I really like this sleep meditation and have been using it often. Insomnia
likes to visit my bed at its own discretion and timing. So I have found
guided imagery with music most helpful during those times.
The male voice is soothing and soft with a pleasant accent. It’s counter
productive to find your mind wandering in noting you really can’t relax
and follow your guide when all you can think about is how irritating the
voice is to your ears! It lasts an hour and most nights I don’t get past the
first half where I am already drifting in my dreams amongst the stars.
I spend the first 5 min or so lying on my back…mind clear…and allow
my body to sink into the mattress while focusing on the narrator. As
I do this I allow each inhale of breath to settle into each section of my
body and feel it relax…starting with my feet and work upward with
each slow relaxed inhale. Not thinking any words but only observing
as I begin to let go of tension in each body part. With one last long
slow exhale I can feel a slight tingle starting on the top of my head…
traveling down my arms to my fingers and ending in my toes.
At that point I turn over to my sleeping position and allow myself to
be guided to sleep.
(Commentary written by Jasmine-webmistress of The Majickal Garden)