Slow blossoming of the Sacred Lotus guided by Anna

… preparing for today’s Gaia Minute practice, become aware of sitting on the cushion or the seat… you may be lying down. Just bring awareness into the posture, to the body… Run your mind through the whole body… letting go of all tension and all resistance. Starting at the feet, running your mind through the whole body all the way top of the head…

Become aware of the posture. The spine is completely straight like an arrow… the energy moves up and down the spine… the whole body is firm but relaxed. The palms are facing upwards in a receptive mode… palms are facing upwards in a receptive mode… aware of the blessings all about… the whole body is firm but relaxed… all the muscles are soft… bring the awareness to the eyelids gently meeting each other… the eyelids are softly meeting… and behind the eyelids the eyes are soft… all the face muscles are relaxed… the jaw is slightly parted… and the tongue curls naturally in the mouth… bring the awareness to the soft relaxed natural breath… the soft relaxed natural breath… just follow this breath for a little while… be aware of the sweetness of the air you are breathing in… following the relaxed natural breath… which does itself all the time… become aware of the dark friendly space behind the eyes… look deeply into the dark friendly space behind the eyes…

… Before you a lake is opening up… become aware of a beautiful sparkling lake… the waters are still… the surface shines like a mirror… bring all you awareness to visualising this beautiful clear lake… lake of water spread before your eyes… the internal vision… glistening water… sparkling…

… In front of you in the middle of the lake… a lotus blossom… a single lotus blossom… in the middle of the lake… look at the colour of this lotus blossom… see the texture of the closed petals… you begin to see the faintest movement as the outer petals slowly begin to open… notice the outer petals of the lotus blossom slowly opening… and as you watch they stretch out… the petals are beautifully arranged in a sacred circle… open to the light… the next layer begins to slowly open… visualise the next layer of lotus petals opening… keeping the focus on the beautiful lotus… the next layer begins to open… and as you watch layer after layer… the beautiful petals uncurl and open… the sacred lotus in the middle of the lake… and now all the petals are open… and you can see the beautiful centre of the lotus…

… Look closely at the beautiful lotus… which is open to the sun… and as you look you see a little droplet of water… pure water… a little droplet on one of the petals… the droplet moves… rolls down toward the edge of the lotus petal… it gathers on the edge… the droplet drips into the lake below… watch the droplet fall… the droplet lands in the lake and you see the ripples… for the first time in this mirror there is movement… you see the ripples and the lotus reflecting in the lake… become aware of the lotus as your own heart … open to the light… hold this loving image in the mind…

… As you bring your awareness back to sitting on the cushion or chair or lying down… bringing the awareness back to the body… the soft relaxed natural breath… becoming aware of the environment… when you’re ready you can rub your thumbs along the tips of your fingers… wiggle your toes… inhale deeply… sigh out the breath… and open the eyes… ready to start your beautiful day

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