Imagery isn’t just a mental experience that occurs in your head, but rather impacts you in every way: psychologically, emotionally, physically, technically, and tactically. Think of mental imagery as exercise for the mind. Imagery can act as a reset button, leaving us feeling refreshed, renewed and energized.
As there are seasons in the world around us, so there are in our interior life. Spring is a season of renewal and rebirth. It’s a time when buds become leaves and flowers, the hard ground beneath us softens to allows new life to emerge.
As outside, so inside. Spring is a time for cleaning out and making way for fresh possibilities and new commitments. It’s a time to revive our senses and expand our horizons. It’s a time to begin again.
With all that in mind, we have designed an imagery experiences and exercise for the start of spring to inspire you to connect, reset and fill you with rejuvenation, healing and energy.
We suggest to practice this exercise in the morning before breakfast.
“Tree of Life”
Close your eyes and breathe out slowly three times.
See yourself walking along a path where ahead of you is a strong, tall tree.
Go to this tree and embrace it, knowing this is the tree of life.
Now stand beside the tree, leaning up against it.
As you stand here, feel yourself becoming as one with the tree.
Feel your toes curling down into the earth, drawing in its nutrients and strength.
Feel your torso becoming as the trunk,
and your arms reaching up through the branches.
As you and the tree merge together completely, see and feel its sap rising and circulating throughout, imbuing you with strength, peace, and the power to heal. Know and feel how the tree’s chlorophyll is giving you energy.
Feel how it is to be the roots, the trunk, the branches, and the leaves of the tree.
As the golden sun warms you and the fresh breeze stirs you, imagine yourself in full bloom.
See how you are connected above and below,
Breathe out one time, and slowly return now,
feeling rejuvenated, awake, aware, and entirely yourself.
Then slowly open your eyes.
Emily and Denise