Meditation is a must when it comes to living a more expansive/magic(k)al life. The pratice is what allows us to quiet our mind, in order to listen to our heart – which is essentially the magnetic “device” to attract our desires without distraction.
Putting aside 10 minutes a day (no more, no less) is a discipline one must adhere to in order to stay in alignment with living an intentional reality. Meditation allows us to tap into the infinite energies of the universe, which we can then channel into our lives, and in turn to the lives of all we touch.
There are many different types of meditation, some for relaxation, others for wisdom, some for forgiveness…but the type of meditation that would be best to focus on in relation to the practice of magic(k)al living, is a modality called “creative meditation (aka: spiritual meditation)”.
This type of meditation comes from The School for Esoteric Studies, founded by Alice Bailey (to learn more about in-depth classes on this subject, please visit their website), and its intention is for spiritual growth and expansion of consciousness as a service to our greater reality.
Creative meditation as a practice allows us to filter through what wewant, what we need, and what our deepest intentions are – in order to transmute darkness into light, and taking action through our inner world (microcosm) as a means of transformation to our world at large (macrocosm) (see: As Above, So Below).
To practice creative meditation, there are several steps to follow…
- Alignment: Find a comfortable space, either sitting up or laying down, and set an intention to release all physical tension. Beginning at the crown of your head, and working your way down to your feet – scan your body, and send waves of relaxation to ripple through your cells to release all stress. Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth – beginning with long/deep inhalation/exhalation, and eventually segue into a quiet/slow rhythm (1-2 minutes). Once in rhythm, identify if there are any emotional conflicts that may be present, and if so – politely address them with love, and release them from your thinking pattern. The idea is to align with the all, and tune out of “static noise.” (1-2 minutes)
- Concentration: As you are in alignment with the all, in the matrix of the mind – concentration is now the point of focus. The focus we shall intend for this practice will be to focus on the world in a state of harmony, peace, abundance, and joy. Concentrate on how this will look, feel, smell, taste, sound…engage all of your senses as you see this world through your mind’s eye. (4-5 minutes)
- Invocation: A beautiful closing statement with high vibration, pure intention which can be stated as the meditation comes to a close is the following (from The School for Esoteric Studies): “May the power of the One Life pour through the group of all true servers. May the love of the one Soul characterize the lives of all who seek to serve the Great Ones. May I fulfill my part in the one Work through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech.”
- Radiation: To integrate and radiate the energies you’ve received during this meditation, end the pratice with three OMs, sounding this sacred mantra with a voice that is in alignment with the heart and mind.
The video below, by Chris Collins, is timed perfectly to 10 minutes and is a great way to accompany the practice each day as you continue to expand your consciousness and radiate your light.
To learn even more about this practice, visit: Lucis Trust.