Slipping into Sleep
What an incredible meditation to prepare your body and mind for sleep! Hilary does this meditation beautifully that is divided into various different methods designed to relax you. She begins by asking you to start counting backwards with your breath. The closer you get to zero, the more your body becomes relaxed. From there, you listen for sounds in your surroundings.
Next, go into your mind and think of your thoughts as clouds floating in the sky. You acknowledge them, but let them go. I was reminded of another meditation called Leaves on a Stream, where you visualize your thoughts as leaves on a stream and watch them go by. Your mind begins to be calm.
Finally, Hilary gives you soothing visualizations to focus on. By the end of this meditation, my body is full of warmth and tingling with sensations. My mind is calm and still counting the stars in the night sky! Sweet Dreams and Good Night! 😴