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Volume 3 Issue 2 ISSN# 1708-3265
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Meditate A Moment
featuring: Aleesha Stephenson

Grounding ourselves whenever we meditate is so important. It assists us to stay connected while we travel to other dimensions within our mind, or other worlds. When we meditate and are not grounded, we feel light headed and have a hard time as our mind will often wander rather than opening to the meditation. Then when we are finished meditating it can be hard to walk or even finish a sentence! So please remember to ground yourself before beginning any meditation.

Let's begin.

Take three deep cleansing breaths, IN-spiration and exhale all the stresses of your day. Again, IN-spiration and releasing any tension in your body and one more… IN-spiration and exhale any residual negativity.

Visualize a star in a nearby galaxy, this is the Heaven Star. A beam of light is coming out of the Heaven Star, feel yourself begin to draw this energy down, through the galaxy, towards Earth. Down through our atmosphere and down down down towards your crown chakra (top of your head). This light moves very slowly into your head, past your eyes, your cheeks, your jaw and into your neck. Then vertebra by vertebra it moves down your spine towards the base of your spine (1st chakra).

As this energy touches the base of your spine you feel it change. Roots begin to develop and weave their way down your legs, past your knees, slowly pushing their way down your calves and into your ankles. You feel them filling your feet and gently reaching out of the soles of your feet and pushing their way into the ground beneath you.

Deep into the Earth they glide, down down down until the roots touch the Earth Star. Winding themselves around the Earth Star they meld with this Star and begin to feed. The energy of the Earth Star pulsates up the roots, up up up through the ground until you feel it entering your feet.

Your roots continue to draw this wonderful grounding energy up, feeding on it, feeling it's weight as you begin to feel ever more connected to the Earth.

Visualize yourself in a field of flowers, thick with scent and colour. Walking toward a distant path, you stop to pick flowers as you slowly make your way.

The path is old and well worn, your bare feet feel each stone as you make your way down the path, through a grove of trees and then into a small clearing. Off to the side you see a cave opening and knowing your Guide is waiting at the entrance you walk towards the opening.

Picking up a crystal, you feel the energy from your hands flowing through it and you find it begins to glow. Turning towards the cave you begin to descend the old stone stairs, using your crystal to light your way.

When you reach the bottom of the stairs you find yourself in a large room, created from years of erosion. The sides are smooth and the sound of water trickling can be heard in the distance. There are three more Guides waiting for you… they motion towards a flat large rock in the middle of the room. You climb onto it and lay down, knowing a healing session is about to begin. One of the Guides covers you with a warm blanket and you feel yourself beginning to melt into the rock's surface.

Closing your eyes you feel the hands of all four Guides as they channel healing light into every aspect of your being. Your conscious and subconscious mind, your physical body and your spirit body and your soul. The rock brings more grounding energy into your body and you feel very heavy and deeply connected to the Earth. Lay in this energy and soak it up, healing your Self on many different levels.

When your healing session is complete you find yourself laying in a field of flowers, relaxed and refreshed. When you feel ready, begin to wiggle your toes, and then your fingers and slowly open your eyes - ready and able to go back to your day.


Aleesha Stephenson is the Publisher, Editor, Graphic and Web Designer as well as a Regular Columnist for Timeless Spirit Magazine.

A Reiki Master Teacher, who lives her Buddhist, Shamanic, with many eclectic Pagan beliefs, she home-schools two of her three spiritually enlightened children as her eldest has graduated and moved on to the school of life. Friend (and mother) to them all, she is also a life-partner to her husband David. Her life truly is filled with light.

Aleesha teaches classes in Tarot, Meditation and Reiki. For more information, please contact Aleesha via email or visit her personal web page.

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