Abiquiu, NM earth

I saw purple asters by the side of the road.

They are the unofficial harbingers of Autumn in New Mexico.

It’s my favorite season in the high desert.

Purple and yellow flowers and the impossibly blue sky.

This morning it was hard to get out of bed early.

So I didn’t.

I have a meditation I often do sitting up but today is different.

I laid in bed with the pre-autumn chill for atmosphere and I did this:


. .with closed eyes imagine walking down a path through a dewy meadow heading for a small stream.

.. lean down to feel the perfect temperature of the slow moving brook.

.. leave all clothes and jewelry by the side of a rock and slowly step in.

.. with head pointing into the slight current, lie down in the shallow water and spread your arms a bit away from your body.

.. close the eyes and breathe.

.. imagine the liquid you lie in is gold. Liquid gold.

.. feel it enter the top of the head and make it’s way ever so slowly down your body as it fills each vein and artery, organ, muscle and bone.

.. let the gold reenter the river through your fingers and toes so as you keep relaxing, the separation between you and the river becomes indistinct.

.. keep opening the top of the head to the flow as you surrender to the slight current.
If that’s not church, I don’t know what…


One Response to “Gold”

  1. Pamela Markoya on August 28th, 2010

    Thank you for reminding me of this incredible meditation… it is a gift!

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