Meditation Exercises

These meditation exercises have been taken from Shakti Gawain's book Creative Visualization.

Meditation is a major key in using creative visualization. These meditations will help you touch the core of your being, that divine center in all of us.

I have chosen these meditation exercises because they are my favorites and because they are wonderful if you are getting started in your meditation practice. You will find the benefits of meditation through these short yet powerful exercises.

The first meditation is designed to help you create a sanctuary within yourself where you can go anytime you want. It is your sanctuary and safe haven from the stresses of every day life.

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Creating Your Sanctuary

    Close your eyes and relax in a comfortable position. Imagine yourself in some beautiful natural environment. It can be anyplace that appeals to you; in a meadow, on a mountaintop, in the forest, beside the sea. It could even be under the ocean, or on another planet.

    Wherever it is, it should feel comfortable, pleasant, and peaceful to you. Explore your environment, noticing the visual details, the sounds and smells, any particular feelings or impressions you get about it.

    Now do anything you would like to do to make the place more homelike and comfortable. You might want to build some type of house or shelter there, perhaps just surround the whole area with a golden light of protection and safety, create and arrange things there for your convenience and enjoyment, or do a ritual to establish it as your special place.

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    Courtesy of Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain (hardcover edition, page 92, Nataraj Publishing)
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This second meditation is very simple and effective. It will teach you how to imagine what you want and at the same time let it go, so the universe can do its work to get for you.

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Pink Bubble Technique

    Sit or lie down comfortably, close your eyes, and breathe deeply, slowly, and naturally. Gradually relax deeper and deeper.

    Imagine something that you would like to manifest. Imagine that it has already happened. Picture it as clearly as possible in your mind.

    Now, in your mind's eye, surround your fantasy with a pink bubble; put your goal inside the bubble. Pink is the color associated with the heart, and if this color vibration surrounds whatever you visualize, it will bring to you only that which is in perfect affinity with your being.

    The third step is to let go of the bubble and imagine it floating off into the universe, still containing your vision. This symbolizes that you are emotionally "letting go" of it. Now it is free to float around in the universe, attracting and gathering energy for its manifestation.

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    Courtesy of Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain (hardcover edition, page 92, Nataraj Publishing)
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The beauty of these meditation exercises is in their simplicity. I hope you find these meditations enjoyable and use them to bring joy that is meant to be into your life.

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