1. Decide on a place to go during the meditation. It can be an imaginary place or a real place.
2. Include as many interesting descriptions as you can about this place so that the meditating child can feel like he or she is really there.
3. Include all of the senses in the meditation. Feel free to go beyond the five senses and include extra senses (anything is possible in meditation). The more sensory descriptions that are included, the higher the quality of imagery your meditation will have, so be very descriptive.
4. Create one or more parts of the meditation for the meditating child to fill in with his or her imagination. Give the general guidelines, but let the child fill in the details with his or her imagination.
5. Write the meditation in second person and use present tense. Everything is happening to the child who is meditating and everything is happening now.
6. Keep it all positive. Don't include anything scary or awful.
7. Read the meditation aloud and edit for content, grammar and spelling and make any corrections that are needed. Make sure that it flows smoothly and gently.
8. Locate some relaxing music (no vocals or lyrics) or nature sounds to play quietly during the meditation.
9. Decide upon a relaxing location for the child to meditate. Ask him or her to lie down, breathe in and out deeply and relax.
10. Start the music and read the meditation that you have written.
Here are some examples:
Including all of the senses
As you breathe in the ocean waves and breathe out to let them roll back into the vast, blue -green ocean, turn your thoughts to the beach. The sand is the color of brown sugar and you can feel it squishing between your toes. As you breathe in again, the smell of the salty air makes you feel calm and relaxed. You can hear the seagulls sing their ocean songs as you become more and more relaxed.
Creating one or more parts of the meditation to be filled in by the meditating child
Then your meditation guide appears. What does he or she look like?
Is it a person?
Make sure to take a picture of your meditation guide with your third eye so that you can remember him or her later.
Your meditation guide has come to give you a special gift. He or she reaches into a velvet pouch and pulls out something that fills your heart with joy.
What is it? Make sure to take picture of it with your third eye so that you can remember what it looks like.
Using second person and present tense
As you walk along the beach, you notice a cave in the distance. You decide to go in to see what’s inside.
So take your thoughts there, the cave isn’t dark because the sun is shining through small holes in the ceiling. You can see everything.