There are seven directions we can feel into to increase our felt sense of what is within and around us. Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation that explores all of the seven directions.
Settling into the body, finding a posture that feels balanced, upright, dignified. Some people like to sit with a strong back and a soft front. Maybe just wiggling a little bit to find a way of being that feels balanced, alert, and supple at the same time. Connecting with what's below, grounding the body, grounding into the body, noticing how we're breathing, where can we find sensations of the breath and the body. Breathing with this embodied presence.
Now, including in your awareness the space in front of you. Having your eyes gently closed or looking downward, sensing into the space in front of you. Sensing into the front part of your body and how it's connecting with the space in front of you. Noticing how far in front of you, you can stent from the body. You may feel that you're radiating energy outwards in front of you or receiving energy from in front of you. Or feeling distinctly separate, but just sensing into this space in the front side of your body.
And now shifting our awareness to the right side of the body, sensing into the space to our right, from the right side of our right foot and leg, torso, body, arms, shoulders, and sensing into the right side of the body and the space on the right. Shifting our awareness to the space behind us, to the back side of the whole body, from the back of the heels and the ankles and the calves, the hamstrings, the bottom, the back, the back of the head.
It's connection with what's behind us. Sensing what's behind us from the back of the body. Shifting our awareness to the left side of the body, left side, the left foot, ankle, leg, left side of the torso, body, arm, left side of the neck and head, ear. Feeling left side what I can sense with this space on our left.
Now shifting our awareness to what's above us and our connection, the space above the body, above the shoulder, from the head, sensing into the energy. Are we radiating energy up or receiving energy? Or is there a distinct separation? Noticing any connection with the space above us. Shifting our awareness to what's below us. Noticing how this space feels below.
Sensing into the earth, energy, or solidity. Anything that you can sense underneath you right now. Now shifting our awareness to the inside of the body. Sensing into the different energies from the skin inward. The energies in the body. Now expanding our awareness to sense into energies outside the body, in front, to the right, behind you, to the left, above, below.
Sensing into the space around the body. How does that feel? Sensing into the energy of the body, in the body, and around the body. Together, simply sensing. And may we bring the same quality of awareness to the rest of our day. Maybe taking a deep breath or two. And opening your eyes whenever you're ready.