This visualization is an impression of the Yukon wilderness.
I will begin the visualization with a quote from the Indian musician Ravi Shankar.
" Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them, they reflect your true nature."
There is nothing but white as far as your eyes can see. Snow and ice cover everything for miles and miles. The trees have been stripped bare by the harsh winds of winter. They stand straight like silent sentinels lining the base of the mountain pass.
In a way, the vast, rugged landscape is intimidating. You feel insignificant in contrast. But the solitude is welcome. Your only company is the pack of grey dogs who have no difficulty pulling the sledge along the top of a frozen river. Haze from their breath mingles with your own forming a cloud that lingers around all of you.
The air is crisp, but you don't feel the cold inside the oversized coat, woollen hat, gloves and boots you are wearing.
The only sound is the sledge runners riding over the snow, and the paws of the dogs swiftly pulling it.
Mountains rise behind the treeline like broken teeth. Dense forests of dark coniferous trees cover the lower sides of their inclines.
In other times people lived and died in these mountains trying to find a pocket of gold in a seam of the rock, and here you are seeking the powerful solace from them.
The sun is beginning to set. Rosy clouds cast a blush that is intensified by the luminous reflection glowing across the vast expanse of snow.
The night is darkening the landscape. When you see the north star, you release your grip on the reins, and the dogs pick up the pace. The sense of speed is exhilarating. The landscape becomes blurred, and ice crystals from the dogs' paws lightly pelt your face.
In the distance, you see the small wooden hut nestled beside a bend of the frozen river.
The moon lights your way as you reach the door.
You take off the dogs' harnesses and give them some food. Later, you watch as they dig to make themselves small hollows and nests to keep warm during the night.
They circle a few times before curling up head to tail.
When you go inside the hut, it is almost dark. You light a hurricane lamp and see a stack of wood piled beside the pot-bellied iron stove.
In a matter of moments, you are soaking in the warmth of the fire.
You lie down on the small bench nearby and relax, watching the flames.
A wolf howls in the distance but and you feel warm, safe, secure, relaxed, watching the flames and listening to the wind outside.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.