Precious Life Force
Meditation gives us time to connect our mind to our body. In this meditation, we explore our breath as energy as well as beauty. Because Dorothy gives us many pointers on how to hold our posture and hands while meditating, it is great for people new to meditation. Having said that, because it also has us focus on one-pointedness for some time, our breath, as well as some visualization through our third eye, I find that there is much value into listening for even experienced mediators, as it will deepen their practice.
Sitting comfortably, I went inward and began to focus on my breath. Without trying to change my breath, I watched how this body breathed all on its own. While watching this body breathe, I brought some awareness to my posture and noticed I had begun to slouch slightly. I visualized a gold cord attached to my spinal cord pulling me upward to correct my posture. Going back to my breath, I felt the sensations of the rising and falling of my chest and belly with each breath and became memorized by a sense of calmness and peace.
Beginning to deepen my breath, I brought my awareness to my third eye and visualized breathing in and out of this area. With each inhale, my third eye opened wide to receive this precious life force to nourish my body. With each exhale, my third eye relaxed to a soft gaze to give this abundant life force back out and into the world. Being fully present for this giving and receiving reminded me of the beauty as breath. Feeling every inch of my body tingling with aliveness reminded me of the breath as pure energy.
Feeling this oneness with the breath, I am filled with such beauty and energy. Indeed, I am focused, rejuvenated and energized, yet so peaceful and calm!
Whether we are aware of it or not, our breath is our constant companion. When we take the time to connect to this precious life force, we quickly find that there is so much more to life than just ourselves.