This week begins my workshop series with the YWCA, a 6-week sound and meditation series where I will be playing sound and speaking a guided meditation with a focus of teaching their staff how to utilize what I am teaching them in their regular everyday lives. Honestly, I am honored. I have been connected to this organization since I was 12 years old- so to be able to bring some of my medicine to them, well it's a dream.
This week's focus- Gratitude. Helping participants come into a state of gratitude supported by sound and the energy of the universe. Encouraging participants to be open to receiving the healing power of sound. With a natural law focus on The Law of Attention, Law of Giving and Receiving, Law of Divine Oneness and power of gratitude.
I want to record this series and share it with you all- but in the event that I can't do that, I do want to share the words that will be spoken in this gratitude meditation so if you ever want to say the words yourself, you can.
When we are meditating, we are having the awareness that the external environment can be a little hectic, chaotic and out of flow. Coming into a meditation is having the intention to come back to ourselves. It is leaving that external place and coming into our internal place, coming back to yourself, back into your flow. This helps bring our mind and our body a sense of peace. Now- we don't want to disassociate from our bodies, many people confuse meditation as a way to escape and- we don't want to go higher and release from ourselves. We want to root in, while inviting our body to come along. We want to invite our bodies to be light and free- while staying present and taking in the healing we are receiving through the sound and the meditation we are in.
When you're getting ready to meditate, I always recommend getting into a comfortable position, whether it's laying down or sitting, whatever is the best for you. Be comfortable in your setting. And if you can- be in a quiet place. If you don't play a healing instrument, I recommend turning on some sound as it is a powerful healing conductor. It works with our brain states and keeps us connected. (I will share some links below on some of my favorite sound to play when I am not playing myself.)
Gratitude instantly raises our vibration, it can bring us from a low vibratory state almost immediately, because coming into gratitude changes our vibrational frequency, and we have control over practicing it. Truly, the more we practice gratitude the more we invite gratitude into our life. The Law of Attention "energy goes where our attention flows, and then we attract more of it."
Now I want you to connect to your breathing, being by placing one hand on your belly and one hand on your heart I want you to take a deep breath in, pause and breath out. I want you to take a few breaths here.
On your next deep breath in I want you to imagine the sound of Ah and continue to hear that sound as you're breathing in. And on your next exhale I want you to imagine the sound of Om, Deep breath in, pause, deep breath out. Remembering on your inhales you're hearing the sound of Ah and your exhales the sound of Om.
As you hold onto this meditation. I want you to place attention to the earth, I want you to imagine you are hearing the sound of earth's heartbeat, feeling the vibration. Pachamama. Mother Earth. Connecting to the pulse that lives in everything. We have the intention here to root in and connect.
We're now beginning to imagine gratitude, what do you imagine when I ask "what are you thankful for?" There are no wrong answers here, no matter how big or how small that thing is. Hold onto the image of what or who that is. Where are you? What do you see? What do you smell? Who are you with? What do you taste? What colors are around you?
Let that gratitude shimmer into your heart, feel the vibration, the pulse, the surrender of this grateful state. This gratitude.
For me, I feel gratitude in every ounce of my body. It transcends mind. body and spirit. I feel gratitude on an emotional, spiritual and physical level. Notice where you are feeling your gratitude. In your heart, in your body. What emotions are you experiencing? Where are you feeling this gratitude in your body? What does it feel like? Place attention on the energic shift happening as we come deeper into this state of gratitude. As we surrender deeper into this vibration.
As we are in this high vibrational state, I am going to give you some affirmations as we are in this meditation, feel free to say them out loud or to yourself. Personally, I write my affirmations on the mirrors in my home when I am not meditating, if you feel called to do that when we are no longer in this space, I welcome you to do so.
I will say each affirmation twice but please say them as many times as you feel is right for you.
"I trust what's meant for me, is already mine." (x2)
"I am planting the seeds of gratitude and I am committed to watering them every day" (x2)
"I am grateful to be myself." (x2)
"I am grateful to give and receive love, and I am open to it." (x2)
"I express deep gratitude for things I achieve, every day." (x2)
"Whatever I see, I trust the universe is supporting my highest good. I choose to see this season of my life through the eyes of appreciation." (x2)
"My gratitude is a magnet for all that I want." (x2)
As we bring our awareness back to our bodies our consciousness back into the room. Let's wiggle our fingers, our toes bringing our attention back to this present moment. Keeping ourselves in the vibration of gratitude and taking that with us for the rest of our day.
When you're ready, open your eyes.
The light in me, honors the light in you.
Thank you for going on this journey with me, please let me know if you were able to practice this mediation and if you liked it.
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