Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The purpose of this guided meditation is to get you in tune with the creative beginning energy of Ostara. It is a wonderful way to get in the proper frame of mind before a Sabbat ritual or as a pick-me-up if you are feeling stressed or burdened while waiting on Spring to begin.
Find a comfortable place to sit or lay where you will not be disturbed. Turn off all electronic devices except for some soft “mood” music if you wish. Ground and center your energy in the present moment.
Close your eyes. Become aware of your breathing. Exist in the moment, breathing steadily for a few moments before you begin.
The blackness begins to fade around you. Dots of green, pink, yellow and red begin to appear all around you. They grow, shift and move about. Within seconds you find yourself standing in an endless open field. There is grass and an assortment of colorful flowers all around you. They sway back and forth in the breeze. You watch as air meets earth in the beautiful dance before your eyes.
You feel a warm tingling sensation run through your body. Looking down at your hands you realize that the ground is getting closer. It takes a moment for you to realize, but you are shrinking. Down, down, further and further you go. You are about to panic when you hear a voice in the back of your mind.
“I am with you my child,” says the feminine voice.
Your fear dissipates as you begin to look around. All around you is green – the blades of grass, the stems of towering plants. Under your feet is the dark brown earth. Above are the blooms of the flowers and the vast blue sky. When you look back down you notice that there is a large seed by your feet.
“Plant this seed in the earth,” instructs a masculine voice.
You pick up the seed, which is not as heavy as it looks, and begin to walk forward. A short distance ahead is a clearing, the perfect place for you to plant the seed. When you have arrived at the spot you get down on your hands and knees, sinking your hands into the dirt. You pull the dirt towards you, making a hole in the ground. Once the hole is big enough you place the seed in it, covering it with the dirt. You pack it down firmly. Standing up, you feel a sense of accomplishment looking down at the planted seed.
You start to feel a familiar tingle in your body. Your body shoots back up to your normal height. Pushing away the dizziness from the sudden transformation, you get back down on your hands and knees to look at where you planted the seed.
“You will come back to check on it during the year,” whispered the female voice again.
“But it is so small. How will it survive?” you ask.
“A great forest starts with the sowing of one seed,” replied the masculine voice.
You get back up on your feet and reflect on what you have heard, seen and done for a couple minutes. When you are ready to return, turn around and walk back into the darkness.
Become aware of your breathing once more and slowly open your eyes. Take a moment to thank the Lord and Lady for their wisdom. Ground and center your energy once more before getting up. Eating and drinking may help if you feel dizzy.
Be sure to journal your experience or share it here on this blog in the comments.