The process …
Recapitulation. Reclaiming lost power ‘trapped’ in memories of experiences. This shamanic process helps dissolve debilitating feelings and thoughts triggered by or stuck in old memories. Recapitulation calls back energy already spent in past actions. It’s an ancient technique and has been practiced in a different ways in a wide variety of cultures and traditions.
You’ll start with the most recent event you recall that’s related to what you’re dissolving. Write down as many details as you can about the scene. You’ll use the sweeping breath to sweep away the toxic content. Close your eyes and inhale through the nose as you turn your head to the left, and then exhale as you turn it to the right. Next, turn your head to the left and right in a single movement without breathing. Inhale slowly and deliberately, fanning the head from right to left, in a barely noticeable swing, and exhale in the same fashion. Breathe deeply, fanning the head, so to speak, very slowly and gently from side to side.
Continue this breath while remembering all the details. It’s ok to look at what you’ve written down. Breathe at a natural pace; if breathing is too rapid you’ll tire and need to breathe slower afterward to regain calm. Move your head like a gently oscillating fan. Intend to inhale your healthy energy from the scene; intend to exhale the toxic energy. Try to feel some long stretchy fibers that extend out from your tummy. Align the turning of your head with the movement of these fibers, inward on the inhale as you bring positive energy in, outward on the exhale as you release the negative. While recapitulating, those stretchy fibers of energy extend across space and time to the persons, places and events you’re examining.