Rainforest – a guided meditation


Find somewhere quiet where you will be undisturbed for half an hour or so.  A space where you feel calm and peaceful. It may be a nook you have created at home, in the garden, by the seaside… Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Spine straight, arms and legs uncrossed. Take a few deep breaths. In through the nose. Hold briefly. Out through the  mouth. With each successive breath, feel yourself becoming more and more deeply relaxed.

For these first few moments, calm your body by relaxing your toes, your legs, your hips, your stomach, your chest, your neck, and last your head. Relax your eyes.

Now take a moment to notice your breath. Do not change it, but just notice.

Allow your intuition to guide your grounding to the Earth and connection to Source.

Imagine that you are deep inside a tropical rain forest. Wriggling your toes into the soft, damp, moss covered ground feels incredibly soothing. Its rich, earthy aroma wafts up as you breathe deeply. A gentle breeze rustles through the trees, caressing your skin. The tree top canopy casts shades of dark and light in playful patterns like shadow puppets dancing across the verdant growth. Sunlight peeks through the gaps picking out brilliant splashes of color where exotic flowers bloom and nod. Tinkling bell bird trills add a layer of delicate sound to the tropical symphony of bird calls. All of your senses feel vibrantly alive.

A deep feeling of peace and contentment descends into your being. Right now, right here, all is well. There is just the Now Moment. Nothing else matters. Any distracting thoughts drifting into your consciousness leave with the gently blowing breeze.  In the distance you can hear the sounds of running water. It beckons to you ‘come hither’. Slowly you start walking towards it, stopping along the way to admire the beauty that surrounds you. There is no rush.

The winding path leads you to a small flowing brook. Its gently sloping banks are dotted with large rocks covered in thick, luscious, velvety moss. You choose one right next to the brook. When you sit on it your feet dangle in the water. It is crystal clear. You can see the bottom of the river bed in magnificent detail. Smooth, round pebbles polished to perfection by aeons of rushing water are gathered  in groups to gossip. Water reeds dance in rhythm to the water’s flow. Small fish quickly dart hither and thither nibbling juicy titbits. Beautiful dragonflies hover over the surface, their lace wings flashing rainbow colors. They skim and chase small insects, pausing now and then to rest amongst the clustered grasses along the bank.

The water feels cool and refreshing. As you splash your feet rainbow droplets of water fly up into the air. You catch them in your hands, laughing with the sheer joy and delight of it all.  Releasing all the dross and unwanted clutter from your mind, body and Soul into the brook through the soles of your feet seems the most natural thing in the world to do. You let go of all that no longer serves you, the old, the unwanted dross into the crystal clear water.

Take as much time as you wish in this spot. Enjoy the Grace and blessing that this place and time gift you. Know that you can return here as often as you wish.

For now, it is time to return back. But before you leave, scoop some water into your hands and drink deeply. As much as you wish, for it rehydrates your mind, body and Soul. When you are replete, give thanks for the experience and opportunity to sojourn here.

Gently bring yourself back to your quiet space from whence you commenced this journey, bringing with you a renewed, refreshed and rehydrated Self.

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