Thursday, February 19, 2015

Color Journey Meditation


Please take off your shoes, leave your worries at the door. Come on in and find a comfy place to sit or lay. Find your inner still...that quiet place and close your eyes:

  • Begin at the tips of your toes and envision the blood flowing throughout your body to the top of  your head, the Crown Chakra (Sanskrit) or your Ori (Yoruba).
  • Once you are focused on your blood flow, tune in to your breathing pattern.
  • Breathe in through your nose (if possible) and out through your mouth, making an "Ohhh"or "Ahhh"sound as you exhale.
  • Once your breathing is regulated, allow your body to relax and your mind to focus on the calming colors of the rainbow.
  • Allow the relaxation to occur naturally...allow and relax into the still energy.
  • Create a picture in your mind of the color red.
  • Imagine red of all shades....
  • You might picture red objects, a red landscape, or just a solid color.....
  • Imagine all of the different tones of red.... roses.... bricks.... apples....sunset....
  • Enjoy the color red for some moments.
  • Now allow the color you are imagining to change to orange. Picture the color orange.... infinite shades of orange.... flowers.... pumpkins .... carrots....
  • Fill the entire visual field of your mind's eye with the color orange.
  • Enjoy the color orange.
  • Visualize the color yellow. See in your imagination all the various shades of yellow. Allow yellow to fill your vision.... lemons.... flowers....birds...fall leaves...
  • Imagine the endless tones of the color yellow. Imagine yourself surrounded with the calming color yellow..... Immerse yourself....swim, lay, sit in it...
  • Enjoy the color yellow.
  • Let the color you are imagining become green. Fill your imagination with the color green. Endless shades and tones of green.... plants.... leaves.... grass....
  • Imagine being surrounded by beautiful green..... all shades from the lightest to the darkest, bright green.... subdued green...
  • Enjoy green.
  • Now see in your mind the color blue. Surround yourself with beautiful blue.... Unending shades of blue..... water....sky....
  • Imagine blue filling your vision.....
  • Enjoy the color blue.
  • Allow the color in your imagination to become violet..... Focus on the multitude of purples around you.... flowers....eggplant....sunrise....
  • Immerse yourself in the color violet....
  • Enjoy violet.
  • Now allow your attention to return to your breathing..... notice how calm and regular your breathing is now.....
  • Meditate on the calming color relaxation once more....
  • Imagine the colors again, one at a time.... starting with red....
  • Orange....
  • Yellow....
  • Green.....
  • Blue.....
  • Violet.....
  • Now picture whatever calming color you wish. Do you have a favorite? Or a color that suits your mood right now? Imagine whatever colors you like. Allow your mind to be relaxed, focused, and calm...
  • Enjoy the feeling of relaxation you are experiencing.
  • Now it is time to return your attention to your regular activities.
  • Stay in your new calm and let your calm "color" the rest of your day.
  • Be aware of your surroundings....
  • Stretch your muscles...open your eyes. Enjoy.

Peace Be Unto You.