Rainforest Meditation

A creative visualisation

Rainforest sounds

Find somewhere quiet where you will be undisturbed for half an hour or so.  A space where you feel calm and peaceful. It may be a nook you have created at home, in the garden, by the seaside  …Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Spine straight, arms and legs uncrossed. Take a few deep breaths. In through the nose. Hold briefly. Out through the  mouth. With each successive breath, feel yourself becoming more and more deeply relaxed .

Allow your intuition to guide your grounding to the Earth and connection to Source.

Imagine that you are deep inside a tropical rainforest. Wriggling your toes into the soft, damp, moss covered ground feels incredibly soothing. Its rich, earthy aroma wafts up as you breathe deeply. A gentle breeze rustles through the trees, caressing your skin. The tree top canopy casts shades of dark and light in playful patterns like shadow puppets dancing across the verdant growth. Sunlight peeks through the gaps picking out brilliant splashes of colour where exotic flowers bloom and nod. Tinkling bell bird trills add a layer of delicate sound to the tropical symphony of bird calls. All of your senses feel vibrantly alive.

A deep feeling of peace and contentment descends into your being. Right now, right here, all is well. There is just the Now Moment. Nothing else matters. Any distracting thoughts drifting into your consciousness leave with the gently blowing breeze.  In the distance you can hear the sounds of running water. It beckons to you ‘come hither’. Slowly you start walking towards it, stopping along the way to admire the beauty that surrounds you. There is no rush.

The winding path leads you to a small flowing brook. Its gently sloping banks are dotted with large rocks covered in thick, luscious, velvety moss. You choose one right next to the brook. When you sit on it your feet dangle in the water. It is crystal clear. You can see the bottom of the river bed in magnificent detail. Smooth, round pebbles polished to perfection by aeons of rushing water are gathered  in groups to gossip. Water reeds dance in rhythm to the water’s flow. Small fish quickly dart hither and thither nibbling juicy titbits. Beautiful dragonflies hover over the surface, their lace wings flashing rainbow colours. They skim and chase small insects, pausing now and then to rest amongst the clustered grasses along the bank.

The water feels cool and refreshing. As you splash your feet rainbow droplets of water fly up into the air. You catch them in your hands, laughing with the sheer joy and delight of it all.  Releasing all the dross and unwanted clutter from your mind, body and Soul into the brook through the soles of your feet seems the most natural thing in the world to do. You let go of all that no longer serves you, the old, the unwanted dross into the crystal clear water.

Take as much time as you wish in this spot. Enjoy the Grace and blessing that this place and time gift you. Know that you can return here as often as you wish.

For now, it is time to return back. But before you leave, scoop some water into your hands and drink deeply. As much as you wish, for it rehydrates your mind, body and Soul. When you are replete, give thanks for the experience and opportunity to sojourn here.

Gently bring yourself back to your quiet space from whence you commenced this journey, bringing with you a renewed, refreshed and rehydrated Self.

© Raili Tanska

Image Pixabay

Sounds from – www.freesound.org

Reblogged and reworked from Feb 2016 MBS newsletter

22 thoughts on “Rainforest Meditation

  1. Oh man… This came at just the right time. It’s right up my alley. Now if I can just get rid of people from the house long enough to listen to it! Sigh…

    1. When I get my voice back to normal I plan to start experimenting with doing audio for my meditation scripts. The rainforest sounds on this one are a nice backdrop though. Enjoy !

    1. Yes, you and several others. I’m working on doing audios of these. At the moment my voice is still a bit croaky, and then I have to work out how to do it 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing. With your permission I would like to use this with my coaching clients? Our imaginations are so powerful. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s post is about imagination in case you have time to look? Have a good afternoon, Sam 🙂

    1. I’d be delighted to know that it is being used 🙂 And I’d be even more delighted if you found the time to give me feedback on how it went. I’ll certainly have a look at your post 🙂

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