Please closes your eyes, make yourself comfortable and reflect on these words.
Forget any misgivings or preconceptions you may have about meditation. This is intended to help folks trying to process today’s violence.
As my friend Marybeth says, it’s not that serious.
Just make yourself comfortable.
Relax and reflect upon my words:
Honor all of your emotions in this space.
Do not repress your fear, anger or hate.
All of your emotions are valid.
Everything about you is valid and deserves affirmation.
But let your thoughts flow to warmer, more supportive waters.
Search for your connection to our gorgeous queered future.
As you breathe deeply,
Taking in all of the love and joy of the universe with each intake,
Releasing a little bit of the stress and pain with each exhale,
Imagine your soul as an endless stream.
Imagine the flow of your soul is a powerful torrent of emotion and knowledge.
It is flexible, malleable but head strong,
cruising ever southward, home.
As you meditate, ride this well of feelings and information towards your greater, more authentic self.
Know that your emotions are not a distraction.
Your emotions are inherently valid.
Your emotions are data points.
Sorrow is a natural response to a world full of pain.
Anger is a natural response to world full of injustice.
Your joy is necessary and life-giving even in the face of oppression.
Take a deep, loving breath in, letting the air fill your stomach.
Let the air rise and fill your chest.
Exhale slowly into the room.
As you breathe in, let a feeling of love fill your belly.
Marvel at its ability to hold what you need it to hold.
As you let the air rise into your chest, feel the power and beauty of your lungs.
As you exhale out, allow yourself to relax into your beautiful body.
Know that you have a beautiful body.
Know that your body is loved because it is worthy of love.
As you love your body, know that you are so much more than your beautiful body.
Breathe in all of the love of the universe with each breath in.
Let this emotional stream that is your soul wash over you.
Let its brilliance seep into and mix with your brilliance.
Let its genius flow into yours.
Let it carry away your hesitance and your fear.
Let the power of this energy give you permission to be your fullest, most gorgeous self
Let your shoulders relax.
Let your chair or ground or bed support you.
Enjoying the feeling of your body being supported.
Know that you are supported.
As you breathe in all the wisdom and joy the world has to offer,
As you imagine your soul as an endless stream,
Breathe in deeply, exhale slowly and reflect on these words:
You are exactly who you need to be.
You emit a queer energy that will transform this world.
When you love yourself you stand in opposition to hate.
When you love others you are committing an act of resistance.
When you are your most authentic self you are standing in your power.
You are transformative. You are powerful. You are Love.
As you breathe, let a sense of hope fill your stomach.
Let it rise as joy into your chest.
Imagine steams of joy flowing into your beautiful body with each breathe out.
As you breathe love deeply through your nostrils,
Let hope fill your belly,
Let joy rise into your chest,
As you exhale, let the love and joy circulate through your body.
As the energy flows through your body feel the power of that love.
Feel the power of creation within your liberated self.
Know that this power and joy is yours.
Breathe in more of the power of this space,
Know that you should never apologize for your existence.
You are exactly who you need to be.
You are connected to a glorious queer future.
Allow the river of power that is your soul to pull you closer to that future.
Feel yourself float in your own power towards your most authentic self.
As you breathe in all the joy of the universe, imagine yourself liberated.
As you breathe out a little bit of the stress and pain, feel yourself getting lighter.
As you breathe in all the power of the universe, feel that power circulate through your body.
As you breathe out a little bit of the trauma and the hesitancy, feel yourself getting stronger.
Repeat the phrases: I am a beautiful and I am loved because I deserve to be loved –until you are centered.
Now allow yourself to come back into your body gently. Reflect on any and all feelings of joy that you experienced. All those feelings of joy to be your north star as continue your journey to Liberation.