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Volume 7 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 ease and exhale all the dis-ease of your day. Now for our second breath, IN-spiration and releasing any tension in your body and one moreā€¦ 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 its weight as you begin to feel ever more connected to the Earth.

Visualize yourself in a field of flowers. Off to the left is a path made of old-worn stones. Begin to follow this path. The temperature begins to drop as you walk. You can see your breath. Ahead of you is a pond - as you get closer you can see it's frozen over.

This is a magical pond. When you look onto the ice, you'll see your reflection. This reflection is your true Self. This Self is your Higher Power - it's you but in a different realm than the one you live in daily.

Before you look at your reflection take three slow deep breaths. Allow your body to relax even more. Be sure that any areas which are still holding stress release. Allow your body to become completely relaxed. Your face is relaxed, your toes are relaxed and every muscle in between are completely and totally relaxed.

When you are ready, lean over and look at your reflection. Watch whatever unfolds for you within the ice. Your reflection may change, it may stay the same. You might see a moving image. Allow whatever is there for you to unfold.

When you are done, walk back up along the path into the field of flowers. The sun is out and warm on your skin. Lay down and breath deeply - taking three more cleansing breaths. When you are ready, gently open your eyes and continue on with your day, feeling fresh and renewed and knowing your Self a little better!

namaste'
Aleesha




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

A Raw Foodist, 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.

Author of the "Pathways Series," a series of workbooks created for 28 consecutive nights of spellwork for Magi's Magick Spells. Aleesha teaches classes in Tarot, Meditation and Reiki. She is also a Raw Food and Fasting Coach. For more information, please contact Aleesha via email or visit her personal web page.



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