Sunday Serenity

Today, I invite you to immerse yourself

in the ambience of all that the ocean has to offer.

While there, let this  flow around and within …

Find somewhere quiet where you will be undisturbed for half an hour or so.  A sacred 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, filling your lungs to capacity like balloons, and slowly exhaling the breath through your mouth. With each successive breath, feel yourself becoming more and more relaxed …..

Close your eyes and ‘look down’ into your heart. From there imagine a golden cord that connects you to the Divine, whatever that is for you. And another, more solid cord, that connects you deep into the core of the Earth. Imagine that you are fully encased in a luminescent bubble, protecting you. Fill this bubble with whatever colour/s feels right for you at this time …..

Imagine that you are all alone on a private beach.

You can hear the call of the seagulls

and the pounding of the waves as they break on to the shore….

The taste of salt from the sea is on your lips as your skin is caressed by a gentle breeze. You dig your feet deep into the soft, white sand. It feels so soothing and  calming. It is night. The inky, velvety black sky sparkles with millions of tiny diamond like stars. A shooting star crosses the sky. In time-honoured fashion you make a wish. The refection of the full moon shimmers on the surface of the ocean, rippling, breaking, coming together again in harmony with the waves….

In front of you is a bonfire surrounded by a circle of stones honed smooth by the pounding of waves over aeons of time. The flames leap and swirl, sending sparks into the curling tendrils of smoke that spiral lazily upwards. Watching the play of orange, red and yellow flames leaping and shape shifting is hypnotising. The smell of the burning wood is strangely comforting. It’s crackling echoes …The fire beckons you. It invites you to toss unwanted, old, out of date dross that has collected in the nooks and crannies of your inner world…

You scan yourself –

your body…

your mind…

your heart…

your Soul ….

You reach in and pull out those aspects that no longer serve you, throwing them into the transmuting fires. Sit there for as long as you need to complete this inner decluttering…

When you have finished, give thanks for the opportunity. Know that you can return to this place any time you wish.

Slowly bring yourself back to the here and now, feeling calm, refreshed and renewed.

© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” 
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
The 11 Karmic Spaces:
Choosing Freedom from the
Patterns That Bind You

 

This has been reworked from my post about Meditation published way back in Oct 2015

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24 thoughts on “Sunday Serenity

  1. How beautifully developed, Raili. I wish I had it on tape, read by a soothing voice over a soft background of music of a special frequency. I’d play it every day.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    1. Aww, thanks Madelyn. I have been asked by several people to record my meditations. I’ve got as far as buying a microphone. And there it sit waiting …….. not sure what for. Perhaps the timing is not right yet ~!

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      1. I started a YouTube channel a few years ago for something else. It has been dormant for a few years now… I could use that, just need to get my act together !

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  2. Glad to see you shared this one on the Senior Salon! Lord knows we can all use the soothing and the stress relief – lol.

    I have been sharing older articles – back when I had fewer followers so they never got much attention. I know others reblog their own posts in those cases, but my readers don’t cotton well to reblogs — they don’t like to “click to read the rest” — they have enough trouble staying tracked on ONE page. 🙂
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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      1. I do the reworking thing too, and I pick through for certain older content for newer posts (and link to related older posts like a mad thing) – but it’s incredibly time consuming. I might as well write a new post from scratch.

        I am coming to the point where I may have to repost content older than 3 years once a week, however, or I’ll never find the time to finish my books and get them published.
        xx,
        mgh

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