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VxPoem ID: 13440

Category:
healing

Posted: June 10th. 2005 11:04:23 AM

Views: 1580

Bag of Woes Meditation

by Ruby RedPepper

Age Group: Adult



Bag of Woes Meditation


First I would like to invite you to relax and remove all distraction from your life… that includes letting dog out to potty and giving the kids some cookies…

Once all is settled we will prepare for our journey…

This trip will be different because we are packing up a few things to take with us :o)

I want you all to visualize that you are going to your room and pulling out a dark cloth bag… we will begin to pack this bag for our venture now…

I want you to visualize a grouping of rocks… it is YOUR pile, it can be as large or small as You choose… I want you to look at the pile and think of what a HUGE pile that is and how heavy a burden it has been for you up yo this point in your life… Look at the first rock… pick it up… turn it about and visualize and FEEL what this burden is… an unpaid bill… bad grades in school… a fight with a loved one… OHHH what a dark and heavy rock this one is… Lets pack this into you bag… Let's grab up the next dark rock… UGH… feels like lead! This one really smells bad too… EWWWW… time to pack that one away as well… Please continue the next few minutes packing up your bag for the journey, making note of each rock you are packing… we have much work to do…

When you are all finished, please let me know…

Already now? Great :o)

We are ready to slip out the door and go on our way now… stay close, I don't want you to get lost …

It is a bright day in the woods today… perhaps too bright… the sun hangs overhead and you become very aware of this heavy bag you are dragging along with you… you are becoming hot and sweaty and perhaps feeling bogged down a bit from the burden… but still, we continue down the wooded path… even the birds are quiet today… a somberness seems to hang thick in the air… and that bag… gracious… it seems to be growing? Gracious… it is heavy…

Oww… you are so focused on the bag, that you did not see the rock in the path… stubbed your toe poor thing you did… this only adds to your misery…

A grumpier you still drags the bag down the path deeper and deeper into the woods we go… getting tired yet dear ones?

I know the path seems endless, and you are tired and cranky, but please walk on with me a bit more… it will be worth it I can assure you :o)

The bag is starting to blister your hands now and you have a bump on your back when the bag has been smacking your kidney area as you continue your walk…

You are very hot, tired and dirty by now… and cross… and your neck and shoulders are killing you… UGH…

Hmmmmm… maybe it is my imagination, but does the air seem to be getting a bit cooler too you??

I know we are deeper into the forest, but a breeze seemed to brush up against my face just now… did you feel it too?

WAIT… I hear something…

Listen…

Just up the road a little… I swear I heard some water…

That seems to have given you the needed zest to hurry along down the path towards the faint sound… You are getting VERY EXCITED… yes… it sounds like water…

Your sore and swollen feet rush towards the sound… faster and faster… you can not help it… bag or no bag, you run towards the area where you can hear water…

You can almost taste it's coolness in your parched throat… the wetness running down your chin… ohhh you are so tired and thirsty…

When you run about a sharp little turn on the path, you are sharply assaulted with a vision of paradise…

A lovely small brook is bubbling down a little waterfall area… nestled in the dark velveteen of the moss… the water sprites glisten amongst the dew drops in the air… glinting… gleaming… your eyes and heart grow full with the sight…

You suddenly become painfully aware that you are out of place with all this surrounding beauty…

You feel like a troll and sit down to cry…

You hear a voice… silver and soft… clear and soothing…

She tells you, please, bring your rocks to the river and add them to the others which lay deep within the riverbed…

you grab you burden and head towards the stream…

next , you reach deep within the bag and grab out one stone… Oh yes… THAT STONE… what a huge and heavy one it has been…remember what that stone was all about? Visualize it now… you chuck it gently into the depths of the crystal blue waters…

let it go…

you can see the water rushing over it…

splashing… cooling…healing…

Oh yes, you are feeling better… you walk closer to the water, allowing it to touch your toes… OHHHH that feels SOOOOO GOOD… cooling… healing…

You continue to walk in and as you venture further into the water, you release more of your stones to the bottoms of the waters…

The water is healing your body and spirit… cleaning… soothing… healing…

Oh this feeling just too good….

You are soon sitting in the river and letting the coolness remove the heat from your hands and shoulders…

Let it splash over our face…

Cooling…

taste the waters…

refreshing… removing the dust and dirt from your soul and chakras…

you lay and float in the river for a time… you can see your bag escaping from you floating off down the swirling wetness…

you feel all tension slipping from your body and mind… floating down with the current as well…

you lay in the stillness…

relax… let it go…

let the lapping waves massage your troubled being… healing… making anew…

a cool breeze blows across your face and wakes you…

You rinse off one more time to make sure you have let the waters take all dirt and misery from you and then you walk to shore…

You thank the waters, sprites and spirits of this magickal place for refreshing your life…

Time for us to leave this marvelous place :o)

Your step is lighter as we walk the path this time…

Joy in your heart and a song on your lips…

No burdens or worries… your mind is clear and you can focus clearly on all solutions to your woes now…

Your soul feels fresh and with each steps, your become almost silly and childlike with happiness…

By the time you reach home, you have peace in your mind and the goddess in your heart…

Blessing till we journey again dear ones…

Brightest of Blessings,
Ruby RedPepper 7/04




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