Hi, this is Dorothy. Last month I asked that you come with me on a journey, a brief imaginary journey. This month I would like you to come with me on another journey in the form of a meditation. Again, suspend everything you know to be your reality. Relax, give yourself some quiet time, and please do not listen while driving or otherwise engaged in another activity. This is a time for you! Part of this meditation is also on my Stepping Stones CD, and is one that I often wake to in the morning.
Take a few deep breaths and let your breathing become natural and peaceful. If you choose, close your eyes. Imagine yourself to be in the most peaceful, safe place you can think of. Perhaps it is on a warm, sandy beach, watching the waves. Can you smell the salt of the sea? Maybe it is a still forest near a stream. Can you hear the birds? Is there an eagle soaring overhead? Your imagination has no limits. Let your body feel the warmth of the sun.
Now, surround yourself with a bubble of light. This bubble is transparent. It allows you to see everything around you, to be completely aware of the sights, the sounds, the textures - but it is also a completely safe, protected place for you to be. As you sit, enfolded in warmth and light, take an imaginary notebook and write down what you are feeling. It could be overwhelming sadness. It could be fear. It could be despair. Whatever you write is just fine.
Now, take that little notebook and walk over to the ocean or to the little stream. Notice that the bubble of light goes with you wherever you go. Place the notebook into the water and see how it floats! It doesn't sink, but is caught up in the current and taken away from you.
Now there is an empty space inside you where these feelings were stored. Imagine that empty space has a candle in it, and you light the candle. That tiny flame grows into a circle about two inches in diameter. As you watch it, it shifts colours and becomes like a small golden sun, shining like the sun. Now imagine that light growing bigger and bigger and imagine it filling your entire body and your protective bubble. This light is a healing light.It is all the love you have ever known.
You are now surrounded with and protected by total love. This light goes with you wherever you go. And as you go through your day today, see that little sun within you. Take a moment to let it expand again, surrounding you with love and light. For you are always loved. You are safe. And now, breathing in and out, feeling peace as you breathe in, smile as you breathe out, gently open your eyes, move your fingers, stretch your body. As you come back to your room you again hear the words: "Trust the journey, everything in your life is exactly as it needs to be".
Have a beautiful August. Thank you for our time together. If I can support you on your journey, or if you are embarking on a new one, I would love to hear from you.
Until next time... This is Dorothy... Namasté.
Rev. Dorothy Blandford, Ph.D
Apt. 202 - 1655 Martin Drive
Surrey, BC, V4A 6E1, Canada