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Sandwriting

Imagine you are lying on a beach.  The sun is shining brightly.... there is very little wind.  

Hear the gentle waves lapping on the shore....

 

The beach feels like a soft duvet underneath you.  Let your fingers play with the warm, silky sand.  Feel the tiny grains tickle your skin as they slip through your fingers.  Now lay on your back. Can you feel the warmth of the sun on your face?

Imagine yourself soaking in all the energy and warmth of the sun so that it reaches to every part of your body.... making you feel happy, relaxed, energised....

 

Now sit up and look around you...

notice how the smooth white folds of sand stretch out on either side of you....  

There is nobody else to be seen.

And yet you feel quite happy being alone....

 

Now stand up and start walking towards the sea.  Can you sense the hot sand becoming cooler and firmer beneath your feet?  Kneel down and look closely at the tiny grains of sand.  Up close there are many different shapes and colours within its rich texture.....

 

You decide that you want to write your name here, so you trace the outline of the letters in the sand. Then you stand up to see how it looks.... It makes you feel happy and proud to see your own name written on this wide empty page.

 

Although you can only see your name, you know that there have been many other names written on this stretch of sand..... And over time there will be others written there too....

 

As the waves lap onto the shore they creep closer and closer ... until a rushing wave licks at the letters, filling the shallow grooves with water.  As the water runs back, the outline of your name is softened....  with another  wave it sinks even more until it is completely dissolved.  Now your name has disappeared.  The surface of the sand is smooth and clean once more...  

What has happened to your name?....  PAUSE

 

The beach has taken your name into its depths, making part of you a part of itself....

Along with all the other names that have been written here over the days, months, years that have passed....

 

This thought is very satisfying. It makes you feel completely at one with everyone and everything around you....

 

When you are ready, open your eyes and return to this room...

 

 

 

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