Happy Thursday, lovelies! With the week we’ve been having, I thought I would post my favorite (and longest used) cleansing meditation. This exercise is a great one to do at the end of the day, or when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Sit in a chair with both feet flat on the floor or on the floor cross-legged. You can also lie on the floor, if this is more comfortable. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths until you feel calm and centered.
In your mind’s eye, picture yourself in a wooded area, surrounded by beautiful and serene trees. A little path lies ahead of you and you begin to walk down it. As you walk, you hear running water up ahead. As the sound moves closer you feel more at peace.
Up ahead you see a little babbling brook with a small waterfall at the head. The water is clear and sparkling with light. You enter the stream and sit down right in front of the waterfall.
From your body’s center, think about any worries, fears, struggles or other negative thoughts you’ve had recently. These feelings and thoughts are not serving your greatest good. Push these thoughts and feelings out from our core and imagine them appearing as dried leaves and twigs on your skin. Keep pushing out these thoughts and feelings until none are left inside of you – you may find yourself covered in leaves and twigs.
As the last thought is pushed to the surface, lean back into the cool waterfall behind you. Feel the sparking, clear water gently cascade down your head, washing away all the dirt and twigs and leaves. As the debris is washed down the creek, you feel lighter and more at peace. The water sparkles over your skin, filing any pockets left in your aura with peaceful, blue light.
When the last leaf has washed away, down the stream, you feel whole, calm and peaceful. The waterfall has rejuvenated you and you’re ready to start anew. If you feel an excess of energy, visualize it as white light and push it out through your feet and down the stream to be fed to the Earth.
When you are ready, stand up and walk out of the creek and back down the path to the stop you started. You know you can visit this tranquil place anytime. When you reach your original spot, start to feel the weight of your physical body and slowly take a few deep breaths in and out. When finished, gently open your eyes and finish with a grounding activity, such as eating a small snack or sitting for a few moments with hematite, red jasper or other grounding stone.
That’s it, lovelies. What’s your favorite way to unwind? Would love to hear in the comments!
Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH