You are walking in an alpine meadow of high grass and sunflowers.
The peace of nature is flowing into you as the sunshine flows into the abundant life circling you.
The wilderness presses close to the clearing. Stands of aspen trees surround you. Their leaves are beginning to change from green to gold. They whisper and ripple in the slight breeze.
Some of the leaves fall and scatter, and as they do, you can feel your cares dropping away from you.
The aspen trunks are straight, ghostly-white etched with black scars. You can see other people have been here before and carved their initials on some of them.
Amongst the pale aspens, you can see the darker douglas spruce and other evergreens.
You can hear the songs of various birds in the meadow. A couple of magpies are disturbed by your presence and fly away.
In the distance are many mountains. They are the colour of cobalt blue, snow-capped and spired like gothic turrets which touch the clouds.
You watch as the clouds melt away. The sun breaks through and spokes of light radiate across the sky.
Hot springs heave and boil underneath those cold mountains as they have for thousands and thousands of years.
Nearby a wild stream cascades out of a fissure in the ground.
The spring randomly heaves and bubbles as if the water is breathing in and out. Hovering above the water is ghostly steam that shifts and dances in the sunlight.
As you wander on you see the boiling spring empties into a small lagoon which is the colour of the purest azure. A coral coloured mineral rim frames the lake.
Suddenly a small group of bison appear over the crest of the clearing. There are about ten of them. They are massive and fantastic with long shaggy brown fur. You bow down and hide behind a large boulder as they pass by.
The ground beneath you is soft and hollowed out. As the bison lumber past, the earth trembles.
You watch as they slowly blend into the landscape. After a while, the bison look like dark dots, and soon you cannot tell which is a boulder and which is a bison in the valley below.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.