Monday, September 26, 2011

Meditation on Safety

"Your life is hidden with Christ in God."  These words, from the book of Colossians in the New Testament of the Bible, came to me today during a solitary morning run.  I thought about what it means to be "hidden," and how I associate comfort and safety with that word.  Through my faith I find comfort; I believe that in spite of any contrary circumstance, appearance or feeling, I am safe. 

In meditation today, I used the words "hidden" and "safe" as mantras.  Per the teachings of the venerable Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, I used this breathing meditation: "Breathing in, I am hidden.  Breathing out, I am safe."  In this way I settled into my practice.  After sitting for a while, in my mind's eye I saw a vision of Mary, holding her tiny child in her arms.  I love seeing the statues of Mary at my sons' school when I drop them off each morning.  They are a beautiful visual reminder of the safety I find in faith. 

Continuing to sit with ease and comfort, I then adapted the guided meditation on love from my last post.  Rather than receiving love and circulating that energy through the chakras, I combined today's focus on safety with the energy of each chakra.  The resulting affirmations are powerful thoughts that help to release long-held fears:
  1. 1st/root chakra: I am safely rooted.
  2. 2nd/sacral chakra: I form and maintain safe connections with others.
  3. 3rd/solar plexus chakra: I act and accomplish from a place of safety.
  4. 4th/heart chakra:  It is safe for me to feel; I safely experience my true feelings.
  5. 5th/throat chakra: It is safe for me to express myself.
  6. 6th/third eye chakra: I know that I am safe. It is safe for me to follow my intuition.
  7. 7th/crown chakra: My safety comes from the Source of All. My life is hidden in God. 

1 comment:

  1. You're so in touch with your inner's wonderful.