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The Campfire: A Guided Meditation

Updated on June 14, 2018
The Transformational Fire
The Transformational Fire

A Tool for Transforming Low Self-Worth

This particular meditation is for those that are suffering from low self-worth. If you are like me, you may have had your share of missed opportunities because you didn’t think you were good enough, or perhaps, you have even pushed people away because you did not feel you were worthy of their love. As a child, there were several events that led to my lack of self-worth:

My grandmother refusing to feed and change me as a baby; being picked on and bullied at school; told that I was hated and wouldn't amount to anything in life

However, it wasn’t until I had a group conversation, Spiritual Therapy, that I had my “aha” moments in which I connected all the dots. You can just imagine that as soon as I discovered the truth, the tears began to fall. My Soul was happy that I finally made this breakthrough.

The healing power of Nature.
The healing power of Nature. | Source

Why Is This So Difficult For So Many?

For the most part, many individuals live their life on an unconscious level. It isn’t their desire to sabotage their life, but those that suffer from low self-worth often sabotage their life and not realize it. We often play the victim, saying the Universe has dealt us a bad card. But if we continue to say, “Why me?,” we will never get to the cause of the problem. However, the good news is that we can transcend this type of consciousness if we ask the right questions.

For example, when I asked the question, “Why do I procrastinate?” The Universe proceeded to flood me with the answers. Old memories began to surface. I soon realized that this procrastination was actually a form of self-sabotage; and this had its roots in low self-worth. It is hard to imagine that events in our childhood could still have effects on us today, but it is very true; and unless we get to the root cause of the problem, we will continue to be plagued by the unresolved issues. What is so special about this guided meditation?

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Working With the Subconscious Mind

This particular meditation uses imagery and powerful suggestions to allow a communication with the subconscious mind. Remember how I said that our behavior is mostly played out on an unconscious level:

We draw people and events to us without realizing it.

Sometimes this unconscious behavior may lead to negative results. However, this meditation works at the level of the subconscious mind in order to re-program the false beliefs that sabotage our life: Transforming them into new positive beliefs that will in effect transform our life. Now, let us begin the guided meditation.

The Guided Meditation Script

Note: The actual audio recording for this guided meditation is right below this script.

To begin with, make yourself comfortable…take in a nice big deep breath, and as you exhale, allow yourself to let go of any tension you may be experiencing…Take in another deep breath…Good…Allow the muscles in your body to relax and soften…Now take in one more deep breath…Feel your body begin to let go…You are doing wonderful…It feels good to relax…

Now, I would like you to imagine that you are sitting in front of a beautiful campfire…The fire is completely warm and inviting…You feel at peace…You feel calm…And as you let go, you discover that you are sinking deeper and deeper into relaxation…You breathe in this beautiful scene that is playing out in front of you…the sound of the fire crackling and its vibrant light is very soothing and calming…Allow your body, mind, and soul to experience this wonderful sensation…

As you sit in front of this soothing camp fire, you can feel the loving light and warmth of the fire massage and relax your entire body, starting at your head…Allow yourself to fully embrace this loving and wonderful light…You, now, feel this relaxing light move down your neck and shoulders…You are doing wonderful…You are finding yourself sinking deeper and deeper into relaxation…This relaxation now moves down your back and chest…It is now moving down your stomach and lower back…Allow your breathing to further assist you into a deeper state of relaxation…This relaxation is now moving down your arms and out through the tips of your fingers…Good…You are enjoying this relaxation…You are feeling completely calm and relaxed…You allow the relaxation to move down your legs and out through the tips of your toes…You are enjoying this state of total relaxation…Your entire body feels completely relaxed…

I would, now, like for you to expand the scene…This is a place in Nature that is special to you…This may be a place from your past, or it could be place that you have invented inside your head...What type of scenery is in your environment?...Are there any particular scents that grab your attention?...How does it feel to be in this special place?...Allow yourself to fully experience and take in the beauty and love…You are completely safe here…You are fully supported by this loving environment that has your best interest in mind…You also notice the beautiful sounds that fill your environment…There is a small brook or stream in the distance…The sound of its flowing water is very soothing and relaxing…There is also a soft breeze that is blowing through the trees…It feels absolutely wonderful on your skin…You also hear the sounds of birds chirping…Their loving songs fill the environment with love…To your right, you notice a fallen log…You decide to take a seat on it and continue taking in nature’s beauty…You have come to this place for assistance in removing your false belief that you are not worthy…This place fully and lovingly supports you with your goal of feeling worthy…

In front of you, you notice a beautiful campfire that the Universe has set up for this beautiful occasion…You allow the sound of this fire, along with the sound of the flowing water to further relax you…You also notice that your gaze is fixed on the beautiful yellow flame…This powerful flame is a reminder of the power that exists within you…Allow yourself to fully take in the strength of this flame…Feel your Solar Plexus Chakra, that is located just above your belly button, to radiate with this vibrant yellow light…This is the power center of your body…You have the power to conquer this false belief that you are not worthy…I would like you to, now, write on a piece of paper, in your mind, all the things that are preventing you from feeling completely worthy…completely loved…I will give you a moment to write these down…

Good…Now, look into the fire and remember the important message that the flame is telling you…You are more powerful than your false belief…You are a powerful creator…Now, toss the paper that you have just written on into the fire…Well done…Do you notice the smoke that is rising?...You have just released the things that are stopping or sabotaging your efforts…Give yourself a pat on the back…Well done!...And just like the powerful yellow flame, you have the power to accomplish what you want in life…You have the tools and resources to make your dreams a reality…You are completely loved and worthy…Whenever you light incense or a candle, let this be a reminder that you are letting go of any false beliefs that you are not worthy…You are beautiful being of love…

In just a moment, I will take you from this loving experience…You will leave feeling empowered and refreshed…1, moving your fingers and toes…2, feeling more aware with each breath…3, 2, 1…Your are eyes open, fully awake…

The Campfire: A Guided Meditation by Terry Fatland

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    • Stephen Austen profile image

      S P Austen 

      3 months ago from Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

      A good article Terry; I included a log fire meditation myself in one of my books, and I always feel that it works so effectively. I think that many spiritual people suffer from low self-esteem due to increased sensitivity. We tend to pick up on the subconscious thoughts and feelings of others, making us empaths. Meditation is certainly the best tool that I have discovered for self-development on all levels. Keep at it, you are doing well! I'm going to follow you with interest on HubPages.

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      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Anna, I truly glad that this meditation found its way to you. It is nice to hear that you are devoted to meditation. The benefits are endless as you probably already know. I'm also glad to hear that you believe we are all one with nature. My life began to shift when I started connecting with nature. I am very thankful for this beautiful connection, as nature helped me grow spiritually. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Anna. :)

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      Anna Haven 

      4 years ago from Scotland

      Jackie had shared your hub and I am glad I looked. I am big meditation devotee and I believe we are all one with nature. Very interesting.

    • Terry27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Kukata Kali, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. I greatly appreciate you voting this hub up.

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      Kukata Kali 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for your expression! Voted up~

    • Terry27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Marie, you are very welcome. I thought it would be quite appropriate for this article/meditation. It serves as another powerful tool for healing. :)

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      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Jackie Lynnley, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. There are different types of meditation that one can explore. This type of meditation is a blend of guided meditation and hypnotherapy. The goal of this type of blend is to soften the ego so that you can get to the core of the issues. What people don't realize is that there could be many layers to an issue. There is also mindful meditation in which you may chose to focus on your breathing. There is also insight meditation in which you open yourself up to receive guidance from the Universe. Then, there is unity meditation in which you wish to connect to the Divine. There are also other types of meditation to explore as well.

      In regards to my childhood, I have forgiven those that have hurt me. However, a spiritual group conversation revealed that my inner child still needed healing. This article/guided meditation was also put together to help others that may be suffering from self-sabotage and low self-worth.

      I'm glad you very able to forgive those that have hurt you. It is also nice to here someone say "I love you". Sometimes people are in so much emotional pain that they cannot bring themselves to share love with others, or themselves for that matter. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with me. Blessings

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      VioletSun 

      4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Terry, Thank you so much for including the link to my book. It's very much appreciated! :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I am not real sure about meditation, I know only good things have been said about it but I guess there is this hypnotic thing about it that puts me off it a little. Really terrible about your childhood and being spoken to that way. Makes me very sad. I hope you can be healed and forgive those who hurt you. That is the only way I could get over being treated that way by my mother-in-law (and others). I just decided something on this earth made her the way she was and I just forgave her because of that. It set me free believing that and although she had Alzheimer's the last time I saw her, she told me she loved me, something she never said to anyone.

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      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Michelle, thank you very much. I appreciate the nice complement. It was my pleasure to share my experience so that I could bring healing to my life and to aid in the healing of others. Peace, Love & Light, Terry

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      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Hi G-Ma, it is good to see you here! I miss campfires too! I have fond memories as a child going camping and having a campfire. Sorry, you aren't allowed to have a campfire where you live. :( I agree that a fireplace does help. I hope you enjoyed the campfire in the meditation. Thanks for the kind words. Hugs, Terry

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This is such an awesome hub, Terry! I love your gentle voice guiding me through this campfire meditation. Thank you for sharing your experiences and how you are moving past the pain and healing in so many ways. Love and light always.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I guess I really do miss the campfires we used to sit beside hour after hour...camping or just in our backyard...now it is not allowed because we are in an Urban Growth Area...bahhh humbug...The fireplace helps though..wonderful Hub and great video you have a very soothing voice...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      WiccanSage, thank you very for the kind words. I truly hope this meditation will give you some comfort. Nature is very powerful. I believe we can still receive benefits even if we only go there is our mind. Love and light.

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      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Ashvina, it is good to see you here. I sounds like the Universe brought you here, or perhaps, it was cat curiosity. I'm sure you will enjoy the meditation. Even though I wrote it for those that suffer from low self-worth, it is a wonderful meditation that benefits all. :)

    • Terry27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Fatland 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      Marie, thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it. You and Erishka inspired this article. It is a gift to our group, as well as those that need to improve their self-worth. Thank you for sharing this on the other websites. :)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      4 years ago

      100% awesome; I love this and am going to try it. I used to love to meditate on campfires, when I could go camping a few years ago, before this dang auto immune disease began running me down. I am going to try this for my daily meditations this weekend. Lovely work! Thanks so much!

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      Feline Prophet 

      4 years ago

      I haven't been here in ages and the almost the first hub I saw when I logged in was yours! Looking forward to trying the meditation....even though I like to believe my self esteem is reasonably high! :)

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      VioletSun 

      4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      You have inspired me to write down my realizations after our spiritual therapy chat in order to work through my realizations. This is a super well done article, and beautiful Youtube. It should help anyone who listens to it and receptive.

      I have tweeted this article and Pin it as well.

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