Guest Author - Lauren DīSilva
Worrying weighs us down and takes up a lot of energy that could be put to better use. Here I give you a short message I channelled about worries and also a visualisation for releasing them which I was inspired to create. Enjoy casting your worries away!
When you fly you take the higher view. You can see more. Problems that seem big on the ground are insignificant specks when seen from above.
The birds of the Air symbolise the freedom your SOUL yearns for. Let it fly. Worries burden it and keep it weighed down. Release your worries. It is like casting out sandbags from a hot air balloon. The more you release the higher you go.
Why concern yourself with the ballast of trivial concerns? You no longer need to hold onto such things. Release it all and you will soar.
Releasing Your Worries Visualisation
Sit comfortably and take a few deep breaths. Allow yourself to settle into this moment.
Imagine in your minds eye that you see a brightly coloured hot air balloon on the ground in front of you. It is a beautiful warm sunny day, just right for a balloon flight.
You step up to the basket and climb in. It gently begins to rise.
Looking at the outside of the basket you see there are many bags of sand attached to it. Each bag contains one of your worries or concerns.
As you think of a concern you see a that one of the bags is labelled with that worry or problem. You release the tie that fastens the neck of the sandbag and know that as the sand begins to fall out your worry is leaving you too. Once the bag is empty you notice the balloon is floating a little higher.
You think of another worry and again see that a sandbag is labelled with it. Again you untie the neck and release the sand, feeling the worry slipping away from you as you watch the sand flowing out. Again the balloon lifts and you notice you feel a little lighter too.
Repeat the process of naming your worries and releasing the sandbags until all your worries have been let go of and your balloon is sailing high in the beautiful cloudless sky.
Now you look out over the landscape and you see how small all the features look from this vantage point. You realise that you can always take the higher view over your life.
Relax and take your time to enjoy the scenery. Notice any inspirations that come to you in this expanded state of awareness.
When you are ready you pull a cord which allows some of the hot air to gently escape from the balloon. Gradually you drift back down to the ground. You make a smooth landing and then you get out and feel the ground firmly beneath your feet.
Take a few deep breaths, have a stretch and open your eyes, knowing you can take another hot air balloon flight whenever you feel burdened or need a higher perspective.
How about this fun spinner as a visual reminder of your hot air balloon trip?
In the Breeze Rainbow Striped 6 Panel Hot Air Balloon Wind Spinner