To begin sit down or lie down in a comfortable position. Gently close your eyes and keep them closed lightly. Focus your attention on any tension in your body. Start releasing any tension from your toes to your scalp with each exhale of your deep slow breathing. Allow your breath to gradually slow down. While slowing your breath being to picture in your minds eye your safe place. The place you feel most secure, calm, and happy. Notice what first comes to your mind. Is it a secluded beach or forest? Is it a mountain or a beautiful valley? What type of place does your mind choose as a safe place? If it's a beach what do the waves look and sound like? Is the water crystal clear or a deep blue? Is there a soft breeze blowing through your hair, sprinkling light ocean mist on your face? Do you taste the ocean salt on your tounge? Are there any seabirds overhead? Listen to the birds chirping and singing. Allow yourself to feel the ground beneath your feet. Is it dirt, sand, or rock? What does the ground feel like beneath your feet and notice if it's warm or cool on your toes and heels. Are there any trees providing shade on your beach? Now find somewhere in your safe place to lie down or sit, whether in the sun or under the shade of a tree. Notice the warm earth beneath your body. Allow that warmth to relax you even further and increase your feeling of safety during this meditation. Feel the weight of your body on the earth and allow gravity to help release your remaining tension into the ground. Imagine the tension being washed away with each wave that laps on the shore or washed down and away in a running river or babbling brook. Look at the sky. Is the sun shining bright with lots of warmth? Is the sky clear and blue? Feel the warmth of the sun relaxing your body, mind, and soul. Allow the sun to fill you with a sense of peace and calm from the tips of your toes to the top of your head. Become a part of your safe place becoming more rested, relaxed, calm, and at peace. Find your inner light at this time and let it shine out for everyone to see. Now, when you are ready, come back to this reality and this room from your safe place knowing you can return to that place at anytime you need and want. When you are ready open your eyes but stay in your relaxed position. Continue your relaxed, smooth breathing. Take a few minutes to experience and enjoy your calming and relaxing guided meditation. Remember, whenever you need your safe place it is there.
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