564. Rainbow Chase: a relaxing meditation and bedtime story

Petunia Possum realizes that the journey can be as important as the destination on a rainy morning with her friend Bernie Bear.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:07

Rainbow Chase Excerpt:

It was a rainy autumn afternoon in the Ahway Island Forest. The raindrops gently fell on top of Petunia Possum’s little head as she stepped out from the hole in the tree stump that was her home and into the gentle rain. Her paws sloshed in the soggy grass around her tree stump.


Looking around, Petunia could see big puddles had formed from all the rain. With a grin, Petunia jumped into the puddles one by one, splashing water all over herself. Petunia began to giggle as she played in the puddles near her stump. Petunia loved the rain: it was so refreshing and such a great way to wake herself up!


What Petunia loved most about the rain was that it helped bright beautiful flowers grow. After it rained, the flowers seemed to pop out like small pieces of a rainbow that had fallen to the ground, growing into stunning treasures for everyone to admire.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine you are a baby penguin snuggled close to its papa.

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