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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 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 its weight as you begin to feel ever more connected to the Earth.

Looking down at your feet, begin to walk along the old stone path before you. Notice how the stones feel, focus on placement of your feet. Looking up you see a large bird flying overhead. What kind is it? Notice that it has something for you, in its claws.

As this bird descends toward you the gift it is carrying becomes more visible to you. Open your hands so it can drop it into your waiting palms.

Look at your gift… Allow the importance of it to sink in. If you aren't sure what it is or why it has been given to you, then sit down for a moment and allow yourself to simply focus on your breath and the image of your gift before you.

Once you understand your gift decide whether or not you want to take it with you or leave it here, on the path for later.

Continue following the path, placing one foot in front of the other. A grove of trees is up ahead and once you reach them, sit in the centre of these trees with your legs crossed and your palms open to the energy around you.

The trees are whispering. They know your true name, the name of your soul. Allow yourself to quietly sit and hear them. As you sit, one of your Guides joins you… sitting next to you. If you need assistance hearing your true name, ask your Guide to assist you.

Your Guide is here to assist you to grow. Knowing and understanding your true name, your spirit name is an important step for you at this time, on your path. Reaching behind them, your Guide retrieves some flowers and starts placing them in your hair, around your body, in your hands… The scent is intoxicatingly unique… unlike anything you've ever smelled before.

Smiling at you, your Guide calls you by your new name. Hugging you and welcoming you to this new level of enlightenment, this new level of spirituality. Thank your bird friend for the gift it brought and then thank the trees for whispering your name. Know the Universe has changed—shifted. Your Guide smiles again… and drifts away. You sit alone, focusing on your breath and feeling the new you.

When you feel ready… open your eyes, feeling new.


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.

Author of the "Pathway 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. For more information, please contact Aleesha via email, visit her personal web page or her blog - Aleesha's Raw Life - the journey of her new Raw Vegan experience and continued weight release and health increase!

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