Crystal Cave Meditation ~ for refreshment of spirit

I posted this about two years ago but thought it could do with another airing now.

Crystal Cave Meditation

 

 For this meditation you may like to have a crystal to focus on; a geode works especially well. Remember to turn the phone off and make sure you are not going to be interrupted. Using either soft music or a natural sounds tape of perhaps a stream will enhance the experience but is not essential as long as you have reasonable quiet around you.

Breathe slowly but without forcing it. Allow yourself to relax and become calm but alert. Let your eyes close naturally and become still.

You walking along in the cool air of an underground passage; the tunnel is lit with softly flickering candles in niches along the walls. The sweet smell of beeswax reaches you every time you pass a niche and your movement causes the candlelight to flicker. It’s very peaceful here and you sense that many people have come along here before; it’s totally safe. The carefully smoothed walls of the tunnel glisten and gleam in the candlelight; when you touch them they are slightly damp and slippery to the touch.

Continue along; the floor slopes steadily but not alarmingly and after a while you come to an opening ahead of you where a light gleams. Go through the opening. You are in a large cave, lit only by candlelight. A single candle floats in a pool of very clear water in the centre of the cave. It seems far lighter in here than you might expect from just one candle and you look round for the reason.

The whole cave is lined with the finest and most lovely crystals you can imagine. You are inside a living geode, a bubble of earth where crystals have grown for centuries. The light from the single candle is reflected from each facet of the tens of thousands of crystals that cover every inch of the walls and ceiling of the cave.

It’s simply breathtaking.

You sit down near the pool of water, there is a low stool carved from oak and you find it very comfortable. As you sit and marvel and the cave, you notice something else. The pool of water is not still; bubbles rise steadily from the centre and you see now that water softly spills over one end of the natural stone bowl, and into a groove in the floor where it trickles away with a lovely sound like living music.

Sit quietly and enjoy the radiance of the earth-born crystals and the music of the earth-born waters. The air is cool and fresh and moist and any difficulties you may have had with breathing vanish in this pure healing air. You feel deeply peaceful and at one with the earth. Touch the water and scoop a little in your hand and bathe your face with it; feel the worries and cares melt away.

Stay as long as you wish, feeling the deep healing this place gives to any who visit, and when you feel it is time to return to the outer world, whisper your prayers to the cave. They will be heard.

As you leave, your movement sets the candle flickering and the light dances and casts rainbows across your face.

Return up the stone passage way and find yourself back where you began. Breathe deeply and when you are ready open your eyes. You are home.

 

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10 thoughts on “Crystal Cave Meditation ~ for refreshment of spirit

  1. I loved reading this. I have one I wrote, but it takes place in a desert oasis. I used to read it to my peer helper kids on retreats to calm them and remove them from the world for a little while.

    m

    • Thank you Margo. That sounds lovely; did you ever post it anywhere?
      One of the ones I am planning for the aromatic meditations (of which there are a number in the archive for Meditation) is also set in a desert, using frankincense.
      xx

  2. Near the end of the meditation I hear something and see two bright eyes shining in the crystal candlelight . Her warm breath forms clouds around her.
    Her breath smells like biscuits and her fur smells like a stuffed animal in a burlap feed sack. Her tail is wagging low and cautiously. It’s my dog “ma” she came to keep me from praying to the cave. Before we leave she drinks deeply from the water and the candle floats over to her and lights her eyes and the cave brilliantly. I am almost blinded.

    Thanks Viv .
    I think it is a very beautiful peaceful place.
    ..

    • Is “Ma” still with you in this world or gone on ahead, the way border collies do?
      I dreamed of Holly last night and woke up crying.
      xx

      • I am sorry are still upset about your dog.
        I have had a lot of dogs because I take strays in.
        I only had one that really upset me when he died. He was with me through a lot of changes like your dog was ,so I understand.

        it was a failed joke I guess – dogma, like I cant pray to a cave

  3. just read this again, it really is very nice, I first heard something similar back in 1999, she talked about going down into a cave seeing candle and crystal with different colors. I’m putting one together for my meditation class. It’s always nice to know that other experience the same things.

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