Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thunder Meditation

When you need to raise energy for a purpose - healing, moving forward, achieving a goal - this meditation is an effective tool. Always make sure you clarify your purpose and focus on it before raising energy; send the collected energy to its purpose then ground yourself well to release any stray energy.

You can record this meditation and play it back as you relax and do the visualization, or you can have someone read it to you. This meditation is my original work, so if you choose to share it with anyone else, please be sure to include proper credit.

Lightning on the Columbia River by Ian Boggs
Accessed via Wikimedia Commons
Thunder Meditation
by Laura Perry

You are standing outside in a field at the base of a grassy hill. Feel the soft air around you, the warm sun on your skin, the damp earth beneath your bare feet.

Before you stands a square stone as high as your chest, rough on the sides but smooth and flat on top. You know this great stone is an altar. You walk up to the monolith, reaching out toward it. You feel the magic here and know this place has been special time out of mind. You know, too, that here you can gather the energy to fulfill your purpose.

Place your hands on top of the stone, palms down, and feel its smooth, cool surface. Speak to the stone through your hands; tell it why you are here, why you must raise energy. Feel the stone acknowledge your thoughts, your needs. The energy of your body connects with the energy of the stone and of the earth beneath it through the palms of your hands. You sense the great depth and weight of the stone, the immensity of the earth’s energy beneath you.

As you become aware of this connection you look up towards the hill. Storm-clouds begin to roll in around the top of the rise and the breeze picks up. An inner urge compels you to leave the altar and climb the hill. As you remove your hands from the stone you retain the energetic connection with the earth, sensing it all through your body. You begin to walk up the hill.

Under your bare feet you feel the smooth grass and the damp earth as you climb upwards. The cool wind brushes your skin, tugs at your hair. You taste the mist in the air as you breathe deeply, filling your lungs. As you approach the summit of the hill the storm clouds converge and the sky darkens. The electricity in the air makes your skin tingle and the earth vibrates beneath your feet.

When you reach the hilltop you lie down on your back in the grass, the earth pressing against your body as you settle down onto the ground. The wind whips across your bare skin, raising goosebumps all over you. The air crackles with electricity as the storm gathers. Thunder rumbles in the distance. The smell of ozone lies heavy around you.

The storm moves steadily toward the hill, toward you. Your body tingles more and more as the storm approaches, from your scalp all the way down to your toes. The energy swirls through you, centering in your belly. You see the core of power glow within you.

Suddenly the thunder cracks above you and the rain begins to pour. You feel the raindrops slap your skin, light and soft at first but thumping harder and harder as the rain pours down. The water runs in little rivulets across the earth, snaking along your arms and legs, soaking the ground around you.

The driving rain stings your skin all over. Lightning strikes the hilltop beside you, thrusting electricity through the earth. You tingle and the core of power within you grows stronger, glowing and pulsing in time with your heartbeat. The thunder cracks and rumbles, shaking the earth. Lightning strikes all around you, lighting up the storm-dark sky. With each blazing bolt the energy grows stronger within you, seeping into you from the ground below, passing into you through the air.

The storm continues until you have absorbed all the energy you can hold; you are filled with glowing energy, full of power and purpose. What you cannot contain is safely absorbed by the earth beneath you. You revel in the power - the thunder, the lightning, the howling wind, the driving rain. You are one with the wild.

As the storm begins to abate you feel the energy still glowing and pulsing within you. The thunder and lightning cease. The rain slackens to a drizzle then a gentle mist. The clouds begin to drift away. You feel the ground warm beneath you and you feel your body energized and full of power, ready to move to a purpose. You stand up, feeling the now warm air against your damp skin as you begin the walk back down the hillside.

You step over to the stone, to the place you stood before the storm. You feel a tension in the air as if the stone were waiting for you to take action. You feel the core of power pulsing within you as you once again place your hands on the surface of the stone. The stone remembers what you told it before and reminds you of your purpose here. As you focus your mind on this purpose you open the energy flow through your palms and into the stone, connecting with it and through it, with the earth.

You picture clearly in your mind the purpose for which you need the energy and once again instruct the stone about that purpose, speaking through your touch. When the goal is focused within your mind, you gather up the energy in your belly and send it out through your hands into the stone, into the earth, to the purpose for which you intend it. You empty out all your energy to this purpose knowing it will go where you choose to send it and nowhere else. Picture now in your mind the purpose completed, the goal fulfilled.

Now feel your hands on the stone, your palms on the smooth, cool surface. Feel the earth beneath your bare feet, the soft breeze and the warm sun on your skin. You are done here, your purpose fulfilled. You thank the stone and the earth and the energies of this place for their help. Take your hands off the stone and experience your body as whole and separate, relaxed and at peace. You have done what you needed to do. Now you turn to go, knowing you can find your way here again whenever you have need.