Grow Your Gifts Meditation – Embracing Shadows
I worked with this image while listening to the music by Gabriel Masterson on his album Mother Earth Rising. The haunting and beautiful Native American flute music created in Sedona feels so in sync with the energy of this image. Both speak to me of the haunting beauty of the shadows within the scope of the light. When I connect with this image, I am reminded that my emotions often reflect a distorted image of what is. Remembering that there are aspects of myself and what I perceive that are easily visible and also parts that are hidden invite me to be more gentle with myself and those around me. Remembering there is nothing to fear in the shadows makes it easier to embrace them.
How to Work with the Image
- Take a moment to center yourself. Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times. Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
- Open your eyes and focus on the image. Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
- Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo. Use all your senses to interact with what is shown. What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
- Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation. Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
- Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
- Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo. Consider these as messages to support you on your path. Ask what these impressions mean to you. What do they make you think or feel?
- Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
- Express your gratitude for the gifts given to you through the experience.
With much love to all!