Here’s a wonderful, guided meditation technique to help ground you when you’re feeling ‘spaced out,’ or give you an energy boost when you’re tired or worn down. The Tree of Life meditation only takes about 10 minutes, but feel free to make it last longer if you’re enjoying yourself.

After you’ve tried this, let us know what you think. Do you like to use visualization for your meditations? How well did this one work for you? Do you feel more grounded? More energized? Would you like more guided meditations like this on FinerMinds? Or maybe more information about chakra healing? We want to know!

Tree of Life Meditation Technique

by Dawn DelVecchio

Begin by sitting it in a comfortable position. You can use a chair if you like, but for best results, sit on the ground. You want to sit straight (no slouching) but allow your spine to conform to it’s natural curve.

Now spend about 2-3 minutes breathing slowly and deeply, quieting your mind. Once you feel relaxed and focused, you can begin.

Grow your Root

Bring your attention to the base of your spine. Imagine that with each breath, you’re stretching a root or roots down into the Earth. Feel your root go through the surface of grass or cement, then further into the rich, dark soil that blankets the planet. Feel the coolness of the Earth as you go deeper, moving away from air and light.

With each breath, allow your root to go ever deeper, through fresh, underground springs and deep water tables.

Soon you come to the Earth’s hard crust. Here, a space opens for your root to reach through and toward the heart of our planet.

Notice any thoughts, sensations or images that come to you as you travel on this inner journey. You don’t need to judge these, just observe them and let them pass.

Keep breathing as your root moves into the mantle. You may begin to feel heat coming from Earth’s outer core as you move toward the molten core.

The Heart of the Earth

Breath and allow your root to penetrate to the very Heart of Earth – Her inner core.

Sit for a moment and bask in your deep connection to Earth. Feel how grounded and centered you are. Appreciate your body and the body of the planet. Thank Her for the bounty she provides.

Draw it Up

When you’re ready, begin drawing energy from this heart center into your root. With each breath, draw up the power of stability, grounding and love.

See the energy rise through the earth’s layers – slowly with each breath – until it reaches the base of your spine. Notice any colors or sensations, observing and allowing them without judgment.

Awaken your Chakras

Now begin drawing this energy into your body at the base of your spine. Feel it spiraling up and into your red, Root chakra – center of Earth Connection and the Body.

Breath and feel it spiraling up into your orange, Second chakra – the center of Sexuality and Creativity. Breath it up further still, into your yellow, Solar Plexus chakra – the center of Will and Personal Power.

Notice any sensations, image or thoughts you may associate with the chakras as this Earth energy rises through them. Just observe. No need to judge or analyze.

Now breath and draw up the energy into your green, Heart chakra – center of Love, Compassion and Forgiveness. Feel the flood of loving kindness envelope you as the energy of the Earth rises upward.

Now allow the energy to come up into your Throat chakra – center of Communication. Let your thoughts dwell for a moment on the power and pleasure of speaking truth from your heart.

Next you’ll feel the energy rise to the Third Eye or Brow chakra – place of Vision and Inner Sight. Again, notice any thoughts, sensations or images without judging.

Reach for the Sky

As the energy reaches the top of your head and through the Crown chakra, imagine it bursting forth like branches of a tree. Feel your branches reach up and out toward the heavens and allow yourself to draw in the energy of spirit through your leaves and branches.

Sit for a few more minutes, basking in your connection to both Earth and Heaven.

When you’re ready, take a few deep breaths and open your eyes.
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed this meditation technique.

For part II of this guided meditation technique click here >>

Dawn DelVecchio

Dawn DelVecchio

Dawn DelVecchio is a writer, traveler, speaker and coach. She's been living a life devoted to spirit and purpose for more than 28 years. As the author and host of DawnDelVecchio.com, and a guest contributor to a number of personal growth blogs, Dawn shares insights, tips and practical tools for you to live a life of greater purpose, happiness and abundance. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Unlocking your Prosperity: 7 Keys to Healing your Money Mindset & Fully Stepping into your Calling.

15 Comments

  • Avatar sanzbunny says:

    I think this was awesome! I m really looking for a way to meditate and I learned while ago that the Chakras are our power of energy. It is really good to meditate and listen to our breathing once in a while. I really think I would want to meditate more in my life and looking forward to read more articles about meditation. Thanks Finer MInds.

  • Avatar Aleksei says:

    The meditation was very interesting, but what worries me, is the lenght of it. I'm new to meditating and don't yet know if I'm supposed to learn the whole meditation by heart before I start with it? As I understand, I can't read this text while meditating. Sorry, if my question sounds silly.
    And yes, I would also like to read more about meditations on FinerMinds!

    • Avatar Gretchen says:

      I would suggest making a recording of the meditation so that you can play it back and meditate. also – if you are new to meditating it would be perfectly ok to do just the first part until you feel comfortable and then add part two when you feel ready.

    • Avatar Melanie says:

      It is certainly more difficult to meditate from text as opposed to video or just going into yourself and doing it the more 'traditional' way.It is said that we only really need meditate for 10-15 mins per day..but you generally find that once you begin..you far exceed that time frame..but..10-15 mins is sufficient.I myself have never completely enjoyed meditation from text as I find myself constantly recalling what has been written and question whether I have remembered it correctly thus never enjoying what is an enjoyable experience..There is a wonderful site for 'guided' meditation if you are interested? http://www.fragrantheart.com/cms/free-audio-medit… it has many to choose from…Maybe Vishen and crew could look into adding video meditating rather than text? Good luck sweet and happy meditating!! xxx

  • Avatar Laura says:

    I love guided meditations but for me audio guided meditations are better than visual ones. Bring on more of them!

  • Avatar chakramomma says:

    I loved this! Just read it but can't wait to try it. Would be even better if it came as an audio we could download and listen to as we meditate! Thanks!

  • Avatar Joey says:

    Love this meditation…would like to have more guided meditations on FinerMinds. I recorded it then listened while I visualised…great!! Thankyou

  • Avatar Danielle says:

    I'm so glad that you put up meditations for chakra :) You guys should put more meditations like this one. I will be happily to now give it a shot. I just love how I get to use images…..

    When I clear my chakra am I suppose to feel some sort of vibration or imagine a color circulating? I want to make sure I do it properly.

    Once again thanks for this info!

  • Avatar pamela says:

    Great concept for meditation! reminds me of the positive influence of the movie AVATAR.

    A bag ground meditative music with a recording of this script will help for sure.

    For me personally this is a new approach and will surely try and believe it will help. Thank you.

  • Avatar Benjamin Daniel angb says:

    It my joy to meet with u and have soch a wonderful word of faith and love hope u will be my stepping stone to the gool

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