healing that has taken place is permanent. It goes with you from this day forth to improve every aspect of your life. So take it all in as deeply as you can and take your time because there is no hurry. And when you are ready and you feel like you've had enough, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world. No, no, no. 16. The Life Contract: hello and welcome to the lecture entitled The Life Contract. Almost everyone I know, including myself, who have successfully gone through the grieving process, have ended it in a similar fashion. They've made a decision all of a sudden. One day a wave of grief rolls in and they say, Nope, that's it. I've had enough. And then the grieving process ends. However, you can't rush it. If you try to endure grieving before its time, well, just stuff your emotions into the subconscious. Will that continue to come up at a later date? Therefore, you can only make the decision to stop grieving when it's time. And trust me, you'll know when it's time. The following meditation is for someone who is ready to make the decision to end their grieving. It's an interesting technique where you imagine yourself entering a meeting room and on the table is a contract of your entire life. Up to this date in that contract are the karmic connections and events you've agreed to create before entering this life. And on the day of the meditation, the contract is up for review. In the meditation, you can change anything in your contract that you choose, including the decision to end your grieving and to move forward. Then you can add anything else you like to pave the way for your new life. So allow the contract to be expansive and filled with whatever it is your desire. So this is a wonderful meditation of healing hope and empowerment. I think you're gonna love it. So let's go there now and make it happen. I'll see you there. 17. Meditation - The Life Contract: hello and welcome to the meditation on the life contract. So get yourself comfortable. Take a deep breath and prepare yourself to go through an act of empowerment to take control of your life. If you have ever dropped a pebble into a serene and calm pool of water, then you've learned something about how to let it go. It's very relaxing to watch the ripples slowly moving out as the pebble floats effortlessly and calm, way to the bottom of the pool, drifting, floating and coming effortlessly to rest. And I don't know. But I do know that everyone as a place they can go a relaxing space deep down inside, where they can really let go of all of their cares of all of their concerns and wonder at the wonder. Those waves of relax ation at that smooth heaviness the arms and legs as relax ation continues. Or maybe it was the woman smoothness of the soft white sand, and you could hold it in your hand and watch it slow effortlessly through your fingers, the same sand that flows through an hourglass, our after hour after hour, with nothing to do for a while, except let go and slow warm heavy sand and listening to the waves of relax ation secure inside and out while you were sitting there with shore, forgetting to make the effort. It takes even to try to be aware of when or where that relax ation began and the soothing sounds where the sensations were Peace. Calm and serene deep Relax, ation. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place. As I count backwards from five using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of call and peaceful relaxation. Number five Feel yourself going down, down drifting deeper and deeper. Four drifting down, down drifting deeper and deeper three drifting down and down Deeper, deeper two drifting down, down deeper and deeper and one drifting down, down, down. Deeper, Deeper, deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there. And with every detail that you notice, I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful. Relax, ation. So you become calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Call peace and deeply relax. Call peaceful. Relax, call peaceful. Relax. As you continue to unwind and to let go and to deeply relax, I'd like to remind you, but this is a monumental day. It's the day you take control to alter your destiny. So go ahead and take another deep breath. As you continue to relax, I'd like you to imagine yourself standing outside a meeting room. And as you open the door and enter, I'd like you to pay very close attention to the details in the notice. The decor, the furniture attention to who is in the room two paid to support you and notice the mood and the feeling inside the room. Now, with each detail that you notice, I'd like you to pay attention to how the room comes alive, as if you were actually there. And as you continue to scan the area, you notice there's a table in the center of the room and on the table is a document. It's the contract for your entire life up to this very day. And now you know the contract is up for review, and as you review the contract, you can see all of the events in your life. The things that you've done, people you have met, your failures and your successes. Now allow yourself to amend the contract in any way you choose. You could tear it up. You can burn it in flames, or you can keep the part you like and throw out what you don't. So take a few moments to reflect upon what goes in what stays. - Now , as you continue to relax and to breathe, here comes the exciting part. Here is where you can add whatever it is you like into your contract for you to live out in the rest of your life. So be bold and expand. Dare to be happy and fulfilled love. Successful, healthy and evolved. So take a few moments and add to your contract whatever it ISS desire. - Now , as you continue to breathe and to relax, I'd like you to sign your contract with the Binding Inc of eternity and to allow a witness who represents divine truths to sign it. Also look okay. And when the contract is signed, you could hold it up and then allow it to dissolve into your heart to become one with your being. No, no. So go ahead and take one more deep breath and to realize. But the changes you have made are now deep inside of you, waiting to be fulfilled with the assistance of divide help. So take it all in. It's deeply as you can for as long as you'd like. And when you are ready, and when you feel like you've had enough, you can slowly open your eyes and drift back in to the conscious world. 18. Bonus: Hello, I congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you got more out of the class than you anticipated. In case you didn't notice. There are some fabulous music in this course. And most of my meditations are used music by Richard Taylor from his album fathoms. And the contemplations are used for eclipse from Ben sound.com. And in a few spots, I used yoga meditation by Eric cartel. If you're interested in more personalized healing and awakening, then I'm available for private sessions to take you deeper into the mysteries of spirit. I also have an assortment of soul inspiring books in non-fiction, award-winning fiction and children's books. And of course, all this can be found on my website at Joseph Drumheller.com. As you continue along your path of growth and fulfillment. 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