The Flower is one of my favorite methods for calming my mind, feeling connected, supported, rooted into the earth and able to receive divine healing. I use this meditation because it helps me to focus, tune in, be in a state of allowing and receiving, and to surrender to the Higher forces of this world and Universe. It's also a great way to pull in energy when you're tired or overwhelmed.
For a guided meditation that will truly help you to feel rooted into the earth and connected above, try either The Golden Thread or Mountain of Strength. These meditations are deeply healing, contain background music with binaural beats, and designed to help you reconnect to your powerful inner self.
You can use this technique anywhere you feel comfortable sitting to meditate. In your living room, your bedroom, or if you're able to at your desk, you can close your eyes for a minute and try this. You can use this for a short meditation, or you can use it to then transition into maybe using a mantra or a deep breathing meditation.
Because this meditation uses gentle and loving images that we all are familiar with, it helps your mind to relax and let go, rather than trying to consciously make something happen. Read the text below and when you're ready, try it on your own:
To begin, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Breathe in through your nose, and slowly, breathe out through your mouth.
Imagine you are sitting before a beautiful, tall flower. This flower is in a grassy meadow on a sunny, beautiful day.
Imagine now that you lean forward, and you smell the delicious perfume coming from this sweet flower. As you enjoy sitting before this flower, imagine your energy goes in through the top of flower. Take a few deep breaths, and visualize yourself shrinking and dissolving in until you are one with the flower.
From here, visualize your energy going down into the roots of the flower, where you are deeply rooted into the earth's soil. Imagine that you are spread out through the soil in these roots. Feel yourself pulling up nourishment, water, life giving energy. Feel how deeply connected you are to the earth. You are surrounded by and it cradles every inch of you.
Take a few deep breaths. Enjoy the sensation of being grounded in this dark, nutrient rich soil, absorbing it into your body, and sending all that healing energy up.
When you're ready, allow your energy to drift back up the stem of the flower. Visualize different parts inside of it as you go, imagining the chlorophyll rich green cells, the veins that carry the nutrients, and so on, until you come to the top of the flower.
Take another deep breath as you come up to the part of the flower swaying in the fresh, open air.
Here you feel yourself basking in the sunlight. The warm, life giving light that comes from the sun warms your petals. You know this is nourishing your leaves, giving them exactly what they need to be a vibrant green. With each deep breath you breathe in more sunshine, helping you to grow even stronger and taller. And with each breath out you release toxins, cleansing your body.
Take a deep breath, and enjoy knowing that all is well. All is being provided for you.
All is well. Even though you aren't doing anything except receiving from above and below. As you receive from these sources you feel that they are so happy that you are here, adding your unique beauty, and your unique expression to this world. You are a natural part of this world.
You receive from above, and you receive from below, and you feel that you are balanced and centered in this world. You are able to receive, and there is nothing you must do.
Continue to breathe deep.
From this point you may stay as the flower, open your eyes, or transition into a deeper meditation such as one where you notice your breath coming in and out.