This is an easy meditation for anyone to enjoy, quietly.

Go outside to a secluded space.

Put your bare feet into dirt.

Close your eyes and speak lovingly to yourself

with your voice within:

“Beloved One,

Keep light in your heart. Feel the heart light.

Feel relief — you don’t even need to Breathe.

You don’t even need to

Be.

Done with all,

Visualize

your toes

slowly catching fire — one by one.

Slowly burning.

The flame, slowly rising.

Gradually consuming

toes and bones and body.

See yourself as a pile of Ash that

Blows and scatters in the next slight wind.

Sssssssssaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh

hhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

As you blow about and settle on Light and Breeze,

you dust the world. You dance with the light of dawn,

A ring, a ring of roses.

Ashes. Ashes.

We All Fall Down.

Now, Inhale Deeply.

Wiggle your toes. Spread your toes. Laugh at your funny feet.

Behold the connection feet kissing Earth here now.

Feel grateful for these toes and for this breath,

and every breath.

Bow to the Breath and bow to the Death within you.

3 thoughts on “Grave Meditation

  1. These words resonated:

    “Close your eyes and speak lovingly to yourself
    with your voice within:
    “Beloved One,
    Keep light in your heart. Feel the heart light.
    Feel relief — you don’t even need to Breathe.

    A profound reflection on the need to care for ourselves.

    1. Clanmother, thank you for discovering a resonance. I appreciate self care in all forms. These days I am enjoying extra self care in long walks and long baths. What kinds of self care do you like?

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