Prepare for meditation.
Please make sure you are seated comfortably and, in a space, where you will not be disturbed. You might want to have a candle handy that you can light before we begin, as a way of acknowledging this Solstice time.
Now take a few minutes to establish an evenness to your breathing. Just noticing the in breath and the out-breath. Feel the body relax, the mind let go of busyness and the emotional body sink into stillness. Take as long as you like to reach that place of inner quiet.
I’d like to take you now on an imaginary journey. In your minds eye take yourself to a place of great beauty. It can be a place where you have actually visited or one that you just imagine. Feel yourself fully there. This place is yours alone. No one can disturb you here and you feel completely safe and protected. You can always call on your angels or guides to be present with you if you wish.
As you settle into your special place take a moment to look around and notice what you see. Picture it as clearly as you can. Now take a deep breath through your nose and notice what smells this place contains. Is it the sweetness of blooming flowers, the salty air of the ocean? Imagine a warm breeze that gently touches your face. Now, begin to listen carefully. What noises do you hear? If nothing comes to you, just imagine you hear something. Lie down on the earth now and feel the deep peace that envelops you. Feel the Cancer energy of the Mother fill your body. You feel held, supported and acknowledged by her presence.
Take a moment now to sit up and look around. You notice a path leading into the forest. Begin to walk along the path and as you enter the woods sense the sacredness that surrounds you. The energy of the trees begins to fill you, connecting you even more deeply to the earth, to the ground of your being.
Soon you come to an opening that appears to be a cave. It beckons you to enter. You somehow feel drawn to go within. As you enter you notice there is dim candlelight on the walls, lighting your way. The passageway leads downward, deep into the earth. Notice the change in temperature, the change in the air. The smells and sounds are different. Somehow you feel safe and protected. As you come to the end of the passageway there is a door. You easily open the door and walk inside.
The room is filled with candles along the walls. The feeling is like walking into a sanctuary. In the center of the room is an altar. It is a flat stone, covered by a beautiful cloth. On top of the cloth are what appear to be sacred objects. In the center of the altar is a large burning candle. Soon you become aware of a presence in the room. And as you look around you see one of the Enlightened Ones, a Master, sitting on a golden chair right next to the altar. This being could be a being you feel close to like the Master Jesus, the Lord Buddha, Quan Yin, or any other.
It beckons you to come closer and as you do you kneel in reverence before him or her. The Master reaches down and makes the sign of the cross on your forehead and blesses you. Take a moment to allow that blessing to fill you. Feel the blessing in every cell of your body. Now the Master reaches over to the flame of the candle and places that light inside your heart. Breathe that in. Your heart is now aflame with the Love of the Christ. Feel it fill you being.
Accept it into yourself with joy and gratitude. Slowly you rise and return to sit on a cushion that has ben place before the altar. Sitting silently there notice what it feels like to know you are this light. This is your true essence. You are the light of the world. Sit there in that stillness for the next few minutes.
When you are ready you stand up and with deep gratitude and reverence you bow once more before the Master. Then quietly you leave the room, slowly making your way back through the passageway to the mouth of the cave. Walking once again through the woods you stop to bless the trees and give thanks for their support on your journey. Finally, you find yourself back at your own sacred place. Sitting in the silence there for a few moments you express your gratitude for all that has been given to you, all you have received.
Silently commit now to nurturing this light, feeding it, expanding it, letting it grow within you. Then renew your commitment to radiate this light, as an act of service, into your world.
When you are ready bring yourself gently back into your room. Feeling yourself fully in your body. Perhaps wriggling your hands and feet until you feel ready to open your eyes.