836. Creative Condor: a calming story and meditation for bedtime

Caitie Condor has to get creative when she is stuck inside her cave on a rainy day.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:45

Creative Condor: Excerpt:

High in the scenic Ahway Island mountains, Caitie Condor perched at the edge of her cozy cave, gazing out at the majestic canyon spread out below her. Raindrops beat against the rocks outside, splashing at Caitie’s feet. The sky above was draped in a thick blanket of dark grey clouds. Every now and then, a brilliant flash of lightning illuminated the sky, followed by the low rumble of thunder echoing against the mountain’s peaks.  It was a day for staying inside, snug and warm.

Caitie loved to look at the canyon, even on stormy days like this. The rugged cliffs, streaked with ribbons of red and orange, reminded her of the colors of the sunrise. Below, the river cut its course through the mountain. Its waters were rising from the rain. The sound of the rushing water below was like a soothing melody, calming Caitie’s spirit despite the raging storm.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow.

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