Here is a short exercise to help your imagination grow and to give you a sense of well-being. It is lovely and relaxing and gets better each time you practice it. Do it every day. Just a few minutes a day.
Read through this a couple of times – slowly and when you are ready begin this exercise.
- Sit or lie down in a space that is comfortable and fairly quiet.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths – allowing yourself to let go – releasing any tension In your body on your out breath.
Breathing in and breathing out through your mouth or nose. Let go a little more with each out breath…
If thoughts come along then simply let them come and go. Don’t attach yourself to any thought. If they keep appearing gently ask them to leave you – just for this short time.
- You are now more relaxed and comfortable and in this relaxed state I want you to go to a room, in your mind. This is a room no one but you have been in. You designed this room.
Notice how you have decorated it. The furniture you have chosen; the lighting. Notice the floor and windows. Do you have a carpet or floorboards? Curtains or blinds?
Now notice the colours you have chosen for this room.
Really look around this room and see everything in it.
Notice how much you enjoy it. This is your perfect room. It is a simple place and a perfect place.
Notice the peace of this room.
Notice the views from your room are so beautiful.
- Now if you want to take your awareness outside the room and consider all of the insects; plants and flowers and weeds living beneath the floor of your room.
They are minding their own business getting on with their lives.
They don’t disturb you.
Do this imagining slowly. Just notice your feelings.
- Look at the view outside the window. See the trees. The sky. Is it early evening or what time of day?
Open the window and listen to the sounds of birdsong and leaves rustling.
Stay here for a while – listening and looking.
- Take a deep breathe again. Have a stretch.
Just sit quietly with your eyes open for a minute or two.
Make notes if you want to about your special room or draw the things you saw in your room.
Visit this ‘room of your mind’ whenever you can every day. Maybe first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
See you Friday.