Discuss unutterable things with your Bear. The WORDS must actually be spoken out loud – even whispered – but vocalised. This allows your unique sound to enter the stream of creative Word. All inadequacies, hurts, wants, requirements, angers and fears are registered in this way. And more importantly, the energy is released from the neck and shoulders as it flows out of the mouth. Afterwards you will notice a lightness of being and a lifting of spirit.
If your utterances are so ghastly that you feel awkward/uncomfortable speaking them (it’s amazing how shy you can get with a Teddy Bear!) or you feel that by speaking you will release some awful retribution on yourself, simply explain to your Bear that in your human capacity you are having trouble dealing with this or that and you request the you may transmute all negative energy into something positive. As you speak out, you release the heaviness of conserved, unspoken thoughts stored about your neck, throat and shoulders. You will have released your grief, hurt, pain and anger and feel comforted.
Your Bear will completely understand everything you say – and you might even detect a loving glint in its eye.
Here is picture of the last two Lion-Bears left over from the ones we used to use at The Place of Angels. They helped grown men cry.