You will need to tape record this journey, but can pause as often and
as long as you like. This will be a journey you will want to repeatedly
savor. Here is the script you will record:
I am safe and comfortable. Safe. Comfortable. I am looking for a
change in my life. I know change will be good for me.
The journey begins on the shore of a great bay. Small wavelets lap
on the shore. I look out across the bay onto the sea beyond. Unobstructed,
I feel I can see to the end of the world. The weather’s perfect--sunny,
but not too brilliant and not too hot or cold, just right. High whispy
clouds make for a perfect day.
A young child comes up behind me as I'm
staring out to sea.
The child asks who’s come wanting change to improve a life. I am stunned
but answer that I want this change to improve my life.
The child takes me by the hand and leads me to a large row boat,
and directs me to enter. An old fisherman in a slicker and rain hat
sits in the boat’s bow; I sit in the middle; the child sits in the stern
of the boat.
As if propelled by a silent motor, the boat leaves the shore and
moves into the bay. The sky is becoming cloudy. The further out we go,
the choppier become the waves and the darker the sky. The child asks
if I still want change. I say that I do and wonder what this has to
do with the boat or the darkening sky.
Soon I am becoming frightened, buffetted about in the boat by ever
larger waves. The fisherman looks worried. The child is soaked through
by the waves and must yell for me to hear above the mounting storm.
The child asks why I want a change to improve my life.
Huge waves are coming at us now; the sky is black; the fisherman
is shaking his head. Things are not going well in this storm. We all
I answer. The skies clear. We safetly return to the shore. The child
looks at me and I know that something needs to change, but the change
needs to occur in me rather than in the world.
Contented, I return to consciousness feeling fully challenged by
my journey to my ideal relationship.
You may expand your journey, but just remember to close your journey
with a sense of awareness, contentedness and preparedness.
Later, when you are relaxed and seated, play it back to yourself, eyes
closed. Learn from yourself.