Guided Imagery to Help Children (of All Ages) Fall Asleep

Hello Dear Readers!
This is my first time to “reblog”… I thought you might appreciate this post from last Summer, if you and/or your children are having any difficulties falling asleep during this strange time.
With lots of love,
StarFire Teja

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Do you know anyone who has difficulty falling asleep? I wrote the following visualization to help children fall asleep more easily, but it could also be a fun way for adults to calm down…

Instructions: Whether you are reading this to a child or to yourself, read it out loud in a very soft, soothing tone of voice. Feel free to change any of the words, as you like… I hope this helps you and/or your children. Please let me know how it goes…

Guided Imagery to Help Children (of All Ages) Fall Asleep

Lying down in your bed now… thinking of how fun the day was… you had such a fun day, being alive and feeling so excited for everything… and as you remember the fun day, kick your feet a little… and now kick your legs and your feet… lying in your bed, kicking your legs and feet…

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Video: Guided Imagery for Releasing Anxiety

Dear readers,

This morning when I was singing my daily prayers, the inspiration arose to record this visualization for you. Ironically, just the thought of public speaking increased my own anxiety… But, I decided to shake out my nervous energies and do it anyway, because I want to help reduce the Collective Anxiety.

So here is a little guided imagery for you, to help you shake out your own nervous energies. This visualization is from my book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life. Below the video you will find the text for this guided imagery…

 

Guided imagery for releasing anxiety… This visualization includes some gentle movement that you might prefer to do while standing, however, it can be done while sitting or lying down. Alternatively, if you do not wish to do the physical movement, you can simply imagine yourself doing the movement…

Breathing naturally… drifting down… into your inner world… breathing down… into your center… allowing effortless relaxation to flow… from your head… down to your toes… relaxing… surrendering… opening to the ground of your being…

… following a pathway down… from your root… down into the Earth… and standing on the surface of the Earth… feet firmly planted on rocks and soil… and seeing the beauty of this blue-green planet… the oceans… rivers… mountains… meadows… deserts… canyons… forests…

… standing strong and calm like a tree… extending its roots down into the Earth… and beginning to very gently shake your arms… legs… hips… hands… and feet… and while gently shaking your body, imagining that all of your nervous energies are shaking right out of your body…

… and watching your anxieties shaking down into the Earth… down through the rocks and soil of the Earth’s crust… down through the layers of hot minerals… and all the way down through the inner layers of Deep Earth…

… and watching those anxieties entering the hot ball of iron at the center of the Earth… that iron is ten thousand degrees hot… like the surface of the Sun… seeing all of those anxieties burning in that hot ball of iron…

… feeling gratitude for releasing those nervous energies… feeling strong in the ground of your being… and bringing that feeling of release back with you to the outer world… feeling calm and centered…

I hope this guided imagery is helpful and healing for you…

With gratitude and strength,
StarFire Teja

 

Guided Imagery for a Pandemic

Dear readers, I wonder how each of you are doing during this very strange time… My heart goes out to any of you who might be experiencing increased anxiety…

As a spiritual helper, my duty is to happy up myself, and then to shine the light of my own happiness out to you… Last night in meditation I worked hard to calm my anxieties, and this morning during spiritual study of the Ramayana, the following guided imagery arose for me to share with you…

Please take a moment to close your eyes and notice the state of your mind and heart… Then read the guided imagery out loud in a very soft, soothing voice…

Guided Imagery for a Pandemic

Settling in now to my deepest self… Watching my in-breath and my out-breath… breathing in peace… and breathing out all worries… and bringing my awareness to my heart center… imagining the Sun shining in my heart… the Sun is witnessing all of the feelings in my heart… the bright golden Sun is now dissolving any pains with its heat…

… and bringing my awareness to my mind… seeing a Fire burning brightly in the very center of my mind… the Fire is burning up all the diseases of the mind… huge, orange, glowing flames are burning all the worries, anxieties, fears, sorrows, attachments, and desires…

… a Supreme Light of goodness is now activated in my entire being… energies of deep peace and love are vibrating in all of my 37.2 trillion cells… I am now feeling sweetly connected to Everyone and Everything… and trusting that we are all on this Divine Journey together… we are all One Love Energy… shining together with the radiance of our inner suns…

… and closing my eyes for a moment to savor this experience…

My dear ones, I pray that this visualization calms and blesses you in every way…

With so much love,
StarFire Teja

 

Image by ipicgr on Pixabay.

 

Reaching for Orange, Decorated

Dear readers,

Recently I decided that it was time for me to decorate and write in my copy of my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, so I spent several mornings working through the book like that, and it was such fun! In this post I will share a few things that I wrote in response to the questions and exercises in the book…

In the section about practicing death meditations, here are my answers to the first two questions ~

~ How do you want to die? ~ Consciously and peacefully.

~ What does a good death look like to you? ~ I’m awake, aware, conscious. I’m listening to chanting music, with chants to Shiva and Rama (aspects of God in Hinduism). I’m feeling peaceful about letting go into Whatever Is Next.

In the visualization with guided imagery to meet your mystic, I especially loved imagining the bright light inside the vibrant flower in my heart… “this light is the size of a candle flame… and it is glowing like a billion golden suns… this golden flame is shining so bright that the flower petals are glowing… and this light is radiating out from the center of your flower… out through your heart… and into your whole body… warm golden light moving into all of your 37.2 trillion cells… and feeling how that flame is your inner mystic… your deepest self… your highest mind… the Divine within you…”

Here are my answers to the questions after that visualization ~

~ How do you experience your inner mystic? ~ Do you catch glimpses of your mystic during your daily life? ~ My inner mystic sees and feels things deeply — and feels very connected to everything: to trees, rocks, birds, and creatures on Earth, and to unseen forces out in the stars and planets. So in my daily life there are lots of glimpses through the vehicles of depth and connectivity.

As you can see in the photo with this post, I also enjoyed decorating my copy of the book. I placed jewel stickers all over the cover, and pasted lots of images throughout the pages. Many of the images I selected were of the orange and red rocks of Arizona and Utah, because those holy rocks are my happy places… Hiking barefoot on the warm rocks is such a high vibration joy for me!

So what arose for you when reading this post? Have you thought about what a good death looks like to you? Do you experience your inner mystic?

I hope you enjoyed reading this post…

May you feel happy! 🙂

With great love,
Teja

 

My new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, is available on Lulu and Amazon!! 🙂

 

Reaching for Orange on Amazon!

Greetings, Beautiful Beings!

Just a short happy little post here, to invite you to order my new book on Amazon… Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life

To learn how this book may benefit you, please read my previous post, “23 Possible Benefits You May Gain Through Reading Reaching for Orange.”

Please click here to visit my Amazon Author Page:
Teja Shankara… 🙂

May you feel happier and happier,
every day, in every way!

 

Marigolds photo by Barbara808 on Pixabay.