Find a quiet space and light a candle. Call in your spirit team (spirit guides, ancestors, animal guides/totems, guardian angels). Connect your energy to Mother/Father God and Mother Earth by opening your arms to the heavens, and then extending them down to the Earth. Sit in a comfortable position and surround yourself with protective light. Today, I visualized a bubble of purple light around me. Call in the archangels for protection.
Breathe deeply and relax. Open your mind to all thoughts without attachment. By doing this you are allowing anything that needs to be seen to surface. If you perceive any lower vibrational energies outside of you that are a threat to your energy field, surround them in a tunnel of rainbow light, and send them up through that tunnel into the heavens to be transformed into the energy of love.
Now allow you inner fears to surface. Know that each image or thought that appears in your mind is there to show you an aspect of yourself that is ready to be released. See that aspect of yourself in whatever form it appears. You may find yourself wondering why a particular image has appeared. Say, for instance, your mind recalls a person other than yourself. Know that person is mirroring an aspect of you that needs releasing. The energy may appear as a pain inside your body, or a feeling of heaviness. Allow that energy to come up.
As each aspect appears, do not resist. Welcome it and watch it. Recognize it for the lessons it has taught you. Then, when you are ready, effortlessly let it go, allowing it to be transmuted into the energy of love, light, peace and harmony. Continue this process as each “fear” surfaces, until you feel you are done. Your energy should feel lighter and more peaceful.
Thank the beings of light that were there to support you as you release and transmute your fears.
This meditation came to me in 2012, but I am updating it and expanding upon it, as it lacked fluidity and needed some expansion.
Find a comfortable place to sit with your bare feet touching the ground (or floor). Point your toes slightly inward so that the key energy points in your feet are connecting to the Earth. If it is more comfortable for you to lie down, that is also fine. It is your intentional connection to the Earth energy that matters most.
Play soft music if you wish and light a candle on a safe surface in front of you, encircling it with symbols that have a meaningful connection to Earth for you, such as animal totem figurines, crystals, stones, leaves, flowers or feathers.
If you choose to, place meditation crystals or stones you feel a connection to at this moment, in your palms. While you meditate you may feel like bringing these crystals together along with your palms, so that one hand loosely cups the top of your other hand, completing a circle of energy.
Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, pulling the red energy of the Earth up through your body, through the soles of your feet, up through the base of our spine and into all the cells of your body, grounding and connecting you with the sacred energy of Earth. While you are taking these grounding breaths, call in your spirit guides, animal guides, guardian angels, the fairies and other energies of light. Ask them to work with you in your highest good to heal a place of dis-ease in your body, or an emotion you are struggling to release. Or, simply ask for general guidance and healing, and for these sacred energies to help guide you along your life’s path.
Imagine a golden or white translucent cloak of energy surrounding you in protection, knowing that your body is safe while your spirit takes this journey.
You now find yourself in a forest glen surrounded by a small circle of trees. Fairies dance among the delicate star-like flowers at your feet and fly through the green leaves of the trees surrounding you. Your animal and spirit guides have entered the glen with you, along with the angels and beings of light you have called in. You are surrounded and supported by their love. You are completely safe.
As you continue to breathe deeply and evenly, you find your feet becoming like the roots of trees, and you send these roots deep into the Earth, until you reach the crystalline center. You are now powerfully grounded into the Earth, strong and stable. Nothing can topple you. Gaia, the great Earth Mother, is sharing her energy with you, and your hearts beat as one. Allow your body and soul to welcome her healing love, knowing that the energy you share with her is also shared with all living beings on the planet. Take a moment to offer your love and gratitude to Gaia and all life on this beautiful planet you call home.
Begin now to send this wonderful life force energy up through your body, knowing that as you do, it is filled with the red and green energies of the Earth, which stabilize and heal. Send this energy to all cells within your body, allowing them to fill with vitality and health.
The trunk of your body, your torso, is like the trunk of a tree, stable and strong. Feel the strength of your spinal column aligned in perfect health. Breathe in this knowing.
Now feel the energy expand through your upper torso and into your head. Your arms have become like the branches of a tree, and you may wish to raise them to the sky, or simply imagine that they are connecting you with the Divine life force energy of the Universe. Allow the green leaves of new life to unfurl from your palms, and into all cells of your body, knowing that you are not only healing your physical and emotional body, but actively creating new life, replacing the old, worn patterns, with the light energy of Love that is sent from the Divine Source in the Universe. Now you are joined with the energy of the Earth and the energy of Source.
Butterflies and birds begin to appear, attracted to the strength and bounty of your energy, which is like the tree. These wonderful beings of Earth and Sky know that you offer your light to share, and they, in exchange, can teach you. These wonderful beings know the secrets of living in joy and harmony, and the butterfly, in particular, understands the power of transformation. Take a moment to watch and listen.
As you unfurl leaves into a canopy, you are experiencing the energy of transformation. Allow this energy to enter your physical body and be absorbed. You may have an emotional release in the form of tears. Do not fight the release, knowing that tears are the body’s way of cleansing trapped emotions. Follow the healing, transformative energy into the pockets of pain inside your body. Imagine each pocket holds a seed and allow the seed to germinate and blossom as the denser energy is transformed to light.
As you experience the sensation of this energy healing, Eagle appears showing you that once you are grounded and whole, you can also experience the sensation of flight. Allow your spirit to soar with the powerful energy of Eagle in effortless freedom. This is the power of your own light body that you are experiencing, a part of you that is always in existence, connecting you to the Source energy of the Universe.
Spend some time playing and flying with Eagle and other winged beings who are here with you. Then, when you are ready, enter your body and feel the solid connection you have with Earth. Take 3 deep grounding breaths and feel your roots connected firmly to Earth. Slowly move your body, and before you go on with your day thank your animal guides, spirit guides, angels, fairies, Gaia and the Divine for being with you. Ask that their healing energy and love stay with you as you go about your day, gently guiding you along your true path of love and light.
Updated on August 24, 2015
Do you know what your sacred garden looks like? If not, close your eyes and let it appear. Your palette is the universe, so paint the picture in your heart.
The first time I visited my sacred garden I was meditating in a dream workshop. Here is what it looks like in the canvass of my mind:
It’s twilight. Imagine, if you will, an old English garden. In its center is a well. Beside the well stands a white horse and a large green frog sits near its stone edge. Beyond the grass, surrounding the well, is a hedge of mazes wrapping around flowers in a matrix of mystery. Here is where magic hides in the form of fairies, unicorns and other “mythical” creatures.
My sacred garden is a place where I can meet and mingle with my spirit and animal guides. Each animal and guide has a lesson to teach. Sometimes horse appears, reminding me of my strength and courage. Rabbit shows me the fears that I am ready to leave behind, and Snake, the aspects of self that are ready to be shed. Eagle, a constant companion, reminds me of the power of voice and to follow my life’s purpose.
To find your own sacred garden, find a quiet space in nature, or inside a dwelling, and relax into a meditative state. Ground yourself to the Earth energy by imagining that you are like a tree, sending your roots deep into the Earth. Close your eyes and take 3 deep belly breaths.
Call in your spirit guides and angels, and ask that you be surrounded by a protective white or golden light. Ask for those on your spirit team who wish to send you messages appear, including your animal guides, fairy beings and unicorns. Clear your mind of thoughts, or, if they appear, let them gently pass through your mind like leaves floating along a river. Now it’s time to play.
Your mind is your canvass, paint it as you wish. Allow your sacred garden to appear to you without effort. Have fun. You may find that your garden is a surprise, unexpected. Perhaps it is a desert landscape, filled with red rocks and cliffs with few, if any, plants. Perhaps it is a mountain top, or a forest. Whatever appears to you, and feels right, use it. Build upon it. Add whatever adornments you desire, such as a dwelling, a pond, a wishing well, or a stone wall. Welcome in Nature’s children, and observe what animals and other beings appear to you.
When your garden feels complete, reside within your sacred place, knowing it is your own to take refuge in. Here you may find peace and healing. Listen and observe. Are there symbols for you to translate? Messages from your spirit or animal guides? Do you feel moved to walk around, to swim in water, or to ride upon an animal? What do you feel? Are you here to release a fear, or perhaps just to seek peace and balance? Allow whatever you feel called to experience to occur in the safe space of your garden, surrounded as you are with the healing energy of Mother Earth and the Divine beings that have gathered with you. Then, when you feel ready to leave, thank the Earth Mother and your guides and slowly return to the room or space you are sitting in. Gently move your arms and legs and take 3 deep grounding breaths. Give gratitude to all who have gathered with you and shared their healing and light, including yourself for creating this sacred space.