It’s that time of year to appreciate the miracles of life. Often it’s important to stop, take a breath. Welcome and appreciate the miracles that surround you. You have touched many lives and will continue to do so. We are very much interdependent. This Guided Imagery may help you reconnect to wonder and what’s most important. Please feel free to forward and share this guided meditation and post with family and friends to uplift them during the holidays and these uncertain times.
During the next few weeks, take a few moments to be the observer, who does not judge, but sees with compassion. You are a miracle and you will continue to be a miracle to all of the lives that you have touched. That’s what will help make the holiday season more special. This Guided Imagery “Welcoming Wonder” may help.
We often see the classic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” On the brink of suicide, a Guardian Angel saves the character George Bailey from ending his life. The angel helps George rediscover how important his life has been and how many lives he has touched with his love and kindness. George returns with new appreciation and wonder for life and his many blessings.
Let’s recapture a feeling of childlike wonder.
You can watch and experience the video above, by pressing play. Or, do this on your own. Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breathes in and out. Slowly breathe in on the count of 4…1,2,3,4 hold it…then let it out on a count of 4. Do a few more deep breaths like that, letting the air in through your nose, expand down into your belly, pause, then slowly let it out through your mouth…
Feel your heart space and let it expand… (Pause for a few moments.) Now, see yourself as an observer…Be like a child who is watching a colorful rainbow. Or, spinning in the breeze because you feel so alive. Or, lying in the soft cool grass watching magical clouds float by. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? Let that feeling gently come into your being. Be in wonder at the process of life. (Pause again for a few moments.)
Now expand this wonder, this feeling of joy for life, expand this feeling even 10 times stronger than what it was before…this sense of awe that your life does matter and we are connected. Stay in this feeling for several minutes, or however long you’d like, opening and appreciating. Feel a compassion for yourself and others.
When you are ready to return from this Guided Imagery, gently bring yourself back, opening your eyes. And bring this sense of wonder and awe back with you into the rest of your day. Wishing you peace and a holiday season filled with wonder!
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Wishing you and your family the best!
Vicki Atlas Israel is a Mindset and Meditation Coach, and the Amazon bestselling author of “Inner Power NOW.” The Foreword is written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jack Canfield, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” High-achievers hire Vicki to improve their wellbeing to live their best life. Vicki is also passionate about bringing more inner peace to parents, children, and those who work with children.