We will begin our visualization with a quote from ― Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”
You are standing barefoot in the sand on a deserted beach in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.
The night sky is an inky shade of indigo, and yet dense with gems of glittering light.
Draped beyond, and arched above are myriads of stars, galaxies and constellations offering you a rare perspective of the night sky free from any human-made light.
The Starlight that has travelled thousands and thousands of light years to reach you at this moment pulses and twinkles. You wonder what the Earth was like when the sources of the light you see began. Did it even exist?
The silhouettes of the tall palm trees that line the beach are etched into the night sky like an illustration from a book.
You walk down to the waves and stand and watch the pale surf appear all down the shore and roll and crash and darken again.
A meteor blazes across the night sky, and you make a wish.
Out of the darkness appears a small light moving toward you. As the light nears, you begin to hear the sound of oars, and then you see the stern of a yellow boat. At the helm is a woman with long, black hair. The dress she is wearing black like the night.
When she reaches the shore, she invites you to join her for a cup of tea on her ship, which you can dimly see in the distance. You climb on board the yellow boat, and the woman with the long hair rows carefully away from the shore.
The sea beneath her lantern glimmers and the jade green water surrounding it teems with life attracted by the light. As she carefully steers around colourful canyons of coral, you notice parrot fish, a school of yellow goatfish, and later on a giant nurse shark fast asleep.
You reach her large boat and climb aboard. The woman with the black hair goes below to make you a cup of tea.
The wood on the deck is smooth and weather-worn. You sit down and lean back. The water is tranquil. An occasional light breeze gently disturbs the rigging and your ruffles hair. Out here on the water, the starry sky is mirrored in the sea, and you feel almost like a star yourself floating in space.
The woman returns with two cups of tea, and you sit together, silently watching the night.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.