Thank you for joining me, Clara on Your Sleep Guru Podcast. I hope that the podcast is helping you relax and fall asleep. Whatever it is that is keeping you awake, or making you anxious. Let it go. For now, get comfortable, close your eyes, breathe, and focus on the visualization.
Before the nature-based meditation, which is from the Atacama region of Chile, I would like to read a quote by Osho:
“Love is wild; its whole beauty is in its wildness. It comes like a breeze with great fragrance, fills your heart, and suddenly where there was a desert, there is a garden full of flowers.”
In this visualization, you are exploring the Atacama region of Chile, driving East through a dense marine layer of clouds.
The fog breaks, revealing a high desert, stretching away for miles and miles toward a limitless horizon.
The earth is parched, rust-coloured featureless empty apart for some massive boulders jumbled across the barren wasteland.
The elevation makes the sky a stark shade of blue. The contrast between earth and sky creates the impression of another planet or perhaps the end of the world.
A thick plume of fine dust from the dirt road flares out behind the car.
The combination of cold, desert air, high altitude and brilliant sunshine, makes you thirsty and long for your destination.
The desolate terrain appears to change, and small patches of grass appear along the roadside and everywhere else.
A herd of ten or more beige and white vicunas graze by the side of the road. They turn their heads and gaze inquisitively at you with deep brown eyes. When you stop to look at them, they lope away blending into the scenery.
After a while, you arrive at an oasis nestled by low lying hills.
You park the car outside and follow a narrow wooden walkway through towering pampas grasses that whisper in the arid breeze.
At the end of the walkway is a pure azure spring, fed by a waterfall. The tall grasses on either side of it provide a screen that creates a feeling of sanctuary and refuge.
The spring water is warm—heated by the aquifer deep in the realms below the desert.
You take off your clothes and climb into the thermal springs.
The minerals in the water provide an added buoyancy enabling you to float silently along with the gentle flow of the water.
A condor flies high and higher above on a thermal. And watching it makes your spirit soar also.
After a while, we get out of the water and wrap yourself up in a soft towel. The afternoon rays warm your back. You are relaxed, and you remind yourself to release the things that make you anxious and allow them to fly away on a desert wind with the condor.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.