You find yourself walking barefoot along a narrow beach within a cove shaped like a horseshoe. The sea is calm, smooth aquamarine and translucent. The water laps placidly on the shore.
As you walk along on the shoreline small crabs, scatter out of your way.
Immense white limestone cliffs tower above. In the distance, a perfect arch has been carved away by the surf. The arch perfectly frames the sea beyond. The horizon over the sea has successive layers of dense clouds, and there is scarcely a breath of wind.
Within the cliffs, you can see colonies of seabirds. They are coming and going out to sea, wheeling about and fluttering their wings-- you notice seagulls, gannets, kittiwakes, and frigates. They are raising their young high up inside pockets nestled in the rocks.
You're surprised to see puffins also nesting on the cliff face. They take turns to fly out to sea to find food for their chicks.
The bay ends in front of large stones that tumble into the sea. Under the surface where the shore breaks, you see prickly sea urchins clinging to the jagged rocks, and thick green sea kelp waving gently to and fro like hair blowing in the wind. You can sense the teeming life in the hidden depths beneath.
You decide to proceed onwards and soon discover that the sea has provided a kind of staircase of flat stones, and handholds out of a series of sponge-like cavities in the rock.
As you climb, you notice imprints of trilobites and lime cameos of vanished bivalves and delicate sea ferns.
After climbing, you discover a natural seat of stone worn and rounded by the waves and polished by the rain. The place is inviting, a recess in the sheer face of the rock. When you sit down in the chair, you discover the sea has also provided a footstool for your feet. You find it quite comfortable.
Sitting on the rock with the sun on your face, and the sound of the gentle wind, you feel relaxed and on the verge of drifting off into a daydream. You look out onto the expanse of sea. You watch the ships in the distance until they disappear into the thick bank of dense clouds.
The clouds on the horizon glow like pewter. One leg of a rainbow appears. It points nearly straight up and hangs in the air. You watch the colours intensify, then gradually dissolve into the atmosphere.
The tide is beginning to turn, so you decide to climb down and retrace your steps back to the bay.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.