The following meditation has literally saved my sanity! Dr. Weiss' meditation CD, which is found at the end of his book "Meditation: Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility in Your Life," is priceless. (The book is disappointing, but to get the CD, you need to buy the book, which is available on Amazon.com). Here's a simplified version of the meditation. (It's so much better when you can listen to Dr. Weiss' soothing voice).
For a few moments focus on your breathing. Breathe deeply and slowly until you feel more relaxed and calm. Relax all your muscles starting with your head and then going down to your shoulders, back, arms, and legs.
Now imagine a beautiful, healing light going through your body, starting with the top of your body and going through each part of your body. Feel the light fill every part of your body, soothing and relaxing every part of your body. Feel the light flowing into every organ of your body with its healing power. Allow the light to relax and heal every muscle and nerve in your body.
Now allow the light to surround your body with its love and healing power. Let it enfold you in peace and joy. Focus only on the beauty of the light. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a beautiful garden (or meadow). Allow your body to rest and heal itself as you imagine yourself in the garden.
Let your body fill with the healing energy of the light. Let go of all anxieties and all troubles of life. Let go of all negative thoughts and emotions. Let go of anger and frustration. Let go of all sadness, grief, and despair. Let the light fill you with joy, peace, and happiness. Allow yourself to recuperate and repair.
Give up all harmful thoughts to the light. Give up all fear and worry. Release all pain and sorrow. Let the light fill you with beautiful energy and peace. Focus again on your breathing and return to life refreshed and restored.
(This is a highly simplified version of the mediation by Dr. Brian Weiss in "Meditation: Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility in Your Life".)
© Carol Brown