In the urgency and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy for our energies to become entangled and clustered, leaving us feeling drained and disconnected. But fear not, for within the changing seasons, we find an opportunity for renewal and release. In this post, we invite you to join us on a soothing journey – a "Fall Meditation" designed to unravel the knots of clustered energy and set your spirit free.
Embrace the warmth of this virtual space as we discover how letting go can be a profound gesture of self-love and empowerment.
As the fall season unfolds, it’s the perfect time to sink into the rhythm of fall or "autumn meditation."
Singing Bowl, a sonic beauty vessel, becomes your fall meditation guide. Gently caressed by a skilled hand or embraced by a cushion, its resonant tones fill the crisp autumn air, inviting you to explore the depths of your consciousness. As the soft vibrations ripple through the atmosphere, a cascade of serene melodies unfolds, seamlessly blending with the rustle of falling leaves and the whisper of a cool breeze.
Close your eyes, envision the falling sensation in meditation, gently descending into profound peace. The Singing Bowl becomes a conduit for fall meditation music. Each note is a gentle reminder to release tension and welcome the calming energy of the season. The bowl's soothing vibrations create a harmonious backdrop for your fall yoga meditation, allowing you to synchronize your breath with the rhythm of nature.
Moreover, in the embrace of the Singing Bowl, fall transcends into a time of inner reflection and balance. The resonating frequencies provide a soundtrack to transcendental meditation, elevating your spiritual experience to new heights. Allow the gentle hum of the bowl to guide you through the colorful landscapes of your mind, where the essence of autumn intertwines with the serenity of the present moment.
For this practice, wear an eye mask to block out light and other distractions, creating a more conducive environment for meditation.
Firstly, begin upright on the floor, chair, or bed, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Rest your hands on your legs or knees, or any comfortable position. Secondly, begin to soften your body parts one at a time, relaxing from your scalp down to your legs, and stay as relaxed as possible. If you notice yourself nodding, wiggle your fingers and toes to stay awake. Lastly, take 5 deep belly breaths, in through your nose and then out through your mouth, observing your breathing and how you feel as you go through this breathing process.
If you are open to this practice, bend your elbows to bring your hands on your hips with your palms facing the ceiling or floor for a little grounding energy.
Take a few deep breaths, then take a moment to ask yourself how you feel, everything that you feel, and what emotions are coming up for you, without labeling them or saying if it’s valid or if you deserve that feeling. Just let them be. In light of fall, the colors show as the leaves have changed. It becomes a metaphor for us, and as this change comes, it doesn’t mean that we necessarily change who we are but rather experiencing a different environment. Allow yourself also to feel the changes that are happening in your own life. When you are ready, take a few deep belly breaths through your nose and then out through your mouth.
2. Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You Meditation
Now, think about some things that may no longer serve you, like thought patterns, old habits, and feelings that you think about often that you are aware that they are no longer yours or no longer support this present version of you. You don’t need to let go of them today; acknowledge them.
Ask yourself, “Where is this coming from?” and “Where do you feel it?” Notice how you feel about these experiences and emotions, and when you think about these acts, these mindsets that no longer serve you, in what body parts did you feel them? Breathe deeper, imagining that you are sending that air to those pressured areas and blowing them away, allowing them to be pushed out to your body, to your nose on every exhale. Perform 3 deep belly breaths, in through your nose and then out through your mouth.
Take a moment to place your hands over your heart. Ground yourself to feel comfortable. Remind yourself of your boundaries and power, and that rest is strength, rest is progress, rest is re-energizing, rest is being successful, and rest is also taking care of yourself. When you’re ready, lower your hands down.
4. Safe and Protected Meditation
Take a moment to cover your belly by placing your hands over your belly with one hand over the other, or create a triangle shape with your index fingers and thumbs. Take a few deep belly breaths, in through your nose and then out through your mouth, and say these affirmations, “I am safe.” “I am protected.” Repeat these affirmations as many times as you want. Take also another few deep breaths to influence your energy and feel comfortable and confident by saying this aloud, “I deserve to rest,” and by saying these: “My body deserves to rest,” “My mind deserves to rest,” “My soul deserves to rest,” and “When I’m rest, I’m able to give my all to those I love,” as often as it feels comforting.
5. Discipline and Power Meditation
Place one hand over your heart and the other over your belly. Stay in this position for a few seconds, relaxing your body. Think of this metaphor: “In the olden days and up to this time, farmers collect their crops, they stored it all, preparing for the cold season ahead.” We temporarily set aside certain things to way out a certain period or recharge again enough to give our all. This is the beauty of discipline, to be patient to wait, to survive throughout a season or whatever comes your way. This is the power of discipline and strength.
6. Energy Healing Meditation
For this energy healing meditation, place one hand over the other at the base of your ribs this time, and send love to this space. Imagine a magical, glittery energy from this space through the hands to the externum. The more you can imagine the love and the abundance of energy coming through your hands, the more accurate and helpful this will be.
Frequencies are no lie, and your body vibrates to a certain degree. How you feel points a fact to your physical body; if you are happy or you have anxiety, you will also notice medical issues coming out naturally, now and then, in the same area. Send this good energy again to someone you love. As you think of this, visualize this energy pumped into your body. Take deep belly breaths, in through your nose and then out through your mouth.
Closing the Meditation
1. Side Neck Stretch
Firstly, lower your hands to your thighs and maintain good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Secondly, start to wiggle your fingers and toes or drop one ear towards your shoulder. Lastly, return to the starting position and then repeat the movement on the opposite side.
2. Arms Overhead Stretch
From the Side Neck Stretch position, straighten up to return to the center position. Bring your arms either to chest height and start rotating your wrists in a circular motion, or bring your arms overhead, grabbing your opposite elbows with your hands. Hold this position for several deep belly breaths, in through your nose and then out through your mouth.
3. Heart Opener
From the Arms Overhead Stretch position, bring your hands by your ears or interlace your fingers behind your head. Engage your core and lean your head back toward your hands. Hold this position for several deep belly breaths, in through your nose and then out through your mouth. Return to an upright sitting position and remove your mask.
At this time, use the singing bowl to create a sense of closure and transition from the physical practice to a state of stillness and reflection. To do this:
Firstly, begin in an upright sitting position, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Secondly, cross your legs, then hold the singing bowl with your palm. Lastly, strike the singing bowl once with its mallet.
Moreover, holding the mallet at a 90-degree angle to the bowl and rubbing it around the rim in a circular movement creates a softer, more subtle sound that can be calming and relaxing. You can also rub the bowl for as long as you need.
The resonating sound from the bowl aids in bringing you back to a tranquil state, enabling you to embrace the meditation benefits fully.
Additional Relaxation and Release of Negative Thoughts
Find a comfortable seated position where your breath can fully bloom. Close your eyes or soften your gaze upon a point of stillness. Take a deep breath, a deep, slow breath, in through your nose, feeling the cool autumn air fill your lungs, and then exhale a breath of summer memories released. We stand at the threshold of a new season, where brilliant reds and golden yellows whisper tales of transformation. Fall, a time of letting go, invites us also to meditate on the changing chapters of our lives. Imagine yourself walking amongst a grove of trees, their branches reaching like welcoming arms.
Notice the leaves, once vibrant shades of green, now painted in hues of fire, dancing on the wind. Each falling leaf is a surrender to the natural rhythm, a reminder that nothing, not even summer's glory, any longer serves to stay fixed. Breathe deep, and feel the sun-warmed earth beneath your feet. Focus on the sound of your breath; in each exhale, imagine worries, anxieties, and anything that no longer serves your growth gently released. As you let go, a sense of spaciousness emerges. Like bare branches reaching towards the winter sun, and feel a new energy stirring within.
Furthermore, this quiet season holds the promise of new beginnings, and new growth waiting to unfold. Walk slowly, finding a sun-dappled spot, sit, and rest your gaze on the horizon. The world around you slows, reflecting the inner stillness you cultivate. When ready, open your eyes, carrying the forest's peace within. Let the joy of fall infuse your days; the wisdom of nature guide your path. Take deep inhales and exhales.
To sum up, as we emerge from the cocoon of this guided fall meditation, a sense of lightness should dance through our being. The clustered energy that once weighed you down has dissipated, replaced by a newfound spaciousness within. Let the echoes of this practice reverberate throughout your day, guiding you towards choices that align with your authentic self. As you drift into deep sleep tonight, allow the seeds of freedom we planted together to blossom. Remember, dear person, that release is not a one-time event but a continuous dance with our energy. Embrace guided meditation tools, and you'll always have a pathway back to this sanctuary of inner peace, where you can shed the weight of "other things" and be.
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