a beautiful location with sun over water and blue cloudy sky. An ideal location for a guided meditation

Relax: find positivity and clarity with this beautiful guided meditation. I discovered this meditation at a retreat in Greece, some time ago. It’s wonderful, especially at night. I have used it myself, with my daughter to help her sleep, and with clients for relaxation. Writing out this meditation in your own journal will help you imagine it and remember it. This will improve your relaxation, positivity and clarity even more.

This particular meditation is lovely and works well for both adults and children. I find that rubbing a child’s forehead whilst gently talking through the meditation helps them relax and sleep. When your children sleep, they are happier and you get more time to yourself. It can be a “two in one” solution as by the time you have guided your child to sleep, you become calm and very relaxed too!

Journaling Tip:

When my daughter was younger, I wrote this meditation in her own journal for her to read when I was away. A benefit of writing this in your own or your child’s journal – you can tweak to personalise it. Add experiences you or your child really love. With lockdowns lasting longer than hoped or expected, this may be a useful tool to add to your relaxation toolkit.

Meditation: Begin to Relax

Find a comfortable space, either with a straight back or in bed – wherever suits you. Close your eyes. Take your brain to somewhere you really love – a place where you are perfectly contented, relaxed and happy. Be in that place for a moment. Appreciate the space. Be happy there. Relax some more. Sense your positivity. Because of your sense of positivity, a little smile may come to your face as you enjoy being there. Bring this smile with you as you experience this relaxing meditation.

As you experience that lovely place, your favourite place, you notice an archway that you have never seen before. Curiosity overcomes you and you wander slowly there and walk through. Through the archway you have arrived in the most beautiful meadow filled with red flowers. You see red roses, poppies and tulips. The earth beneath your feet is soft and red. There are red apples growing on trees. The warm sun is setting and the sky has a reddish hue. You have never seen such a beautiful red space in your life. As you walk barefoot on the soft red earth the red colour you see gives you energy. You feel positive, relaxed and contented in this wonderful place.

Now you’re curious…

You come to a gate. You’d like to see what’s on the other side of this gate – you’re curious. The gate magically opens and you walk through. You’re now in an orchard filled with orange trees. There are so many oranges in one place, more than you have ever seen before. How beautiful it is. The scent of oranges fills the air. You breathe in the lovely fresh aroma of the oranges. Orange tulips are growing at the base of the orange trees and the earth beneath your feet is covered in orange petals. The sky has turned a magnificent orange colour.

You notice a picnic blanket with orange cushions and orange juice laid out there. You drink a glass of orange juice. It’s the most delicious orange juice you have ever tasted. And, as you drink the tasty juice and look at your beautiful orange surroundings, you reel even more relaxed. Feelings of positivity and clarity of thought arrive within you. You notice another archway and wander slowly there.

Through this gate is a field of sun-drenched yellow flowers. A bright yellow sun is shining on you and warming your skin. Feel the sun on your skin. Enjoy this relaxing feeling for a moment. You have arrived in a field full of primroses, sunflowers, tulips, daffodils, yellow lilies – every yellow flower you can imagine. You see your favourite and walk towards there. The ground beneath you is covered in soft yellow petals. There’s a scent of lemon in the air. You look up and in the distance you see a lemon grove. You’re feeling clear-headed, positive and relaxed as you wander slowly through the field of yellow. Now, you see yet another archway. You walk towards it and through to the other side.

Continue the journey

Because you’re now more relaxed, you enjoy more and more each new experience. This time you come to a huge green field with long green grass growing there. Standing at the top of the big green field, you notice it rolls gently downhill. You sit down in the long grass and breathe in the fresh green-grass scent, perhaps reminiscent of a sunny childhood day. You have an urge to roll down the hill, through the grass like you did when you were a child. Off you go. You feel young, free and ecstatic as you roll down the hill through the green grass.

This brings you to a fabulous beach with a twinkling blue sea at your feet. The sky is so blue you can’t make out where the sea and sky meet. The sun is shining in the clear blue sky. It’s deliciously hot. You decide to go for a swim. As you float free from care in the sparkly water, you enjoy being there, surrounded by blue sea and blue sky. As you swim along, you notice a shimmery purple light coming from a cave in the rocks. You swim to the cave.

Inside is a most amazing formation of bright purple stalactites and stalagmites lit by a wonderful purplish light. You stand and gaze in wonder around the cave. The purple light gives you a calm, relaxed, sleepy feeling. You would like to lie down and snooze.

Relax find positivity and clarity

Nearby, you notice a patch of pale, soft sand underneath a hole in the top of the cave, through which shines a gentle white light. The sand is warm from the white sunlight shining down upon it. You lie there. The white light surrounds you, gently heats your body. As you breathe in and out the white light, you start to gently doze. You continue to breathe in and out the calm white light. Because you are enjoying the beautiful experiences, your mind is clear and you are now deeply relaxed.

Are you asleep yet? Nearly there?

To relax, find positivity and clarity with guided meditation on an ongoing basis, practice regularly.

https://www.waywordsjournals.com/store/ has a selection of guided journals and notebooks if you enjoy this meditation and decide you’d like to write it in your own journal to personalise it and remember it better.

Tip:

When going to sleep and also during the day – try smiling. As you write in your journal try smiling sometimes. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, just make the movement. There’s so much research that shows how actually smiling even when you don’t feel like it, helps improve mood.

If you enjoy using guided meditation as a beneficial tool to relax and find positivity and clarity and would like to explore more guided meditations, check out https://www.padraigomorain.com/free-mindfulness-audios/

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