SOUL FREEDOM EXERCISES
Exercises To Do On Your Own
by Al Link and Pala Copeland

EYES WIDE SHUT

Your eyes are windows to your soul. Do you allow people in or lock them out?

Time for Exercise: five minutes to one hour (several sessions are an option)

Properties Required: magnifying mirror

Steps:

  1. Position the light source so it does not shine directly into your eyes. Sit comfortably in front of the magnifying mirror and look very carefully at your eyes.
  2. Notice the color(s) of your eyes. Your eyes are a range of color, not just one solid color. Notice if your eye color changes from one visual inspection to the next.
  3. Try to produce the following “looks” at will. This might require a bit of practice. Add any of your own to the list.

    Anger
    Indifference
    Fear
    Love
    Compassion
    Joy
    Dismissal, go away
    Welcome, come near
    Hello, I’m happy to see you.
    Hello, I’m not happy to see you.
    I want you sexually.
    Seduction
    The heat of passion
    Dripping with lust
    Prim and proper
    Innocent
    Soft
    Hard
    Closed
    Open
    Inquisitive
    Impressed
    Disappointed
    Surprised good
    Surprised bad
    Good girl
    Bad girl
    Competition
    Cooperation
    I’m better than you
    Low self-esteem
    Contempt
    Guilt
    Sorrow
    Grief
    Laughter

  4. You might wish to cover the rest of your face below your eyes when you do this exercise, so you are communicating with your eyes only.
  5. To get the proper feeling for a particular look, imagine some scenario from your past. When you have recalled the feeling, observe most carefully how your eyes look. Close your eyes. Reopen them and try to reproduce that same look.

    Comments:

    You keep your “eyes wide shut” when you don’t know what kind of feeling you are sending out with your eyes energetically, you refuse to look someone in the eyes, or you break eye contact out of fear, insecurity, low self-esteem, or indifference. By practicing various looks, you become cognizant of the messages you give with your eyes. You can gain freedom by using your eyes to communicate intimately with full awareness and conscious intention.

    Excerpted from the book Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, by Al Link and Pala Copeland, Llewellyn, 2007

Author's Bio: 

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover’s romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more information call toll free from Canada or USA: 1-800-684-5308 International long distance: 1-819-689-5308. Visit their websites www.tantra-sex.com, www.sexyspiritualrelationships.com and their blog www.askaboutloveandsex.com or send email: 4freedoms@tantraloving.com They have four books published including Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page, 2003; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra, Penguin, 2007; Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms Body, Heart, Mind and Soul, Llewellyn 2007; Tantra Step by Step: 28 Days to Ecstasy, Llewellyn 2007.