You are listening to the Tree Meditation. It is a guided meditation, which involves a deep level of relaxation and should never be used in a moving automobile.
It is structured to gently guide your awareness through the process of relaxation, induce a higher state of consciousness, and guide you to messages and insights that are in your Highest Good to know right now. This meditation works best when lying down, but can be used in any position that is comfortable for you.
Now, I want you to close your eyes, and begin to breathe slowly and deeply. Inhale for a silent count of four, hold your breath for as long as you comfortably can, and exhale slowly and completely.
Inhale slowly through the nose, holding your breath, and then exhale completely through slightly parted lips. Breathe in, taking in new and fresh ideas, and holding them in the heart area. And now breathe out, releasing all stress and anxiety.
And continue to hold this deep breathing, so that your body begins to release and relax. And in the future, prior to each meditative session, do three minutes of this deep and relaxing breathing before you begin.
Now, slow down your mind, and clear away all outside thoughts and focus on the sound of my voice. If any distractions should appear, gently brush them aside and return your concentration to the sound of my voice.
And I want you to imagine standing in a large, fertile field. The golden rays of the sun have warmed this field. And this warmth begins to seep into the soles of both of your feet at the same time. And it warms and relaxes both of your feet. And this relaxing power begins to slowly work its way into your ankles, relaxing the ankles. Feel it moving up the calves, relaxing and warming you as it travels to the knees and up the thighs. And this relaxing power flows into your hips, and gently soothes and relaxes the hips. And now you begin to feel the warmth in the tips of your fingers, relaxing the fingers and hands, and moving into the wrists, gently soothing and relaxing. And it moves up your arms, relaxing the forearms, elbows and upper arms. Now feel the warmth in the base of your spine. And the relaxing power works its way up your spine, slowly and gently winding its way up your spine. And your arms, and legs, and spine feel warm and relaxed. This relaxing feeling moves on up the spine to the neck and shoulder muscles, relaxing the neck and shoulder muscles. Begin to feel the relaxing power move up your neck into your scalp, relaxing your scalp and draining down into your facial muscles. The warm and gentle power relaxes your facial muscles and your jaw is relaxed. Allow a little space between your teeth, and your throat is relaxed.
Now, I want you to imagine a point of light above that originates at the center of the universe. And from this point, I want you to imagine a ray of bright golden light that shines down upon you. Make it real with the power of your mind. And this bright, golden light enters your heart area, and you are filled to overflowing with the love and gentle energy of this bright, golden light. And you feel strong, healthy and safe.
And as this light moves up your spine, you feel it begin to sprout from the crown chakra at the top of your head. And as it sprouts, it becomes a protective rainbow of light that surrounds and protects you. First, you see the red, then the orange, and the yellow, and green, then the blue, and then violet and then you see indigo. And as these colors stream down around you, they begin to shimmer from the strands of gold interlaced within each color. And this protective rainbow can extend out as far as you wish. And I want you to imagine this rainbow becoming larger and stronger.
And from each foot, imagine roots growing out, branching and continuing to grow until they reach Mother Earth. Plant the roots firmly into Mother Earth and allow the roots to grow and branch out. And as the roots go deeper and deeper, they begin to tap into the transformational energy of the Earth. And you become fully and firmly grounded.
From your will center in your navel area, take all the negative thoughts and feelings you have within you and send them through your legs, down into the roots, and into the Earth to be transformed. Once you have released all the negativity, and it has been transformed, begin to absorb nutrients and transformative earth energy back up the roots into the navel where it builds.
When this area becomes completely full, let this energy find its way up the spine – healing and transforming to perfection all that it touches. As it reaches the shoulders, it branches off in three directions – one out each arm and another out the top of your head. And it is healing and transforming as it continues to grow.
And as it branches off and continues to grow, leaves begin forming. When you have extended as far out as you desire, leaves sprout and shoot off from the branches. Notice how green and full of life the leaves have become. Along with the leaves, you may see blossoms. Notice what kind of leaves and blossoms form. See how soft and pretty the petals are and how green and full of life the leaves have become. If you do not see any blossoms, focus on the type and shape of the leaves and any other indicators which may tell you the type of tree that you have become.
(Short pause for the above to transpire.)
Spend time being this tree and enjoy the peace and serenity about you. Know that as the earth and sky nourish you, you also nourish others. You provide oxygen to breathe, a place to nest, and may even bear fruit for all to eat.
And as you are so full of life and a life-giving nature, the birds and other animals will naturally be attracted to you. You will attract that which you are and all that you need. Notice the number and type of life forms that are attracted to you and make their home within and about you.
The first life form you see is: (short pause)
And its message to you is: (longer pause)
The next life form is: (short pause)
And its message to you is: (longer pause)
And the next form of life you see is: (short pause)
And its message is: (longer pause)
And any other life form that wishes to give you messages will do so now.
(Long pause for this to transpire.)
Now it is time to thank the creatures of the tree for their messages and insight. You will remember their words and understand their lessons. If you do not easily understand their message, clarity will come to you in the form of your nightly dreams.
And your branches pull back to become your arms and hands again.
Thank Mother Earth for her nourishment and protection and slowly pull back the roots until they once again become feet and legs.
And you feel the pulsing life force in your naval area. You will carry this gentle pulsing force to know that you are always connected to the Mother and are full of life, vibrancy and good health. You can call upon this inner peace at any time.
And as you recall the messages and lessons, slowly and gently become aware of all that surrounds you. When you are comfortable, open your eyes and record all that you have learned from this journey. You will feel awake and refreshed.
Posted by BlueWolf on April 28, 2005 03:37 PM