Breathe – a Poetic Meditation for gratefulness, forgiveness, and letting go

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Breathe……. gratefulness, forgiveness, and letting go to move forwards (the script)

Relax your body from top to toe.
Relax, relax.
Feel your heart beating, steady slow.
Through every part of you – feel the blood flow.
Breathe, Breathe.

Think of all the things to be grateful for –
and give thanks –
all the things that help you survive –
each morning, each day, each night –
the things that make life worth living,
the little tasty pleasures,
the beautiful, the intriguing,
the chance to help others –
breathe, breathe
and appreciate them.

Thank those who love you, believe in you –
Inhale that love, breathe, breathe,
and send love back.
Thank those who are there for you –
smile, and send them hugs.
Thank those who listen to you,
Those who treat you with respect,
and those who you know really care.
Breathe and feel them in your heart.
Breathe, breathe; and relax.

Forgive any issues,
misunderstandings from the past –
let go of all regrets, concerns.
Breathe, breathe.
Relax and breathe them out.
Feel your heart beating, steady, slow.
Through every part of you,
Relax, and feel the blood flow.
Breathe, breathe;
Relax and let everything go.

Now, now – you are new,
and refreshed.
This is the moment you step into next.
Breathe, breathe;
and go forward in peace.

New beginnings await you –
it’s up to you what that means.
Breathe, breathe;
and know you have strength
for whatever adventures you meet.

 

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Recharge and Balance Meditation

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Recharge & Balance – the script for the above Meditation

Make sure you are going to stay quiet & warm throughout.
Settle comfortably & relax your body.
Breathe gently & Relax.
Breathe gently & Smile to enhance the effects.
Now follow the actions, and say these words in your heart:

I am open to the Cosmic Life Force.
I am grateful for its sustenance of me.
I am grateful for the chance to experience life here.
I am grateful for the beauty here and all around everywhere.
Thank you, thank you.
I am grateful for the lessons here too.
(Smile!)

I feel the Cosmic Life Force recharging me.
(Breathe gently)
It gives me vitality – every day.
(Breathe it in)
It recharges me – it enables me to do what I want & need to.
(Breathe it in)
It sustains me as I live my life here.
(Breathe)
Thank you.
(Smile!)

I am part of the Universal Flow.
(Breathe)
I am one with it – living in it.
(Breathe it in)
I am experiencing life – experiencing consciousness –
extending the flow.
(Breathe it in & out again.)
I feel it in me – running through me –
balancing me – helping me be my true self –
blessing me – blessing me.
Thank you,
(Smile!)

The Universal Flow balances me whenever I need it.
(Breathe gently, knowing this.)
It aligns my energies efficiently.
(Breathe, breathe, & smile)
It enables me to return to my best self.
(Breathe gently)
I am balanced in all situations.
Thank you – Thank you.
(Smile)

The Universal Flow allows me to let go.
(Breathe, breathe.)
I let go of things that are not beneficial to me –
whether mental, emotional, or physical.
(Breathe, and let go.)
I let go of all blocks to my happiness & health.
(Breathe, breathe, and let go.)
I relax and regain total balance now.
(Breathe gently)
Thank you – thank you.
(Smile)

I am now balanced – and recharged.
(Breathe)
I know I can constantly live in this Flow.
(Breathe)
I know that the Life Force constantly sustains & recharges me.
(Breathe)
I am very grateful for all of this.
(Breathe gently.)
I also know that I can Consciously Ask
for the effects to be enhanced anytime I wish.
(Smile)
I just need to relax, breathe gently,
focus on the feelings, and let it happen –
then smile, and give thanks.
Thanks!

Waterfall Meditation

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Waterfall Meditation to Relax and Cleanse – with script below

 

A lovely waterfall for you to stand under to relax and cleanse – both externally and internally.

 

I want you to close you eyes and take a few deep breaths.

Today you are going to give yourself a treat!

Smile, and nod to yourself, you deserve it!

This is going to be good for sure.

 

Now I want you to imagine that you have arrived in a beautiful warm place where there is a waterfall.

It is just about the height of a double storey house, and it is very easy to walk right up to it.

 

Now imagine all the rest – the detail – exactly what it looks like, sounds like, smells like.

Is there a little pool beneath it, or is there flat rock or sand, or are there boulders and moss?

Are there trees or bushes or flowers around the area?

Are there birds singing, butterflies fluttering, and other living things about?

Picture where the sun is shining and what is in shade.

Just keep looking at this beautiful scene while you breathe out and in, slowly, deeply.
Feel the beauty enveloping you.

 

You feel drawn towards the waterfall itself now, and begin to walk forward.

You want to feel that water on your skin.

You move further and further towards it in your minds-eye, and prepare to get in under it.

You long to feel the water massaging your shoulders and back.

 

Eventually you are there – standing under the waterfall, absorbing the wonderful feel of the water on your head, and every part of your body.

You turn to let it reach all the parts you want, then you stand straight to let it really massage away any stresses and strains you may have carried.

You feel them washing away from you.  You are letting go more and more.

All the tensions are dissolving and slipping away.

They run off with the stream downhill, and you are able to breath more and more deeply as you relax.

You start to feel joy coming in, it is filling up all that freed up space, gladly.

Feel it pouring into you.

You may sing to yourself as you feel more and more renewed and rejuvenated – or you may simply move your body gleefully in a happy jump or dance.

 

Now imagine that even the inside of you is being cleaned along with the rest.

Just feel the movement of the water dissolving all the gunk, like mud being rinsed out with a hosepipe, and watch it wash away.

This includes emotional gunk, worries about anything at home or work, any negative feelings.

The pressure of the water simply unclogs everything.

Let it go. Let it go.

If you want to, you can use your hands to help rub everything away.

You can shake your head, your arms, your legs, you can even jump up and down or stamp each foot in turn, until it’s all gone.

All that is left is the pure you, fresh and renewed.

You feel a whoop of joy, or laughter, or song, bubbling up as you reach the end of the process, knowing you are free of the weight of all that has now gone.

Yay!

 

It’s up to you now if you want to stay and play awhile or come straight out.

Magically, when you need it, there is a soft towel for you on a bush or rock or laid on the grass – just ready to be softly wrapped around you – the new refreshed you – prepared to go forth once more into the world.  Yes!

Picture yourself dressing, or continuing to play, and when you are ready, open your eyes and return to your normal space.

 

If in a group, you may like to take a little while to share your experience, or you may wish to write something down, or even draw.

 

Further Practice:

 

You can use this waterfall again anytime you want, or envisage a different one.

You could even do a similar cleansing visualisation in your shower.

 

Deeper Practice:

 

If you have a problem you want to sort out, or a decision to make, then you can ask for help with this while you are under the flow of the water.

Ask the water to clear away all that is irrelevant and leave you with crystal clear insight about what to do.

 

If you have no idea at all of where to turn, you can ask the falling water to give you clues.
While your mind is in this open state, you should be able to interpret those clues intuitively, for example the water may seem to wash around a rock in the shape of something relevant, or you may simply get a picture or idea in your head.

You may even see something come into your landscape, like a fish, a bird, or an animal, to show you something – so if something seems to appear in answer to your question, watch closely what it does, shows you, or brings you.

Just trust your impressions, and make what you can from it.

Your own brain often uses symbols, like in dreams, to try to help you resolve something.  Poets and artists use such symbols in their work to deliver particular meaning.

As you stand there with you clue, a sort of story may form around it while the water continues to cleanse and assist you.

Or the wider story or meaning may develop later on.  Once back in your normal state, for example, you might even come across one of your given symbols, so take note of what that is showing you.

Blessings to all of you.

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The Heavenly Breakfast (and a natural / philosophical stroll)

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A fab SPRING breakfast surprise outing – including a walk around these superb fishing LAKES with loads of BIRDS & TREES –
Turned into a beautiful VISUAL opportunity to share a PHILOSOPHICAL message.
Video, photos, art, and words, by Julia Woodman.
Thanks to “silent partner” for the music (available on you tube).