The Law of Attraction tells us we need to step into the feeling of what we desire. Feeling is how we connect with the potent, creative forces of the Universe. Metaphor allows you to feel and be what your soul wants to manifest in the world.
There is a lot of focus in psychology on ‘the image,’ and it’s easy to think that when an image shows up we’ve experienced the depth of the metaphoric domain. I get lots of creative people in my groups that receive beautiful and complex imagery, while others feel bad they’re not “doing it right” when they don’t get something brilliant and fascinating. But it’s not about the image. The sole purpose of the metaphoric image is to evoke a feeling response in us. When we allow them to, these images take us to a potent feeling dimension.
Receiving an image in a Doorway session is in some ways like pulling a tarot card. Although the artist’s rendering of the High Priestess or Fool may be quite beautiful, we pull the tarot card for the information the card is pointing us to, not for the image itself. The same is true in Doorway sessions. It’s exciting and thrilling to receive an unexpected image, but the shift and transformation come when we step into it. Stepping into the image allows us to enter the feeling dimension and be touched by it. And when we are touched by this other dimension, we naturally shift. Our lives change.
To manifest anything new, we need to feel. Feeling is not the same thing as emoting. Raw, undirected emotion such as anger, fear, rage, frustration, grief, actually get in the way of our ability to feel the subtle wisdom of a metaphoric image.
In Doorway sessions, deep profoundness comes with deep feeling. Some “thing” from another dimension… comes and touches us. This thing is alive and its presence is gentle, loving and hard to convey in words—it touches us in a way that bypasses the cognitive mind. Our bodies are being embraced by another dimension where potent, transformative energy lies. This feeling sense is gentle, beautiful and directional—-it has a way it wants to move.
Below are a few messages from the feeling dimension that have come through during Doorway sessions with individual clients. Hopefully they will give you a sense of this very simple, very profound, very real and alive place.
You might notice that the voice shifts in the piece. The initial voice speaks as the image itself, and then it shifts into offering guidance for the client.
A client who, after we opened a new space in this realm, was instructed to FEEL:
“I am [the image]. I would like to expand out. You have seen me now. You know that I exist. Thank you. Now let me expand. I am not something you can figure out, like a tool in your toolbox. I am not that. I am something you will enter—a new space that you will enter. Enter me now. Imagine being inside of me. What will you do inside of me? You have to feel me first before you will know what to do. Feel into me. Let the cells of your body know me. I’m a new space for you.”
“You are in a new place, a very spacious place, but you don’t have to be scared. You know how to sit and let life flow around you. This is not about doing, this is about being. You need to feel into this space—that is what will give you your next step. Write or paint what you feel, not as work, not as something you have to do, just as a way to take note of what you are feeling, sensing, and knowing in this new space. The moment this becomes ‘work’ to you, please stop. You are simply an investigator, taking note of what you are experiencing.”
Another client who received the feeling sense of UP:
“I am the bubbling pool of water. I have a place that I want to go—Up. What’s wonderful about this upward movement is that it’s natural—I’m not forcing a direction. This is the way I am designed and this process occurs without me having to feel like I’m doing anything. I have an upward expression that I would like to make. What does this mean for you? If you were to make an upward expression, what would it be? This is the way your creative process wants to move right now—reaching new heights, so to speak. Make an upward expression.”
“I am the Easter lily. I have a grace and beauty about me. I am going up—that is my direction—up. But you don’t need to do anything. I just want you to know me and feel my energy. It’s up and out. Do you see how that happens when we allow things to move in their natural direction? There is a natural organic need to have them flow out as well. There is a presence to me, as you know. Just hold this energy. Hold this feeling. Hold the beauty and grace. Embrace the beauty that is you. You are so beautiful and holy.”
A client who was given the feeling sense of LIGHTNESS:
“The space that you are working with right now is light, ethereal, floaty. Try becoming lighter. What does that mean for you? Lightness will allow you to move in new directions. Allow yourself to become lighter, allow your work to become lighter, so that you can float in new ways that you can’t imagine right now. The lightness of this Light energy can meander into places that would normally be blocked to you. Become lighter and let yourself move in new ways.”
“If you become light you can find your way easier. Lightness allows you to move.”
Tapping into this sensory body wisdom is much more than cognitive information for the mind to process. It’s a direction of creative expansiveness that will change your life. The true power of metaphor is that it allows us to become the very things that we want to experience in our lives. The wisdom is not in the image. It’s in the space that the image opens up for us.