Super Fun: a kids story and guided meditation

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Hello everyone. We’re trying something
new. Some of you have told us the meditations are a bit long. We hear you
and we’re shortening some of them. Please tell us what you think on Facebook and
Twitter @AhwayIsland. We want you and your kids to enjoy and relax so your
feedback is very important. Thank you! Just one more message before we begin.
Welcome back to Be Calm on Ahway Island. Our meditation and story will begin in
just a moment. First, we have a message for our caring
adults. We would like to mention that our podcast, website, and YouTube channel
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Thank you. Now on with relaxing. Hello everyone. Let’s get ready to Be
Calm on Ahway Island. I know you’re looking forward to our deep dragon breaths, I am
too. First, let’s see if you have everything you want for our story today.
Are the lights in your room dim or off? Do you have your favorite blanket, or
listening buddy? Before we begin our story, let’s relax. Set your listening
buddy to your side and let’s start by taking three deep dragon breaths. Breathe
in through your nose, filling up your chest and belly, and then out
through your mouth, pretending you are breathing fire. Ready?
Okay. Deep breath in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Feel your legs, back, and belly soften.
Again, deep breath in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Now as your chest, arms, and shoulders
relax, think of a mama deer gently nudging her baby up onto its feet,
encouraging the fawn to stand on its own. You feel connected and loved, just like
the baby deer. Last one. Fill up your chest and belly. Deep breath in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Close your eyes as your head, face, and
neck soften completely relaxed. Loving energy surrounds you and you are
cherished. Enjoy the feeling of relaxation and hold your hands as if you
are holding a beach ball. You are holding a ball of loving energy. Feel the
warmth in your hands. Now let go of the ball and allow it to roll down to your
feet. Imagine the ball releasing energy into your feet. Take a deep breath in and
out (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) as you enjoy the feeling of warmth in
your feet. Now, feel the energy warming your legs as it flows up to your lower
back. Let’s take another deep dragon breath. Fill up your chest and belly in
and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) The stream of energy warms your
back, and you relax Now the energy stream
flows into your tummy feel the warmth and breathe, filling up your chest and
belly in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Your tummy is calmed by the loving
energy. Next the loving energy flows up
into your chest and heart. Feel your heart relax and warm
as it swells with love. Enjoy the feeling, and take a
deep dragon breath in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Now the energy flows up into your neck.
Can you feel your neck warm and soften? Breathe in and out allowing the energy
to flow up into your forehead just above your eyes and between your eyebrows. Finally the energy reaches the top of
your head. Notice the energy is now flowing through your entire body. Can you
feel it warming your toes, your legs, your back, your Tummy, your heart,
your neck and your head. Continue to feel the warmth of the
loving energy as it flows through you, from your toes to the top of your head,
and out. Notice how the energy keeps flowing. A
constant stream fills you with love. Now, let’s take three more deep dragon
breaths. Deep breath in and out (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Feel your legs, back, and belly soften.
Again, deep breath in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Now, as your chest, arms, and shoulders
relax, think of a mama deer gently nudging her baby up on to its feet,
encouraging the fawn to stand on its own. You feel connected and loved, just like
the baby deer. Last one. Fill up your chest and belly. Deep breath in and out. (Inhale and Exhale Slowly) Keep your eyes closed as your face,
head, and neck soften, completely relaxed. Loving energy surrounds you, and you are
cherished. Great job everyone. I hope you are tucked in nice and cozy.
Okay I think we’re ready to begin our story. Let’s Be Calm on Ahway Island. our
story today is “Super Fun.” Owen hurriedly set up the family room
today. Allie was coming over to finish their
superhero training and she would be here any minute.
The doorbell rang as Owen finished getting their training course in place.
He opened the door. There stood Allie with a broad smile
on her face. “Hi Owen! I’m ready to finish my superhero training.” she exclaimed,
skipping right into the house and striking a power pose. “Great!”
Owen said, “Follow me!” Allie followed Owen into the family room
and picked up the blue cape as Owen swung the purple cape over his shoulders.
“Are you ready to use our super smarts to decipher the coded instructions and
make some tools with the alien elements?” “I’ve been trying to figure out how the alien
ever since I left!” Allie said. “Let’s get started!”
Owen said as he handed her the instructions. The super kids leapt over to
the table where the basket rested, capes flying out behind them. Allie spread the
instructions out on the table. “Let’s see” she said tapping her head with her
finger. “I don’t speak this alien language, so I think we’re going to have
to match the pictures.” “That sounds like a plan.” Owen agreed. As he gently moved the
basket he said, “I’ll take the alien elements out of the containment module.”
The friends imagined fog rolling out of the containment module has Owen reached
in and carefully placed each colorful block on the table. Allie examined each
alien element and matched them up with the sheet. When every piece had been matched
she said “Okay, let’s see if we can put this together.” Owen suggested.
I’ll work on the pieces on this side of the directions
and you work on that side.” Allie nodded in agreement and the two superheroes got to
work. In no time each had finished assembling the alien elements. Now they
were ready to put their pieces together. As Allie added her piece to Owen’s
she gasped. “Is that what I think it is?” “It’s a supersonic hearing device!” they
exclaimed together. “We have to try this out!” Owen put the device to his ear and
heard a loud rustling sound. He looked around trying to find the source. Then he
realized that Allie was twirling the end of her cape between her fingers. Owen
laughed and said, “All I can hear is you twirling your cape!” Allie stopped twirling
her cape and shrugged her shoulders with a smile. “Can I listen now?”
she asked. “Sure” Owen said, handing her the supersonic hearing device. Allie put the
device up to her ear and heard a parade of footsteps. She looked all over trying
to find the source of the sound. Finally, she looked out of the window and
saw a troop of ants climbing the side of the house. Now Allie began to laugh and
point to the ants. She handed the hearing device to Owen and Owen listened to the
sound of the ants footsteps. “Well, I guess we know it works.” he said laughing along
with Allie. “Let’s go to that cave in the mysterious
forest where the dog led us. Maybe we’ll hear something there.” Allie suggested
After asking Owen’s mom they headed outside and looked around trying to
remember the path the three dogs had taken. Slowly the two heroes made their
way through the forest. Allie battled with one of the trees for Owen’s purple cape
and Owen battled one for Allie’s blue cape. Now, holding their capes tightly, the pair
reached the clearing in the front of the cave in the middle of the forest. “Ready?”
Allie asked and put the supersonic hearing device up to her ear. She heard the sound
of deep dragon breaths in and out. (Deep Breath) Allie began to feel very calm as she
breathed along in and out. (Deep Breath) Owen watched his friend relax, and feeling a
bit puzzled, gently took the device from Allie as she’d offered it. Now
Owen heard the deep dragon breaths in and out (Deep Breath) coming from the cave, and he joined in
calming as well. The two superhero friends stopped and looked at each other.
“There’s something resting in that cave.” Allie said. “Should we peek in?” Owen asked.
“I think we should make some more equipment before we do that. We don’t
know what’s in there. Allie answered him “Good idea.”
Owen said, and they slowly and quietly made their way out of the forest so they
wouldn’t wake the sleeping animal. When they reached Owen’s house
Allie’s parents were waiting. It was time for her to go home.
The friends hugged goodbye. “Next time we can play at my house .” Allie said. She walked
away with her parents. Owen sat down to dinner with his
family. They laughed and talked about the day. Before he knew it, a big yawn escaped
his mouth. “It looks like it’s time to get ready for bed.”
Owen’s mom said. Owen nodded. He was feeling especially relaxed and ready to
go to bed. As he finished his bedtime routine, Owen went to his room,
hugged his teddy bear, and snuggled into his comfy bed. Owen thought of all he had to be
grateful for. Owen was happy they had finished the
supersonic hearing device. He felt thankful they had started a new
adventure. Owen couldn’t wait to see what was
living in the cave. Most of all, Owen felt grateful to have a friend like Allie.
Owen gave himself a tight hug and relaxed, wishing everyone peace and
happiness. Taking a deep dragon breath in and out, (Deep Breath) Owen sank into his soft pillow. He took
another deep dragon breath in and out, (Deep Breath) closed his eyes and smiled. Then one more
deep dragon breath in and out (Deep Breath) Owen’s mind quieted and he drifted off into a deep
sleep, wondering what was living in the cave in the center of the enchanted
forest. Thank you for joining us to Be Calm on
Ahway Island. See you next time.

 

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