Visualization Meditation

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DAY 19 of Tea and Meditation:

I have the I’ve-got-stuff-to-do-blues today.

Saturday is supposed to be a day to relax, forget about the work week, and do something fun. But, it’s actually a work day for me, by choice, if the truth be told.

I’ve often thought that I should choose one day a week to do absolutely nothing, just enjoy the day and do whatever tickles my imagination. It would be good for me, I think.

I inevitably end up with the I’ve-got-stuff-to-do-blues, which causes me to feel on edge and slightly overwhelmed.

Today, during my five minutes of tea and meditation, I tried something a little different.

I sat down with a warm cup of tea and closed my eyes. Then I tried to visualize all the anxiety flowing up and out of my body. If I could have taken a picture of what I saw in my mind’s eye, it would have looked as if a geyser was shooting up into the air from my head!

Regardless of the amusing imagery, I could almost sense my breath and heartbeat slow down. I do believe in the power of visualization and am thinking that I should explore this area a bit more.

For today, it was an interesting experiment that provided another avenue towards alert peacefulness.

This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.

Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.


Photo Credit: krossbow – via Flickr CC Attribution License

[box] Have you ever tried visualization to help you relax? [/box]

Day 1: Exploring Alert Peacefulness One Day at a Time

Day 2: When Life Throws You a Curve Ball Make Tea

Day 3-7: Stay Aware of What You Are Doing Right

Day 8-10: Starting the Day with Meditation

Day 11-14: Dealing with My Monkey Brain

Day 15: Learning to Meditate Not as Easy As It Looks

Day 16: Meditation Techniques for Beginners

Day 17: Video Art Meditations

Day 18: Meditating to the Sounds of Nature

7 comments on “Visualization Meditation

  1. Jeanine Byers Hoag September 26, 2010 1:58 PM

    Hi, Amy!

    I have a grounding meditation I created that is very similar. I often use it myself.

    I imagine whatever negative thing I am trying to let go of flowing out of me and into the earth, down deep into the center. Then, I imagine peace or love pouring over me, filling all the spaces left by the negativity as it emptied out of me.


    • a girl with tea September 26, 2010 4:36 PM

      Hi Jeanine, Thanks for sharing your grounding meditation! I love the visualization of having peace and love pouring into the empty space where the negativity had resided. Just thinking about it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside 🙂

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