Monday, 30 November 2009

A visualisation to help solve a problem

Do you ever get one of those times when no matter how much you go over the same old problem in your head, you just can't find the answer? If like me you're inclined to let the internal chatter run away with you leaving you more muddled than ever then hopefully this one may help.

You're walking down a familiar country lane. Its warm, the sun is shining and you see a gate that opens onto a meadow. Go through the gate and walk through the meadow that is filled with wild flowers.. the sky above you is blue and rippled with fluffy white clouds and you start to head towards a little wooden bridge over a river.

Cross over the little bridge and sit on the riverbank on the other side.. watch as the sunlight sparkles off the water and dip your feet in and feel the exhilaration of the warmth on your back and the water through your toes. As you sit, you start to form a clear picture of the problem that has been troubling you and as you do so you notice a rowboat coming into view. Aboard this boat you see a wise old sage, smiling and rowing up to greet you. Welcome him, look into his eyes and see the compassion that lies in his soul. You know you can totally trust him.

He sits with you on the riverbank and invites you to tell him your troubles. It is safe to confide in him and he listens with empathy, holds your hand and looks at you with smiling gentle eyes. As you talk, ask him the questions that trouble you. Trust that whatever answers he gives you are coming from a wise sage who won't judge you. Listen to what he has to say and understand the answers have always been there inside you, it just needed someone you could trust to confide in.

Once you have talked, you will find peace with the answers.

Bow graciously to this wise sage and feel the freedom in knowing that your problem has now been solved.

Wave him goodbye as he floats off down the river and start to make your way back now.

Start to slowly come back now, wiggle your toes and start to open your eyes.

Take a big deep breath now and let out a great big sigh of relief.


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