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A Healing Garden Meditation ...

Posted Jan 14 2009 7:42pm 1 Comment



A Healing Garden Meditation
by Peggy Kemp, based on the Garden Waena Meditation by Serge Kahili King

Get comfortable and close your eyes.

Breathe in with your focus on the crown of your head
Breathe out with your focus on your navel

Breathe in with your focus on the crown of your head
Breathe out with your focus on your navel

Breathe in with your focus a foot above your head
Breathe out with your focus a foot below your feet

Breathe in with your focus on the heavens
Breathe out with your focus deep within the earth

Imagine that you are walking down a path toward a special place, a place which might be a garden that looks however you want it to look, a place of safety and security which you can visit any time you like.

As you walk down the path, try to feel your feet on the land. Look around, see something as clearly as you can. Smell something, a flower, the freshness of the air, or the sea. Hear something if you can...

As you're walking along, you come to a gate, an arch, or another sort of entry into your own personal space, the garden where you can always come for serenity and healing.

Go through the entry, and look around you. Find something to praise and appreciate about your garden, and give it a blessing for being such a beautiful space.

Now look again, and see if there isn't something you'd like to improve about your garden. It may be weedy, or you may want to plant something, or build something. You can ask helpers to do the heavy work, and accomplish a wonderful change in an instant. Take a little time to change something in your garden.

Now find a source of water in your garden. It may be a stream, a waterfall, or a sweet deep pool. Make your way to that water, and sit by it for a moment, breathing in its freshness and vitality throughout every cell of your body. Put a part of your body - or the whole thing - into the water and feel the smooth refreshment as it caresses your body. Sit for a moment and enjoy the water. Climb out of the water and shake yourself off a little. Thank the water for its beauty and life-giving freshness.

Sitting by the water again, ask for a symbol of the situation you would like healing for. If it had a physical manifestation, what would that look like? How big, what shape? Take a good look at it. Think about it. Now make a strong change in the symbol - change its size, shape, color, consistency, make it disappear - until you feel a positive change has been made.

Ask for one of your helper spirits to come to you now. That spirit might look like an animal, a person, an angel, a flower - it can look like anything it wants to and it is a spirit that loves you and has the power that can help you heal. Look at it and bless it and thank it for coming to help you. Ask your spirit for healing advice, if you like, and then ask it to give you a gift with healing power.

Thank your spirit for coming to help you and for giving you a gift of healing power, Knowing that you can come back here and be with the spirit any time you want to, bid it good-bye for now.

Take the gift to your healing altar. If you don't have one, make a simple one now. Place the gift against your heart and absorb the healing energy it has to share. Thank it and put the gift of healing power on the healing altar, knowing you have the essence in your heart and that you can come back here and be with it again any time you want to. In the meantime, it will radiate out healing energy for you.

Now make your way back to the entryway to your garden, appreciating it once more as you leave it for now. Go through the gate, back onto the path and slowly down it. As you walk down the path, begin to be more aware of your body, begin to come back into your body sitting there in your chair.

Breathe in with your focus on the heavens
Breathe out with your focus deep within the earth

Breathe in with your focus a foot above your head
Breathe out with your focus a foot below your feet

Breathe in with your focus on the crown of your head
Breathe out with your focus on your navel

Breathe in with your focus on the crown of your head
Breathe out with your focus on your navel

Now that you are completely aware of and centered back in your body, thank your body for all the ways in which it supports and helps you every day.

Send a blessing of love and gratitude throughout your entire body, open your eyes and wiggle your fingers and toes. Move your body. Focus on something near you in the room. Look at something further away. Be totally back in your present moment, knowing you can visit your garden any time you need healing energy.

And so it is.

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thanks, i'm glad you enjoyed it.  checkout also my more recent posts, especially ones on my energy share
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