Two Black Cockatoos

Today as I was doing a mega clean out of the garden shed before hard rubbish day, 2 enormous black cockatoos majestically cruised over head and I stopped to gaze in quiet awe.

In my imagination I instantly saw them as myself and my man. We were gliding in congruence with them. At that moment and afterwards I felt a great freedom, expansion and elation in having witnessed them.

This following meditation is written in honour of the experience from a gratful heart filled with wonder at their magic!

Thank you Black Cockatoos!

 

Sandy Mc Lean - 'black cockatoo' 

Sandy Mc Lean - 'black cockatoo' 

Close your eyes and come and meet me on an iner journey through the skies of your mind...

First start down here on earth. 

You are in your physical 'home'. 

You are surrounded by 'things' down here on the earth level. Picture these 'things' that surround you. Old clothes, kitchen appliances, furniture, books, a broken lamp, a suitcase without a wheel! What 'things' surround you? Some of them may be useful and some may have outlived their use.

See these 'things' as extensions of yourself and the energy you put out into the world. Is it harmonious? Is it uplifting? Or is it confusing or chaotic?

Feel what surrounds you and decide now if it truly is an expression of 'you'. 

Now I offer you to rise. 

Glenn Brady - 'black cockatoos'

Glenn Brady - 'black cockatoos'

Rise up. 

Out of your 'things' and your surroundings. See your home and space getting smaller as you drift higher and higher above it into the sky! 

Feel the sense of freedom! Feel the liberation of letting go! You never were any of those things! You are a free being! "You can't take it with you" as 'they' say (and 'they' seem to be right)!

Now feel how it is to soar... To glide in a clear blue sky that washes over you with the sun which is close and warm. 

You are free. 

Elspeth McLean - 'red tailed black cockatoo dream catcher' 

Elspeth McLean - 'red tailed black cockatoo dream catcher' 

You celebrate experiences! 

Your true 'home' is the sky and what lies beyond it! In fact you are always 'home'  regardless of your surroundings.

How does is feel to be untethered and free of earthly 'things'?  

How does it feel to be free? 

Enjoy your discoveries! 

You have a wild part in you that is always this way and always will be.  

We are all free! 

Let yourself soar in this freedom for as long as you like...

When you are ready to return, picture yourself gently landing on some grass.

Feel your toes spread as they bury themselves in the soft grass and your whole body is supported by the earth once more.

You may choose to view your surroundings differently and perhaps take action to revise them accordingly. When the time is right and if it suits you. Or you may just enjoy this moment.

You are back, only now you know you can 'rise above it all' whenever you want. 

Good night. May you dream vividly.