Tree of Life meditation: grounding, cleansing and protection

TreeClose your eyes and centre your awareness in your heart.

Begin to take some slow deep breaths and set the intention that you are breathing in love and light.

As you breathe out, you are letting go of all your cares, worries, doubts and fears. Breathing out anything that isn’t serving you at this time.

Letting go and relaxing into deep levels of love.

Filling yourself up with more and more light.

Picture yourself in a brilliant pillar of pure light. This light is coming from infinite source above your head and flowing all the way down into the very core of mother earth.

As you are filled with light, you begin to radiate light all around you, so that the light coming in is amplified within your heart and sent out as a vibration to every living being in creation.

Become acutely aware of your physical body. Focus on the sensations that your physical body is feeling in this moment.

Feel the weight of your body on the chair, the bed or the floor where you sit or lay during this meditation.

Feel the sensation of the clothing against your skin, the temperature of the air around you.

Imagine you can feel a tingling sensation in the tips of your toes and your fingertips, as your vibration begins to raise.

Become aware of the sole of your feet, and imagine that you are growing roots, like the roots of a tree, out of the bottom of the soles of your feet.

Imagine these roots are growing down into the earth. Through the grass and past the rocks into the soil, the minerals beneath the surface of the earth. Smell the fresh soil and the moisture of the earth as your roots delve even deeper down.

Past the rubies, the diamonds, the gold and silver and all the treasures contains within the earth.

Down into the earth’s crust and bursting through into the molten lava at the core of the earth. Feel the intense warmth at the centre of the earth.

Imagine a crystal cave in the very heart of the earth and extend your roots now into that cave, wrapping your roots around the beautiful diamond representing the heart of mother earth.

Feel a warm, golden honey light travelling up through those roots now, into your feet, your calves, your shins, up and over your knees, the back of the knees, up into the thighs and hamstrings.

Feel this honey golden light washing up into and over your hips, buttocks, pelvis, and into your sacral area.

Travelling up into your abdomen, lower back, your waist, upper body, chest, flowing your heart with a delicious golden warmth.

Feel the golden warmth now spreading over your whole chest area, up into your shoulder, down your arms and spreading into your fingertips.

Feel it flowing up your neck, your throat, your jaw – relaxing all of your muscles – as it flows into your face, over the back of your head, filling your entire face and head all the way up to your crown.

As your whole body is now immersed in this golden liquid honey light. So warm and delicious. So nurturing and comforting. So loving and calm.

Feel the golden light now completely mixing and integrating with the pure light coming in from above, so you are now fully enveloped in a beautiful pillar of golden-white energy, with those roots stilled wrapped around the crystal at the centre of the earth.

Feel your heart begin to beat in time with the primal heartbeat of the earth mother.

With every primal heartbeat, pulses of light are being sent up through your roots and into your body. Feel this light flowing in waves up your body and when it reaches the top of the crown of your head, feel it flow up and out like the branches of a tree.

Imagine your body is the trunk of the tree and extend your branches of light ever upwards in your mind’s eye.

Feel, sense or imagine these branches growing up into infinity until they touch the light of God / Source / the Divine.

As your branches connect with the pure light of the Divine, light travels down your branches and into your body.

Down through the crown of your head, washing over your face, the back of your head, your neck and throat. Washing over your shoulders, down your arms and into your fingertips.

The pure light of Source is spreading out over your chest and flowing into your heart where, again, the golden light from mother earth mixes and integrates with the pure light from Source. With every breath, your heart is opening and expanding more and more.

Breather the light from source down even further into your body. Let it wash down ver and through your ribs, upper back, down over your waist, your lower back , abdomen, pelvis, hips and buttock.

Flowing down into your thighs, hamstrings, knees, calves, shins, and right down into your feet to the very tips of your toes.

Feel yourself now as this glorious tree of golden-white light – representing the tree of life!

Feel your roots connected into mother earth and your branches stretching up to source.

Feel your connection to everything in existence. Feel grounded and protected in this light. This is your light. This is your Divine self.

Imagine now that you are walking in a beautiful woodland. You are surrounded by all the creature and animals of the earth. And all the magical creatures have come to join you – fairies flit around you, unicorns walk beside you.

Through the dappled light piercing through the foliage, you spy a huge ancient tree. It is growing in a clearing and around its base is a circle of flowers.

You ask the wise and ancient tree’s permission to enter the sacred circle and the tree invites you to place your hand upon its trunk and feel the rough surface of it’s bark.

You can feel sparks of light being showered over you from the tree and it telepathically invites you to wrap your arms around its trunk.

As you allow yourself to embrace the wise tree in a full hug, you breathe in the smell of its freshness and you feel your lungs filling with fresh oxygen.

You feel revived and renewed on all levels.

You turn and sit within the circle of blossoms at tree’s base, with your back resting against its trunk.

In the cool shade of the tree, you feel anchored and grounded as you tune into the sounds and sensations of the forest. You can hear birdsong, the rustle of the leaves and you can feel the cool breeze against your cheek as the warm sun beats down upon your brow and warms your shoulders.

Spend a moment in the forest, connecting to nature, as insects whip past your ears, and animals graze nearby. After a moment, you doze off…

[Allow 3-5 mins here for the participants to go deeply into the experience]

As slowly you begin to rows from sleep, you become aware that you are back in the room where you began this meditation and you start to connect back with the sensations that your physical body is giving you in this moment.

Taking a few deep breaths, draw your roots back up into your feet from the centre of the earth. And you draw your branches back in towards you from source. Finding yourself again in a pillar of light, letting go of the image of you as the tree and connecting to yourself as a human being once again.

You now become more and more aware of the shape of your physical body, the weight of your body, the pressure of your body as it sits or lies as you do in this meditation.

You feel the clothes against your skin, the air of the room around you, and allow these sensations to bring you all the way back into the now moment.

Centre your awareness in your heart space and allow your awareness to expand and become body-shaped once again.

Open your eyes when you are ready.