How It Works
A Sample Releasing Process
The following explanation and process
will give you a small taste of what the Sedona Method can do for you. Remember, this is just a sample. For you
to get maximum benefit and sustained results, we highly recommend that you work with our audio program and/or attend one of
There are three ways to approach the process of releasing,
and they all lead to the same result: liberating your natural ability to let go of any unwanted emotion on the spot, and allowing
some of the suppressed energy in your subconscious to dissipate. The first way is by choosing to let go of the unwanted feeling.
The second way is to welcome the feeling, to allow the emotion just to be. The third way is to dive into the very core of
A simple exercise
Let me explain by asking you to participate in a simple
exercise. Pick up a pen, a pencil, or some small object that you would be willing to drop without giving it a second thought.
Now, hold it in front of you and really grip it tightly. Pretend this is one of your limiting feelings and that your hand
represents your gut or your consciousness. If you held the object long enough, this would start to feel uncomfortable yet
Now, open your hand and roll the object around in it.
Notice that you are the one holding on to it; it is not attached to your hand. The same is true with your feelings, too. Your
feelings are as attached to you as this object is attached to your hand.
We hold on to our feelings and forget that we are holding
on to them. It's even in our language. When we feel angry or sad, we don't usually say, "I feel angry," or, "I feel sad."
We say, "I am angry," or, "I am sad." Without realizing it, we are misidentifying that we are the feeling. Often, we believe
a feeling is holding on to us. This is not true… we are always in control and just don't know it.
Now, let the object go.
What happened? You let go of the object, and it dropped
to the floor. Was that hard? Of course not. That's what we mean when we say "let go."
You can do the same thing with any emotion: choose
to let it go.
Sticking with this same analogy: If you walked around
with your hand open, wouldn't it be very difficult to hold on to the pen or other object you're holding? Likewise, when you
allow or welcome a feeling, you are opening your consciousness, and this enables the feeling to drop away all by itself—like
the clouds passing in the sky or smoke passing up a chimney with the flue open. It is as though you are removing the lid from
a pressure cooker.
Now, if you took the same object—a pencil, pen,
or pebble—and magnified it large enough, it would appear more and more like empty space. You would be looking into the
gaps between the molecules and atoms. When you dive into the very core of a feeling, you will observe a comparable phenomenon:
nothing is really there.
As you master the process of releasing, you will discover
that even your deepest feelings are just on the surface. At the core you are empty, silent, and at peace—not in the
pain and darkness that most of us would assume. In fact, even our most extreme feelings have only as much substance as a soap
bubble. And you know what happens when you poke your finger into a soap bubble: it pops. That's exactly what happens when
you dive into the core of a feeling.
Please keep these three analogies in mind as we go
through the releasing process together. Releasing will help you to free yourself from all of your unwanted patterns of behavior,
thought, and feeling. All that is required from you is being as open as you
can be to the process. Releasing will free you to access clearer thinking, yet it is not a thinking process. Although it will
help you to access heightened creativity, you don't need to be particularly creative to be effective at doing it.
You will get the most out of the process of releasing
the more you allow yourself to see, hear, and feel it working, rather than by thinking about how and why it works. Lead, as
best you can, with your heart, not your head. If you find yourself getting a little stuck in trying to figure it out, you
can use the identical process to let go of "wanting to figure it out." Guaranteed, as you work with this process, you will
understand it more fully by having the direct experience of doing it.
So here we go.
Choosing to Let Go
Make yourself comfortable and focus inwardly. Your
eyes may be open or closed.
Step 1: Focus on an issue that you would
like to feel better about, and then allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling in this moment. This doesn't have to be
a strong feeling. In fact, you can even check on how you feel about this exercise and what you want to get from it. Just welcome
the feeling and allow it to be as fully or as best you can.
This instruction may seem simplistic, but it needs
to be. Most of us live in our thoughts, pictures, and stories about the past and the future, rather than being aware of how
we actually feel in this moment. The only time that we can actually do anything about the way we feel (and, for that matter,
about our businesses or our lives) is NOW. You don't need to wait for a feeling to be strong before you let it go. In fact,
if you are feeling numb, flat, blank, cut off, or empty inside, those are feelings that can be let go of just as easily as
the more recognizable ones. Simply do the best you can. The more you work with this process, the easier it will be for you
to identify what you are feeling.
Step 2: Ask yourself one of the following
• Could I let this feeling go?
I allow this feeling to be here?
• Could I welcome this feeling?
These questions are merely asking you if it is possible
to take this action. "Yes" or "no" are both acceptable answers. You will often let go even if you say "no." As best you can,
answer the question that you choose with a minimum of thought, staying away from second-guessing yourself or getting into
an internal debate about the merits of that action or its consequences.
All the questions used in this process are deliberately
simple. They are not important in and of themselves but are designed to point you to the experience of letting go, to the
experience of stopping holding on. Go on to Step 3 no matter how you answered the first question.
Step 3: No matter which question you
started with, ask yourself this simple question: Would I? In other words: Am I willing to let go?
Again, stay away from debate as best you can. Also
remember that you are always doing this process for yourself—for the purpose of gaining your own freedom and clarity.
It doesn't matter whether the feeling is justified, long-standing, or right.
If the answer is "no," or if you are not sure, ask
yourself: "Would I rather have this feeling, or would I rather be free?"
Even if the answer is still "no," go on to Step 4.
Step 4: Ask yourself this simpler question:
This is an invitation to just let it go NOW. You may
find yourself easily letting go. Remember that letting go is a decision you can make any time you choose.
Step 5: Repeat the preceding four steps
as often as needed until you feel free of that particular feeling.
You will probably find yourself letting go a little
more on each step of the process. The results at first may be quite subtle. Very quickly, if you are persistent, the results
will get more and more noticeable. You may find that you have layers of feelings about a particular topic. However, what you
let go of is gone for good.
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The Sedona Method
|In 1952, at age 42, a wealthy New York physicist and entrepreneur was sent home to die. His body was riddled with disease
and he had less than three months to live. Confounded by his condition, he decided to 'figure out' how to cure himself. Only
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