A Tale Of Two Fish

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Welcome to A Tale of Two Fish, by Becky Henderson.  This is an experiential opportunity for you.  So get into a comfortable, relaxed position.  Close your eyes.  Let’s begin.


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like you to imagine a vast ocean.  The water, crystal blue.  And today it is calm and peaceful.  And within this ocean, I’d like you to see…a fish.  He’s swimming along, completely encompassed in water…he breathes it, sees it; is completely supported by it.  Everything that fish needs to thrive is in that water.  Water permeates every fiber of his being…which begs the age-old question—does that fish know he’s wet?

Now I’d like you to consider another ocean.  But instead of water, I’d like you to imagine an ocean of unconditional love and support.  And within this ocean, I’d like you to see…yourself.  Unconditional love and support, everywhere you turn, even as the very air you breathe.  Is it possible that there is so much love and support surrounding you in every moment, everyday, that you have a hard time recognizing it?

What if love and support are such constants, that like a fish in water, you don’t realize how wet you are?

So what if the problem with love and support is not unavailability, but unawareness?  And what happens if that unawareness keeps you from consciously experiencing it in your life?  Well it might be like a fish in the ocean, blocking out water, suffocating.

What would that fish need to access the ocean in which he already exists?  Build a bigger business or find a better mate?  Or would he just need to allow in what he’s been surrounded with all along?

You might be saying, “Well, that’s a cute story, but I’m not a fish.  I have a brain, consciousness, thinking…I even think about my thinking.  How does this apply to me?”  It applies to you at the level of experience, and experience works much like a radio.  Whatever you are tuned into, through awareness, is what you will receive and experience most of the time.  So what are you tuned in to?  Fear, I’m not enough, strife?  The good news is that you can choose to change the channel at any time, and when you change the channel you change your experience.

So what if it’s true, that even now you are already swimming in an ocean of unconditional love and support?  Well there wouldn’t be anymore love and support to get, but there could be more to experience, right?

Let me show you how to tune your awareness in to that.

this next part, stay comfortable, eyes closed, and now place your hand over your heart.
Take a couple of deep breathes in and out.  Let’s begin.
1.  I’d like to you to imagine a person or pet that you feel great love for.  Notice the sensation of love in your body.  And allow that love to expand and grow as you look at this person you absolutely adore.  Keeping your gaze on them, offer these words to them as you repeat out loud after me, “I love you.  I’m here for you.  I will always give you my best.”

2. Staying in touch with that loving sensation, I’d like you to now direct it toward yourself, but to a specific part of yourself that you don’t like.  Maybe you’ve named it as “Addiction, Weakness, or Brokenness.”  Maybe it’s a specific part of your body “My big thighs or flabby arms.”  This is a part that you normally judge and reject.  Begin to offer this great love that you are already holding to that part of yourself, allow the love to expand and cover it.  Repeating after me, look directly at this part and say out loud, “I love you.  I’m here for you.  I will always give you my best.”

3. Now for this last part, keep holding that loving sensation in your heart, and imagine that you really are in an ocean of unconditional love and support.  It saturates the air you breath, it’s in every flower or tree you see, every conversation you have, every step you plant on this firm earth.  It is already in every beat of your heart and coursing through your veins.  Being completely open to this possibility, just repeat out loud after me, “I choose to experience this ocean of love that has always surrounded me.  I choose to be aware and present with it.  It is all around me, and in me, and supporting me.  I receive it.  I’m open to all the love and support that is already here.  I experience this love and support with every fiber of my being.  I see it, hear it, feel it.  I am completely supported and loved.”  Just notice how that feels in your body.  Be with that for a moment.Now receive these next words as a message from all the love and support that you’re already in.  You can either listen to them quietly, or repeat out loud after me, “I love you.  I’m here for you.  I always give you my best.”

Take a deep breath in.  And when you’re ready open your eyes.  You can practice this whole exercise as often as you need to stay tuned in.  Eventually, giving yourself a simple cue, such as “I choose to experience love in this moment” or “I choose to see support today” will be enough to tune you right back in.

Have fun and God bless.

Becky Henderson
Becky Henderson
I am a catalyst to uncover the blocks and barriers getting in your way of creating the life you desire. Together we can transform the obstacles into opportunities. I listen to what you say…and what you do not say. Similar to a mirror, I show you what you cannot see on your own right now, and tell you what is necessary to create the results you are looking for. I value who you are and where you want to go in life.
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  • David George Montalvo

    Thank you for this healing story. It’s a powerful reminder that I already have every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus.

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