The following guided visualization is meant to help enrich the spiritual life, providing a greater sense of balance, connectedness and well-being.
Welcome and please join me in a Tree of Life meditation. Take a deep breath, slowly, deeply and completely. Hold it briefly. And as you exhale, relax. Let all tensions go. Remember a time you were truly relaxed. And take another deep breath, slowly, deeply and completely. Hold it briefly. And as you exhale, slowly, deeply and completely, relax. Let all tensions go. Remember a time you were deeply relaxed. And take another deep breath, slowly, deeply and completely. Hold it briefly. And as you exhale, relax. Let all tensions go.
Now, I invite you to imagine yourself walking down a gentle rolling hill to a tree standing by some water. With strong roots going deep down into the earth – your spiritual roots. Look at the tree. What sort of tree is it? is it big? Does it have leaves, or fruit? Feel your connections to the tree’s branches as they reach high into the sky, soaking up the warmth of the sun and gathering the waters of the rain. This is your tree of life and you can visit whenever you want.
Okay, getting ready to come back now. Feeling your fingers and your toes.
Feeling the chair (or the mat) as it supports you. Noticing how good it was to take a moment to be generous with yourself in this way. And perhaps setting the intention to make this a regular practice. God bless.
About Prayerful Meditations
NHM Ministrants offers prayerful meditations and visualizations to enrich the personal spiritual life. The meditations and visualizations are geared towards adults, teens and tweens. Most, but not all, include references to God. Those marked “secular” do not. For children, we suggest the Butterfly meditations available free in many languages from The Elfenworks Foundation.
Non-Medical Disclaimer – We are not engaged in professional medical services and assume no responsibility for patient outcomes. Medical advice and decisions are appropriately made only by a competent and licensed medical practitioner, who must make decisions, in light of all of the facts and circumstances in each individual and particular case. We absolutely do not advocate that anyone turn away from their current treatment or support—these meditative visualizations are intended to augment, not replace, any such treatment. —NHM Ministrants, a division of Elfenworks Productions, LLC.