Energize your Chakras and Empower Yourself with this Guided Meditation.
To begin, find a quiet, peaceful place where you will not be disturbed for about 15 minutes. This is your time.
You may need to turn off your phone or even wear noise-cancelling headphones. Find a comfortable position, either seated in a chair with your feet firmly on the ground or on the floor in a lotus position or lying down, whichever position will allow you to fully relax. This is your time.
Next, allow your eyes to close and breath deeply through your nose for a few minutes, ideally with a full abdominal breath. Relax your body at the same time as feeling yourself supported from below. Now you are ready to begin.
As you continue to take deep breaths, focus on the cool feel of the air as it enters your body and of the warmer air that you exhale. Allow your mind to let go of any thoughts and just be present here and now for the experience of this meditation. Throughout the meditation, if you find any thoughts coming back into your mind, just be aware of this and accept this without judgment and return your focus to your breath.
Now imagine yourself sitting peacefully in a tranquil place in nature. Perhaps it is by the sea or by a lake, and you are experiencing the gentle caress of the water on your skin. Perhaps you are in a meadow, watching the butterflies dance and the bees flying from one flower to the next. Perhaps you are in the forrest, listening to the birds singing or to the silence of majestic trees reaching upwards towards the sunlight. Now imagine that something in the sky shifts and suddenly you feel the warmth of a sunbeam shining down upon you. As the sunlight warms the top of your head, imagine that it enters through your crown chakra into your head and begins to relax your mind and lighten your thoughts. As the sunlight and its warmth spreads through your body, you feel all your muscles relaxing. Your scalp relaxes, and then your eyes soften. The muscles in your jaws relax, followed by your neck and shoulders and arms all the way down to your fingertips. Then the tension you hold in your chest and heart releases, as the warm sunbeam flows like a warm waterfall over and within your entire body. You feel the tension release in your stomach and in all your digestive organs. The warmth of the light enters your pelvis and fills every corner and then slowly flows down and through your legs until it reaches your feet filling them with the warmth of the light.
Now, as you enjoy the sensation of this relaxed state of being filled and nourished with the warmth of this light, you begin to feel a network of strong roots extending down your legs and from your the soles of your feet, extending down through the many layers of the Earth, taking in nourishment and life force energy from the powerful molten core. And, from this core a ball of shining red light rises up through the many layers of the Earth and enters through the soles of your feet and legs and fills up your entire body. Now, as you are breathing this shining red color into your 1st chakra, your root chakra, you start to feel the power and strength of the Earth within your physical body. As you exhale this red light with each breath, you release all of your fears and anxieties back into the Earth. Feel how this feels in your body. As you do this, you find yourself having more room in your body for all of you, and you have the feeling of increased safety. You feel more physically present and stronger and empowered with this increase of life force energy. And, you say to yourself: “I am real. I am here. I am safe. I am empowered.”
Now, as you continue to breathe in this red, luminous light, continuing to feel the release of fear and anxiety in your body and the increase of safety, the light moves up your spinal column, reaching your 2nd chakra, your sacral chakra, and turns into a deep red-orange light. Feel this color as you continue to breath it in. As this red-orange spreads throughout your body, you can feel something shifting and stirring within you. As you exhale , you release feelings of shame and guilt – with each exhalation you release more. The release of these feelings releases tension, anger and negativity. Allow yourself to feel this as you breathe in and out this red-orange. As you continue to release these feelings, this creates space in your body for deep joy and renewed creativity. You start to connect to feelings of happiness that you find deep within you. Your joy increases as you uncover your own creativity that swells up from within you. You have found the source of this joy, and it is deep within you, a part of you, just as it always was and will always be. As you breathe in this red-orange light, you say to yourself: “I honor my needs and allow myself to be nourished by joy. My creativity flows freely from my primal life force energy. I am free.”
Now, as you continue to breathe in this red-orange, luminous light, continuing to feel the release of many negative feelings and the increase of joy flowing through your body, the light moves up your spinal column, reaching your 3rd chakra, your solar plexus chakra, and turns into a bright yellow light. Feel this illuminating color as you continue to breathe it in. As this bright yellow spreads throughout your body, it takes up more and more space and starts to loosen thoughts you have about yourself that do not serve you. With each exhalation you release these negative thoughts about yourself and any worry, questioning and uncertainty that is attached to these thoughts. The release of these thoughts creates space in your body for positive thoughts of self-esteem and the satisfaction they bring. You are aware of the calmness and clarity available to you now in your thoughts, now that the self-judgments are gone. You are aware that they were taking up too much space and energy. Now, you are much lighter and brighter. And, you say to yourself: “I value myself. I am enough. I am more than enough.”
Now, as you continue to breathe in this yellow, luminous light, continuing to feel the release of all negative thoughts about yourself and the increase of positive thoughts about yourself and of mental clarity, the light moves up your spinal column, reaching your 4th chakra, your heart chakra, and turns into a lovely grass green light. Feel this illuminating color as you continue to breathe it in. As this bright grass green spreads throughout your body, you sense a renewal and rebirth down to your core and feel this color spreading through your body like the first signs of Spring after a long, cold, dark winter. Breathing in this luminous grass green color releases the effects of any toxic relationships and repetitive negative patterns in your relationships and purifies your whole system, allowing you to surrender to the feeling of unconditional love for yourself and for others. You are filled with gratitude and forgiveness for yourself and others. And, you say to yourself: “I am greatly loved. I allow myself to give and receive love freely. I am nourished by love. I am love.”
Now, as you continue to breathe in this green, luminous light, continuing to feel the release of any toxic and negative relationship patterns and the increase of the tender feelings of unconditional love emanating from you for yourself and all other beings with whom you have or have had or will have a relationship or simply contact, the light moves up your spinal column, reaching your 5th chakra, your throat chakra, and turns into a healing sky blue light. Feel this illuminating color as you continue to breathe it in. As this healing sky blue spreads throughout your body, you take in and fully receive the gentleness and beauty it brings to you and for you. This healing light releases the tension that you have in your neck and jaw, chest and shoulders. As you inhale and exhale this sky blue light, it relaxes the muscles of your throat and your vocal chords and gives you the space within yourself to hear and then speak your own truth. It makes space for you to both give and receive equally, always in balance, always in truth. And, you say to yourself: “I hear and speak my truth. I express myself freely.”
Now, as you continue to breathe in this sky blue, luminous light, continuing to feel the release of all blockages to your free self-expression and the increase of the power of your own voice, the light moves up your spinal column passing into your cranium, reaching your 6th chakra, your third eye chakra, in the middle of your head, and turns into a deep, mysterious indigo light. Feel this illuminating color spreading throughout your cranium, into your eyes, along your optical nerve and really pulsating into your pituitary gland sitting patiently in the middle of your brain. With each breath of indigo, you are unlocking this gland’s hidden power. See the indigo; feel the vibration. Notice the expansion of your world as you continue to breathe it in. As this mysterious indigo light spreads, it releases limitations in your ability to visualize, to understand and to manifest your heart’s desires. It stimulates your 3rd eye and intuition and your own healing power and wisdom. And, you say to yourself: “Everything is unfolding as it should.”
Now, as you continue to breathe in this indigo, luminous light, continuing to feel the release of any limitations in your capabilities and the increase in the power of your 3rd eye and intuition, the light moves up through the top of your head, reaching your 7th chakra, your crown chakra, and turns into a pure white light. As this pure white light spreads throughout your body, feel the warm and pure embrace of this light, as it takes away all pain and heals all hurt. It brings peace, bliss and the clarity of Divine wisdom into your spirit and into your entire body all the way down to your roots. And, you say to yourself: “I am one with the Universe. I am part of the Divine. I am the Divine.”
Enjoy how you feel. Enjoy being you. Enjoy the luminous colors that are within you and surround you. Notice that they are the same perfect colors of a rainbow. When you see a rainbow, know that the colors you see are a phenomenon created by you through your eyes. You actually create rainbows. Realize that just the same way that you create perfect rainbows in the sky, you, too, can choose to create this perfect rainbow of colors and feelings and thoughts within you any time you want to and that, therefore, you are perfect, body, mind and spirit. Now, say to yourself: “I am perfect just as I am.”
Now, as you bring your consciousness back to the present, allow the energy of these words to bathe your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Continue to breathe deeply, allowing the energy you breathe in to continue to nourish you. Set your intention to continue to allow this release and renewal even as you draw this meditation to a close. When you are ready, open your eyes, come back to the now that you never left and hold yourself in unconditional love and smile to yourself in gratitude for the beautiful, unique being that you are.
Meditation by Melina Fuhrmann