Close your eyes, be very still and imagine that you are a snowman standing in the middle of a sparkling snowy garden. Everywhere you look is covered in crisp white snow. The sun is shining, making the snow glisten brightly. You are a snowman standing in the snow, with a carrot for your nose, stones for your eyes and sticks for your arms. You are wearing a brightly coloured hat and stripy scarf. A snowman can’t move at all, so don’t forget to be as still as you possibly can. Feel as if you are frozen right through, completely stiff.
A robin hops along the glittering garden, making tiny patterns in the powdery snow as he bobs along. Suddenly he flies up and perches on your stick arm. Stay very still as he confidently hops up and down your arm. In a moment he takes flight and off he goes silently into the wintery air. You are alone again; it feels good to be alone in this sparkling snowy garden. You like being quiet, you like being still.
While you are standing in the garden, take a few seconds to feel how peaceful it is on this sunny morning. The sunbeams are casting shadows on your snowy form – you are truly glistening and twinkling like thousands of tiny crystals. Feel the warmth of the sun on your frozen head and body. Very slowly feel yourself melting. Starting from your head, feel the snow melting and dripping down to the frozen ground. And now feel your body getting smaller and smaller, delightfully warm and ready to move again. As each bit of snow melts, your body is transformed until there is only a pile of fluffy snow in the middle of the garden. You feel very relaxed and still, no longer a snowman.
And now, when you are ready, wiggle your fingers and toes, have a big stretch and open your eyes.
I AM STILL, I AM STILL
This meditation is from the fantastic book of meditations by Marneta Viegas ALADDIN'S MAGIC CARPET
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