Welcome to shamanic pathways. Tonight is looking through
the eyes of our animal guides, a guided meditation.
Have you noticed how our animals are fascinated by something’s?
We say ' Well they are simple minded and easily amused '. Just how
wrong can we be? So to help us to see what our animals see I will
take you on a guided meditation.
Ok now make yourselves comfortable, let your body relax, feel the
chair you are sitting on support you as you relax deeper, feel your
legs relax as you relax deeper,
feel your feet relax, as you relax deeper. Relax and slow your breathing
and breathe deeper, feel your chest expand as you breathe in and relax,
feel your chest contract as you breathe out. Now close your eyes,
you are deeply relaxed.
I have brought you to the banks of a sacred river, we are here because
we will travel by water. Follow me into the river, feel the warmth
of the water, let the water embrace you as you lay back in the water
and float, for those who dont wish to float in the water there are
some rafts for you to use. Feel the water embrace you as you lay back
and float. These are the waters of the earth spirit. Feel the love
of the earth embrace you.
As we float gently down stream look over to the bank and see the
wolf as he keeps pace with us. Notice how each step is full of purpose
as he jumps over rocks and goes underneath fallen tree trunks.
Now look out of his eyes and see what he sees. Notice the textures
of the rocks and the patterns in the tree trunks. See as you leap
over rocks and go under the fallen tree trunks. See as he sees, now
enter his body and feel all that he feels as he moves, feel how gracefully
you can move. Move as the wolf moves. Be one with the wolf. Feel what
he feels and become the wolf, you are wolf, wolf is you.
Now leave the wolf’s body and return to your own. Feel the
warmth of the water as you rejoin your body, feel the earth's love
for you as you come back to your own body.
Now as we lay back and continue down stream look up into the branches
and see the falcon. The falcons eyes look directly into your eyes,
you feel the falcon taking you, let yourself be taken by the falcon.
Now see out of the falcons eyes, see what he sees, see how much more
you can see, look at all the details in everything that you see, you
can see now with clarity , you can see as the falcon sees with clarity
Now spread your wings, now flap your wings, you are fearless, you
are flying. Feel the air in your feathers as you fly higher, look
and see just how much more you can see as high as you are. You can
still see each blade of grass below and look how much further you
Now pick a branch to land back on and swoop down to land on it, as
you near the branch flap your wings to slow you and land on the branch.
Look back to the river, now slowly release yourself from the falcon
and return once more to your own body. Feel the warmth of the water
against your skin, feel the love of the earth for you as you rejoin
your body. Feel your own body once more and notice how it feels and
enjoy the sensations of your body.
The wolf and the falcon have left you each a gift, the wolf has given
you the grace of movement, and the falcon has given you clarity of
sight. These are yours to keep The earth spirit thanks you for your
love as it loves you.
Now lets got to the bank and leave the water. Its time to return to
the room you are in, return to your body. Feel your body, feel your
legs, feel your feet, now open your eyes, we are back in the rooms
we started in.
Do you have any questions?
I saw myself with the falcons eyes in the water with a smile on my
face and I thought I looked silly. This meditation will work for your
animal guides as well, just substitute your own guides name for that
of the wolf and falcon.
May I just say that I thought it would be really difficult, and was
glad that it wasn’t. Thank you!
Do you have any idea why I wanted to run away as the wolf and fly
away as the falcon? It could be the sense of freedom that each gave
to you. A form of escape? Yes. The next time an animal seems fascinated
by something, hopefully you will see what it sees.
Thank you for your time and thank you for listening.