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The Sleepy Garden of Gratitude Meditation

Tonight’s gratitude meditation will help you end your day in the sleepy garden of gratitude.

There is so much good in your life right now. So come with me as you end your day in the sleepy garden of gratitude tonight.

So Let’s Begin…

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THE SLEEPY GARDEN OF GRATITUDE MEDITATION SCRIPT

Go ahead and get into a comfortable position,

Inviting your body to drop into comfort,

A place where you can be deeply relaxed.

Settle into a nice, easy rhythm of breathing,

Allowing each breath out to release any tension you might have and invite you into deeper comfort.

Be here for a bit.

Giving your mind a chance to slow down,

As you release any thoughts or emotions that might arise.

Relax and release.

Relax and release.

PAUSE…

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Now see if you can imagine yourself sitting in the middle of a beautiful garden.

The soft dirt warms you from below and the flowers blow their delicious scents into the air.

You look around and notice different sections of the garden, each organized a little bit differently to enhance the vegetation within it.

You know this garden intimately.

Its soil is still under your fingernails.

You know the habits of its bugs and critters,

And you’ve been nourished by its fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Take a deep breath in as you sit in your garden,

And let its familiarity refresh you,

Comfort you.

PAUSE…

As you look around, you notice that some of the plants, vegetables and flowers have blossomed,

The ripeness or colors calling your attention to their gifts.

And as you calmly drink in their fully formed beauty,

See if you can take the next few minutes to think about the gifts in your own life right now that have fully blossomed.

Relationships, circumstances or things whose blessings in your life are big and easy to see.

And as you do, breathe in deep gratitude for each of them.

LONG PAUSE…

Now take a deep breath in, inviting in the lightness and gratitude,

The feeling of wholeness that gratitude give you,

And exhale deeper into relaxation.

PAUSE…

Bring yourself back to your garden.

And again, be in this peaceful, familiar place.

And this time, notice that some of the plants, vegetables and flowers are hidden, still in the process of growing.

Some are still underground,

Some are still seedlings,

And some are adolescent versions of who they aspire to be, not yet fully matured.

See if you can take the next few minutes to think about the gifts in your own life that are not yet fully matured or not so obvious. Perhaps blessings that seem small or insignificant right now, but when you think about them, are deeply impactful to the garden of your life.

And as you think about these things, allow yourself to be filled with intense gratitude for each of them.

LONG PAUSE…

Now take a deep breath in, savoring the lightness and gratitude,

And exhale all the air out, feeling refreshed and calm.

PAUSE…

There is so much good in your life right now.

Let yourself be here and peacefully sit in your garden of blessings.

Breathing in the good,

And releasing everything else as you exhale into the night.

Fill yourself with gratitude,

And let it nourish you as you surrender to deep, peaceful sleep.

Sweet Dreams, Beautiful

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