A Nature Meditation
Robert Elias Najemy
You are sitting by a quietly flowing stream in countryside. It is spring and life is green and moist? Sitting on a rock, sights and sounds of flowing water begin to work their mysterious way into your nervous system.
Gradually, with simple repetition of water?s song and harmonious beauty of natural surroundings, thousands of electronic impulses of your brain begin to discharge into tension-absorbing air.
All of concerns, problems and projects, which had filled your mind to bursting capacity begin to disappear.
There is nothing to try to figure out now, nothing to decide.
The flowers silently console you with their perfect peace and harmony.
The fresh air tingles in your lungs and your head becomes clear.
You feel somehow sedated, as if forces of nature have conspired to put you to sleep - to put you at ease.
The wind massages your body with caresses of coolness as sun unties your muscles with penetrating warmth.
There is nothing to do, nowhere to go and nothing to think of. Just lie back and absorb peaceful vibrations which flow into every part of your being, whispering, «be at peace, relax my friend, all is well now».
A delicious sleep falls upon you; not really sleep but a half-conscious-half-sleep state, in which trees, sounds and breeze begin to come inside and mix with all of thoughts and feelings. It is as if door of your mind has been opened and all of those conversations, actions and perceptions lying unresolved, floating at various depths in sea of mind begin to float upwards and outwards.
Reality now is a mixture of inner and outer.
The peace and security of being in womb of nature allows us to surrender to sun, water and wind, while earth-draws out our stresses and frustrations.
We swim semiconsciously at level where conscious blends into unconscious.
We dance in our sea of consciousness, sometimes floating up to surface catching sensation of breeze, or warmth of sun. Then we dive downward into a stream of upward floating thoughts, images, sounds - all dislodged refuse from nervous stresses and unresolved problems. We watch them as they float by and then dive deeper sensing by now there is something at bottom of sea, which is attractive to us.
Occasionally we get caught by an upward floating sensation of worry, resentment, an image or an attachment, and before we know it, we are at surface again thinking, wondering, worrying, being rocked by waves of attachment. But dance goes on, we begin to sink again, for by now we see that we cannot really dive because diving is too intense - there is too much effort - we get hooked too easily on upward floating garbage.
We instinctively learn dance of water, sinking, watching, letting go, being carried on vertical currents of fresh water from depths of our consciousness, like a seagull with wings spread gliding air currents flowing against it without a movement, without an effort, letting air do all work.
By this time, we are no longer concerned about where we are going. The water becomes clearer, free of debris. We have gone beyond levels of stress release, past wreckage of old memories, relationships, failures and traumas. We have danced through caverns of resentment and worry.
The water becomes very clean, very still, very peaceful.
We are coming to source of our life current, spring of pure consciousness. Here we may encounter pure light or energy. Only subtle vibrations exist here. Our bodies become recharged with life. Our consciousness is renewed as we have cleared way for a burst of fresh energy to flow up purifying sea of consciousness, regenerating mind, giving new life to every cell of our brain.