Category Archives: Meditations

Space

I offer a simple audio meditation called ‘space’ as part of my Wedding Relaxation and Truly Radiant packages and it feels so vital to me at the moment.

Our son is three and for several weeks we’ve noticed him wanting his own ‘space’ in many ways. From refusing to leave his car seat as it has lots of toys and he enjoys playing in there to being very clear on his needs and wants for example ‘no tickles’! Obviously this is an important developmental stage for him and it’s encouraged us to create his own bedroom which is really a playroom but it gives him his own space and us more space downstairs with less toys. Likewise our bedroom with 2 double mattresses now houses our extensive book and crystal collections. It’s far more ‘full’ now we don’t have a ‘spare room’ but it feels like ‘us’ as our things are around us and we’ve all been sleeping better.

Sometimes it feels so hard to have our own space – whether that is physical, emotional or energetic space.

When I felt overwhelmed at work I would often go to the toilets and imagine I was covered in a huge bubble that was my space so that I felt in control and I could balance my energy within my space. I ‘set’ my bubble so that negative energy could not reach me but that love and positivity could shine through (both ways).

I found lunchtime walks in nature were a great way of getting out of the work space and back into ‘me’ space too as well as listening to my favourite music or chatting to a friend.

Another way to create energetic space is to imagine expanding your energy from your body outwards. Try this Expansion meditation.

With love and blessings
Sam x

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Take a few moments to look at the flowers while gently calming your mind and body by breathing slowly and deeply.
Let any tension or stress drift away with your breath, knowing that in this present moment you don’t need them.
Imagine you can breathe all the way down to your hips, to your legs and out through the soles of your feet. Like the flower, imagine roots growing from your feet, going deep down into the Earth; our planet, our home who nourishes and nurtures us.
Take a moment to feel that connection.
Like the flower, imagine the sun on your face and body. Feel the warmth and bliss as the sun warms you. Feel yourself straightening to this warmth; your spine gently elongating. Maybe you stretch like a cat luxuriating in the warmth.
In this place of warmth, gradually become aware of the key people in your life, your family, friends, ℅- workers. Imagine them as flowers all around you, also basking in the sunshine. See them as beautiful flowers, individual from you, yet part of the wider community.
Imagine how deep down in the Earth, your roots touch and entwine, each supporting and nourishing the others; while receiving all it needs to thrive and bloom.
Know that you are unique and precious, taking up your space to thrive and shine in the World, while all around you others shine in their uniqueness too. Feel love swell in your heart for yourself and others as you each bring your gifts and talents to the world. Knowing at a very deep level that there is space for each of us to bloom.
Sit in this space for a moment, knowing that you have all the space and time you need to bloom, thrive and flourish.
When you feel ready, take a few deep breaths and become aware of your body. Give thanks to your body for all it does for you. Gently stretch, moving your fingers and toes and become aware of your environment. Make sure to drink plenty of water and gently ease yourself back into your day

Expansion

Take a few moments to simply breathe and look at the picture. Breathe this delicate pink into your body with each breath, feeling it like a gentle warmth filling your body with each breath. Imagine every cell in your body filling with this pink and being infused with love and healing. With each breath you become more and more relaxed. Let go of any tension in your body by breathing pink light into it and feeling yourself becoming more and more relaxed.

Now imagine your whole body is filled with pink light and with each out breath you expand your energy beyond your physical body. Gently feel this expansion, like the deeper pink of the Rose, your energy expands further and further. Imagine this energy expanding from your whole body to fill the whole space around you. Now expand it further and further, feeling yourself connected to your whole environment, connected above and below as well as sideways and front and back. Feel yourself as Love. Enjoy this space.
Bring your attention to your heart and focus this love there, imagining the deep pink in your heart and feel it expand, for yourself and others. You may wish to place a hand on your heart.
Take all the time you need in this space of deep love, connection and expansion.
Only when you feel ready, bring your attention back to your body, gently moving your hands and feet. Give thanks to your body, mind and soul. Gently re-enter your day.

Grounding

Take a few moments to simply breathe and look at the picture. Breathe in the peacefulness of the scene. Feel the gentle warmth of the sun coming through the trees and the coolness of the dappled shade.
Breathe deeply and feel this peacefulness going into your body with each breath. Feel the light and shade in each breath. Breathe as if you can breath right down through your legs, feeling your feet on the ground. Now imagine roots growing out of your feet, going deep down into the earth. With each breath, they go deeper and deeper, as if they can grow right to the centre of the earth. Feel yourself connected to Mother Earth, our planet, our home, our mother who nurtures and nourishes us. Feel the love from Mother Earth coming up through your roots and into your body, filling your body with love.
And now see your roots, so deep in the earth, touching other roots – connecting to others in a beautiful matrix. Feel that connection to Mother Earth and people, plants and animals. Knowing that you are unique and individual, yet deeply connected to life on this beautiful planet.
Take a few moments to feel this.
When you feel ready, take a few deep breaths and gently return your attention to your body, moving your fingers and toes. Know that you are always grounded and connected to life and can return to this space easily.

Flower Meditation: Unfolding

Sitting in a comfortable position with your back supported, look at the picture and take a few deep breaths.

Become aware of your breath as it enters your body and travels down into your chest. Imagine you can breath all the way down into your hips and feel yourself becoming more and more relaxed.
Notice if you have any tension in your body – if so, breathe into it and let it go with each out breath.
Imagine that with every breath, you are breathing in Unlimited Potential. As you look at the flower see how it’s petals are ready to unfold in the sunshine – to reach its full potential. Breathe in this fearless energy to unfold and feel your own energy expand. Imagine you can expand just like the flower, unfolding each petal one by one and shining in the sunlight.
Feel your energy expanding as you unfold into your power, into your true self.
Stay in this space for as long as you want.
When you feel ready, again notice your breath and become aware of your body, your fingers and toes.
Give thanks to your body for all that it does.
Take a few moments to sit quietly before continuing your day.

Flower Meditation: Appreciation

Sitting in a comfortable position with your back supported, look at the picture and take a few deep breaths.
Become aware of your breath as it enters your body and travels down into your chest. Imagine you can breath all the way down into your hips and feel yourself becoming more and more relaxed.
Notice if you have any tension in your body – if so, breathe into it and let it go with each out breath.
Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful delicateness of the Rose; the softness of it’s petals and colour.
Imagine breathing that gentleness and appreciation into your body. With each in-breath feel appreciation going into every cell in your body, filling each one with this beautiful pink-tinted yellow.
From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, feel it spread throughout your whole being; like a warm blanket on a cold day. Feel yourself snuggled in appreciation and love; like a warm smile to your body, mind and soul.
When you feel ready, again notice your breath and become aware of your body, your fingers and toes.
Give thanks to your body for all that it does.
Take a few moments to sit quietly before continuing your day.

Flower Meditation: Cycle of Life

Sitting in a comfortable position with your back supported, look at the picture and take a few deep breaths.
Become aware of your breath as it enters your body and travels down into your chest. Imagine you can breathe all the way down into your hips and feel yourself becoming more and more relaxed.
Feel yourself drawn to the centre of the flower. Like a heartbeat, feel the energy of the flower pulsating with each in and out breath.
Release tension and stress on each out-breath, feeling it leave your body and feel peace in the space between your breaths.
Inhale vitality into each cell in your body with each in-breath.
Take time to just be in this space of inhaling, peace and releasing – the cycle of life.
When you feel ready, again notice your breath and become aware of your body, your fingers and toes.
Give thanks to your body for all that it does.
Take a few moments to sit quietly before continuing your day.