Mini-Meditation: Fly Away from Conflict

My husband gave me a version of this mini-meditation when I was all riled up over somebody else’s conflict. Works great!

See yourself outside, atop a very high mountain in a beautiful range. The conflict that’s been surrounding you, touching your life and your heart, still exists, but it’s down in the valley below where you’re now sitting.

Gazing down into the valley, you can catch only glimpses of the battle now. The people are far away. You can see there are words exchanged, but have no idea what’s being said.  They are so far away, there’s just nothing for you to do. They must resolve their own differences. You send them love and wish them well.

Instead, you turn your attention to the flowers, on the ground next to you. They’re lovely and smell so sweet…a gentle breeze rustles through the trees and carries their soothing scent, whisking away any remaining tension, just like a warm, cleansing shower. You can no longer hear voices over the chorus of birds singing. Breathe in the beauty and calm of the life energy surrounding you.

Just then, an eagle flies by, catching your attention. “How lovely it must be to fly,” you think.

As you shift focus to the eagle, your energy merges and you can see through his eyes. You’re flying! Watch, fly with the eagle, soaring up and down through the clouds, swooping swiftly past the people, past the tops of pine trees, over a river and through the most amazing landscape you’ve ever seen. Travel with the Eagle as long as you like, and let him show you some of  his awesome world.

When you’re ready, thank your Eagle friend and ask him to return you home.

Let me know if you try this one.

Mini-Meditation: Green Tree Path


Breathe….breathe. Deep breath in….and out. In…and out.

Envision yourself, sitting on a bench in a  park, looking down a beautiful line of trees. Inhaling the fresh air deep into your belly, and smelling the freshly cut grass. Exhaling slowly out, feeling the solid earth beneath your feet.

You feel the life forces of the trees  surrounding you…they are green and strong and vibrant. The birds’ songs are soulful, and you catch a glimpse of wildlife scurrying just out of the corner of your eye. The energy around you feels never-ending, reaching up, up, up into the sky, out in every direct like and endless sea.

Allow your own presence to expand, merging with that of the trees and wildlife. Let your energy become lighter and finer and wider, melding into the ocean of all energy everywhere until all is one.

All those worries, all the frustrations that mattered a minute ago now seem far away and unimportant. You know, deep down, everything is as it should be. Everything is right. Feel rays of light swim down into your body from the energy sea, down into your heart, filling you with love and wonder and peace.

When you’re almost ready to return, take in one last, deep breath of light and see it shining all around you in a bubble, protecting and calming you, as you go about your day. You can recharge your light any time you like, calling upon light from the sea of energy to brighten and lighten your path.

Do you have any favorite mini-meditations?