Mermaid Meditation: Free Your Fears

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Mermaid Meditation: Free Your Fears is a collaborative effort between me and the wonderful Anielle from @aniellereidtarot. This guided meditation will lead you down to the deep oceanic world where mermaids dwell: a gentle plunge into the depths of your subconscious in order to confront your fears and liberate yourself from their grasp. It’s perfect for shadow work, emotional clearing and personal development.In this 10 minute meditation audio/track, you will be led by Anielle’s voice, which is soothing, nuanced and pristine. (Imagine trying to drift into a trance with my voice. I think my voice and tone are good for inciting silliness and goofy wisdom, but not good for inducing calmness in the mind.)

Charged with the mission of writing the script for the meditation, I stayed true to my style of storytelling and incorporated rich descriptions and imagery about the mermaid, the depths of the sea, and metaphorical representations of spiritual awakening. Anielle also consulted her mermaid oracle to make sure we are channeling the right messages with our creativity, and she relayed to me that the meditation should definitely include language about how “water carries the vibrations of all that has gone and can hold all that will be.” Going into the water, in essence, is a journey that we choose to partake–diving into the depths of our subconsciousness, taping into the part of us that is interconnected with infinity, and releasing our fears that reside within the core of our existence across all of our lifetimes.

I kept that in mind as I composed the script. I e-mailed Anielle what I had finished and then the rest is history–the text came to life with her lyrical voice. (By the way, if you haven’t checked out her music, you really need to. 

I am so happy that Anielle asked me for this collaboration. To be honest, I was a little bit apprehensive as all the terrible group project memories from my academic days came rushing back: being the only person who gave a shit about the assignment, being paired with classmates that were only interested in doing minimal work, or helpless stuck with a passive-aggressive control freak that sought to micro-manage everything…

But our creative venture was by far the best one I have ever participated in, and I got to experience the magic of seeing something amazing come to life through the collective creative efforts from both of us. It was super cool, and it was full of awesomeness and ease. (Sorry I was a bit anal and defensive at the beginning, Anielle. :P)

Anyhoo. Team Anielle and Kim (team name, maybe?) will definitely be creating more meditation guides together. Let us know what your experiences are in the comments section with our very first Mermaid Meditation, and what you would like to see in the future.

You can connect with Anielle here: 

Website: https://www.aniellereid.com/tarot
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aniellereidtarot/

Cosmic DNA Meditation and Visualization Guide

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This guide is perfect for: locating your sense of self, finding your purpose, and anchoring into your personal power.

I’ve come across the creatures described in this meditation and visualization guide in a series of dreams. Upon meeting them, I felt transformed by their spiritual presence and their wisdom. I am incorporating some of the images I’ve seen and experienced in this guide.

You can also use this guide a meditative creative journaling guide. Unleash your imagination and allow your intuition to carry you towards inspiration, deep awareness, and personal insight.

Begin your meditation as you normally would. Start with a prayer to your spirit guide. Ground and centre. Cast a circle. But if you don’t really have a set intro to your meditation, this is how you can begin.Sit or lie down comfortably. Take a few deep breaths to settle into your body. Relinquish the control that you have over your physical self. You are no longer a centralized skeleton with limbs to move. You are a cloud, a consciousness, pure energy. You sink into your body and melt into it. You engulf it like a dream, like soft breezes in a forest, like ocean water. You feel into your own depth, your heart a vastly open sky.

Space and time no longer matter. You dive inwards, into infinite heart-space. As you dive deeper, and deeper, the light begins to dim, until you are encompassed by a black vastness: drifting, serene. You realize that you are infinite, and that every single lifetime you have ever lived to experience is now converging. Strands of narrative pooling together to make a whole. A story that is you, your essence.

From the distance, a majestic shimmering creature appears, its body rippling, gliding on light, graceful and cosmic. It swims towards you, envelops you in its being and consciousness. You allow it to carry you. Together, as one, you dive. You dive into the strands of your DNA, a cellular, microscopic world that exists on the plane of all planes. A place of truth, and pristine clarity. Your shadow, your ego, and your worldly attachments have no hold of you here. Here, there is only you, and those that guard you in the spirit-realms stretching and resonating across time and space.

The shimmering creature casts you a question. You do not hear its voice, but you feel the question form and settle in you. It speaks. It urges you to connect with who you really are, your soul, your spirit’s essence. It then guides you to the strand of your DNA that is connected with your present lifetime.

Who are you in this lifetime?

And then, it asks:

Why are you here?

And pauses.

What are you here to learn?

You reflect on the challenges that you have experienced in your life so far. As you examine them, connected to the love of the cosmos, you see those experiences without judgement, without resentment, without attachment. You see them as truths; with clarity, and love.

What are you here to build in this life time?

The things you struggle with. The things that challenge you. The people that challenge you. They are here to help you build what you could not, perhaps in other lifetimes. They are here to give you power. As they reflect your weaknesses back at you, they show you the incredible courage, wisdom and strength that you possess deep within your bones to overcome them. It is written, encoded in your DNA. It is who you are. And it is your destiny to activate those potent genes, deep within, dormant on a cellular level. Choose to bring them forward. They are here to serve you in this lifetime. They are your strengths waiting to be developed and unleashed.

Your choice changes your DNA. Fates are altered and transformed when you choose. Choose to grow to your fullest potential, and come to realize that there is no limit to what you can become.

So choose. Choose to change. Choose to evolve.

What do you choose?

You say your choice out loud in your head. You feel true authentic power vibrate: the truth of it, the grandness of it, the potency. You feel it singing in your blood stream. Shaking your bones. Making them stronger. Pulsating through your heart like a dream.

This is your Choice. Your Evolution. Your Truth. Your Power. 

What will you choose and choose again?

You answer that question, smiling ear to ear. What will you choose and choose again?

You open your eyes. You know the answer. You feel the answer. It is inside and all around you. It is part of you, all of you, every layer and dimension of you.

You are the answer. 

Alice in Wonderland Meditation: a themed walkthrough and guide to exploring your inner Wonderland

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Illustration by Arthur Rackham

How I got the idea

I meditate for different purposes. To ground myself in my home frequency. To cleanse myself of psychic and energetic baggage. To work through a seriously daunting emotion. One of the things I do is that I allow my imagination to guide me to interact with the various archetypes that are present in my life right now, to gain better insight about my current experience and to learn from that experience. This morning as I meditated, I took myself to the depths of Wonderland by descending down the magical rabbit hole. And before I drifted off into the fantastical realm, hey, why not create a walkthrough for visualization and meditation exercises…with Alice in Wonderland as a theme? I mean, I have themed tarot readings, so why not themed meditation walkthroughs?

This walkthrough will resemble an archeyptal journey, in which you descend into “Wonderland” (your subconscious, your psyche, an experience, a memory). You can use this guide as a general exercise and see where your imagination takes you: you may encounter the nutty White Rabbit, because you may be consumed with deadlines. You may meet the Mad Hatter and the March Hare as you try to break free from the invasave chaos that is overtaking your life right now. Who knows–you may even dream up original characters that symbolize certain dynamics that are present in your life.

You can also use this guide to address a specific memory, issue, or relationship.

This walkthrough requires you to be open, and to settle into a meditative daydreaming. It also requires you to be honest and non-judgmental towards the images that you are going to see in your mind’s eye. It might help if you take out the Moon card from your favourite deck to get you into the zone.

And also, just so you know–don’t expect to see the images in total clarity, like an inner HD movie. What you see with your inner eye is more impressionistic, with highlights or strong vibrations of colour. It’s more about what you intuitively register. It’s very liquid, and very drifty. At least this is the case in my own experience. I am sharing this not to limit what you may see but I want you to know that if you don’t see a magical movie play out in your head with all the colours on the spectrum–you don’t need to be disappointed, as in like “daww I just don’t have any spiritual powers”. These types of experiences are so personal and for all I know your meditative experience could be highly scent oriented and sound oriented.

As you go through this meditation and visualization exercise, it’s a pretty good idea to keep a voice recorder nearby, as you can blurt out whatever it is that you are feeling, seeing or interacting without any interruption.

Anyhoo. Enough babble. Let’s begin! Please feel free to change or modify any of these instructions to suit your own meditative practice. 

Begin your meditation as you normally would. Start with a prayer to your spirit guide. Ground and centre. Cast a circle. But if you don’t really have a set intro to your meditation, this is how you can begin. Sit or lie down comfortably. Take a few deep breaths to settle into your body. Relinquish the control that you have over your physical self. You are no longer a centralized skeleton with limbs to move. You are a cloud, a consciousness, pure energy. You sink into your body and melt into it. You engulf it like a dream, like soft breezes in a forest, like ocean water. You feel into your own depth. And in the corner of your eye, you see the White Rabbit.

You are like Alice, heeding the White Rabbit’s call, you follow its hurried footsteps and arrive at the rabbit hole. The White Rabbit beckons. He says that you are needed in Wonderland and asks you to prepare yourself. 

As you approach, hold the purpose of this meditation in your mind. (Are you entering Wonderland to heal, to find a solution, or to explore? Are you addressing a particular relationship, an incident or a memory?) Visualize the rabbit hole. What does it look like? How do you feel as you approach? Note down your feeling for reflection later. How you feel walking towards the entrance of Wonderland may reflect how you feel about the issue at hand. 

You fall through the rabbit hole. Leaves, dried-up branches snapped and rustled past you as you descend into a whirlwind of darkness. There is no gravity here. The laws of physics don’t apply. The fall seems to last forever, when at last, you begin to slow, and alas! There is some light. A classical mirror levitates–or it appears to be levitating since it is falling at the same speed as you. As it hovers, you hear a voice next to your ear: You get to choose how you will enter Wonderland.

Choose your costume: what you will wear, what you will bring to Wonderland. You can imagine yourself in Alice’s iconic blue dress, borrowing her archetype as you descend into Wonderland. You can imagine yourself in comfortable sweat pants and a t-shirt, as this meditation is meant to be a relaxing exercise. You can equip yourself with a gun, a tea-pot cannon, or a dragon-slaying sword for you know once you set foot in Wonderland, you will fight the Jabberwocky. Whatever it is, imagine yourself as the best version of yourself with everything that you need for this particular trip. If you’re not sure, imagine a vast open sky within your heart-centre, and set the intention for growth, adventure, and fun. 

Now that you have chosen which version of yourself you are bringing into Wonderland, you look down and see that you are fastly approaching the ground.

Where are you landing? In the round little room with the Drink Me Bottles and Eat Me Cakes, or in a open field of grass? Are you in Queen of Heart’s royal palace, or the solemn Wonderland Court? This place doesn’t have to be a location that preexists in the fictional Wonderland. It can be a scene of your own making. You can be standing on top of a continent-sized mushroom, the back of a sea-turtle, or inside a rainbow-coloured bubble. Allow your imagination to build the landscape for you. Note down the texture and details of the landscape for reflections later. Note down how you arrive (did you stumble, land gracefully, or did a Wonderland creature rescue you?) The construction of the landscape may reflect how you perceive the external circumstances surrounding your issue. How you land and how you enter Wonderland may speak to your attitudes about getting closer to the heart of the issue.

Once you have landed, a resident of the Wonderland signals for your attention and approaches you for a conversation. Visualize the character, the creature or being that comes near you. Notice their appearance, their mannerisms, and how they approach you. Allow yourself to interact with this character. Who is this character? What does this character represent? Here are some questions you can ask upon its approach:

Who are you? Why are you here? Do you have any messages for me? What am I here to learn? What can I learn from you? 

Allow your imagination and intuition to flow. Whatever it is: words, fragments, nonsense, random images–allow them to surface. Do not judge them and do not censor them. Remember, you are protected. This is your Wonderland. You are here to learn and explore. It is a journey for your highest good. Do not be afraid or flustered. Allow yourself to be touched by whatever emotion or insight that reaches you. Interact with them metaphorically. If the character attacks you and bears malevolent intent, you can visualize the Vorpal Sword and deflect its strikes. Pay attention what your imagination is bringing up. If your first instinctual move is to bend the knee and surrender to the attacker, then that is a useful piece of information to remember. Perhaps this is telling you that you’re not used to defending your boundaries when people are being nasty to you.

Or, if your Wonderland experience isn’t unfolding so intensely: if the creature invites you for afternoon tea in a friendly manner, you can either accept the invitation or decline it. Maybe you feel paranoid that the Mad Hatter is going to throw a brainless fiasco and disrupt the proper routines and etiquette of a tea ceremony. Again, pay attention to how you feel and what these images are bringing up inside of you. This image may be telling you that you tend to have perfectionist tendencies when it comes to getting things done, or it could represent your frustration with some of your friends who keep making false promises when you are supposed to be hanging out and doing an activity together. 

Once you are done interacting with the character, end the exchange with a prayer of gratitude. Say to the character, “I appreciate the time and energy that you’ve spent with me. Thank you for helping me grow/heal/problem-solve. I hope to converse with you (or never!) again.” Something like that. Say this in your own words. It doesn’t have to be any way that is not a reflection of who you are. If you are a “Catch you later, bruh! That was really awesome!” or “See you laters alligators!” type of person, say that. Say whatever it is that is in your heart at that moment.

If you’re not exactly “grateful” of the exchange (maybe you’ve just been royally crushed by the Jabberwocky), depending on how you are feeling as this meditation draws to a close, you can even say, “Fuck you! I am so mad that you did this to me!” While acknowledging your negative sentiments (which is an important thing to do–you don’t want to pretend to be in a rejuvenating, jovial good mood when you’re not), you should still say something that has a more empowering tone. For example, “Fuck you! I HATE YOU but it’s good for me so I am going to try my best to work through this clusterfuck of shit that you just threw me! SERIOUSLY BYE.”

Whatever it is that you want to say to the character, be honest, then use your words or a prayer to remind yourself that you are in the seat of your power, and that the positive experience that you have just had is reminding you of all the good things you need to cherish in your life, or the negative experience that you just had is giving you an opportunity to release the hurt, resentment and anger that you have felt. Whatever it is, leave the conversation with words that remind you that you are a powerful being capable of choice. 

As you depart, take a few deep breaths. Imagine yourself exiting Wonderland in whatever manner you see fit. Summon an elegant carriage pulled by majestic unicorns. Do a Superman pose and shoot off into the sky. Snap your fingers and teleport back to wherever you are meditating. Cry for your Spirit Guides to appear and drag you out of there because you are still being crushed by the Jabberwocky’s foot. However you choose to leave is up to you. Allow your imagination to escort you out of Wonderland. Note down the scenes you conjured for reflection later.

And you are back. Back into your body. Back from Wonderland. What treasures, wisdom, objectives have you brought back from your trip? 

Share your experiences down in the comments below!

I would love to hear about your experiences in “Wonderland”! What “costume” did you choose? Which character (or characters) did you encounter? What did you learn? Do you have any questions about this walkthrough? Or do you have any suggestions that will help improve this walkthrough? Let me know! 🙂

Last but not least, you can also journey into the magic of Wonderland with a tarot reading. If you’re interested in receiving guidance from the witty Cheshire Cat and the wise Caterpillar themselves, embark on this journey with me.