There are different ways to listen, it is your choice how you move through them:
Begin to take deep breaths down into your diaphragm, making sure the in-breath is significantly shorter than your out-breath, to slow down the heart rate and relax the muscles further. Find a rhythm you feel comfortable with and continue. Relax your shoulders and the muscles around your eyes and face.
On awakening, you might feel the need to expel energy by exercising, dancing or stretching. Do that. Then focus on reflection and action. Treating all as information not definition. Have a pen and paper ready to write or draw your experiences and/or answer the following questions:
What was the most important revelation you were shown? How can you action it to be in line with your highest intention?
Read out loud what you’ve written. Share your experience with those you trust for added compliance and accountability. Reflection isn’t passive, it’s an active, emotional reaction. Keep it charged.
Spend the time with it you can, daily if possible because the more you listen the more you’ll want to listen, and the more you want to listen the more it becomes a part of you. Listening is simple, but letting go is a journey of practice, patience, consistency and kindness. Give the protector which once believed it was performing a positive function time to absorb, adapt and process new information in different contexts. Push yourself through difficulties. Growth doesn’t happen without exposure to new experiences and embracing new perspectives. It is often uncomfortable but always worth it. You might not even believe you are experiencing anything at first. That’s ok. Slow and steady change has greater impact than instant success.
This is not simply a short-term fix for changing your state in those moments when you are hijacked by emotion, but in reprogramming your mind, body and spirit for better in the long term. Surrender to it and know nothing has to be the way it’s always been. From this day forward trust that change is taking place, for change is inevitable and your divine power lies within.