Before we begin our visualisation which will be from Ireland this week, find a comfortable and relaxing place where you can lie down. Gently close your eyes.
Let's take a few moments to connect with your breathing. Take some deep breaths in and out. Feel your lungs expand and contract.
Move your right hand to your collar bone, and use your fingers to gently massage the muscle area underneath it, then around your shoulders and your neck. Notice any knots or tightness and spend a little extra time on those areas. Then go back into your relaxed place, and then take your left hand and do the same thing. Use your fingers to gently massage the muscle area underneath your collar bone, then around your shoulders and your neck. During the week, try to incorporate this in your regular bedtime routine.
You find yourself on a small lane in the middle of Connemara in Ireland. It is a bright, warm sunny day.
You are on a narrow lane, lined with ancient stone walls that were made long ago made by hand. The walls are overgrown with dense hedges of pink and purple fuschias, thistles and other wildflowers.
As you walk along, you notice a herd of sheep in the distance. Some lambs are lying down in the grass while their mothers graze nearby.
A white horse is in the field next to you. As you pass by, it walks over as if to greet you. The horse has blue eyes and a pink nose. You stroke its face, and it gently brushes the back of your hand with its lips.
The lane ends abruptly at a footpath that leads through another field. As you continue along, you disturb some hares who dart quickly away.
You come to the end of the trail, and you are now overlooking a small rocky bay. From your vantage point, the sea resembles the turquoise colour of the Caribbean, but you know the sea is much colder here this far north.
You follow a narrow track probably made by sheep. It clings to the crumbling hillside despite some storms that must have tried to lash it apart over the years.
After you have scrambled down to the shore, you find yourself on a pebble beach. The pebbles that have been worn smooth by the force of rolling around and around in the waves.
You walk on the shingle beach toward some giant rocks at the very tip of the bay. As you continue along, you pick up some of the small stones and notice many have perfect impressions of circles on them. You cannot fathom what force of nature could have made them this way. Soon your mind strays, and you decide you are in an enchanted bay and mysterious energy that has created all the small circles.
When you reach the end of the bay, you discover the boulders are massive dark green marble chunks. They have all been carved into soft, smooth shapes by the wind, the rain and the Ocean. Where the tide has receded, you notice some of the large stone slabs have been worn hollow and formed tidal pools. The pools contain small fish, seaweed, colourful sea anemones, sea urchins and sea shells.
The sun is starting to set, and in an instant, the landscape around you looks like it is glowing.
You sit down on a smooth rock that somehow shapes your body perfectly. You watch the sea. You notice some birds nesting in the cliff wall nearby and some other sea birds flying out to sea. Your eyes feel heavy. You close them and drift off into a deep, deep sleep.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.