Close your eyes and sit in a comfortable position... and begin to breathe deeply and comfortably.
Breathe easily and deeply.
Concentrate only on your breathing.
Nothing else attracts your attention - just your breathing.
And as you breathe in, imagine that you are breathing in light. Feel this light flowing through your body and out through the bottom of your fee.
As you breathe out, breathe out any stresses, fears or tensions that you have right now.
Allow yourself to feel more relaxed with each and every breath you take.
Now, imagine the earth's energy rising up through the bottom of your feet to join with your breath.
You feel more and more relaxed.
Feel the powerful earth energy enter your feet and flow to every cell in your body and as it works upwards, it rejuvenates each muscle it touches.
The energy rises slowly up through your ankles, up to your calves and reaches your knees giving them power and strength whilst also relaxing them. The energy travels up through your thighs and releases any tension stored in the area and upwards through your hips. Feel the energy enter your stomach and relieve the stress and tension held there and then moves through your chest and into your shoulders.
Let it flow across your shoulders and down your arms, and through your hands and into each finger.
Let it relax and energize your back and your shoulders.
Allow it move up into your neck and flow out the top of your head and back into the universe. Feel the powerful mother earth energy now travel back downwards washing over your entire body and aura. As it washes over you it clears away any tensions and stresses and allows them to be absorbed by mother earth.
Feel that you now have a continual flow of energy from the earth, flowing through your entire body and energy system. And as you continue to breathe easily and gently you allow the energy to fill your body and flow over you downwards back into Mother Earth.
As you continue to allow this calming energy into every cell in your body, see a cord wrapping around your ankles and travelling down through the earth. Deeper and deeper through the earth it travels until it reaches the centre and wraps around the core of the earth.
Know that this cord keeps you solidly grounded to Mother Earth and it also allows you to continue receiving rejuvenating energy from our beautiful earth.
Continue to allow this wonderful energy to flow through your entire body. Through your physical body, emotional energy, your mental energy, your spiritual energy. Recharging and refreshing your entire being.
Notice how strong your body feels with this powerful energy, and allow yourself to feel recharged, refreshed and grounded to mother earth.
When you have completely absorbed this healing and loving energy, start to bring your awareness back to the present by rotating your ankles and wriggling your fingers and toes. And when you are ready, gently open your eyes.
To begin the candle visualization relaxation, find a comfortable position. Take note of how your body feels. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, notice where your body feels the most tense.
Focus on these areas as you take another breath.
Allow the tension to flow away as you breathe out.
Inhale as you raise your shoulders... then relax as you exhale, and lower your shoulders into a comfortable position.
Continue to breathe smoothly and gently as you continue the candle visualization relaxation.
As you rest peacefully, begin to form an image in your mind. Imagine that you are in a safe, comfortable room. The room is pleasantly dark.
Imagine the glow of a candle beside you. Keep your attention facing forward as you notice the gentle flickers of warm light on the wall in front of you. See the dancing light from the candle.
Feel yourself relaxing as you watch the beautiful patterns made by the light of the candle.
You might want to turn to look at the candle. If you wish, turn in your imagination toward the candle.
Picture the candle in front of you, and see the soft light it creates.
Notice the flame gently moving as the candle burns.
Imagine what the candle looks like. What shape is it? What color? What size? Create a picture of the candle in your mind.
Imagine that the candle gently melts away the stresses and tension you have been holding in your body. As the candle burns, feel the tension easing, and relaxation flowing through your body.
Notice the wax becoming softer. Feel your body also becoming softer.
Notice again the soft flame at the top of the candle. See how it flickers slightly in response to your breath as you exhale. Watch how the flame responds each time you breathe.
Now turn your attention back to the wax of the candle. The softening wax is melting, turning to liquid. Warm and flowing.... free from tension.....
See the wax of the candle melting....melting the way your tension is melting away.
As the melted wax builds, see it slowly overflow, and pour down the side of the candle, drop by drop.
It feels like any stresses you were holding on to are dripping away with each drop of wax from the candle. The soft flame of relaxation warms you from the inside, melting away all stress.
Watch the wax melting.... feeling the same effects on the tension in your body. Melting.... relaxing.
Continue to observe the burning candle, enjoying the relaxation you are experiencing.
When you are ready to finish your relaxation session, take a deep breath.... and exhale through your mouth, blowing out the candle.
Slowly bring your awareness back to the present.
Become more aware of the time and place you are in today.
Slowly stretch your muscles.... and open your eyes... enjoying the feeling of calm and peace that remains with you.
Meditation on your Breath
Sit in a comfortable position and with your spine erect and your feet flat on the floor. Keep your head upright and your hands resting gently on your thighs.
Mentally scan your body looking for any areas of tension and relax them now. Let your shoulders drop, your face and jaw relax and let your breath become natural.
Now, breathe in slowly and deeply, briefly hold your breath and then exhale deeply through your mouth. This helps to release any tension and also to clear the lungs. Again, breathe in slowly and deeply, briefly holding before exhaling deeply with a sigh.
Now, begin your meditation by just becoming aware of your breathing. Become aware of the movement of the breath as it enters your body and as it leaves your body. Feel the sensation of the breath just under your nose as you inhale and exhale.
Make no effort to change your breathing, simply notice how your body breathes.
As you become aware of your breaths, begin to make your inhalation deep, slow. Pause gently once your lungs are full before you exhale. Then exhale through your nose; again making it slow and deliberate.
As you breathe in, notice the sensations you receive as the breath travels inwards and reaches the bottom of your lungs. Notice how your stomach (or navel) rises as you fill with oxygen.
Feel the air drawing deep down into your abdomen.
On your exhalation, notice again the sensation of air being expelled and the navel falling.
See in your mind's eye your breath flowing gently in and out of your body.
Allow yourself to become more and more relaxed as you focus on your breathing.
Try to keep your awareness focussed on these two points - the nose and the navel - throughout your entire meditation. When any thoughts attempt to interrupt you, just allow them to pass and then return your concentration to your two focal points.
Notice each inhalation as it enters the body and each exhalation as it exits the body. If you like, bring your hands to your stomach, and feel the rise and fall as you inhale and exhale. Let your breathing be soft, full and easy.
Continue to observe your breath, letting the body sink deeper into relaxation.
Keep your breaths long, slow and deliberate, allowing the oxygen to fully occupy your lungs and spread the energy to every cell in your body. As you exhale, feel all the pent up tensions and congestion being expelled from your body.
Notice how your body is feeling. See how calm your breathing has become.
If any thoughts try to enter, simply notice them and then return your concentration to your breathing. Feel your navel rise as you fill your body with oxygen. Notice the sensations you receive when your navel falls again on your exhalation.
Continue to observe the breath, letting the body and mind relax and release any tension.
It's now time to re-awaken your body and mind. When you are ready to leave the meditation, simply allow your breathing to return to normal, and start to wriggle your fingers and toes. Gently open your eyes and sit quietly for a few minutes.
Sit comfortably and hold your crystal in your left hand as this is your receptive hand, and allow both hands to rest gently on your thighs.
Place your feet flat on the floor and keep your head upright. Begin to breathe easily and naturally. Let your shoulders drop, your face and jaw relax and your breathing becomes soft and natural.
Bring your awareness to your crystal in your hand.
As you inhale feel the crystal energy expanding in your hand.
Allow the crystal energies to clear away any stresses you have and allow you to feel refreshed and relaxed.
How does your crystal feel resting in your hand? Does it sit comfortably or perhaps you need to move it slightly. Does it feel cold? Or perhaps it's warmed already in your hand?
As you breathe in, let the crystal energy to fill your body and travel to every part of you, energising, rejuvenating and healing every cell, muscle and organ all that it passes.
As you exhale, allow the crystal in your hand to receive any tensions and stresses you have accumulated today. Your crystal is happy to take these from you allowing you to feel calm, refreshed and relaxed and transmutes them into divine loving energy.
Feel the energy of the crystal as it travels from your hand and spreads throughout your entire body. Feel the vibration running up your arm and towards your heart centre.
You can feel yourself sinking deeper into relaxation and you notice how your body feels somehow lighter as if you have been freed of any burdens weighing you down.
Become aware of how you are feeling as you meditate on your stone. Notice any sensations, whether they are physical, mental or emotional.
Mentally scan your body looking for any areas of tension and then send the crystal energy to these parts of your body, allowing them to become soft and relaxed.
Connect with your crystal and ask both your crystal and its Deva to provide you with any healing in any areas that it's needed and allow yourself to receive their loving and healing energy.
Now perhaps you can ask your crystal deva for any messages or insights she may have for you. Know that these insights can come in any form and that they may sometimes take a few days to come to you.
Thank your deva for allowing you to use her healing crystal energy.
Now visualise your stone in your hand. See it in your mind's eye. Notice the colour and any see any variations, any imperfections or cracks in your crystal. Notice the texture - whether it is smooth, has a point or is rough, and whether it feels cool or warm to touch.
Feel the energy it is giving. Feel the crystal energy being drawn into your own. Be open and receptive to receiving this energy and notice any sensations you may be experiencing with your crystal energy.
Make sure your breaths are slow, deep and deliberate and you are allowing your lungs to completely fill with oxygen. On your exhalations ensure you are completely emptying your lungs and expelling all of the congested air and oxygen from your body.
As you picture your crystal in your mind's eye, see and feel the crystal vibrations that it's offering you. Notice whether these vibrations are soft and gentle, coaxing you softly into relaxation, or whether they are a strong energetic force that helps eliminate your stress and tensions easily and effortlessly.
Allow these crystal energies to travel from your hand and into your body and soul. Allow the vibrations to erase any worries and anxieties and any areas of stress or tension that you're holding in your physical or emotional bodies.
You may like to see these energies as a white or violet light that travels throughout your entire body, energising, refreshing and relaxing you as they move.
Continue to allow these healing vibrations to calm and centre you.
When you are ready to come out of your meditation, start to bring your awareness back to the present and gently wriggle your fingers and toes. Gently open your eyes and sit quietly for a few moments.