Cutting the Tie that Binds

Close your eyes. Breathe out three times slowly. Imagine yourself cutting the umbilical cord and psychic cords binding you, preventing you from growing up. See to whom these cords are attached. Use whatever golden implement you need and make the cut without pity. Breathe out one time slowly. See yourself now growing up from an infant to toddler, to small child, to pre–adolescent, to adolescent, to adult. Do it quickly. Sense and feel what you experience during this transformation. Breathe out and open your eyes.

Do this exercise each morning upon awakening for 7 days. The intention is to grow up. It takes 10–20 seconds. If at the end of 7 days you feel more is needed, continue on for up to another 14 days.