GUIDED MEDITATION - healing waterfalls
I invite you to go on a meditation that will help us heal and release dis-comforts and dis-eases that we might have accumulated through the last month, maybe years, or even during this week only.
First, please sit comfortably. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes (or imagine your eyes closed, if you are reading this text…) so you can observe inwardly and see the process we’re going to begin now.
Start the meditation by taking a deep breath. Pay attention to your body and your breathing. With every breath you take, please notice where in your body are the ‘knots’ of tension, discomforts, or even heaviness; notice which areas are lighter and relaxed. With each breath you take, feel yourself relaxing deeper and deeper into a state where we’re close to our soul, our highest being. That we see past the ego and the challenges of everyday life… Past the tensions and worries.
With each breath you take, fell the tension seeping out of your forehead; relax your eyeballs, your eyebrows, and eyelids. Feel the tension dissolving down. Relax your jaws and your shoulders. Feel the spine releasing the tension slowly. As if every breath you take you’re pushing the tension away, outwards from your body, from your feet into the earth.
Now, notice in front of you a staircase that goes down. This will take us deeper and deeper into the subconscious mind of your body and your state. Now we can release the tensions on a deeper level. All you need to do is step gradually, slowly. One step at a time, down… until you reach the bottom of the staircase. If you can’t visualize it, just know or remember a staircase that you might have seen before. Just feel and experience the idea of going deep down to the level of your soul; to the level where your mind does not control the body all the time.
As we reach the bottom of the stairs, I want you to notice a little animal darting just in front of you, at the corner of your eye. Each one of you will have a different one. Some will see animals, some will see a person; some might have a bird or another being, perhaps a butterfly or dragonfly. This is your guide. This being will tell you what you need to learn, what qualities you need to absorb right now. As you see this being moving in front of you, follow it into the dark tunnel that you can see now in front of you.
A little bit like Alice in Wonderland, we step in and as we go forward, behind our beautiful guide; we notice that although it’s perhaps dark and steep down, we have no fear because our guide brings us light and shimmering energy that envelopes us like a cloak. The deeper we go, the stronger the energy grows. All of your auric field starts to shimmer and shine, almost like a translucent iridescent colour.
At the end of this tunnel, we come out at a beautiful place; the most beautiful valley with trees, blue sky and sunshine. Notice the deep breaths you now take, and the energy that flows into your body, as if we are reborn after a long journey.
In front of us, we notice a little river. We follow it as it zigzags in front of us, hiding behind the bend of the trees and the rocks. Hear the sound of the water running down, the twittering of the birds and the gentle rustle of the leaves in the wind. As we follow the river, with the river behind us, we go against its flow. And as we go, all our worries, our troubles, our discomforts are flowing down away from us, dissolving in the water of love and grace.
Now we arrive at a beautiful place. It’s almost like a stage surrounded by trees. There are 7 waterfalls, separated, but all next to each other in a row. Each one in a different colour. It is such a beautiful day; it’s so lovely, warm, and fresh that you can take off the clothes and stand under the first waterfall. Wade into the water gently. As you get closer and closer to the waterfall, you feel the energy start spreading into your body, going from your feet upwards. It is white energy. It takes away anxieties and knots of tension.
Stand under the waterfall. Its colour is white and slightly purplish; a beautiful indigo colour that also has sparkles of other colours in it… almost unearthly colours.
Now, place your head under the water and feel the energy cascading down along with the water, flowing into your crown chakra; washing away every discomfort and unease, anxieties and worries. Feel how it fills your body with this beautiful indigo colour. It almost feels like your body’s empty. Just the shell remains and it is slowly, gradually filled with this beautiful colour.
Feel every organ, every muscle, every tissue; feel them energized with this beautiful colour. Notice which areas are darker and which areas are brighter, which areas soak in more colour than others. As you stand there, full of this beautiful indigo light feeling the energy cascading through your crown chakra, through your whole body, feel how you become much more relaxed than before.
Your mind opens to new possibilities, and perhaps soon ideas will come to you that will take you to a new level of spiritual development. Be open-minded; be open to any ideas that will come your way.
Now, we’re going to move to the next waterfall, just next to it. The water here falls gently; much slower, a little bit like a tickly rain; like a fine rain on your head down on your body. Feel the energy slightly different. Its colour is beautiful turquoise blue. It is tiptoeing around your body; gently touching you. Notice how the sinuses open up; the blood circulation quickens. You feel the energy starts to flood in, the physical energy from your feet upwards and down again in a cosmic orbit. This beautiful turquoise light is filling up your body, very gently. You almost do not sense, do not feel the physical impact of that energy. It is there working on you nevertheless.
Notice which areas of your body are tighten up, absorbing more energy, or perhaps even resisting it. These are the areas where you locked up emotions that are waiting to be released. Let that energy tap into that; gentle tapping, to awaken the secret doors to release these emotions. It might be that some of it starts to bleed with a darker colour into the water of the river, flowing away from you, while new energy, beautiful energy washes away the blockages, washes away the knots of anxiety, the fears, and the angers.
Feel how your liver is expanding, opening to this beautiful energy. Feel your throat responding to that, and the thymus. The energy reminds you to always speak what you need to say. Express yourself freely. No one has the power to stop you or to belittle you. You are very special. You use your skills to the best, to the outmost benefit. You are loved and appreciated by all people. You love and appreciate yourself.
Continue with the breathing. Take deep breaths that will allow the trunks of your lungs to fill up with air, with energy. Your breathing comes not only into the chest but through your tummy, bringing in more and more of that beautiful turquoise energy.
We are now shifting to the next waterfall, right next to it. It’s got a beautiful green colour. The energy feels so gentle it’s almost like silk, falling in gentle folds on your body. It may feel as warmth permeating your body. The energy is much slower and denser. It is physical warmth that fills your body. As you take a breath, it expands your heart to the fullest. Visualize your heart as a big mug and this beautiful green energy overflowing it to the brim and cascading down, washing away all the unforgiveness, the anger, the sensitivity to the negativity of others.
Feel the energy filling up your body. Feel it behind your eyes, a loving presence in your shoulders; beautiful support and energy at your elbows. You’re almost enveloped like a cocoon in love… perfect love. Love with no regrets, no conditions, just pure love.
Take a deep breath and feel this love circulating within you and without you. Feel that you’re absorbing this love until almost your consciousness remains but not the body. It almost dissolves in that love. We’re now going to move to the next waterfall. If needed, feel that this green energy continuers to fall within you, and circle and cascade in and around you as we shift to the next colour, the next waterfall.
The next waterfall is an orange one. It is much faster, physically faster, almost like standing under the rain. Big, long drops cascading down, enveloping us in a shower of orange, invigorating us, bringing us to a full awareness of the body.
Notice which organs in your body seem to be darker than the others. Pour that orange energy into them. Allow them to be washed and cleansed, sanctified and enveloped in the beautiful energy, orange energy, of the living being.
Whenever you encounter resistance in the body, just love it. Pour that beautiful orange light at it and around it, leaving that area soaking in this beautiful light. Some of you may become aware of a special smell in the air around that energy. These are the herbs that can help you and they’re brought by the sprits, the guides, and the angels. I can smell cinnamon and orange blossom… all flowing in through your body, releasing all that is no longer needed, releasing stubbornness and resistance.
Become aware of your toes, of your feet, of how you are grounded on the stones and the little pebbles at the bottom of the river. Become aware of how the water touches your feet, at what level. Notice your knees, how flexible they feel, how supportive they are, how they hold your weight and protect you. Feel your spine elongating, reaching upwards towards the sky, making you feel lighter, full of energy, buzzing…
Now we are moving to the next waterfall. This time the energy is red. It is a heavy dark energy that feels like a hot sun pouring over, filling your body; filling you with nice warmth and heaviness. It’s a cleansing sun, a cleansing energy. It may feel heavy and tiring, but let it fill you all up. Feel how the body becomes heavy, allowing your spirit to soar higher; allowing yourself to remember that the body is the vehicle that carries your soul, which is actually much bigger than the body and everything else. This vehicle needs to be looked after.
As we are full to the brim with this beautiful, red, heavy light, we’ll open the little plug at the bottom of our feet and the sand will slowly go down. As it goes down, it takes away anything dirty or difficult; anything that was resisting; anything that was bringing discomfort or unease to the body. Any persistent thoughts or emotions all go out. With every breath you take, feel that you’re pushing the air deeper and deeper along with the sound on its way out from your body. Feel the cleansing that your body underwent.
We’re now shifting to the last waterfall, or almost the last. This waterfall is a black. It is so black that it has got all the colours of the rainbow within it; so intense that we cannot see it. Just like you see black in your eyes by looking straight at the sun. Focus on this black. Allow it to surround you. It is the energy that goes out from us. It’s not a dark black; it’s the black of the universe, full of life and colours; the energy that we release from us outwards, what we give out to the universe, to our body, to those around you.
Think, what colour would you like to add to that? What would you like to give out more? What colour do you give out? Notice what seem to sparkle most around you. Think about the colour you would like to add and allow it to go forward. Allow the different energies we went through before to coalesce in your body, releasing rainbows of colours, shapes, stars, and forms, creating a whole universe around you. Notice how it feels as if you are the centre of the universe.
Continue to breathe deeply and enjoy that sense of neutrality, that sense of beautiful lightness. No weight, no worries, just Being. It is very important to just Be from time to time. Not just doing, but also Being.
As you’re there on the centre of that universe, think about your guide and what it brings you. If you saw a dragonfly, perhaps it’s an invitation to discover the mysterious aspects of your life; things that are above the ordinary that you have been ignoring. Perhaps your intuition, your gut feelings, or simply emotions. Perhaps you’ve been too worried and negative, and have forgotten to see the beautiful, new, positive things in life.
If you’ve seen a butterfly, perhaps it is a matter of transformation. Perhaps you are undergoing a change. If you’ve seen a rabbit, perhaps it is time to face your fears and release them. Rabbits attract those who attack them by showing their fear and sending signals of fear and being victim. Notice, what does it mean what you saw? What are the symbols that have been brought to you?
Now we re going to move to the last waterfall; it is a beautiful white colour. But not just white; it got sparkles. It’s the precise opposite of the black of the universe. That is everything all together. It is light and darkness together, beautiful, shiny, sparkly white; blinding white that envelops you and lifts you even higher than before.
If before we were at the centre of the universe, we’re now at the centre of the God of the universe; in the core of the being where we dissolve and become one with everything else. Feel love and compassion glowing through that universe. Feel how it energizes you. Remember that feeling, so you can take it with you for the whole week, until our next meditation.
Float in that feeling… absorb all these beautiful colours; the lightness of spirit and body; the completeness and knowledge of your purpose and reason for being where you are in life…
With the next breath, slowly, slowly come out of that waterfall. Wade out back into the river. There will be a beautiful white garment waiting for you, with a symbol just for you, to remember and use in the near future.
We go back on the path. Instead of the dark tunnel, we see a wooden door. As we open that door, we go back to the staircase; very slowly, it takes us up to the last level of the staircase.
In your own time, notice your breathing, the deep breathing you’ve got slowing down by half. Become aware of your body in its sitting position. Become aware of your environment and gradually, in your own time, open your eyes.