Taking deep breaths into belly and as you breathe imagine each breath holds a wish.
The wish falls deep into your belly the way a seed falls into earth. Each breath feeds the seed like rain and sunshine feed a seed.
Breathe in and breathe out.
As you breathe in and feel the breath, take the seed into your belly as if your belly were the earth. Your earth is rich and fertile. The earth feeds your seed like your heart feeds your wish. As you feed this seed, this wish, you give it a color, a color that holds you and comforts you.
You blow the color deeper and stronger into the wish until the wish blossoms into a bubble shaped like a flower, a flower more beautiful than any you have ever seen. The flower has a million petals like the crown chakra and each petal works like a wing to carry your wish, your dream, from the earth upward to the sky, to wherever you imagine heaven to be.
This wish works as fertilizer like rain feeds the soil, like your breath feeds your spirit.
Hold the wish close to your heart like the earth holds the seed and feel it grow upward toward the light, the light that lives in heaven is the same light that lives in your spirit and that same light is born in earth.
The light shines and grows.
Each petal becomes a butterfly from the womb of your hope and you see your wish come alive within your mind. And from your mind the butterfly carries this wish, your dream, on the wind of hope and your hope feeds the need that gives you all to live your dream.
Now take the dream into your hands and fold it as if it were a prayer, a prayer that listens to the movement of light in the hem of a wind and see it come alive in the figure of a friend you know and have not met, a friend who is your guide, a friend who will hear your fear and strengthen your resolve to believe anything is possible.
You know this friend.
This friend is that part of you that always knows your truth. This friend leads you in the dark at night and wakes you in the morning. This friend brings you to yoga, makes your coffee or tea and keeps you company. This friend knows your goodness lives in the seed of your wish, the fuel for your dream, the hope in your heart. This friend knows your favorite color and sees the flower only you can imagine and blows the bubble that blossoms into a thousand-petaled lotus into the universe that holds heaven and earth in your heart.
So spend a few breaths, a few moments, lingering here with your friend, your prayers, your wish and let all your need and desire settle in your breath and feel the freedom and peace of being.
We all want joy. We all want peace. We all want freedom.
Know your wish. Know your dream. Know anything is possible. Know your heart holds your joy and your peace.
Know your truth will meet you wherever you look if you see your need and your desire within the seed of your dream and wish.
Like elephant Meditation on Facebook.
Ed: Bryonie Wise
hot on elephant
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 552 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 10 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 28 shares Trevor Noah just won my Respect. 2,557 shares Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 851 shares December Forecast: Letting Go of 2016 & Leaning into 2017 with Love. 6,643 shares These Tweets (and Retweets) actually Happened. 1,384 share How to Say Goodbye to that almost-great Love. 1,560 share For the Women who are Trying to Do & Be Everything to Everyone. 3,171 shares