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Meditation Guide

To: alt.religion.wicca
From: "Julie White" 
Subject: Meditation Guide
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 01:45:25 GMT

Meditation Guide

Of course there are as many ways to meditate as there are those who
meditate, a cliché - which happens to be true. Here is a guide with methods
that are tested and used by the Webmistress. Her favourite way of entering
an altered state and guides to what can be done once it is achieved. These
are methods you can grow with, they will develop as your skill increases.
Best of luck with your inner journeys!

the Alpha Countdown
Close your eyes and clear your mental screen.
Then create the following numbers one by one in its respective color on your
screen. 7 - red
6 - orange
5 - yellow
4 - green
3 - blue
2 - indigo
1 - hite/purple/orchid.
Keep the numbers on the screen for as long as you like, but keep focused on
the number and how you sink deeper and deeper for every step/number.
Once you have reached alpha, I suggest you do some kind of cleansing before
you continue your meditation, such as saying "I am now in alpha and I am
giving myself a complete cleansing", or washing yourself with white light,
or pulling all negativity out of your body and throwing it into a
well/toilet/river beneath a bridge.
If you want to put a more advanced touch to this, you can make these numbers
appear on the steps of a spiral staircase going down. Then each step will
really take you deeper down into alpha! When I do this, for every step I
take on my murky stone staricase I say "deepest psychic and magical level".
When you get to the bottom you reach your meditational kingdom and only you
can tell what you'll find there...

This very basic but oh so useful method of reaching alpha is based on many
things, the colors and numbers corresponds to the rainbow and also to the
chakras. Meaning you can use this to incorporate it into chakra healing,
which i discussed below.

Basic Meditiation
-Alpha countdown
-rid yourself of negativity at the well
-your sacred glade
Use your favourite way of reaching alpha. From experience it is best to do
some cleansing and affirmation before you continue. An affirmation could be
sometging like "I have now entered alpha, and everything I do while here
will be correct and good and harm no one. I give myself a complete
cleansing." Then try to pull out every negative thought and all the negative
things from your everyday life that seem to weigh you down. Draw them out of
your body and mind and feel how it is all pulled out, leaving a fresh you in
its track! Then throw these things away and make sure they don't come back.
Do this visually - they can be flushed down the toilet, thrown into a well
with the lid put back on, or thrown into a river from a bridge while you
watch your worries float away or sink to the bottom. Use your imagination to
(at least temporarily) throw away your poverty, a nagging boss, a stalking
ex, ect.

Once you feel you have rid yourself of all that extra baggage you are ready
to move into your own little world. Turn away from the
well/toilet/bridge/whatever and visualize yourself walking along a forest
path. What would be the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon? A glade in
the forest? A crystal cave? A deserted beach? We will use the glade in this
example but choose whichever scene you would like as your own favourite
sacred spot. The forest path is leading you towards the glade. Have a look
around to see what you might pass along the way. (Keeping a journal of your
meditations is a good idea, you might begin to see patterns, symbols and
messages in your journeys after a while.) Then let the path open up and
reach your sacred glade. Have a look around and get a feel for the place.
Focus on the atmosphere, and the way it makes you feel. What do you find
there? Maybe there is a tree or a bench where you can sit, or perhaps you
will want to lie down on the grass and feel its texture on your skin. Use
all your senses to explore the glade.

Where you go from here is up to you. There are endless possibilities. You
can use the glade as your safe starting point and journey further to other
places and learn new things and see new places. Or you can choose to stay in
this place during most of your journeys. After all, you can do almost
anything right here. Meet and play with your totem animal, meet with a
spritual guide, perform rituals and celebrate sabbats/esbats with
otherworldly effects... The latter is a good alternative if you live in a
non-pagan environment with a non-understanding spouse/roommate/parent, or if
you are just too stressed out with too little time to perform a fullblown
ritual in flesh! You can go all out and practise skyclad with beautiful
athames, candles and statues.

The important thing about the sacred glade is that it is a safe and positive
environment, which makes it safe for the beginner and a good place to start
out from for the advanced.

There is a lot of room for growing and advancing within this framework. But
as always, keep on reading as much as you can from as many sources as
possible if this is something you wish to practise.

Chakra healing meditation
-Alpha countdown.
-well (rid yourself of negativity)
-chakras from red to white, focusing on special areas and special problems.

Chakra healing isn't very hard or time consuming once you've learned it, and
can be done as often or as seldom as you like, but you'll always feel very
When I do it I use my usual favourite staircase to take me down to alpha
state, you can use whatever way is best for you. When you've reached alpha
and are totally relaxed, rid yourself of negativity but pulling/drawing it
out of your body and throwing it in a well/toilet/river beneath a bridge.
Then focus on each of the chakras in turn. Start from the bottom and go up.
For each chakra envision it as a centre filled with its respective color and
try to cleanse that color of all it's impurities. You can visualise this as
vacuum-cleaning or dusting off with a broom or whatever feels best. I tumble
dry mine in a fast tornado that sucks up all the negative spots... Do this
until you feel the chakra is cleansed of all negativity and feels
revitilised, then move on to the next chakra. When you're done with them all
you can either continue your meditation with other things you wanted to do,
or you can take yourself up from the alpha state and wake up in the real
world again - with lots more energy!

For a guide of the chakras - where they are, their respective colors and
what they affect in your body and in your life.

Of course it is a good idea to study this further if you want to work with
it in the future. As with everything, studying will always bring you more
knowledge, and knowing more about what you do will always be safer and more

Visualisation practice
If you have problems 'seeing' things in your mind while attempting the
meditation exercises, try to practise simple visualization for a while. When
you master that, have a go at it again and you'll see the difference.
Visualization is a pillar in both meditation and spellwork, so if you want
to delve into those areas, try this simple visualization exercise.
-Focus on an object for some time. Then close your eyes and 'see' it on your
eyelids in as much detail as you can. Hold the image for as long as you can
without loosing focus. Concentrate on shapes and colors.
-As you get better, try to manipulate/animate the object to make it do what
you wish it to do.
-When you master that let all your senses explore the object. What kind of
texture does it have? Does it have a fragrance? Can you hear it? etc.

Now you can recreate the object completely in your mind!


~~~~~~~~  Julie White  ~~~~~~

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