zipping up / simple psychic self-protection
I had a great staff meeting tonight at Wonderworks (pssst - we’re on Tumblr now, check us out.) We got crafty, and decorated our Yule stockings with some major bling. If you’re in the neighbourhood, come leave us treats & love letters in them. :)
I’m really excited about working there leading up to the holiday season. I think the weather finally needs to clue in that it’s almost winter though - enough of this mild rainy business, bring on the snow and festive cheer!
After the meeting I came home in a decent mood (despite the cold rain), but then I checked my e-mail and saw that I had received a not so pleasant e-mail from my landlord, re: the broken mirror/closet door that fell on me the other day. I don’t want to get into it, but it was not the news I was hoping for.
I started feeling feeling really sour and frustrated, particularly by the negativity/passive aggression that I perceived to be coming out of that email.
Then I remember a simple, but effective exercise you can do when you’re feeling vulnerable, sad, and/or as if another person’s negativity is affecting you. It’s a very simple but effective form of psychic self-protection, and helps shield your central nervous system from negative energy.
It’s called zipping up: simply put, visualize a giant zipper running up your central meridian from your pelvic bone to your lips, or just below your nose. Take a deep breath in, and as you do so visualize zipping the zipper up. You can also use your fingers to help direct the energy.
I am extremely claustrophobic, so I often do this when I’m feeling overwhelmed by crowds on public transit, or any other time that I feel anxious or upset.
Zipping up helps restore meridian energy flow the way it should be, and will help to make you feel more grounded, secure and in control of your own power. Gala Darling also suggests zipping up for warding off creeps when going out in public - I can personally attest that it definitely works for that purpose too.
My co-worker Karpanee wrote up a great post about zipping up on the Wonderworks blog a few weeks back, definitely check it out for more info.