Row With the Flow of the River: Guided Meditation (9 Minutes)

Row With the Flow of the River: Guided Meditation (9 Minutes)

In this 9-minute guided meditation, you begin at the edge of a river — the water is peaceful, a slow steady flow. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you may want to read it yourself (see transcript below).

Row With the Flow of the River

 

Close your eyes and breathe easy.

You’re standing at the edge of a river.

The water is peaceful – a slow, steady flow.

Tall green grasses are on either side.

An empty row boat is waiting for you on the river’s edge.

You carefully step inside and sit down.

It feels safe and easy.

You’re carrying a messenger bag, which you set down in front of you.

You untie the boat, pick up the oars, and row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

The sun is warm on your skin.

A breeze blows through your hair, the grass, the trees.

Just ahead, you see a woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her a red envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am safe.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

Just ahead, you see a second woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her an orange envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am creative.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

Just ahead, you see a third woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her a yellow envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am powerful.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

Just ahead, you see a fourth woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her a green envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am loved.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

Just ahead, you see a fifth woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her a blue envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am understood.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

Just ahead, you see a sixth woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her an indigo envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am aware.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

Just ahead, you see a seventh woman standing on the riverbank.

You row over to her, reach into your messenger bag, and hand her a violet envelope.

She opens it and reads:

“I am connected.”

She smiles and thanks you.

“You’re welcome,” you say.

And you row with the flow of the river, the oars gliding easily in and out of the water.

The sun is warm on your skin.

A breeze blows through your hair, the grass, the trees.

Breathe it in, breathe it out.

Row with the flow of the river.

Open your eyes.

Row with the flow of the river.

See other guided meditations.

For unguided sessions, try this simple approach to meditation.

 

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