Guided Meditation: Finding your Inner Light
Find a quite place and settle in, perhaps on a cushion on the floor, or a straight back chair.
I invite you to gently close your eyes. Imagine that you are in a very dark space.
Perhaps you can feel how you are supported by the floor or the chair, and notice the places of contact with your body.
Now take a moment to notice that you are breathing. Feel your breath as it enters your body and leaves your body, with no need to change or alter anything. Just noticing.
Pause here for a few moments to connect with your own unique rhythm. Just noticing your breath.
Perhaps you will notice areas of tension in your body, areas where you might be gripping or holding. See if you can soften and release. Again not forcing or needing to change anything – just softening and accepting things exactly as they are. Notice with compassion any feelings or emotions that may be present in your body.
I invite you to imagine that you are now lighting a candle. This candle is very familiar to you. Imagine it’s color, it’s smell. How big is the wick? Now I invite you to notice the flame. Notice it’s shape, it’s power. How is the flame moving? Is it dancing, is it flickering? If you haven’t already, I invite you to imagine that the space around you is indeed very dark. The candle is the only light you can see.
That candle is alive inside of you. Feel where it glows. Feel it’s warmth. As you gaze upon the light, where can you feel it in your body right now?
A light from outside begins to blend with the dark now. The sun slowly infuses the room with its warmth and glow through a window. Your candle and its fire are hard to see now with the bright light that is all around you. But you know that it’s still there. This is how our inner light works. It’s always there.
That light always burns brightly inside of each of us. Our lives are like weather systems though. Our lives are sensitive to the sun and the moon, the winds and the waters.
We don’t want our inner light to blow out in the wind or to be doused by the rains. Our work as women is to keep this light burning inside of us. How do we do this? We come back to ourselves, again, and again, and again, feeling what is present in our bodies and trusting our inner light.
There is an enormous light in this universe, a bigger fire than ours, which we all are a spark of. We have all lit our candles from that light. We are all born of the same light, yours and mine. When we gather together we burn brightly.
I now invite you to open your eyes and gently come back into the room. You may want to take a moment to reflect on your experience and even write a few of your thoughts down. You may also want to light a candle and spend a few moments gazing into it’s light.