The Heartbeat Questions are asked directly to our heartbeat region to shift stuck beliefs and emotional states. The Heartbeat Questions employ:
The heartbeat region, held to be a second brain and an area rich with intuitive connections.
Three sets of "reality penetrating questions" which alter our perceptions of our private realities and open up us up to alternative views.
The use of "whispering" to ensure our unconscious is fully involved in the process.
Humming-Breath to prime our unconscious processes and surface them during our question and answer period.
Future orientation in time questions to allow our unconscious to respond directly questions.
Warning: Folks with a history of mental illness, PTSD, or panic are urged not to use these techniques without a therapist. If you decide to do these processes you will agree to absolve the webmaster, the webhost, Emoclear.com, and Steve Mensing of any responsibility for the application or misapplication of these processes. There is always in any process the possibility that someone could experience some discomfort.
Here are steps to for performing the Heartbeat Questions:
1. Humming breath, heartbeat region hold, and feel a feeling while laying the opposite palm on it. Perform the Humming-Breath while you place your right palm on your heartbeat region and your opposite palm on your feeling, emotion, or physical sensations.
To perform the Humming-Breath gently pinch your right nostril shut and breathe through your left nostril only for the required 21 inhalations and exhalations. Inhale comfortably and fully though your left nostril only. When you get to the top of the breath, let the breath go without any control. Hum in your throat during the duration of the relaxed and uncontrolled outbreath. Keep your mouth closed. Let the humming do the humming. When you inhale again through your left nostril, stop the humming until the next outbreath. Do this for only 21 moderate speed inhalations and exhalations. Place your relaxed and open attention on the humming during the entirety of the Humming-Breath. When the last Humming-Breath is completed, then return to normal breathing Tune into a feeling you have about an event, yourself, or someone/a group. Fully feel the feeling and allow it to be there without attempting to get rid of it or keep it. (You may heighten your experience of the event, yourself, or someone else by using all 5 of your senses in recalling the event, yourself, or someone else. Hear, see, feel, smell or taste.)
2. Whisper your questions to your heartbeat region. Whisper the following questions to your heartbeat region while placing one palm on your heartbeat region and the other palm on your feeling. Let your answer come from your heartbeat region. Let your heartbeat region answer. Do not think your answer--intuit your answer. After you respond, feel your feeling each time, before returning your attention to your heartbeat.
Could this event have been made worse? Was this a catastrophe or just something very uncomfortable?
Could I stand this event if:
my life depended upon it.
I recieved a billion dollars.
I received any other highly prized reward.
[If I answer I could stand it, then I can assume I could without the payoff].
Shouldn't this event have happened exactly as it did? Wasn't everthing, needed to make this event happen, there?
How would this event feel if you accepted it? What would you notice about this event?
What was meaningful about this event?
What useful learning did you take from this event?
In retrospect what were the positive or at least neutral parts of this event? Can you begin to notice them now?
What would you have preffered to happen in this event? Can you accept that it did not?
Was this event at all familiar?
Did I make a decision about this event when it happened? Would it be beneficial to change that decision now?
What did I believe about this event? Are there other beliefs which might make better choices now? (Brainstorm all your potential beliefs about this circumstance and choose the most useful beliefs).
What part(s) of this event were my responsibility?
Had I best forgive someone, something, or myself?
What best I do?
What if I fully and completely accepted both myself and what occurred in the event. How would I feel about the event? What would I notice about the event?
Am I calling myself a negative name? Does that negative name really describe all my many, many traits and behaviors?
Is there any law in the universe which says I can't accept myself? Can I choose to fully and completely accept myself merely because I want to or see it as beneficial?
What if I fully and completely accepted myself regardless of my traits and behaviors? How would I feel? How would I experience myself?
Would I survive without what I don't have?
Can I treat myself in a loving and caring manner? How might I demonstrate loving and caring behaviors toward myself?
Who am I? Am I more than labels?
Had I best forgive myself, something, or someone?
How is my existance meaningful and important?
What best I do?
Say a miracle happened overnight while I was sleeping and I awoke tomorrow fully and completely accepting myself and treating myself in a caring and loving way? How would I feel? What would I notice first?
Other Person(S) Questions
Am I calling someone a negative name? Does that negative name really describe all their many, many traits and behaviors?
Is there any law in the universe which says I can't accept this other person regardless of what they do? Can I choose to fully and completely accept this person merely because it's beneficial to both of us.
What if I fully and completely accepted this other person regardless of their traits and behaviors? How would I feel? How would I see and experience them?
Can I treat this other person in a caring and loving manner? (If appropriate) How might I demonstrate loving and caring behaviors toward them? (If appropriate)
Who is this person without their labels?
What can I learn from this person?
Had I best forgive myself, someone, or something?
What are some of their many positive and neutral qualities?
What best I do?
Say a miracle happened overnight while I was sleeping and I awoke tomorrow fully and completely accepting this person and treating them well? How would I feel? What would I notice first?
These questions can be repeated until you have fully accepted and feel okay with the event, yourself, or someone else
Have fun, Steve