The Use of Meditation in Healing

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Creative meditation is helpful in healing. Healing takes many forms: healing of attitude, emotions, relationships, trauma, and outlook.

Preparation. Go to a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted. Settle yourself in a comfortable position of either lying down or sitting up. You might like to light a candle. You might like a sacred book with you and perhaps a religious image or object.

If you are comfortable, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Where does the breath come from and where does it go? This air you breathe is a sacred breath of life. Feel your breath in your lungs. What does it feel like between breaths? Does it feel different when the lungs are filled and they are about to empty from the pause just before when the breath comes in?

Notice how your breathing deepens and slows. It is restful and refreshing to be with your breathing.

Healing Meditation. You are taking a stroll in a beautiful garden. The garden is private, far from sounds of machinery or even people. You have longed to find this place.

You are drawn to the flowers. You breathe in their fragrances, noting that some flowers have no aromas. Each flower has its place in the garden. Some are in full sunshine, others in complete shade. Each kind has its own need for soil, some dry, some moist, some sandy.

As you walk into the shade, your eyes are drawn up. The trees stand side-by-side. Some need large space, others like to be close together.

You see a bird fly into the upper leaves. You strain to see if there is a nest and what sounds this bird makes. Are You able to identify the bird? You listen carefully, and you hear many different bird sounds. Some are songs, others chirping, still others are squawking.

Everything in this garden has its place. The garden is well tended.

You find a place to sit and rest. You sense a Presence. You instinctively know it is the Holy One.

You don’t need to say a word, because the Holy One knows you completely.

Your mind is quiet. You rest. You fall asleep. When you awake, you notice that you are feeling peaceful and somehow things have changed.

You take a small tablet out of your pocket and pen. You begin to write. You are writing freely. You write about healing. What healing are you experiencing?

What happens next?

And then what happens?

When you are ready to return, you stretch. You might be interested in writing your meditation experience in your journal, if you have one. If not you have paper. You may be interested in sketching what the garden looked like. Would you like to return to the Garden?

Offer thanksgiving and blessings.

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Source by Judy Brutz