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February 10, 2024

Sometimes it is quite difficult to call up self-love from within. During these times, gentle visualization may support us to sense the self-care and compassion we inherently deserve. No matter who you are, you deserve to be cloaked in a blanket of love.

This self love meditation script is a 10-minute practice to help us experience unconditional love and compassion. It may be useful if we’re struggling with an inner critic or if we’ve been feeling stressed or overworked.

You can use this meditation in your personal practice or when guiding others. May it serve us all to experience what it’s like to be enveloped in love.

  • Practice Time: Approx. 10 minutes
  • Purpose: Self-Love
  • May Help With: Self-Compassion, Relaxation
  • Practice Level: Beginner
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Here’s a Sample of the “The Blanket of Love: A Self Love Meditation Script” Guided Meditation Script:

Take a moment to come to a comfortable seated position, turning your attention towards your breath, and making any adjustments required for comfort.

Close your eyes or lower your gaze when you feel ready.

Now, gently notice any tension you might be holding in the jaw area.

Kindly, without judgment, allow it to seep downwards and into the earth.

Notice any tension you might be holding in your neck or shoulders… and see if you can allow that tightness to melt slowly, running down your body and into the ground that can hold and transform it.

Noticing any other places within your body where you might be holding or bracing…

self love meditation script, The Blanket of Love: A Self Love Meditation Script

And grant them permission, even if just for the next short while, to take a break. Release any tension that can be safely and comfortably released.

[pause]

Now I’d like you to imagine a blanket. This blanket is made from the most beautiful, delightful material you can think of.

For some, it might be silk. For others, it might be soft and warm like fleece.

Alternatively, your blanket might be made of flowers… or it might be knit of the softest natural wool.

And then notice what color this blanket is, whether solid or multi-toned. Let it take on whatever color or colors you gravitate towards most, anything that soothes and comforts you.

Now, I’d like you to imagine this blanket draping over you in the most gentle, loving way.

How to Use the Self Love Meditation Script

This guided meditation script for self love is a beautiful practice for feeling truly and unconditionally cared for. You can use it in a number of ways, whether personally or professionally.

For personal practice, consider recording yourself reciting the script. Then lean back, close your eyes or soften your gaze, and practice with your own guidance.

If you’re a mindfulness teacher looking to share this with others, you might:

  • Host a Workshop on Self-Compassion: Use this script as one of the practices you guide your participants through.
  • Lead a Self-Care Retreat: This can be a lovely practice to end a day with during a multi-day meditation retreat.
  • Guide in One-to-One Sessions: You can also use this practice during one-to-one meditations with clients. 

Be aware that self-compassion isn’t easy for a lot of people. Even though the intention of this practice is positive, self-compassion can trigger negative self-talk. Teach with trauma-sensitivity and allow your students to share openly about what their experience of the practice was like.

Conclusion

We all deserve to be blanketed in love. When we struggle to cultivate it from within, we can use visualization to imagine love moving over and through us. So, may this practice be supportive for you and/or your students, creating a sense of what it feels like to embody love - through and through.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]