Our guided meditation is from a faraway corner of Baja, Mexico.
You find yourself alone on a deserted beach by the side of the Sea of Cortez. The sand under your feet is coarse and grainy. As you walk, you can feel the texture of the sun warmed sand massaging the soles of your bare feet.
Away, to your left, you see a stark landscape of tall, rugged mountains. The mountains are covered with Cardon cacti, they remind you of the saguaro cacti that grow in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
There is not a cloud in the blue sky, and the air is still and has the scent of soft sage. In the distance, you see an eagle lazily riding a thermal breeze in circles high over a mountain peak.
You shift your gaze now to the sea. The aquamarine water is lazy and gently laps up against the beach. You decide to walk along the shoreline. The water is slightly colder than the air and refreshing.
A line of pelicans glides in front of you in formation. One of them breaks away from the group and powerfully dives into the sea. After a while, it returns to the surface, and you notice it has a large silver fish in its bill, which it gulps down hungrily.
As you continue walking along, you see a small yellow wooden boat coming toward you. At the helm is a woman with long, black hair. The dress she is wearing is almost the same colour as the sky.
When she reaches the shore, she invites you to join her on a boat ride to the small island you can see faintly in the distance. You climb easily on board. A white canopy shades you from the bright sun, and as soon as the boat clears the beach, you feel a pleasant breeze coming off the surface of the water. The gentle motion of the ship makes you feel a bit sleepy.
A few seagulls are following along behind the boat; their insistent cries ask the question... do you have any fish? Any fish?
You can see the island in more detail now. Ths lone mountain peak rising in the middle reminds you of a hat.
Now and again you can see other birds, or at least you think they are birds diving for food. But as you look closely, you see they are great black manta rays randomly jumping high out of the water, hanging suspended momentarily in the air, flapping their large fins like birds, then noisily belly-flopping back into the sea.
The boat drifts peacefully along; you can now clearly see the dramatic mountains from behind the shoreline from where you were. At this distance, they look like jagged pale purple folds.
The woman points over the starboard side of the boat. You can't see what she sees at first, but then squinting you can make out some fins in the water.
Soon you see more, and more fins. Then you hear a hiss. The hiss amplifies in intensity, and you realise the hiss is the power and sound of thousands of dolphins racing past the boat. The sight of so many of them brings tears of joy to your eyes. They leap out of the water, some are quite large, and others are small and look like calves. When you look down into the clear water, you can see layers of them swimming below the boat too! In what seems like seconds, the dolphins have vanished. The calm and the peaceful sea breeze once again envelop the vessel. You feel emotionally overwhelmed by what you have witnessed.
The boat continues sailing towards the small island. After a while you notice the woman looking intently over the bow of the ship. In the water, you see several huge perfectly formed pads of ripples.
You can't believe your eyes when a large, barnacle-encrusted black body arcs sleekly beside the boat. When the whale exhales, the mist from its breath captures the sunlight, and two rainbows arc above the massive creature. Next, you see the tail rise high out of the water. The tail is pure white. It hangs suspended for a while, then gently glides back into the sea. The whale disappears, and again you are left breathless by the brief encounter.
The island is getting closer now.
The small ship pulls into a shallow lagoon, and the woman beaches the boat on the sand. She tells you to explore the island, and she will wait for you. No rush. The water here is a fantastic shade of green. You follow the beach up to a cave. The cave feels cool inside away from the sun. Encrusted in the limestone walls are fossils of sea animals and seashells. You recognise the shells of giant clams and nautilus and some sort of sea urchin. The sheer number of the fossils in the cave makes you wonder about all the life that must have teemed in the sea water here. You wish you could have witnessed it.
You sit down in the cool sand and gaze out of the cave. You are in no rush. You dig into the sand to create a pillow for your head and slowly drift off into a deep, deep sleep.
The music to the video is by a musician called Aydio. His work is amazing, inspirational, and deep. You should check him out!
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.