With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s time to cultivate gratitude and appreciation for all mothers. Whether you’re celebrating the maternal figure in your life, or are a mother yourself, here is a meditation script to celebrate motherhood.
Begin in an upright seated position that helps you embody both dignity and ease. Root your sitting bones down onto your chair or your mat, and lengthen the spine up towards the ceiling.
Scan your body from the top of your forehead down to the tips of your toes. Feel your body alert and aware, but still relaxed. Notice the rhythm and cadence of your breath. Then, when you are ready, close your eyes.
Bring to mind a maternal figure that you’d like to focus your meditation on. This can be your grandmother, mother, a friend, or even yourself. This person may be somebody alive, or somebody who has already passed on.
Hold this person in your mind gently and lovingly. How does this mother figure appear in your mind? Notice any colors that surround them, any textures and sensations that you may feel. Observe any emotions that come up.
Imagine this person as though they were there in front of you, and feel genuinely connected to them. You may even visualize a green thread connecting both the centers of your heart, activating your heart chakras.
Set the intention to send loving kindness to this person. You can say the following affirmations quietly, or in your mind: I recognize you as a maternal figure in my life. I am grateful for your nurturing care and guidance. I wish you love, health, and peace.
Repeat these affirmations quietly, about three times. You may linger on each word. Then, focus on how each word holds meaning and love.
When you are ready to end your meditation practice, let go of those affirmations and any images you may still be holding. Then when you are ready, open your eyes.