Third meditation from guest blogger Caroline Sherwood.

From the book: Making Friends with Ourselves: Introducing Children to Meditation.

 

BREATHING THE SKY

To encourage interest in colour and its relationship to mood and emotion

To develop a quality of spaciousness and openness in which opportunities can arise, and understanding can grow

To develop perspective.

Have you noticed that you can breathe in colours? Try it, when you see a colour you like. You can do this at home, at school, out shopping – anywhere, in fact. It’s especially good to do in the country or in the park.

When you look at the grass,

IMAGINE YOURSELF BREATHING IN ITS GREEN-NESS, THE SKY – ITS BLUENESS, A FLOWER – ITS YELLOWNESS, OR PINKNESS…

How do the different colours make you feel?

When you’re outside on a bright day, see if you can –

BREATHE IN THE SKY, & LET IT GO

& BREATHE IT IN,

& FEEL THE LIGHTNESS OF THE SPACE YOU ARE

& HOW MUCH SPACE

IS ALL AROUND

AND…LET IT GO…AND…

Additional Activities:

  • Matching colours to emotions
  • What things are what colour and why (jewels, flowers, food)
  • What colours do you like wearing?
  • What colours do you avoid? Why?
  • Sharing experiences of Sky-Breathing.
  • Find books, poems, stories about colour.