I have broken down this exercise into three parts. You may want to start by learning the first part and working with it for a few weeks before adding in the second and third part.
(1) When rising in the morning, look to the Sun and recite the following prayer to her:
“Hail to you, O Sun of the seasons,
As you traverse the lofty skies,
Your way is strong on the wings of the heavens,
You are the Glorious Mother of the stars.
You have your lying down in the destructive ocean,
Without harming, without fear,
You rise on the serene wave crest,
As a queen, a woman in bloom.”
Greet the Sun each morning with this prayer and let Her rays shine down on your head, blessing you and making you healthy and vigorous (and remember to have your head uncovered).
While reciting this prayer, remember that without the Sun, there would be no life on this planet. The Sun’s energy is the source of energy for all things. Feel the power of this energy as it blesses you and warms you.
(2) Solar Body of Light
Breath deeply and slowly as the Sun’s rays warm you. Draw this energy down into your heart (the area of the Middle Cauldron or the “Cauldron of Vocation/Motion”). With three or nine cycles of breath, visualise a ball of solar energy form in the area of the Middle Cauldron. Feel this energy warm you from within. Next, with three or nine cycles of breath, circulate some of this energy around your body. Let this energy fill your body until you are able to visualise yourself as a body of light with light emanating from the solar ball in your Middle Cauldron.
(3) Assuming Aine as a Solar Godform
Visualise Aine, the Sun, standing in front of you. See her glowing round face, forever young and unblemished. See her long golden-red hair flow around her head like rays of energy. She is dressed in a long multicoloured robe with golden embroidery. Look into her emerald eyes that sparkle with gold.
Visualise her stepping forward toward you and continue looking into her eyes. Let her step into your body, turn around with your body, and then look out through your own eyes.
While keeping hold of your own consciousness and uniqueness (actually, this is very easy to do — letting go and becoming one with the godform you have taken on is a lot harder for most people!), feel the additional power that is with you in this particular godform. Quiet your mind by quieting your breath. Listen to what Aine has to say to you. Feel her energy embodied within you.
Visualise her step forward and out of your body. See her turn and look at you. Close by giving the following sign:
Cup your right hand, palm facing up, held at the level of your Middle Cauldron (at your heart) and place your left hand under your right, cupping the right hand with the left.
Now let the visualisation of Aine fade.