Visualization Meditation

A meditation I love to use is visualization that can help reduce stress.  This meditation can also be used for other things such as if you have an interest in spirit guides and your guardian angel.  Visualizing a meeting with them and receiving any messages the universe or your higher power may be trying to give you.  I will give two meditations one for stress reduction and the other the same meditation just expanded to meet anyone such as passed on loved ones and guides of different kinds.  The later does take alot of practice as our busy minds tend to butt in and take over.  But its also fun just to practice around with what even your higher self may be trying to tell you.

Begin with lying on your back in a comfortable spot.  Your couch or bed are fine.  If you tend to be uncomfortable lying down you can sit up or even lie on a rug on the floor.  If its a relaxing spot it will do.  The only position you don’t want to you is the the standing position.

Make sure your in a quite place.  This meditation takes about 15 minutes at its most basic.  Turn off the phone stick a do not disturb on the door.

Begin with the relaxation exercise.  Starting with your toes tense and release them in order to expell any extra tension.  For the full exercise see the color meditation.

When you feel you are as relaxed as possible you begin to see a beautiful white light coming toward you from the sky. Your standing on the outside grass as you watch it floating down.  It drifts closer and closer until it stops right above your head and begins to envelop you in bubble.  You feel safe and relaxed in the light knowing it has come from pure light and love to protect and take you to places you’ve only dreamed. 

You begin to rise from the ground.  You don’t worry because you can not fall. You are safe.  You begin to float higher and higher as you look down at the ground, everything begins to look so small.  You feel so light and airy as you look at the bright blue sky around you.  The clouds are fluffy and white, so fluffy you could walk on top of them.  You feel the stresses of your day left behind falling as the white light lifts you higher and higher.

You look down again and realize your now over a new ground.  The grass it Bright green and swept with the morning dew.  You realize the bubble is slowly lowering you to the ground.  You step out of the bubble and feel the cool grass beneath your feet.  You begin to look around this new and exciting place.  You see a tick forest of trees 10 steps in front of you.  The trees are tall and look almost mystical.  The thick leaves create a canape against the bright blue sky.  The streams of light poking through the forest canape create a beautiful wave of light which seems so inviting.  You cant resist, It looks like a magical place.  You start to walk forward to the path as you catch a glimpse of something moving on the path.  You continue excited to see what it is.  When you get closer you realize its an animal there to lead you on your journey.  Whatever animal you see know its there to help and protect you on your way.  You don not feel threatened by this animal, it is your friend and has been watching over you for a long time.  It looks at you and starts walking down the path. you know to follow it as you walk deeper and deeper into the beautiful forest.  You begin to hear the sound of rushing water.  It sounds so crisp and refreshing.  Over a small hill you begin to see the rushing stream.  The water is so clear you can see the bottom.  It looks so inviting you take steps into the water.  Its cool and refreshing on your skin. You begin washing the refreshing clear water over your skin.  You begin to feel even more relaxed as it washes away all the negative energy holding you down.  Your animal guide sits on the edge and sips the water.  You smile knowing this stream contains the water of rejuvenation.  

Your animal guide looks at you and you know its time to start heading back on the path.  You let your animal lead the way as you both wander back through the dense magical forest to the open grass. You feel much more relaxed and clensed as you look at your animal guide and bid farewell knowing you are welcome back any time to explore this new magical land.  You walk through the green grass back to your white bubble and step back inside. 

The bubble begins to lift as it slowly starts to lower you back to the ground you started upon.  You step out of the bubble and thank it for protecting you on your journey.  Knowing its there for you whenever you need it again.  You slowly begin to open your eyes and gather yourself.  Wait a few moments before sitting up.   

So, who was your guide? What did the place you visited look like, feel like? Write down your experiences so that you can keep track of what you felt and saw.  It is not uncommon to fall asleep during this meditation.  It is longer than the color meditation and much more involved. But even the first try can bring relaxation and calming.  Keep practicing, you never know what you’ll see next time.

Besides using an animal guide for the reason of connecting you more to this special place. The animal you see is seen as your animal totem.  It is said to watch over and protect you through your journey on earth.  But again, everyone has different beliefs and it all depends just what you want to see your animal guide as. 

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                                                     MEETING YOUR ANGELS AND GUIDES    

  Using this same meditation it can be extended on to meeting your guardian angels and spirit guides.  If you are unfamiliar with what spirit guides are, they are said to be a sort of protective spirit who watches over you while on your earthly journey.  An example would be that inner voice that comes out of no where.  Spontaneously waking up at the right time when your alarm clock didn’t go off…things of that nature. They are seen as a sort of extension of Guardian Angels who are said to watch over you on a different level.  Again it all depends on what your beliefs are and how you view such things.  But all are said to be available to you if you can clear your mind of the mundane long enough to hear them.               

The meditation is the same, meeting up with you animal guide, stopping off at the stream of rejuvenation.  But instead of returning to the start of the path, your animal guide signals you to continue the journey with him/her. 

You step out of the stream and back onto the path behind him.  You can see an opening up ahead and the bright green grass poking out of the edge.  You continue on the path until you reach the opening.  Your animal guide looks at you and you hear it tell you to go on ahead, he/she will wait for your return. 

You step from the forest path and onto the cool bright green grass.  The blue sky surrounds you and up ahead in the distance you see a small inviting cottage.  Behind the cottage you notice the deep bluish green ocean.  It looks beautiful as the waves crash against the large stones protecting the house. You feel the magic of this special house and think how lucky you are to fins such a special place.You begin to walk towards the house  as you notice a rock path beneath your feet.  As you get closer you see smoke coming out of the chimny.  The smell reminds you of feeling cozy safe and warm.  The cottage is a comforting shade of blue   off setting the ocean behind it.  You notice the door is made of dark rich wood as you begin to take your first step up the two small stone steps.  You reach your hand out to knock as you step up the last step and wonder who lives here.  You feel safe and protected as you knock on the door three times.  The door slowly opens as your smile widens and you embrace the person who answered.  You feel so happy to see this person as they invite you to come in…

When you are finished in the house you leave thanking them for being there.  You tell them you hope to see them soon.  You walk down the stone steps and onto the stone path.  Your animal guide is still waiting for you in the same place and you both begin to walk back through the forest together.  You pass the stream and walk through it on your way out.  When you reach the beginning of the path you turn to your animal guide and bid farewell, knowing you are always welcome back whenever you would like.  You step into the bubble feeling lighter and happier. As the bubble begins its decent down you smile and think of all the new or old friends you’ve met and all the information you were given.

So, who answered the door at the cottage? How many were inside? What did they say, what did you say?

Writing this meditation down directly afterward is key.  Meditations can be like dreams with information fleeting quickly.

Expect to fall asleep alot during this meditation.  It takes alot of practice to reach a higher state of consciousness and stay awake.  Such a meditation borders on the sleep state.  Don’t be discouraged if you keep falling asleep, you body may need the rest.  It is also not uncommon for your conscious mind to work its way in and try and question whats happening.  That’s completely normal and just takes patience and practice. Same goes for the first meditation and virtually any meditation that involves visualization.                     

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One Response to “Visualization Meditation”

  1. Sue Carter Says:

    Have you ever recorded this meditation? I would love to get a copy if you have. I have one similar but this one takes it a step further and I would love a copy I could listen to and use as an aid.
    Regards Sue

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