Following on from the Earth Converse global invitation for each of us to commit to a daily future visualization, I am creating a number of short guided contemplations.

They will form part of a bonus series of the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This one focuses on visualizing planet earth wrapped in love.  Listen here, on your favourite platform and/or read below

Future visualizations

By future visualization, I mean by engaging your imagination and feeling into it with all your senses.   Like a sports athlete visualizing a race before they do it, they create the neural pathways and physiological state as if was happening in the present.    

And I am offering these earth converse visualizations to help stimulate your own visions, dreams, longings and truth.   I know the prompts may come too fast or too slow, that they may or may not fit. But may they be a springboard for your imagination, your work.

For this one on planet earth, you may want to look at Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot and the Home World Earth Meditation from artist Seán Doran.

Visualization practice

So let’s take some minutes to visualize our earth, its future wrapped in love, from a place of calm and connectedness.

I invite you to get comfortable and close your eyes if that feels right.

Maybe take a few long, deep breaths to bring you into the present.

Invigorating on the inbreath, relaxing on the outbreath.

And finding your natural breathing rhythm, scan your body from the tip of your head to the tip of your toes.

Breathing, relaxing.

Notice any tension in your body, breath into those areas to ease into a relaxed state.  Relax your forehead a little bit more, unclench your jaw a little bit more, drop your shoulders a little bit more, unclench your back, stomach, buttocks, thighs, knees, feet. All those typical areas we can hold tension in. 

Breathing, relaxing.

And feel yourself grounded with the earth.

Feel it hold you.

And start to notice the air, the moisture, the temperature, the solidness within you and around you.

All echoing earth’s biosphere, our life giving force.

Feel the aliveness within you and around you.   

Notice the space in your body and around you.

Widening this space, see yourself travelling to where you can see earth in space.  In our glorious solar system of the universe, that pale blue dot, a globe suspended in a sun beam.

Notice what surges within as you visualize this planet. Our earth. Your home. Our home. 

Marvel at its existence, through feeling your existence.

Tune into the heartbeat of the earth, through feeling your heartbeat.

From your heart, what do you want to thank the earth for?  

Give that thanks now.

To springboard from Carl Sagan’s words, the earth that you are visualizing, holds everyone and everything you love, know, and have experienced. All the places, elements, animals, plants, belongings, foods and objects that are dear to you. It contains the joy and suffering, heroes and cowards, creators and destroyers, hurt and harm, love and laughter, tragedy and creativity, cruelty and compassion, what works and what doesn’t.  It is the home of all our ancestors.

Breath with the immensity of that.

And breath with the possibilities of what it can be.  For us now and in our future and for future interbeing generations.

The possibilities of what it can be as our home if we all reconnected with the miracle and love that exists.

Feel into the miracle you are.

Immerse yourself in love, your universal love.

And ripple out that love until you can see the earth in its entirety wrapped tenderly in it.

Visualize us all remembering the love and miracle that exists within ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.  

Re-member.

Visualize yourself, your family, friends, colleagues, community, global business leaders and politicians, everyone, loving our earth and everything it gifts life to. 

Visualize everyone being and acting from that love.

As evolutionary biologist and futurist Elisabet Sahtouris said, we have to bring this cosmic love down to our toes.

Literally feel that now, marinate in your cosmic love in every fibre of your body from the top of your head to the tip of your toes.

From those toes, what do you know about the step you want to take in your life, that honors that love?. 

Open your eyes and trust you will take that step.

 

 

 

 

 

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