Returning to Center
When we feel stressed, our thoughts begin to race. Because of this, our nervous system ramps up as it receives the hormone, cortisol. Our muscles tighten all over our body, especially in the areas of our shoulders, neck and stomach. In this awesome multifaceted meditation, we ground ourselves and then visualize a white light to soften our muscles and cleanse our mind.
Sitting on a bench underneath a mimosa tree in my backyard, I began to take some deeper breaths than usual. Feeling the earth below my feet, I began visualizing myself sinking into the earth in a corkscrew fashion. Receiving earth’s energy, I felt supported and safe. Bringing my awareness to my stomach, I noticed that these muscles were slightly tense. Visualizing a beautiful white light growing in the middle of my stomach, I felt my muscles soften. Once my muscles were softened in my stomach, I visualized this white light going to other areas where I felt tension. Feeling lighter with each new breath, this white light traveled up my spinal cord and into the middle of my mind.
Having this white light in the middle of my mind, I became aware of my thoughts. Noticing them, I realized a few of them were not serving me. Following Bradley’s direction, I began affirming to myself everything I am and letting everything I am not go. With my mind free of any negativity or worry, I began affirming how I wanted to feel. Planting affirmations that include love, peace, joy, and gratitude, I began to feel all of those things. Out of nowhere, I began hearing a loud chorus of chatters and songs all around me. It was as if nature felt the shift I had created in myself and was rejoicing in my delight! Returning to my center, I opened my eyes to see what all the commotion was about and saw an abundance of birds all around the backyard. Feeling a beautiful warmth in my heart, I wished all beings to be happy and in ease.
What a powerful experience! Thank you, Bradley! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️