“Crown of Blessing” Relaxation Meditation

What is it to hear the Divine say, “I love you, and I treasure you beyond measure, just as you are”? What is it to listen for a moment to the sounds; to the words beyond words; to the Great Mystery? What is it at the same time not to judge the mind; to let it think whatever it thinks? To let the body move if it wants to move? To know the perfect in the midst of human imperfection? To know that we are expressions of the timing of what has no beginning and no end? To lay our heads on our pillows tonight, and to know that Grace covers us like a blanket? 

This guided relaxation meditation can put you in the space you need to have a good night’s rest.

To listen, click on the “Play” button below, or visit my YouTube page, here. (This was recorded earlier this summer at one of my Deep Wisdom Listening group sessions.) Scroll down for the full audio transcription.

We sit here in this room tonight, each of us in a unique human body. There never has been, nor will there ever be, another one just like the one each sits in right now. In the quiet of this space, each of our stories goes on. The mind thinks. That’s its job. The body needs to move from time to time. That’s what bodies do. So, we sit here together, allowing our bodies to be as they are, and our stories to be as they are. No need for perfection of any sort.  

What is perfect is the One True Thing. What is perfect expresses as each one of us. As we sit here, allowing ourselves to know at a deeper level how much the Divine treasures its creations, we begin to feel a crown of blessing on each one of our heads. It’s a Divine caress.  

As we sit with that crown of blessing, it can begin to flow… from the top of our heads, moving down the forehead, over the ears, covering the eyes, feeling it caress our cheeks, flow over our noses, touch our mouths, go over our chins and into the neck. 

This head that the blessing has just traced is so deeply loved, just as it is. Just as it is. That blessing continues. Begin to feel it on both shoulders, resting for a moment and falling down our arms—upper arms, elbows, lower arms, wrists, hands, and fingertips. And then feel it flow down the upper torso.  

What is it to be loved unconditionally? That love can flow again. It can flow from the waist and go all the way down to the very tips of our toes.  

What is it to hear the Divine say, “I love you, and I treasure you beyond measure, just as you are”? What is it to listen for a moment to the sounds; to the words beyond words; to the Great Mystery? What is it at the same time not to judge the mind; to let it think whatever it thinks? To let the body move if it wants to move? To know the perfect in the midst of human imperfection? To know that we are expressions of the timing of what has no beginning and no end? To lay our heads on our pillows tonight, and to know that Grace covers us like a blanket? 

And all the “shoulds” that come up in our critical-thinking brain, all those “shoulds,” begin to be gentled by the One True Thing, almost as if the best mother ever is singing a lullaby, allowing us tonight to sleep deeply, with a rest that begins at the top of our heads and goes down to the tips of our toes, and lets us know that all is well.  

This is a Great Mystery, and yet, as we fall into the Mystery, we can find that it is the most solid thing we have ever known. We can find that it is the One Thing that does not change.  

Go to the Meditations page to find the audio version of this post. 

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