MORNING MEDITATION (sample)
I know that this
is the opening moments of my day. I
breathe deeply, holding my breath for a few
extra seconds, until it just begins to feel
uncomfortable. Then I blow out my breath,
feeling the exhilaration of my breathing. I
breathe again, feeling the air fill up my
lungs and my abdomen.
If I feel any
anxious feelings in my chest or my abdomen,
I breathe even deeper. In fact, I blow the
breath out as hard as I can. I even shake my
arms and hands to dispel any negative energy
that grabs me by the middle.
Often when I
wake up in the morning, my brain is already
buzzing with busy thoughts, thinking of the
agenda of the coming day. Or dealing with
bad memories and images. Lots of energy in
my forebrain and in my eyes. Now with my
eyes closed, I watch the patterns change on
the inside of my eyelids—especially as I
brain waves that are swirling and slowing
down as my brainwaves slow down from the
faster Beta wave of my thinking,
chatting brain—slowing down to a relaxed,
calm Alpha wave. This is the wave that the
trees and plants experience so now I can be
in sync with nature around me. I breathe and
feel the natural high of the Alpha wave.
I see that the
busy thoughts that attracted all my energy
into my forehead and my eyes, are now
slowing down. So that I can let go of all
this forebrain activity. I continue my
luxurious breathing, feeling more and more
relaxed as I surrender to this Wave.
I feel the
energy spreading through my body and
immediately feel the endorphins releasing
and plugging into the receptor sites that
are in every cell of my body. These natural
opiates are the God-given gift of my
body—the happy chemicals that were always
meant to govern my emotional life and
provide a baseline of wellbeing.
What should be
my natural state most of the time.
So I give over
to this wave of relaxation that is spreading
with each breath. I remember that
respiration means “Respiriting” so I realize
that I am directing Spirit to penetrate
every cell of my body.
automatic breath will keep me alive but this
higher octane breath will nurture more than
my lungs. It will feed me with a higher
vibrational energy. Because my mind, my
attention is blending with this incoming
I watch my
breath and I feel it spread wider and
My body feels
electrified and alive. My breath has
oxygenated my blood stream. I can feel my
heart beat. The pulsation of my life. Of my
lifeline. I am very silent so that the
pulsation of my body can be felt. I feel the
joy of being alive.
I can feel a
certain “buzz” in my body—my nerves
tingling. My lymph moving through my cells.
I understand that when my endorphins are
activated my whole immune system functions
happiness is good for my health. Feeling
high is my duty. My job. My reward, my
dessert. Giving up my addiction to drama in
favor of feeling free of all my stories.
Feeling anonymous. Unknown and unfettered
with expectations. I breathe.....