Why do an energy meditation when you have no energy? I know you are thinking, ” I’m just too exhausted to concentrate and at the same time another part of you is may be thinking, Wow, maybe this will work”, and I can start doing more of the things I love.
Exhaustion can be so debilitating, you feel too tired to play with your kids, tackle work projects or even take care of yourself. It’s just too much, too overwhelming to even think about!
But don’t you want to take back your life and be free of the weight and oppression of the exhaustion you are feeling and have energy that is vital, joyous and expansive, like when you were are your best in the past or when you were a child perhaps?
How would it feel to have that kind of unlimited energy again? How would it be to feel it all the way down to your bones?
I created a meditation for women and men just like you, who are deflated by exhaustion and just too tired to do anything some days, because of physical pain or symptoms, emotional concerns, or family and work pressures. This is for those of you who are exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically. There is hope.
What I have learned for myself is that it really helps to understand the inherent energy of the emotion you are feeling. What this means is you have to let yourself—– feel what you are feeling. It’s not always pleasant but this is a first step. This works for any powerful emption you are feeling but today we are going to be talking about exhaustion.
What I have noticed energetically and within the body is that exhaustion feels heavy, like a weight, as if someone has draped a wet blanket over me. You know the feeling. Right?
You just feel weighted down by the exhaustion. It’s overwhelming and oppressive. You feel trapped by this heaviness and you just can’t get moving or excited about any thing. You are just too tired to think or even move.
What I have found in working with others and within myself is that it is necessary to work through the layers of the exhaustion that you are feeling, to deeply relax and give into the exhaustion- without hesitation or fear, in order to move beyond it.
I know this may sound scary, who wants to feel something they don’t like that they want to get away from, right? But if you really immerse yourself into the exhaustion, sink into it and let it in instead of going against and trying to get away from it, it you can start to release it from the cells, bones and tissues within your body. Then your energy can return. Really, I have seen this work again and again.
I created a meditation/ visualization exercise you can do at home on your own when you are feeling exhausted. Many of my clients have used this and have experienced immediate change. Their energy has returned and they have told me they feel lighter and less burdened as a result.
How would that feel to feel light and renewed and hopeful again?
Exhaustion is such a part of so many of our lives and with the economy being so challenging many of you are working harder than ever before. I know I am. So would you like more energy? Would you like to release the very essence of the exhaustion you are feeling from your very cells?
Here are a few things that can help you be successful, right now.
1. Find a quiet undisturbed place where you can sit or lie down for 10 -15 mins. without interruptions (some of my clients say they do this visualization in the bath)
2. Breathe deep into your belly and allow your body to relax. Allow the breath to flow from your chest into your belly and breath easily and effortlessly. Breathe deep into your belly, there’s no need to push or strain, just breath naturally like a baby breathes.
3. Allow your thoughts to be like clouds in the sky—just floating by, no need to grab onto them or follow them in any way…..just let them go.
4. Finally, be curious with no judgments please. Whatever arises is important for you to release, so if thoughts, emotions or memories arise let them, just be curious—- without any preconceived judgments or notions.
I know this meditation/visualization will help you. It helped me and has helped my clients ever since, I first channeled the process many years ago. Just know you don’t have to live with feeling tired any more. This simple direct practice will reinvigorate and revitalize you. You will have energy again. You can take back control of you life and feel better.
Meditation Practice Instructions
By working with the energy, emotions, imagery and memories connected to your weariness, you can discover why the fatigue has stayed with you. Armed with this knowledge you can release your exhaustion once and for all.
First find a quiet undisturbed space to sit and relax, so your mind can slow down and settle. Then breathe into your chest and belly, like how a baby breathes, allow your chest to rise and your belly to expand. And as you exhale let go of any tension from your body.
Let your thoughts float like clouds through your mind. No need to grab onto them just let them float by. And release from your mind any cares and concerns from your day. Just set any thoughts aside, and know that you can come back to them but for now just let them go.
Finally don’t judge your reactions, emotions or yourself in any way. Let go of any doubts and feeling of hopelessness. Instead be curious about what you are experiencing and how your body and mind feel. Just be in the moment, breathing in your experience and your judgments can naturally fall way.
Meditation Practice and Visualization
Take a deep breath and imagine yourself standing with your arms outstretched, and your legs a shoulder width apart, facing forward in perfect proportion, like that Da Vinci’s drawing of the man standing in a circle with his arms and legs outstretched.
Breathe easily for a few moments and imagine a golden ray of light flowing through your body see and feel the warmth of this light flow effortlessly over and through your body and down into the earth. See this golden light, like water, running down into the earth until it naturally comes to rest. At this point, I want you to dip into the earth’s energy, as if you were dipping your hand into a basin of water and bring the essence of the earth back up, with your mind’s eye, all the way back through the layers of the earth and place that energy at the base of your spine.
Imagine that you are lying down on the earth or in a hammock or one a bed, feel yourself relax as you take a deep breath in and out. Allow yourself to feel the exhaustion, feel the weight of it.
Now I want you to take a deep breath and imagine that rainbow light is flowing into your body.
See your skin become red, your muscles orange, your spine and bones yellow, your organs green, the fluid systems in your body, the blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluids become blue and the connective tissues between the muscles and the bones are purple.
Feel, see and imagine that you are filled with this rainbow light. Imagine it flowing through all the layers of your body, washing over your skin and flowing though your muscles, tendons, bones, tissues, organs, blood, lymph and fluid systems within your body from head to toe. This many take some time but imagine and feel, sense and see yourself immersed in this rainbow light.
Sense and feel the warmth of the red, the vitality of the orange, the joy of the yellow the love of the green, the peace of the blue and the wisdom of the purple rainbow light as it flows within you. Let this light circulate through your body for 5-10 minutes. Gradually imagine that this rainbow light streams out of your body washing through your bed and floor and down into the earth or simply into the earth if you are lying outside.
Feel the weight of your exhaustion lift — as you see and imagine this rainbow light leaving your body and descending into the earth. This cleansing rainbow light takes with it the weight of your exhaustion and any memories, emotions and beliefs associated with it.
See your body and mind crystal clear like a calm mountain lake. No worries or concerns— no troubles or exhaustion affect you. You feel refreshed energized and alive!
Do this meditation for 10-12 days, it only takes a few minutes out of your day and is best done in the morning. I know you will feel better each time you do this simple practice.
The weight and burden of feeling exhausted can lift, like the fog over the coastal mountains. It can recede like the ocean after it kisses the shore.
If emotions or memories surface when you are doing this meditation, this is natural. Use the elements of fire, wind, and water to transform any emotions or memories you felt. You can wash them away or see the wind take them up and away from your body. When using fire imagine you can burn away the images, memories or words that may have surfaced in your mind’s eye. Just remember to use clear light to vaporize any residual ash after using the element of fire. This removes the imprint.
By working with the energy, emotions, imagery and memories connected to your weariness, you can discover why the fatigue has stayed with you. Understanding and knowing why, can help you release the deep exhaustion once and for all. When you understand the roots of your exhaustion can shift and you can feel, revitalized, renewed, joyful and alive !