Imagery Exercise For Freedom: Escaping From Jail Exercise

To Free Yourself (for Passover)

Based on idea/imagery by Judy Besserman

  • Close your eyes
  • Breathe out three times slowly, long slow exhalations through the mouth, normal inhalations through the nose.
  • Imagine yourself in jail.
  • Look around to find the key to unlock the cell door. 
  • Use any light you need – if you need – to find the key. 
  • Unlock the door and leave taking the key with you. 
  • Approach the guard and tell him you are leaving.
  • He nods yes. 
  • You thank him and walk beyond him to a staircase having three tall steps up.
  • Climb these steps slowly
  • At the top find a door.
  • Open it and walk out.
  • Close the door behind you.
  • Find what you discover and how you feel.  Keep it for yourself. 
  • After, breathe out and open your eyes.

Note: If the jailer objects, know you can return to the cell, lock yourself back in, keeping the key for future use if you wish to free yourself.