Trista Thorp on Emotional Freedom: A Guided Meditation
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Today we will focus our attention on expanding our experience of freedom – the freedom that reveals itself through the simple act of asking the question “What do I want?” before we go into meditation. Through the consistent practice of meditation, we are able to connect more deeply to our personal soul. As we expand our awareness of who we are at the core of our being, some interesting realizations begin to surface. This soul connection brings clarity to what it is that we want to see unfold in our lives.
By asking ourselves the question “What do I want?” we begin our internal dialogue with the universe. We ask the question and then we detach, trusting the infinite organizing power of the universe to work out the details.
Now, ask yourself the questions: “What am I holding onto that is no longer serving me? Is there an area of my life where I can visualize moving from constriction to total and complete expansion? What does my life look like? – What does it FEEL like after I have consciously decided to let go of that constriction; that person, that experience, that thing that no longer serves me?”
Meditation allows us the opportunity to view our current life circumstances – created by our actions, imprinted as memories, and driven by our desires – and the freedom to make different choices in the present moment. Through this process of witnessing, identifying, and letting go, we create a new, upgraded version of our self that is emotionally free. The Sanskrit term for this freedom is moksha, and we will use this word as our mantra during today’s guided meditation – moksha . . . moksha . . . moksha. . . .
The word moksha (MOKE-shah) is an ancient Sanskrit sutra that means freedom, liberation, or release. The sutra has been used for thousands of years by millions of people to transform negative energy into a higher state of awareness.
Whenever you feel stressed, anxious, or out of balance, imagine that you are pure, unlimited consciousness, free of whatever situation has thrown you off course. In a comfortable, seated position, close your eyes and silently repeat the words “Moksha. I am emotionally free.” Keep repeating the sutra for several minutes, letting it resonate deep within you.
*This guided meditation is dedicated to Dr. David Simon – in gratitude for everything he has taught me.
An International Bestselling Author, Lifestyle and Leadership Coach and speaker, Tris Thorp is one of today’s leading experts in the field of personal growth and leadership development, specializing in emotional healing, women’s empowerment and shadow work.
Having spent a decade traveling the world, being trained by and sharing the stage with Dr. Deepak Chopra in the field of social emotional learning, consciousness and mindfulness-based practices, Tris has a real gift for integrating the ancient spiritual teachings with modern-day science and mindfulness to help people all over the world let go of their past and create an empowered new future.
During her tenure at the Chopra Center, Tris apprenticed under the Chopra Center’s co-founder Dr. David Simon, co-facilitating the Healing the Heart and Emotional Freedom workshops alongside him. Prior to his passing in 2012, Dr. Simon appointed Tris as the person to carry on his teachings in the field of emotional healing. In addition, Tris was fortunate to be mentored by the late Debbie Ford prior to her passing in 2013, which is where she continued her extensive studies of the unconscious mind and concepts of the persona and shadow. After the loss of her two mentors, Tris went on to become certified through the Ford Institute as a coach specializing in Shadow Work and reconciling mental and emotional issues stemming from past experiences. She continues to share the gifts of emotional healing and facilitating this work in the footsteps of her former mentors.
Tris is the International bestselling author of Healing Your Heart: Rewrite Your Story with Awareness and Intention. A guide book to understanding your emotions, how we create our story and workable tools and techniques to heal from the past, Healing Your Heart stewards you through the process of releasing mental and emotional baggage, forgiving yourself and others, setting and enforcing boundaries and consciously communicating your needs in a loving and effective way so you can be who you’re meant to be, do the things you want to do and have all that you deserve to have in this life.
Tris is also the co-author of bestseller Mental and Emotional Release® with Dr. Matt James. Written in a language both professionals and non-professionals can understand, Mental and Emotional Release® offers real life case studies, an overview of MER and its foundation, step by step scripts to follow, and clinical efficacy studies comparing MER to other therapies.
Clearly in her dharma, Tris’s passion and dedication to gently guide people on their inward journey through personal growth is evident in her work as a Lifestyle and Leadership coach, Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release and workshop facilitator. She teaches various courses on leadership development, personal empowerment, social emotional learning and higher states of consciousness – both in online courses and her certification programs, live workshops, VIP retreats and 1-1 clients.
Tris Thorp is Board Certified by the Association of Integrative Psychology as a Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release ®, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, and Mental and Emotional Release ®, a Certified Reiki Master, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Tris is devoted to inspiring and empowering others to cultivate and maintain mindfulness-based lifestyle practices that lead to greater clarity, purpose and fulfillment. Through one-on-one coaching, online programs and live events, Tris specializes in helping people to fully release negative emotions, limiting beliefs and unconscious patterns, enabling them to make quantum leaps into the life they are truly meant to be living.