As an 'eclectic' spiritualist, I tend to mix and match techniques from various origins to fit my needs. After all, the most important things are the
progress you make on your spiritual journey and the results you get. If there is one thing I strongly belief, it is that we are all guided... on the
1.: we allow ourselves to be guided.. and 2.: we allow our guide to guide us.
Unfortunately I meet a lot of people who say they can't feel or contact their guide and they do not feel guided at all.
The following technique I like to share with all of you is one that originated in self hypnosis and regression therapy, mixed with meditation and
visualization... with the goal to meet your spiritual guide.
It's a fun exercise that requires a bit of imagination and one that you can try before going to sleep or any time during the day when you are sure you
won't be disturbed. Don't worry, you won't go under hypnoses, I assure you that you will stay fully conscious during the exercise, only in a very
relaxed state, like in a meditation.
The intention is that you go with the flow in your visualizations, so it doesn't require the focus you need in advanced meditation... it would be best
to set an alarm clock on 30 min... wouldn't be the first time I fell asleep why doing this (unfortunately when that happens, you didn't have the
chance to experience the grand finish)
First thing to do is find a quite place to lay down where you are comfortable and won't be disturbed. Close your eyes and relax. Focus on your
breathing and take long, slow breaths.
Imagine that you are outside, try to see your environment as if you are really there. This can take a few min to achieve, but once you have the image
before your eyes you won't loose it.
Now see in front of you and imagine stairs going down, leading to a beautiful green garden.
Try going down the stairs, very slowly and relaxed.
Tell yourself that, with every step you take, you become more and more relaxed. See the stairs and see the garden below you and go down till you reach
the garden in the most relaxed state. Once there, take a few min to admire that garden and keep the image real.
Imagine a soap bubble in your garden, one large enough to fit you inside it. Take a moment to make the image real and don't loose sight of your
garden. Once you have it, slowly walk towards the bubble and step inside of it.
When you feel you are loosing grip on your visualization, take a moment to strengthen it.
Your inside the bubble? Good, now with your mind, tell it to move up towards the sky and bring you to the stars!
While the bubble is moving, with you in it, look outside, see your garden getting smaller under you and enjoy the ride until you find yourself between
When you get to this point you should feel completely relaxed and one with your visualization. At this point you won't loose it so easily.
Ok, by now you have reached the stars and you can see several around you. Now pick one. It doesn't matter which one or which color or size it has,
just pick the one you like most and Command your bubble to take you there and land on it's surface.
Again, take your time to see your environment move around you, see how you are getting closer to the star and experience the entire journey towards
the surface of the star... don't loose the image.
When you get to the star, look around, the way the surface looks in entirely up to you, it's your star!
See in front of you, there is a small house with a door. Know that you are invited to go inside.
Slowly walk towards the house, open the door and walk in. Close the door behind you.
Imagine there is a chair standing in the middle, facing the door. Walk towards it and sit on it.
Watch the door. Keep the image real
now for the most fun part.
Any sec now, that door will open again and someone will walk in. Don't think about who it might be and how he/she looks like, don't assume anything
yet. Just wait, without expectations and watch.
This person that will walk in is your guide.
The goal of this exercise is to bring you to this point.
What happens next is entirely up to you. Sometimes your guide will talk to you, tell you something or give you advice, sometimes you can ask it a
question, sometimes he/she will show you something.... anything can happen now, you just have to sit on the chair and watch and listen.
The appearance of the guide is not important, he can be in person or animal form. It can take the appearance of someone you know or knew. Just know it
is your guide taking the form he thinks is best suited for you at this moment.
To end, just say goodbye to your guide and open your eyes.
I hope some of you at least enjoyed that and are going to try it out. I'm eager to hear how it went and what you experienced during the exercise.
And if you don't believe in guides,
at least it will be a fun and relaxing trip and it may be worth it to analyze what you saw...
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