Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Candle Gazing


Sit on the ground, and hold your candle in your hands.
This is your flame. You created it. It burns as your symbol in the
universe.Look at the flame. As you breathe, the flame moves with you.
It plays and frolics as you watch it.
As you look at the flame, you can see that it is actually made of the
colors of the rainbow. Subtle shades of red glow at the very tip of
the flame. Your passion, your physical body are being left behind, as
a faint reminder of who you are.

The orange that follows spans a short time on the flame. Your anchor
on this earth, also reminds you that there is a life on this plane.
Then, the yellow, the most prevalent, the most powerful part of the
flame draws your attention. It burns as your creativity, yearning to
burst free and shower you with its inspirations.
Your eyes follow down and see the tiny segment of green, your center,
your growth. This is where the bountiful harvest of your life lies.
Feel the growth and abundance everywhere in the universe before you
fall into the blue at the base of the flame. The blue, the higher
emotion of your secret self burns brightly if only you look at it.
Below it, barely perceptible, is the violet of your spirit..

This is the same spirit that resides within you, but it is barely
perceptible day to day. You must catch it unawares to know it. As you
watch your flame/spirit, Let the violet flame enlarge and envelop the
blue, green,yellow, orange and red of the fire. Let your spirit
enlarge to fill you in the same way. As you inhale, feel your spirit
fill you. Let it permeate your fingers, palms, arms, shoulders, head,
neck, chest, pelvis, thigs,calves,feet, and toes. Let it have
control, however briefly, over the flesh form you have chosen for
this lifetime.
Breathe the flame.. As you breathe, let your spirit speak with you.
Let it give you its innermost confidence. Breathe your spirit. After a
while, I'll come back to you.

As you breathe your spirit, allow it to slowly begin to recede from
every secret part of you. Begin to feel the sensations that have not
been so present in your body. Relax into the form you have known for
so long. As you watch the flame, see the violet begin to recede from
the other colors in the candle. It will leave a little of itself
behind in every color as will your spirit leave a little of itself
behind in every part of you. Feel it leave the red, the orange, the
yellow, and the green. As it recedes from the blue,feel it mix with
the blue and flow downward to reform as the base of the flame and the
base of your being.

You have met what guides you in your innermost dreams. It will visit
you again. unknown