In this guided visualization, you will experience a northern climate where you will find the top of the waterfall.
All that remains of the lava field is a barren, angular, rust coloured landscape. The ground underfoot is rough and in places even jagged.
Within the hollows, carved by the rain, the wind, the snow and the ice, whole landscapes of moss and lichens flourish. They have managed to thrive over aeons despite the severe climate and remind you of sponges or corals found in tropical seas.
There is a cloudless bright blue sky, and the air is pure enough for you to see for miles-- may be further than you have ever seen before. In the distance, black hills frame the cone-shaped volcano covered now by snow.
On the lava field's fringes, blooming wildflowers indicate the first signs of spring. Here, the rowan trees grow together, creating a tunnel over a trail. Looking up, the trees are also beginning to bud—Half-formed, bright green.
The tranquillity and silence here make you feel peaceful in your heart.
The trail opens up to an expanse of soft, tufted grass that is springy, faded, and bleached by the elements. After a while, you find the trail again where the tussock grass has been flattened.
You arrive beside the wide river, which is a shade of sapphire blue. Water tumbles over large boulders.
A flock of about eight eider geese chase clumsily off, running on the water, honking as they fly gracefully away down the river. Some other smaller snowy waterbirds remain searching for food in the sand next to the river. The gentle sound they make blends with the sound of the rapids.
The path leads back into the Rowan trees and begins to wind upwards around large rocks covered by patches of sage green coloured lichen.
At the top of a slight rise, you reach a translucent spring-fed emerald green pool. The surface of the water is perfectly placid. Falling away from it is a great waterfall, separated into several sections by immense slabs of rock. You stare at it, amazed by the volume and the contrast of the white spray. Rainbows flutter, fading in and out of the mist.
The view, the wall of noise, and the sun's feeling on your back have a combined hypnotic effect. You feel drowsy.
You walk over to a large, low flat rock and lie down. You put your hands behind your head, creating a pillow, and gaze up at the sky through the branches of a rowan tree. The sound of the cold clear water falls around you cleansing your mind and soothing your soul.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.