Do you ever feel like you need help making a decision? Or you are not sure what step to take next as you travel along your journey of life? Does the way ahead seem obscure or daunting and hard to begin?

I can relate to that feeling. I needed guidance recently, and found this meditation very helpful. Sitting at the Feet of Your Wise Guide was taught to me by Dr. James Gordon who is a trauma specialist. It was so helpful to me that I wanted to share it with you.

Sitting At The Feet Of Your Wise Guide

  • Sit or lie down in a comfortable position
  • Feel the ground underneath you and feel supported
  • Imagine yourself walking down a path in the country or the forest
  • Look around and notice what you see around you
    • trees, rocks, a stream
  • Imagine yourself arriving at a place that feels safe for you
    • it could be a new place, a place from your memory, or a place in real life.
  • Notice what you see around you in this safe place
  • Notice how you feel in this safe place
  • Imagine that a guide appears to you
    • It could be a real person, an animal, someone from a movie or book, or someone from your imagination
  • Ask your guide a question that is meaningful to you
  • Allow your guide to respond
  • Ask your guide to explain further or ask follow up questions
  • Allow your guide to continue responding
  • Ask your guide if there is anything else that you need to know
  • Thank your guide and say goodbye
  • Notice your safe place again
  • Bid farewell to your safe place
  • Travel down the path again, noticing what you walk by
  • Take a deep breath, and then let it out
  • As you are ready, open your eyes and return to the space you are in.

I hope this practice helps you, as it did me. How did it feel to sit at the feet of your wise guide?

May you have peace within,

Julia anjali mudra hands

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