Life can be magical. Yet, sometimes things happen that are sad, filling our hearts with grief. This can trigger all sorts of feelings like a sense of loss, frustration, and vulnerability.
During difficult times, trusting that everything happens for a reason can be a challenge. I too had some sad news a few weeks ago. At the moment, I’m still processing my grief.
To deny my feelings and pretend that everything is okay isn’t authentic. To wallow in my feelings is also not my approach either. To feel my feelings and then let then go at a compassionate pace is what I’ve decided to do.
After having a shamanic healing in Glastonbury at the weekend, I was inspired to share this meditation. My healer had suggested I sit by a waterfall at some point during that day. What happened next was deeply comforting.
This was where I sat.
I found my meditation so soothing that I felt compelled to share it.
I did this for around thirty minutes but less or more time is fine too.
You will need to be near some kind of waterfall/water feature.
Most places have water features somewhere. Even cities. Maybe you have a water feature in the garden? Or even try sitting near a river or other flowing water. The important thing is to sit some place that is safe and peaceful!
Water to drink
Something to sit on
A notebook and pen
Sit safely and comfortably near flowing water. The sound of water can be nourishing and helps us to connect to the present. As the water flows listen to the noises. To me, water has so many unique melodies, as if it were showering the keen listener with its beautiful, healing sounds.
As you do this, picture in your imagination the water flowing through your heart, cleansing out any pain as it connects with the water inside of you. Take nice long deep breaths as you do this…
Next allow your feelings to come up, don’t crush then or deny them, but instead be the silent observer. If you need to cry, let the water flow. Send your feelings a sense of compassion as you offer them to the waterfall.
If it helps write about it in your journal book while staying connected to the sound of the waterfall. As the mind starts to wander, bring it back to the sound of water. The flow of letting go and allowing.
Next as you inhale, raise your hands up and offer what you wish to let go of to the waterfall. As your exhale, bring the arms down imagining love showering onto you.
In my own experiences of grief some days I can feel better than others as I begin to heal. I feel sending the intention out to the universe to heal has always brought me a sense of peace. Patience with oneself I feel is the key.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving
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