Becoming Aware of Your Connection to the Universe

Take a moment to become aware of yourself. Right now, you are sitting on a chair, in this room, within this building, on a specific patch of land. Visualize this in your mind for a moment.

Now, let’s expand your awareness further. You are in this chair, in this room, on this patch of land, in this town, within this country, on this continent, and on this beautiful planet. Imagine the Earth spinning on its axis, floating and spinning in space. There is no up or down, just our planet in motion.

Take a pause and imagine Earth traveling around the sun within our solar system. Picture this incredible journey.

Now, consider the vastness of the Milky Way, our galaxy. The Milky Way exists within the universe, alongside billions of other galaxies. Let your mind explore this vastness.

Pause and reflect on the expanding universe, constantly growing with every breath you take. You are an integral part of it. Imagine yourself as a living universe within a vast universe. You are connected to the pulsating life of the unimaginably vast universe.

How does this realization make you feel? Take a moment to embrace this feeling and carry it with you.

Now, gently shift your focus to your feet. Remember that you are sitting on a log. In your mind, stand up and walk back to the forest. Feel your bare feet on the forest floor, the cool bed of leaves touching your toes and heels.

Slowly bring your awareness back to this room. Feel your feet on the ground, your roots deep in the earth. As you keep your focus on your feet, fully bring your awareness back to this room. Notice the chair beneath your body. Listen to the sounds around you.

Continue to bring your attention to your feet. Can you feel them? Gently wiggle your toes and feel the sensation of the floor beneath your feet. Press them slightly against the floor.

Now, wiggle your fingers and rub your palms. Move your shoulders and take a deep breath. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes, starting by looking down and then gradually looking up until you are looking straight ahead.

Take your time with this process. Once your eyes are open, give yourself a good stretch if possible, allowing others the space to do the same in their own time.