I remember when I was in the process of first dating who is now my husband, James, and I remember going into a breathwork class with Nicole Rager, intending to release anything that could limit my expansion and my opening to the relationship.
I was sitting comfortably; it was a good day, nothing was bothering me, and I was enjoying the class.
I was breathing in, breathing out.
At one point, Nicole put her fingers in the back of my neck and said calmly: It is safe to be yourself.
Immediately after she said those words, I went back in time to when I was 6 or 7 years old growing up at home with my brother, and I remembered I told myself the story that it was not ok to be me, that I needed to be someone else to be loved.
I had no idea I believed that, and I didn't know how it could be associated with meeting a new person. It was one of the most impactful revelations I have had during a breathwork session.