Crystal Forest Meditation
By Tara Mideaker
We all know that meditation is a valuable tool to help us manage the stress of daily life. For many of us it can be a challenge to find the time - and sit still long enough - to reap the benefits of meditation. So here is a simple Guided Meditation that can be done quickly (I like it before I get up in the morning) and uses the positive energy of crystals to deepen the mediation and help you carry the energy with you throughout your day.
To begin, make yourself comfortable in a seated or lying position. You might want to have some music in the background but it isn't necessary. If you have a Clear Quartz Crystal you might want to hold it in your hand or place it on your lower Chakras. Again, it isn't necessary to feel the energy of the crystals.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and hold it for a moment. Now release it through your mouth. Take another breath, pause and now release again through your mouth. One more time breathe in, hold and out. Now imagine you are in a forest. You see grass & trees. Hear the birds chirping in the background. Maybe a butterfly passes by. You can see and feel the energy of earthly life all around you. Ahead of you - not too far- you see a grouping of very tall trees. So tall they reach far up into the sky. You begin to walk towards them and then you are among them, walking through these very high, very dense trees. It is a little darker and cooler as you make your way through them but you are comfortable and feel the safety of your surroundings.
Ahead you now see a clearing in the center of these tall trees and as you enter the clearing you see that, while it is brighter than when you were walking through the trees, it is still dim in the clearing as the light of the Sun is blocked by the trees. In the center of the clearing is a circle of Clear Quartz crystals. You can feel they are a source of immense energy and see the light that they bring to the dim space. In the center of the Clear Quartz circle is a golden light. It is warm and inviting and you see it sparkle and vibrate and fill the entire clearing with energy and light. The Clear Quartz and the light draw you to enter into the circle. You enter the circle between two of the Clear Quartz and go into the warmth of this golden light. As you enter it the light changes and becomes more active. You feel it sparkling and vibrating all around you. And as it becomes more active, the light begins to change and becomes brighter and whiter. It evolves into bright, optic white that shimmers with power. Now the light begins to enter your body. It is being absorbed by you and you instinctively know that it is going to those areas where you need healing. Feel the positive healing energy of the light as it becomes one with you. After a moment or two you have absorbed all of the light and it is time to leave. You exit the circle again between two of the crystals. As you leave, you place your hand on one of the crystals and feel the connection between you, the crystal, your surroundings, the Earth and all of the elements. You also realize that now you are the source of light in the clearing as the energy of the crystals ignite and intensify the light that you now carry within you. You have been healed. You are being healed and as you go forth you will heal everything that you come into contact with.
Once again you make your way through the tall trees but now it is not as dark and cool. You are carrying your own source of healing light that brightens and warms everything! Once again you are in the forest. Take another moment to look around and feel the life forces that surround you. You want to take this time to transition back to the physical world by gently moving your extremities. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Rock your head gently to loosen your neck and shoulders. Once again you want to take 3 deep, slow breaths and then open your eyes and Welcome Back!
Hopefully you found this a peaceful and healing exercise that you will want to incorporate into your life. You may want to note certain things to learn more about your experience and yourself! Things like: What kind of trees are the tallest ones? What is the shape of the clearing? How many Clear Quartz crystals are in the circle? Do you see a different color of light in their center? Do you ever see or meet anyone in the forest? Everything means something and you could gain information that will be valuable on your journeys.
Wishing you peace and light and Crystal Blessings!