I wanted to share with you one of my transformational journeys
The Breath of Transformation🫁
A Journey Within
In a world filled with noise and distractions, looking for inner peace and self-discovery grows stronger. It was during one of my endless quests for something deeper that I stumbled upon the transformative practice of breathwork a couple of years ago. Intrigued and craving a stronger connection with myself, I decided to dive into this unknown territory 🧐. Little did I know that it would take me on an extraordinary journey of self-exploration and transformation, that I would be guiding myself.
Doubts and Curiosity
As I settled into a cozy corner, ready to embark on this breathwork adventure, a wave of uncertainty washed over me. Doubts began to come in my mind when starting the breathwork, questioning whether I was even breathing correctly. “Am I doing this right?”😑 I wondered. The questioning voices inside me grew louder, whispering, “What am I doing?🤦♂️ Is this the right path for me?” “Is it this thing even worth spending some time?”, “I think I need to go to the toilet !”🏃♂️. My monkey mind kept on trying to push me away from this new/unknown experience.
The Unfamiliar Sensations
With each conscious inhale and exhale🫁, a subtle yet powerful transformation started to unfold. A tingling sensation coursed through my body, like tiny electric currents awakening every cell. At first, it felt strange but yet not unfamiliar as I had been doing the Wim Hof method❄️ for some time already. Anyway at that moment I decided to embrace the sensation, allowing it to guide me deeper into the realms of self-discovery.
The Intense Encounter, Oh Boay !!
In the middle of my breathwork journey, a startling realization hit me—I had unconsciously stopped breathing🤫. Lost in a sea of thoughts and emotions, I had momentarily disconnected from the rhythm of breath. It was a wake-up call, a reminder to come back to the present moment and fully engage with the transformative power of my own breath and follow the guidance🙏. With renewed focus, I started pushing back again 😮💨 and getting into a nice flow and surrendered to the breathing rhythm and the music🎶. As I persisted, my body began to experience a series of intense sensations. Waves of cramping and discomfort😕 rippled through me, testing my resilience. Drops of sweat☔ formed on my forehead and on my back, evidence of the internal heat🔥that was building. It was as if my body was discharging layers of tension and stored emotions, purging the stagnant energy that had held me back … I hope you can picture/feel what I mean 😆. Though challenging, I knew deep within that this discomfort was a necessary part of the process.
Embracing the Challenge
Instead of pulling back facing discomfort, I embrace the challenges head-on💪🏾. With each breath, I consciously chose to lean into the discomfort, acknowledging it as a catalyst for growth, so I decided to keep pushing and make the most of my experience. Some moment of intensity gradually reduced (that was nicely welcomed 😆, making way for a newfound ease and a sense of surrender. I realized that by persevering through the challenging moments, I was opening myself 🤗up to profound healing and self-discovery.
Awareness past wounds
In the depths of my breathwork journey, a sharp pain came up in my chest, triggering a vivid flashback📸 of my younger self, vulnerable and immersed in tears😭, it was the exact same pain … incredible ! I wonder at that moment … damn … can you actaully keep something for so long 🤔💭.???
It hit me with an overwhelming wave, checking up buried emotions that had long been dormant.
The pain was undeniable, it was clear, but within it, I sensed a profound opportunity for release. With determination as my ally, I made a conscious decision to confront those past wounds and allow them to surface, knowing that only through acknowledgement and acceptance could true healing occur, at least that is what I got told during the intro😕. I was conscious but in a different state, almost like accessing different layers, programs, it was mind blowing. 🤯
With every bit of strength 💪🏾 and vulnerability within me I had left, I let out a primal scream 🦁. I actually don’t remember screaming like this ever.🤐
The scream in this breathing journey is supposed to push the energy out. (Taking into account that a trauma is an energy that has not been released. It can go from a simple argument with someone where you could not express yourself, a fall, stressful period and more).
In that raw expression, I released the emotions that had been trapped for so long, allowing them to flow freely without holding onto anything💦. It felt as though I was pushing something out of my body, right underneath my Sternum (chest bone), top of my abdominals—a heavy burden that I had carried for far too long. In that cathartic release (physical), a surge of liberation came over me, leaving me feeling lighter🪶, unburdened, with a sense of total neutrality.
Give in to stillness
As the breathwork session was approaching the end, a profound sense of stillness 🙏🏾 settled within me. My body felt weightless, as if I were suspended in a state of pure tranquility. Every muscle relaxed, and before my eyes, a radiant point of light☀️ emerged, gradually transforming into a mesmerizing geometric shape🔺. Its vibrant colors danced and swirled, reflecting the kaleidoscope of emotions and experiences that had coursed through me. In that moment there was nowhere else to be but right there in the present moment.
A journey through memory
Guided by the rhythmic flow of my breath😮💨, I embarked on a vivid journey through great memories and forgotten moments of the past. I revisited the joyous occasions, the moments of love and connection, and the triumphs that had shaped my life. Tears came up (again 😆)in my eyes, acknowledging the sense of gratitude that came within me, as I recognized the profound impact of these experiences in my life. Going back in time and being able to live again those moments and recreating those same feelings linked to those memories was powerful.
Before that experience I don’t even remember when I had cried last …
A fresh start or new beginning💫
As the breathwork journey is getting to the end, I found myself drenched in sweat💦, my body exhausted, yet ALIVE💪🏾. It felt as though I had just completed a marathon (even if I never did) or let’s say intense Brazilian Jiu jitsu training 🥋 in the middle of the summer 🙂
My mind was calm,the inner voice was … nonexistent, it was pure bliss. ☺️
In its place, clarity emerged, I felt reborn ready to embrace the world with a renewed sense of joy, gratitude, and inner peace. In breathwork, I discovered the power of surrender, resilience, and self-transformation. With each breath😮💨, I continue to explore the limitless power within,so grateful to have discovered it.
My last few words :
Dare to journey within yourself, dare to make the impossible possible.
If you are curious about it and also craving to discover and learn more about yourself, check the home page and the section “EMPOWERED“. Feel free to contact me for more information.