Clear my thoughts

Focus on your day today. Start from this morning when you woke up. Try to remember how you felt. (pause 2 sec) What were you thinking? Reflect on whether these thoughts were bringing you joy or if they were causing unease. Were these thoughts making you happy or were they unsettling? Evaluate that. (pause 3 min) Imagine, you have a bag on your lap. If you find them, put any unsettling thoughts from early morning in the bag. (pause 4 sec) Now follow your thoughts as you set off to school today. Were they any negative thoughts on your way to school? Put those in the bag too. (pause 4 sec) And what happened when you came to school?

Think of each lesson you’ve had today so far. Take a moment and think about each one. Check each lesson for the quality of your thoughts. Were they happy? Or were they unsettling? Take a moment to collect any unsettling thoughts and put those in your bag too. I will give you a bit of time to do that. (pause 7 sec) Now have one more check anywhere else today. In the dining hall, in corridors, outside, during breaks, while having a test or any other situation. If you find any more, put the last bit of negative thoughts in the bag. (pause 4 sec) Now imagine you are back again sitting on the log, holding the bag on your lap.

Envision a scenario where, all of a sudden, the Earth cracks open right before your feet. Moreover, it opens a hole, wide and deep, revealing the mysterious depths beneath. It is all very dark in there. Drop your bag in the hole. Don’t worry about doing this. Furthermore, the Earth excels in transforming anything heavy and negative into vibrant living energy, akin to compost. Just give it to her. Drop it in. See it disappear. (pause 5 sec). Now see the ground close. It is all back to normal. Grass is rapidly growing on it. All is repaired. There is no trace of anything there. You are now free of the bag and the thoughts. Enjoy this feeling of lightness and freedom for a moment. Gently, gently focus on your feet again. Remember you are still sitting on the log. In your mind stand up and walk back to the forest.

Focus on your bare feet on the forest floor, feel the cool bed of leaves touching your toes and your heels. (pause 3 sec) Now slowly bring your awareness to this room. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel your roots deep in the ground. As you keep focus on your feet ,bring your awareness to this room now fully. Become aware of the chair under your body. Listen for the sounds around you. Bring your mind back to your feet. Where are they? Can you feel them? Gently wiggle your toes. Feel the full sensation of the floor beneath your feet. Slightly press them on the floor. Wiggle your fingers and rub your palms. Move your shoulders. Take a deep breath. When you are ready slowly open your eyes, first looking down then up and up until you are looking straight ahead.

Do this in your own time. When your eyes are open give yourself a good stretch if at all possible in silence to give others space to do the same in their own time.