Bringing in the Light

"• Sit in a comfortable position and allow your body to relax. Begin to be aware of your breathing, and follow your breath in and out, in and out; with each breath you are becoming more and more relaxed.

"• Visualize an opening at the top of your head, and see a thin thread of white light passing up through the ceiling, through the roof and up into the sky above.

"• See this thread of light going through the edge of the Earth's atmosphere and out into space, moving farther and farther out until you feel it connecting with the Divine Source, a huge mass of brilliant white light, and allow that white light to flow back down the thread, making it bigger and brighter, and allow the light to flow right down into your head.

"• The brilliant light now fills your head, and moves down into your neck, shoulders and arms, and right down into your hands to the very tips of your fingers.

"• You see it flowing through your chest and back, and down into your abdomen and hips, and then into your thighs, knees, calves, ankles and feet, right to the tips of your toes.

"• You feel your feet becoming heavier and more solid, feel the connection with the floor beneath you, then allow the white light to flow out of your feet into the earth.

"• Imagine the white light forming roots growing from your feet down into the earth, anchoring you and making you feel very secure.

"• Now the whole of your body is flooded with white light — you can use this light to form a protective barrier around you.

"• Imagine that the light is coming out of your hands and visualize yourself moving your hands over all of your body so that a cloak of white light surrounds you.

"• Now allow that light to spread out, filling the room to create a safe and sacred space, and watch the light swirl into all the corners, from floor to ceiling, from wall to wall, from door to window, until the whole room is bathed in white light.

"• Just enjoy the peace and tranquility of your protected space, and allow any stray thoughts that come into your mind to simply drift across. Remain in a relaxed, meditative state for 5 or 10 minutes, or as long as you feel comfortable."