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Solstice Prep Meditation (Free MP3)

November 17, 2012

First, just a reminder that the final teleseminar for this Fall starts next Sunday, November 25th – Ancient Egyptian Mysticism. This will be a fun one, and I’d love to have many of you join us!

We are moving into ‘Solstice prep’ season – the period leading into a Solstice when you can feel the energy pulling you towards it. These periods are particularly good times for rebirths – for releasing that which we don’t need, and planting seeds for that which we wish to attract or manifest, in ourselves or our lives. To support you in this process I wanted to offer you a gentle and flexible chakra-based meditation for letting go of that which no longer serves you, and pulling in that which does.

This meditation works with the breath; after all, we do exactly this – pull in what we need, release what we don’t – with every breath. Our body does this continuously in a natural way. And we can do this on an energetic and emotional level as well. In this meditation, with every breath you will exhale an emotion or energy that you don’t need, related to the chakra you are focusing on, and then inhale that which you do.

Meditation mp3:

I Breathe Out I Breathe In Meditation  – 17 minutes (you should be able to save this to your hard drive if you prefer after clicking by doing a ‘Save As’ in your browser.)

For those who prefer to do it on their own, here are the phrases I am using in the meditation, but you can adapt them as you see fit:

1st/Root Chakra: I breathe out fear, I breathe in trust.

2nd/Sacral Chakra: I breathe out shame, I breathe in joy.

3rd/Navel Chakra: I breathe out division, I breathe in acceptance.

4th/Heart Chakra: I breathe out unworthiness, I breathe in love.

5th/Throat Chakra: I breathe out dishonesty, I breathe in authenticity.

6th/Third Eye Chakra: I breathe out limitation, I breathe in possibility.

7th/Crown Chakra: I breathe out doubt, I breathe in bliss.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve also described a chakra-based gratitude practice over at Buddha Chick Life, if you are interested in that.

I’d love to hear how you honor Solstice, if you do, and what you are hoping to release/attract? Namaste-

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Justyne permalink
    November 17, 2012 2:53 pm

    This is lovely Lisa, thanks for posting! I don’t formally celebrate Solstice but once attended a pagan ritual celebration of it with friend. It was on a beach and very powerful. I like the idea of the ‘darkest night’ as a time of transformation.

  2. Pema permalink
    November 17, 2012 7:20 pm

    I’m hoping to tap into forgiveness in all its forms and hoping to enjoy the benefits in my mind, body and soul.

  3. November 17, 2012 8:49 pm

    Hi Justyne, I’m glad you like it. Yes, for those of us celebrating winter solstice and the ‘darkest night’ I really think of it like a cocoon or meditation cave – a time to go inward, and come out the other side transformed.

  4. November 17, 2012 8:53 pm

    Hi Pema, that’s a wonderful intent, I wish that for you too. The ‘chakra geek’ in me is thinking through where/how to relate to forgiveness energetically – I think it really depends on what you are forgiving. Abuse of all types often wounds our sacral chakra the most, and embeds patterns of self-blame, shame, and guilt. Manipulation is disempowering and often impacts our navel. Feelings of unworthiness or of being unloved impacts our heart. It is all connected of course. I find it useful though, to think through the emotional patterns involved in what I am holding, and working with it chakra-wise for release. When the blocks or resentments are released, then there is space for forgiveness to arise naturally from understanding.

  5. November 18, 2012 5:03 pm

    Thank you for the meditation… it’s lovely and powerful!

  6. November 20, 2012 4:45 pm

    I love solstice..presence to organic growth within natural cycles amplifies inner peace as I release struggle and honor flow. In general, I tend to resist winter solstice, because my mind equated “hibernation” with “stagnation”…but in the last few years I feel the refreshment in taking the time to practice presence to this season. I release conditioning and routine and embrace the joy of newness.

  7. November 26, 2012 7:49 pm

    Hi Joy, thanks for sharing! Yes, I used to resist winter solstice a lot too. I think connecting with the ‘cocoon’ idea – a gestation period in preparation for new birth, really helped me shift that. What you said perfectly embodies this. Xo – LIsa

  8. December 4, 2012 5:28 am

    Reblogged this on The Spirited Soul and commented:
    Due to personal circumstances, I’m not able to make monthly posts as I used to. Thus, I am forwarding this post by a fellow blogger with the wish that you had a Happy Thanksgiving and will have a Happy Soltice and Christmas Holiday coming up. Peace, Love and Joy from The Spirited Soul.

  9. December 5, 2012 8:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing SpiritedSoul:-)

  10. December 21, 2012 3:55 am

    thank you, lisa! i wasn’t able to listen earlier, but really enjoyed practicing with you on the eve of tomorrow’s early morning Winter Solstice. blessings, katy

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