What follows is my true recollection of a guided meditation to find my inner guide. My only wish is that meditation worked for everybody. Sadly for some it doesn’t, or maybe just not right now in their lives. Comfort will come to them in other ways.
Guided Meditation ~ This is an account of my true life experience meditating. As I listen to the tape, I am comfortable and relaxed. My feelings of anxiousness have disappeared and I know I am being comforted. The gentle voice guides me through my meditation and what follows, is how it really happened…
Allow your body to gently relax. Move yourself around on your chair until you feel perfectly comfortable. I am comfortable, breathing easy. Now I want you to move your attention DOWN from your head to your chin and DOWN from your chin to your throat and DOWN from your throat to your chest. DOWN, DOWN to your stomach.
Now move down into that safe place deep within yourself, that place which is just below your navel. This is your sacred sanctuary, a place that only you know about. I am breathing easy and see a yellow aura, a warm glow.
From that place, I want you to move into the hallway in your mind. Along the hallway are many doors. One particular door is of golden light. You feel drawn by that door and you move through the door of light into a place of peace, comfort and protection. These doors are on the left hand side only, curling off into the distance. One door is open and I see myself walk through. I see my clothes I am wearing today as I walk through the door, I am viewing from above. I see myself in the woodland already…Once through the door, you find yourself on a path through the woods. As you move along the path, you faintly hear the sound of water. Birds sing in the trees.I can hear a bird tweet, and water running. It is bubbling, moving gently..
The sunlight filters through the canopy of deep, green trees overhead. A warm, gentle breeze caresses your face and blows lightly through your hair. I am grounded, and can see looking up, the sunlight through the trees, the warm sunshine is cascading down through them and I feel the air on my face as I look up. You feel as if you are being kissed by God. The warmth of the sun is how I feel God is with me. The smell of the forest and of wild flowers surrounds you, bathing you in an essence so sweet and so wild that your senses are reeling. I smell earth and water…You come to a body of water. Because it is part of the enchanted forest, this water is pure, clean and clear. I see it clearly and hear it’s gentle rippling sound. It is cool and inviting. You sit on the edge of the bank and dip your cup into the sacred water and you drink. I drink some water and note that it is from a plastic cup that has appeared in my hand You are comforted and refreshed.
You arise and continue moving on your path through these wondrous woods. Soon you come to a clearing in the trees. The clearing is cupping the horizon within my view, it is quite close and through the centre, there is light. The clearing is surrounded by stately oaks, their branches extended to protect you. The colour of the wild flowers stands out strong against the greens of the grasses and the brown-black of the tree barks. These flowers are purple, like bluebells and have slender, green grass around them. They carpet the floor of the wood. You breathe deeply of the sweet air. You know this place… you’ve been here before. Maybe in your dreams or maybe in life – it doesn’t matter. You just know that it is your haven.Yes
I have been here before in a previous meditation and I can’t help but smile as I remember my beautiful guide. An angel -like dove with soft white wings which expanded to hold me. An aqua orb is in my view now and it is glowing and changing to gold hovering in the distance … There is wonderful, soft green grass growing here and it invites you to sit down and rest. Now you begin to hear in the distance other-worldly music,I am already hearing distance sounds of American Indian chants and flute
Tibetan bells… flute music… I hear the flute music soft chanting… I am hearing the soft chanting and I have an American eagle soaring in the sky around me.You listen carefully, as you feel drawn to the music.
You look up and see purple mountains in the distance. There’s the eagle . There are snow capped mountains in the far distance and he shows me what he can see from above. It is breathtaking. As you look, a tiny golden light appears. It draws closer and closer to you. This gold orb is coming toward me now leaving a glowing trail. It floats gently up the path toward your little sanctuary. Its light is soft and gentle. Yet it shines with a brilliance you have never seen. It is glowing with candle like qualities, solid and radiant at the same time. As it reaches the outer edge of your sanctuary, it stops and becomes a large pulsating crystalline light. You watch. You wait. It has started to expand like a snow crystal and is bright white. You give the light permission to enter your space. I have bowed my head in respect and acknowledgement. The Light draws forward and hovers just before you. The Light shimmers. Soft strands of gold stream forth like a flower blossoming. As each petal of this light unfolds, you see that something or someone is inside. I recall the wings of my previous guide, (a dove) but I see the head rise and this time it is my American Bald Eagle. Then you see before you a wondrous being that you recognize as your spirit guide. You know it is your spirit guide because you feel a strong surging of love pouring out from it to you and you feel, deep in your heart, a strong answering outpouring of love from you to it. The Eagle has come to give me strength and power. It is showing me that it flies the skies and that you can reach heaven. It has no boundaries and it is free. It shows me he has come to protect and guide me. You feel completely safe with this being. It may or may not tell you its name, but it calls you by your name. The Eagle holds me in it’s mighty wings. We do not speak. Spirit Guides will take any form that you need to understand right now. It can be in the form of a human, an animal, an object or some divine form. See it! imagine it! Know it is real! So very real, I could see the contour of it’s feather, hear them rustle and the reflection of myself in it’s eye. What form is your spirit guide in? Again, it is a beautiful bird. What shape is it? It is so grand. It is all knowing, all seeing.
If it is human, is it male or female? What does it smell like? What colour is it? It has a white regal head and brown eyes. He is the epitome of strength. I have a tear rolling down my cheek as he embraces me. What does it feel like? He feels safe. Begin to carry on a conversation with this wondrous being. Ask its name. What is its purpose? Why has it come to you? We are communicating, but we are not speaking. He has come to give me strength and keep me safe. No Words. He shows me soaring free in the sky with no shackles of life to hold him down. Let this being communicate itself to you and tell you why it is working with you. He has come to give me love and above all strength to realise my dreams. He knows I have felt scared, about the future, and comforts me in his wings
Ask it how best to call upon it in the future. He shows me to come back to this place and my guides will be here for me. I may not see you Eagle, and I remember my Dove guide. Both stand tall and proud with comforting wings. Eagle lets me know he flies up over me, even though I may not see him. Ask it to let you know it is there, consciously, within the next few days, whenever you need help. He shows me wondrous flocks of birds in flight. When you feel finished, thank your guide for the opportunity to meet and work with it. I am comforted. His winged embrace has subsided. I see him soar high above me over to the mountains. As the golden light folds back up around your guide, send it off with your best thoughts and love. The orb is now in front of me, it’s white light subsiding to a golden glow. As it withdraws from your space, moving back up the path, you sit back down in your spot. You understand that in this inner sanctuary you invite any and all of your guides into your awareness. And I am blessed. This is exciting and you are fascinated with your experience, your experience of expanding your horizons. You breathe deeply, relaxing and reliving in your mind, what has happened. BREATHE.
As you do so, the path and the woods begin to fade and you find yourself gently coming back to the present… to this room, this time and this place. It is like the lights going up in a cinema. You have been watching this magical scene unfold on the screen in front of you. You have taken in every word and been there. Right there, in the moment. You have been transported to a different world away from it all…When you are ready, be sure to drink some water and maybe eat a slice of bread to ground yourself.
Right now, it would be helpful to you if you wrote down all you have experienced, exactly as it happened. I did. This is what I know..Bless you. A true gift
Footnote: Daily Express Saturday 28th May page 33
Incredible picture captured by Pam Mullins/Solent taken near her home in Bristish Columbia, Canada. Very powerful and gifted photographer
and from the web …
FEATHER OR NOT A bald eagle appears to leave contrails — which actually belong to a passing jet — in the skies above British Columbia, Canada. (Photo: Pam Mullins / Solent News via the Telegraph)
“Eagle… fly high, Touch the great spirit
Share your medicine
Touch me, honor me
So that I may know you too
Quote from Medecine Cards – Jamie Sams & David Carson
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