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Posted: September 26th. 2012 1:54:41 PM
SpaceTrip -- a guided meditation
by Ted MacGillivray
Age Group: Adult
SpaceTrip -- a guided meditation
Find yourself a comfortable place to sit down, a sofa or and over-stuffed chair for example, with enough cushions that you can tuck around yourself and behind your neck so that your body is totally and comfortably supported. Now, when you're totally comfortable, close your eyes and tell yourself "Relax. Let go completely." Pay special attention to your jaw – let your jaw muscles completely relax.
Now, when you're totally relaxed and comfortable, let yourself be in a comfortably sized observation room that you know is on the top of a tower. You're totally safe and comfortable here as you look around this room. The room is circular, the colors are deep blue and a warm magenta-toned red. The lighting in the room is soft and gentle, and on one part of the wall there is a collection of communications equipment which you can mostly ignore, though you know that if you need to use it, it will be there. This is your room and you are at home here, and if you're so inclined, you will be able to contact anyone you choose.
Across from the communications wall there is a huge broad window looking out into space. You stroll over to the window and look out, and can see, in the distance a few stars. When you look down you see that your observation tower is based on a small asteroid, whose grayish surface is pockmarked with small pits where meteors have landed. You feel comfortable and secure, and without thinking about it, you drift out of the window to look at the tower itself.
The tower is built of gigantic cylindrical boulders, rough-hewn but precisely fitted. There are four of them supporting the observation room which is a little larger in diameter than the boulders, and a little taller, and is of high-tech construction. There is a railed observation deck on the top. You drift there in space for a few moments looking at the building, and then softly and gently you find yourself once again inside.
You have always wanted to travel in space, and you see that this is your opportunity. You want to see if you can reach one of those stars that you can see in the distance. Your first impulse is just to sail out through the observation window and slide towards the stars. But it looks empty and lonely out there, and you wonder whether, once you're in the outer reaches of space, you can find your way back to the security of this tower. So you make the decision to stay connected by a little silver thread so small that it's almost invisible but is your lifeline back to the here and now. And you sail out of the window.
Unlike the view from Earth, there are very few stars, and you choose one as your destination. You feel at home here in space, where it is neither warm nor cold but just right in temperature, and you know that you can always return because of the tiny silver filament connected to the tower.
You head towards the star.
As you travel, you have no way of knowing how fast you're moving or how far you have come, so you keep moving towards the star.
There are no distractions here, so you can let your mind wander as you leisure only think about situations or ideas that are important to you. Take your time and enjoy the freedom of your new environment. Take your time.
Eventually you realize that the star you have chosen as your goal is so far away that you will never reach it in one short journey, so you slow down and drift there in space, just enjoying your freedom to be here, and then eventually, connected by the silver thread, find yourself back in your tower.
You stay there for a while, warm and comfortable, and slowly find yourself, rested and content, back in your earthly body. Eventually you open your eyes as you reflect on your journey.
Author's Notes: A thought for if you haven't worked with many guided meditations ---- When you record this ( or any guided meditation) leave lots of space between paragraphs or ideas so your own mind can use the paces creatively. And if you have any medical conditions such as sleep apnoea that suggest you shouldn't meditate, don't try it.
And, of course, the tower is your spine --- your chakras. But here, your throat and pituitary chakras have merged. And if you've completed Kundalini (in whatever metaphor) the've all sortof merged.
Author's Location: Gabriola Island, British Columbia
More Poems: Ted MacGillivray has posted 36 additional poems- View them?
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