A rose for hard times

31/03/2015 at 7:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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There’s a simple meditative technique we can use in hard times. I call it the Rose Meditation. You can do this anywhere: cleaning the house, ploughing through work, undergoing medical treatment, in a high-voltage meeting….

All you do is this: focus, in your mind’s eye, on a rose. The example shown here was photographed after rain, in the sunshine of the Dordogne.

Picture the feather-light, velvety smoothness of the petals. Imagine yourself miniaturised, resting between the scented petals as though they are the softest bed in the world. Breathe in their heavenly fragrance.

Notice the variations in colour between the inner and outer petals. Absorb the beautiful colours with every cell of your body.

Touch the raindrops; taste their sweetness.

Explore the petals, going inward towards the nectar, and outwards again towards the sun and fresh air.

Do this visualisation any time you feel the need. The rose contains powerful therapy, and simply thinking about it in this way can be soothing, and healing.

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  1. Hi Suzanne….I could feel this and see this just as you wrote it! I feel we should endeavour to put ourselves in the path of beauty everyday…and if we cannot do that, then we can IMAGINE it! Thanks so much! Blessings, Barbara xxxxx

    • Thank you, Barbara, I’m glad it was easy for you to see it! As we both know, the imagination has huge potential in healing.

  2. Thank you, Suzanne – so beautiful, and so easy! …

    • Thank you, h4light. I’ve just popped over to your highly spiritual blog – beautiful.


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