Life is Not All Sunshine and Roses

As part of an assignment I was to choose a phrase or a saying and unfold it by using energy habitats. I had used improvised energy habitats before (visualisations) but this was my first official experience of deliberately engaging the energy body and the conscious body. I began tentatively, wanting to remain open to the experience and not wanting to sway things in any way with my conscious thoughts.

“Life isn’t all sunshine and roses” was the saying that I chose.

It is a sunny day, there are white fluffy clouds and a big rainbow across the sky. The aspect is in their back yard. The grass is greener than green, each blade of grass is perfect. As well as the green grass there are trees lining the back of the yard. There are a line of rose bushes and screening trees along the back of the yard as well as the sides. So the aspect can’t see fences or neighbouring houses. All the aspect can see is greenery in their yard.

Everything feels very perfect. The sun is just past the point of being overhead but the clouds are in such a way that it’s sunny but they’re able to see without glare or feeling their skin get burnt. A gentle breeze is keeping them cool. It feels like Spring.

There are white roses on one of the rose bushes. The aspect looks to another bush and can see additional roses. Pink and yellow too. The bushes blend into one mass so they look like one big pretty multicoloured rose bush.

The aspect lays down in the grass and relaxes. The aspect starts to feel a sadness build up. A surging feeling in their heart which feels like an ache. Tears roll from their eyes and they begin to cry. They are getting edgy also. They stand up and are pacing in this perfect environment, crying and feeling stressed. The aspect feels completely alone, isolated and empty. I use EFT and tap for “The aspect is lonely”.

The aspect is drawn to the apple tree in the yard. Was it there before? It’s there now. It is as if there is something in or on the tree but she can’t see it. This feeling is making her a bit nervous. The something that’s there, is it good or bad? I tap for “The aspect is nervous”.

There is something there, she feels like she’s ignoring it. She puts her hand out towards the branches of the tree under the cover of leaves and she finds a dead bird. Her heart breaks for it. She cries for it. It is cold and solid even though it’s feathery. The bird died alone. Tapping for the aspect’s feeling: “The bird died alone”.

After tapping for this the aspect feels a surge of strength and empowerment. She knows what she needs to do. She wants someone to enjoy this space with her. Behind her is her house. She calls out and the door opens and her husband and children come out of the house and come towards her. The children run at her and hug her legs and her husband gives her a kiss. She shows them the green of the grass and the multicoloured roses, the rainbow, the blue sky and the shining sun. They say “Wow” and take it all in. And then they want to play.

The aspect is grateful for their presence and while she has soaked up the beauty of the environment she is finding even more beauty in her children running and shrieking and laughing, and in her husband watching them lovingly and holding her hand. I’m tapping for “Even more beauty”.

She is feeling complete and happy and peaceful and smiling. Life is not all sunshine and roses, because there are better and more precious things in her world. I tapped for “More precious things in her world” as the last round.

I finished with a very warm feeling in my heart and an excitement to do this kind of thing again.