Welcome to this meditation dedicated to gratitude and positive affirmations. Thank you for joining me. I invite you to find a comfortable position in a quiet place where you won't get disturbed for the duration of this practice. Once you're in a comfortable position, adjust your body in any way you feel you need to. Maybe move your shoulders, your neck. And whenever you're ready, allow your eyes to gently close. Slowly start to arrive to this present moment, connecting to the breath. Now let's take a couple of deep breaths here. On the inhale, stretch up your spine and see if you can open up a bit more, opening up your chest and opening up your mind as well. And on the exhale, see if you can let go of any tension. Rest and relax further into the position the posture you're in. Inhaling deeply and exhaling, letting go, letting go of any tension, letting go of any worries, any anxieties, anything you've been thinking about today this couple of days, whatever it is. Whatever you exhale, letting all that go. And whatever you inhale, feeling more and more connected to your breath, to the present moment. Inhaling deeply and exhaling. You can further deepen your breath by counting to five for every inhale and five for every exhale. Inhaling to five and exhaling counting to five. One more time. Inhaling to five and the exhaling. Okay. You can allow your breath to flow naturally now, still staying connected with the breath, but not trying to control it anymore. Let's gently, softly scan through our body. We're not trying to change anything here. We're merely observing whatever we encounter. Starting with your feet and moving slowly all the way up to the crown or your head. Simply notice if there is any tension, tightness, restlessness, or maybe sleepiness. Whatever it is, with an open mind and without any judgment, simply take mental note. You can say to yourself, "Tightness, restlessness, sleepiness." And whenever you're finished, come back to the breath. Perfect. Okay. Now, I invite you to think about one thing or person in your life that you are grateful for. Maybe someone you love. Maybe your pet. Maybe a food you enjoyed. Maybe something in the nature. Whatever first came to your mind, stay with that thing or person, object, experience and let's engage all our senses in visualizing this thing or person you're grateful for. Allow it to fully come in front of you as an image, as emotion. Is there any sound you can hear with it? Maybe the sound of the voice or the thing moving. Is there a taste present? Freshness. The touch. Fully focus on visualizing this thing or person you're grateful for. And as you're doing so, notice if there is a smile present. Notice if there is a warmth within building up inside your body, slowly spreading to your hands, legs, head while still visualizing the thing or person you're grateful for. You can rest one hand on your heart. Inhale deeply, inhaling this image, inhaling this gratitude, thankfulness and exhaling the words, thank you. One more time. Thank you. Resting your hand in your lap now. And I invite you to slowly shift your awareness on what kind of energy, attitude you wish to cultivate today, tomorrow. Is that energy open, inviting? Is there a color to that energy? Can you see it, feel it, hear it maybe? Does it have a name? Is it joy, gratitude, openness? Is there once again, a smile present on your face? And whenever you're ready, silently or out loud, repeat the following affirmations after me. I am enough today and always. I am at ease with the things that are out of my control. I am open to love and joy. I am courageous. I'm worthy of what I desire. I fully trust myself. And once again, scan through your body, starting with your feet and moving slowly up to the crown of your head. And this time, notice if there is anything different than from the beginning of the practice. Are parts of your body maybe softer now? Is there more warmth present? What's changed from the beginning? And remember, whatever you notice, welcome it with open acceptance, without judging, without analyzing, simply observing. Where can you notice anything different? Has the energy shifted? How does your attitude now look like? Is it one you want to cultivate today? Okay. Let's slowly become aware of the room we were in. Reawaken the body. Maybe moving your fingers, your toes. Maybe stretching in any way if it feels comfortable. And whenever you're ready, gently, very gently open your eyes. Amazing. Thank you for joining me in this practice and I'll see you next time.
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