Meditation: Into the Forest of Possibility We Go…..

“In the woods we return to reason and faith”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To begin, close your eyes and take a few slow breaths. Connect with the subtle energy that runs up your spine with each inhalation. If you like, invite any loving presence to support you.Allow thoughts to pass by without giving them meaning, keeping your attention on your breathing.

As you begin to settle, sense your energy shifting into your heart center. Allow this feeling of increasing warmth to radiate like a ball of sunshine, expanding slowly outward to encompass your body and the space all around you, filling you with a brilliant peace.

Within your mind visualize your feet upon a path under a canopy of trees. Luminous rays beam through the branches and the wind rustles the leaves. Feel the muted sunshine warming your face and bare feet.

As you begin to walk down the path into your magical forest, where everything is possible, sense the pure freedom of your innermost being, the sovereign and truest part of you that can never be limited by anything, anyone or any circumstance outside of yourself. You may like to say aloud, “I am a free and sovereign being.”

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Using the Breath……

“Breathing in, I experience calm in me. Breathing out, I smile to the calm in me.
Breathing in, I experience joy in me. Breathing out, I smile to the joy in me.
Breathing in, I experience equanimity in me. Breathing out, I smile to the equanimity in me.
Breathing in, I experience openness in me. Breathing out, I smile to the openness in me.
Breathing in, I experience happiness in me. Breathing out, I smile to the happiness in me”.- Thich Nhat Hanh in Creating True Peace