Making & Using A Herbal Meditation Incense

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Today, I’ll be showing you how to make my special
Herbal Meditation Incense AND how to use it. Things in this world are changing incredibly fast, so this incense recipe that I’ve developed will help you to quickly reach the level you need to be on for a deep and aligning meditation, which will then, in turn, help you to master your life instead of your life mastering you. Have a look and see what you think of it.

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Candle Mediation

Candles are an intricate part of any witches tools as we use them for many things. They come in many shapes and sizes. What type you use is an individual decision.

They can be useful when you are just learning how to meditate.

How to do a candle meditation:

Light a candle, do not stare directly into the flame but kind of over the top of it. Put on some quiet instrumental music or chanting. Empty everything from your mind except the sight of the candle. Take a deep a deep cleansing breath. Then three deep breaths letting them out slowly. After that breath slowly and rhythmically. To begin try to do a 15-minute mediation working up to however long you want it.

After you have been meditating on a regular basis, at least twice a week, it is a good time to get answers from your guides. Ask a question and “listen” for the answer. This might come as a stray thought right away or it may take days. Answers to do come when a ready for them and our guides want to give them to us and it is not always as fast as we would like.

Have a glass of water sitting near you. After you have blown out the candle take three deep breaths letting them out slowly and allow yourself to slowly come back to the room around you. When you feel you have reconnected with your world drink the water and relax for a minute or two before getting up and carrying on with life.

Do not be surprised if the first few times you try to meditate that you fall asleep just make sure you have the candle in a holder that cannot be knocked over and protects the surface it is on from hot wax melting on to it. I suggest using jar candle until you know you won’t fall asleep during meditation. Meditation is not the same as relaxation therapy. The goal is to stay awake when meditating.

Copyright 2015 Lady Beltane

Mediation to Rid Yourself of Negativity

This is a semi-guided meditation to help you clear the negativity from your mind and Spirit. You should not do this at a time that you will get relaxed and fall asleep before the end of the mediation. This is to relax your mind and body as it helps you to get rid of negativity you may be holding inside. There will be times your subconscious will bring up things you were not even aware of bothering you.

Do not light a candle for this meditation because you eyes will be closed and it could be unsafe.

To do this meditation, pick a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed by anyone or anything for 30 to 45 minutes.

Put on some soft music preferably without words to distract you. I like Celtic Bagpipe and drums or Native American Flutes or Whale songs mixed with classical music or plain classical music depending on the mood I am in.

Light one of these incense sticks of Jasmine or Sandalwood (which can be used as a substitution for any other incenses or essential oil) Any of these will help with mediation and cleaning of negative energy while bring in purification.

After you turn on your music and get in a very comfortable position; find one you so won’t have to readjust yourself to get comfortable once you start. I usually wait for a minute or to two to start after I think I am comfortable just in case my body has other ideas. Once you have that accomplished, take three long, slow, deep breaths it should take a slow count of six or seven as you inhale and a minimum of ten as you exhale. About half way through exhaling each time pick a word to use to help you clear your mind of everyday thoughts which will help you relax. I use the word relax, it is simple, but it tells myself what I am trying to accomplish. Let every part of your body relax completely. I feel myself kind of melting into whatever I am meditating on my bed or Lazyboy with the footrest up of course.  Many people think all meditation should be done sitting up as straight as possible within “Indian” style position (leg folded at the knee in front of you) with hands resting palm up on legs. Again pick a position most comfortable for you to meditate in but not fall asleep during it.

After you feel yourself relax, picture yourself approaching a bridge over a river running rather swiftly with a handful of stones and something to write on them with. Walk to the middle of the bridge then one by one throw the stones into the river. Each stone have something that is bothering is you written on it. As you throw the stones into the river one by one think of the thing that is written on it that you are throwing away. Watch as the river takes the stone and your problem along with it as it rushes away from you under the bridge. After throwing the stone into the river try to not think about what you are trying to let go of anymore. Know that it is now in the hands of the Universe and it will take care of it for you.

After you have thrown the last stone in for this mediation again take three slow, deep breaths allowing yourself to come back to the “real” world slowly. Do not attempt to immediately get up from where you chose to meditate, give yourself a couple of minutes to enjoy the light feeling of riding yourself of negativity. This can be done as often as you feel a need to do it. Also have a glass of water by you and drink it before standing up.

You now need to fill the voids from where the negativity resided in you. To do this ask the Universe or a God and/or Goddess to fill the space with positive, loving energy.

Do not be discouraged or think it won’t work if you have trouble keeping yourself focused on the imagery the first few times you try it as it takes a little practice and patience to do this. Once you can get yourself to the point of not letting the things you have let go back into your mind you will begin to feel more grounded and better in general.

Copyright 2013 by Lady Beltane

Correspondences, Applications, Corresponding Spell for Monday

Correspondences for Monday

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Magickal Applications for Mondays

Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”

Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?

Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.


Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell

When dealing with a weekly spell guide, Mondays are thought to be the logical day for money, love, time and meditation spells. Since Mondays are thought to be the start of the work week, it gives plenty of time for a Monday spell to gain strength throughout the rest of the week.

Time Spells – Hand of Time Spell
Items you will need:
Both hands
6 fingers

Hold both of your hands in front of you. Stare at your hands, noticing your palms and fingers, for about thirty seconds. Then, say this chant one time:

“Palms sweaty,
From watching clocks.
No more.
One finger,
For every ten docked.
Seconds in a minute
1440 in a day.
Stop a few,
For singing birds
And trees that sway.”

This should feel like time has slowed-down and allowed you to appreciate life more.


A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

Crafting Your Own Sacred Schedule – Part 8

How Do You Celebrate?

Now, all this exploration doesn’t mean that every day you note as important must be acknowledged with elaborate ritual. Lighting a candle on your altar, taking a few moments to meditate outside, or preparing a favorite meal of a deceased loved one all work beautifully. If you know a particular day is going to hit you hard emotionally or mentally, then remember to schedule self-care of some kind. That can be anything from taking a cleansing bath to scheduling an outing with friends to dedicating the day to doing community service.

Copyright by Laura Tempst Zakroof Llewellyn;s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 20 to 23

Daily Chakra Healing (Part 7) Saturday – Third Eye

Today’s focus is intuition verses fantasy: what is true verses what we want to be true. Intuition can be firm and, at times, quite loud, but it’s never panicked or rushed, even when change is long past due. Fantasy, however sweeps in with grand visions that have an urgency borne from the belief that this idea is the ticket. — the diet, the career change, the whatever that will finally create desired change.Fantasy is often package with fear of missing out if we don’t jump on its advice, so today, get curious about your inner dialogue and feelings. If you’re moved to pursue a course of action, what feelings and thoughts arise if you consider not doing it? When we ignore our intuition, we might feel a heaviness or dullness, as if some of the life has been drained from us, whereas thwarting our fantasies can trigger anxiety and the pressure to charge forward, no matter the cost.

Color: Indigo

Location: Between the [eye] browns

Crystals: Lapis, amethyst, flourite, tanzanite, indigo, gabbro

Food and Drink: Goji berries, eggplant, purple cabbage coleslaw, plumbs, pleanty of water, acai or sparking grape juice. eyebright tea

Copyright Melissa Tipton Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 11 to 15.

Daily Chakra Healing (Part 5) Thursday – Heart

Thursday: Heart

Today’s focus is abundance not hording. The heart is the great connector between the chakras as the midpoint of those seven energy centers between us and all of life. When chakras are healthy, the heart has the support of the entire system, enjoying, for example the safety of the root and the vulnerability of the navel, which allow the heart to remain open and connected. This connection helps us perceive opportunities and support, and this generates trust that we will have enough without hording. Today, get curious about areas of anxiety and worry, areas where you feel you have to hold on to or prevent change for fear of loss. Can you sit with your uncomfortable feelings while simultaneously tapping into self-love? Shower yourself with green or pink light and bathe your worries in love. Does the addition of heart energy give you a glimpse of previously hidden options or ideas, and if so, can you take the next sense towards them?

Color: Green or Pink

Location: Center of the chest

Crystals: rose quartz, peridot, green kyanite

Food and Drink: Green and red foods, such as a salad of leafy greens with sweet apple slices and raw pumpkin seeds; tonic of aloe vera juice; herbal teas with hawthorn, rose, or jasmine

Copyright Melissa Tipton Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 11 to 15.

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This Lifetime has Ended for Our Beloved Lady Abyss

The reason I have not heard for Lady Abyss is because she crossed into the Summerlands on June 13, 2019. I do not know what happened to her as she sounded fine when I talk to her on the 12th. How I found out her body died was by coming across her obituary while trying to find a current phone number for her.

I have just chatted  with WordPress on how I can keep this domain name. I just have to try to get a copy of a document about Lady A and have one noterized about myself. I will be working on both this week.

Instead of a regular open chat this coming Saturday I’m going to have a Memorial for Lady Abyss

I will approve people entering the chat room before Saturday/Sunday and check for new people through out the day except for when we are doing the remembrance ceremony.

Everyone is welcome to attend to share stories and/or memories of our wonderful, loving sister and mentor Lady Abyss. I will be in and out of the chat room. For the Northern Hemisphere the Chat room will be open starting on Saturday, November 9th at approximately 4:00 PM CST until everyone is done. For the Southern Hemisphere it will start on Sunday, November 10th at 9:00 AM AEDT. There will be a remembrance ceremony celebrating Lady Abyss’ life, death, and her rebirth in the future at 6:00 PM CT/11:00 AM AEDT. Please have a 4 inch candle with Lady Abyss inscribed into it. If you want to use a larger candle that is fine too. Have a safe place to leave the candle burn when you are awake. Keep relightening until it burns all the way down. If you want to write a note of any kind to her please do that beforehand. After the candle is lit start to burn the piece of paper place it into a fire proof container to finish burning it safely. Take the candle stub any leftover wax from it and put them in the container with the ashes. When everything is completely cooled  down, wrap it all in either gauze or a paper towel and bring to a crossroads. If you can bury in the center of where the roads cross great, if you can not bury it leave the little bundle in the middle of the crossroads.

I will not be doing regular posts or answering mails today/tomorrow or tomorrow/Thursday I need sometime to start coming to terms with my mentor, best friend and sister no longer being in this plane. I only found out yesterday by stumbling over her obituary while looking for something else.On

For Your Listening Pleasure

Today, I am putting up a Celtic, Native American, and Classical instrumentals that I have found good for relaxing myself and/or upset grandchildren when they were newborn and I knew they were fed, had a dry bottom, appropriate clothing for the temperature in the house. In other words they were just out of sorts for a reason they could not yet communicate to me. Some of the older ones ages 15 to 24 still listen to them when they have had a bad day and want to escape the worldly chaos. I also use these and others to block out all other sounds around me when I want to meditate or astral travel.


Native American

Mix of Classical Composers


A Beautiful Wednesday Morning Sisters, Brothers, and Guests

Today has dawned sunny and humid but it’s so much better than yesterday. Yesterday it was cloudy most of the day with High humidity, not a pleasant a day with no air conditioning. But than we had a brief rain storm the brought a wonderful breeze a head of the storm. I love listening to rain of any kind what we had last evening I would call it a rain for growing because it was gentle and watered our plants nicely.

Let’s start the day with another song I think you will enjoy. This song is a Celtic instrumental great for meditation or for relaxing to… Meditation/Relaxation Music

Now on to daily posts…

Everyone Needs Some Me Time to Relax and Center

We all have days we wish we could just hibernate and hide from everyone. This is when you need to have a special care package ready to go to relax you physically and mentally and recenter yourself spiritually.

I have a small kit made up in advance for when I take this me time. Mine includes a long incense sticks or cones of either sandalwood or jasmine (lavender is also very good for relaxing with), my favorite Celtic music bookmarked on my computer to find it easier, a big handful of my favorite Epsom salts in a Ziploc type bag or other holder, a smudge stick, a bar of scents soap, a black taper and a white taper candle, my favorite lotion, and a robe (type depends on the temperature in my home). I also shut off my cell/mobile phone and anything else that someone could call me on like Skype.

Allow a minimum of 2 hours for yourself to get the benefits you deserve.

I do a smudging in my den and bathroom and also myself. Then get into my usually hot bath with the salts. I soak for a while until I feel my muscles completely relax m(draining cooled water and adding more hot if I feel the need to) than I use one of my scented soaps to wash with (my hair is tied up because I wash it in the sink before getting into my bath or just leave dry, no one says you have to wash your hair just because you take a bath). After getting out of the bath and drying off I rub lotion on every part of my body I can comfortably reach just to feel the wonder of what the deities choose to make us into thousands of years ago.

Then if I feel like it put on my robe and go into my den or bedroom. Depending on my mood whether I stay in the robe or lay down skyclad.

Once in my den or bedroom,  I have a small table next to the daybed in my den so the black candle is set on the southwest corner and the white in the northeast. I light the black candle first asking Hades and Persephone to take away all the negative energy, anger, resentment, envy, etc I may still be harboring inside myself.  Next, I  light the white candle asking Ra and Mother Earth to fill me with love, positive energy and to be grounded. I then light the incense I choose while enjoying the scent of the incense and listening to the music  I do a relaxation technique (which I will describe below) and then I let my mind to float free not focusing on any one thought especially if it is a negative one. I usually wind up falling asleep and many times have had messages and/or vision brought to me by my ancestors, guides, some deities. These dreams I write down what I can remember of them when I awaken. The dreaming does not happen every time.

The two most important things to take away from this experience is one does not feel guilty for taking the time to pamper and nurture yourself because we all need to. The other thing is to take a is relaxed, centered mind, body, and spirit from reconnecting them all.

RELATION TECHNIQUE: Starting with your toes and working up the body tighten each muscle as you take as deep a breath as you can then allow the muscle to completely relax as you slowly exhale all the air you took in. This should take you at least 15 to 20 minutes to get all your muscles relaxed and your mind to slow down.

A great place you can get your incense, soap, candles and smudge sticks is Magickal Necessities. Below are the links for the items available:

Incense Cones


Smudge Sticks

Chime (smaller) Candles

Basics of Meditation

Basics of Meditation


All the recent hoorah about meditation is only the great discovery that if people slow down and spend time in a structured format, allowing their minds to drift, their lives smooth out and become more serene.  Once this stage has been reached, the avenues are open to you.  The first, exemplified by the oriental style, emphasizes concentrating the mind on a specific object (commonly called ‘mantra’) and then learning to control the body’s autonomous nervous system so that such things as blood pressure and the beeling of pain are controlled.  The second system is exemplified by the western Celtic Wiccan practice of ‘outward’ meditation.  In this system, the mind is allowed to drift free; no control is exercised over what happens.  In this way you will safely experience contact with other beings and will even leave your body to travel in the time-space continuum in astral flight.  In dreaming and meditation, as your awareness increases, so you will become aware of other dimensions of these omens and portents.  You will find that not only can they help you this instant, but the can also reach out into the future to help you. They can plug into, let us say, the great Cosmic Consciousness and give you information that will make your future secure and serene.

You can gain from your subconscious mind those things that you have become aware of during your life, which are stored within you; moreover, you can reach outward and upward and gain information on problems to which you do not know the answe.  A great deal of guidance can also be obtained from spirits on various levels in Side.  You will most probably have one special spirit assigned to aid you in your work.

A witch very rarely waits passively by for anything, especially for some direction along life’s path.  Vaguely hoping for a dream or a sign just isn’t a very satisfactory way to run your life.

To be initiated to the higher levels in our Order, you are required to have a spirit guided with whom we can consult as to your progress.  If you never plan to work at more than the theory of the Craft, you do not absolutely have to meditate; however, everyone, even the most hurried and scurried housewife, should set aside fifteen to thirty minutes every day for her own time in which all pressures are off her, a period when she can relax and contact a spirit guide, an interval that will crate a smoother life for her.


Your Meditation Practice


We have trained without trouble well over 10,000 people in the art of what we call ‘outward’ meditation. We do not know whether or not our method is the most simple available, but we are completely sure that it is safe and effective.  So do not skip steps.With all this in mind, then, begin work.  This effort will require half an hour a day for the rest of your life.  Some days it may take longer.  You may lose sleep.  But the rewards are infinite and eternal.  Are you prepared to commit her and now to the first six months without expectations of demonstrable gain?  We are contrasting a TV program with life everlasting and power beyond measure.  There can be only one real answer.  Now carefully follow the steps below-checking each step before proceeding to the next.  By the time you have completed Lecture II, you should have had your first psychic experience.

Step 1
A.  Find a comfortable chair.  It must be of wood or of wood and canvas; there must be no iron or steel or materials of animal origin, and the very minimum of non-ferrous metal in it.  Metals, especially ferrous Metals, become magnetized.  We are dealing with minute electrical and magnetic impulses, and all outside interference must be reduced to a minimum.  Make sure the chair supports you so that you can sit comfortably for fifteen minutes without moving.  Sit in it and read a book, but don’t move your body; only your hands and head.  Is the chair really comfortable?  If not, find one that is.
B.  Find a quiet-running mechanical timer.  Nowadays most kitchens have such a timer. Check yours for running noise, because too loud a ticking has a hypnotic effect on some people.
C.  Find a loose flowing robe, pure white, made preferably from cotton or linen.  It should be free of animal fibers and of buttons and ties.  A wrap- around front opening dressing gown is ideal.  In climates where nudity is possible, this is preferable; but if cold distracts your mind, wear the robe.
D.  Find a container of uniodized salt.

Step 2
Select a place.  Somewhere in your home there is a spot suitable for meditation.  The requirements are, in order of importance:
A. A solid wall running north and south.
B. An area along this wall that is not near heavy electric cabling or appliances.
C. An absolute minimum of clutter.  Books and newspapers are particularly undesirable because of the busy though patterns they engender.
D. A location as close to the sky as possible while retaining a connection with the daily life of the house.  In California this might be a patio; in colder climates perhaps it would be the master bedroom of the home.

Step 3
Establish a time and stick with it.  The factors influencing the hour chosen vary from individual to individual, but here are some things that typically should be considered.
A. When will you be able to be uninterrupted?
B. Can you keep this appointment every day unless something unforeseen interferes?
C. Will your mind fe free of petty work and household problems during  the selected time?  That is, is it far enough removed from outside mental distractions to enable you to let your mind float?
D. Is the sun below the horizon at the time you have chosen?

Step 4
The trial run.  Let us say you have selected dawn or 6 a.m. as your test period.  Hopefully you will have slept with a partner and are well adjusted sexually.  By morning most of life’s cares have been dropped and are not so oppressive that they intrude.  For the trial run, get up about 5:45.  Shower or bathe (men should also shave unless they habitually wear a beard); put on your clean robe, and go to our selected area.  If your wall is not quite true north-south, arrange the chair so you directly face east or west.  Subdue the light entering the room.  Turn off and mechanical contrivances, and shut off the power from cables nearby.  Use the salt to draw an unbroken circle around you clockwise on the floor.  Set the timer for five minutes.  Sit with your back to the wall, preferably facing east, though west is also acceptable. Have your legs uncrossed, you hands resting on your thighs with palms up. Tilt your head very slightly back.  (If sitting in a chair feels unnatural, even after sincere trials, lie flat on your back on a soft pallet free of ferrous metal, with your head to the north.)  When you are settled and comfortable, absolutely relax all muscles in your body.

You may find there are annoyances such as noises or areas of brightt light. If these come from sources beyond your control, you may have to change the time of meditation.  Readjust the setting and reset the timer for another five minutes.  Try again.  Your area and equipment may or may not be satisfactory now, because your sensitivity is increasing as your eyes would adjust to a darkened room.

Continue these five-minute trials until you are satisfied that you have achieved the best conditions possible in your circumstances.  This does not mean a setting like a dark rom at midnight.  Your goal is relaxation.  Be comfortable; that’s all.  Don’t be afraid to change the location if you feel another spot in the home would be better.  You won’t know until your try.

So far you have take no protective measures, so ignore messages or impressions that arrive spontaneously.  If a persistentt though occurs or a persisten picture is seen, immediately protect yourself as describe below in “First Meditation,’ and start again.  If the message is repeated, act on it.  You are one of the lucky ones who receive immediately.  This can occur when there has been a buildup of information intended for you:  Messages are so accumulated that they take the first opportunity to come through.  After a week or so, this initial burst will subside and real work can commence.

Now your preparations are complete, and you can proceed toward consistent communication.  You are ready for your first genuine meditation.


First Meditation


All your faculties are resting and waiting.  You are in a state of homeostasis, with all your cravings moderately satisfied.  There is nothing pulling or tugging at you, either mentally or physically.Arrange the scene as you have experimentally determined it should be.  Set the timer for fifteen minutes.  With the salt shaker draw an unbroken circle of salt around you clockwise on the floor.  Sit in your chair or lie on your pallet, and make sure you are comfortably settled.  With eyes closed, say
“Spirits of mischievous intent, spirits of lower entities,  You cannot cross this sacred line.”

Make the sign of the Celtic cross in the air before you.  Raise the right hand to eye level, palm down, fingers together and pointing away from the body. Sweep the hand straight down about one foot.  With fingers together and pointing away from the body, move the hand to the right at chest level with the palm facing left.  Sweep across the body from righ to left.  These two motions are connected by a short sweep diagonally upward from the bottom of the first stroke of the beginning of the second as shown in Figure (oh well)
“May the Gods protect me.”

The omission of the salt circle and the protective affirmations can have dire results.  Some patients in mental institutions, beyond the help of psychologists, are there because they have an extra spirit within them.  They have inadvertently become possessed.

You have around you a permanent protective force field which resembles a white veil or halo of light.  Mentally open this aura as you open your robe, laying aura and robe back simultaneously; say, “Please, Guides, I am naked in your sight.  My body and my mind are unclothed.  Protect them, and send to me what you wish.”  In order to encourage the spirits, most of whom were reared as Christians, and to protect yourself further, it is well to say a modified verseion of the Lord’s Prayer, the modifications are minor, and the spirits feel comfortable in this environment.

“Our friends who are in Side, blessed be your names.
God’s kingdom come,
God’s will be done on earth as it is in Side.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our weaknesses as we forgive those who wrong us.
Help us endure our trials, and deliver us from negation.
So let it be.

Next, begin the first mental exercise:  the raising of a cone of power.  This is a simple operation.  Mentally picture a tall thin come whose base rests on the salt circle you have drawn or on your shoulders, and whose point disappears into the universe. Concentrate on this concept a little while.  You are putting out though waves which resemble electromagnetic transmissions; they are capable of passing through any substance.  The cone of power serves to conduct messages and impressions to you.

Now wait, expecting to receive messages, yet not concentrating on anything. This is a difficult time for th beginner.  Many different types of messages may be received.  Most probably you will see messages visually–but don’t forget you may also hear, smell, feel, or taste it.  If you now quickly think of a baseball park on a hot afternoon when someone just hit a home run:  Did you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel the scene?  This mental methodology usually (though not always) carries over into meditation.
To review:
All conditions are the best you can arrange.
You have protected yourself.
You have opened your aura.
You have raised a cone of power
If you require one, you have selected an aid.

Drift, waiting for the symbols and impressions which indicate you are tuned in and receiving.  It may happen at any time: a sudden flash of light or an inspiration.  A common first sight is an eye watching you, through whose iris you can see new vistas.  A common first feeling is to be drawn up out of the body, floating free where new things are felt and inspirations occur. Whatever happens, don’t be startled.  Let go.  If a white flash occurs at the edge of your vision, don’t jerk your head around.  the sudden movement of your earth plane shell will disturb reception, and you will lose the impression. “you are needed at such-and such a place; a woman is in trouble,” or similar messages occur.  you must obey; otherwise the messages will stop.  Many are mental excuses you make, but to continue stalling means problems.  The lone- range telepathic cries for help cannot usually be answered in time, so the spirits who insist on your help for such cases must be made to understand that you do not have their freedom and that they must seek nearer aid for the sufferer.  As you learn, you will begin to detect the differences between a ‘now’ telepathic message from another incarnate soul and the longer-range predictive and more tentative messages.

The bell of the timer sounds after a time that often seems too short, and you come back to the physical part of life.  Common practice is the offering of a short healing prayer to use up the force built up within the cone of power and the salt ring. Say,
“I ask this great unseen healing force to remove all obstructions from my mind and body, and to restore me to perfect health.  I ask this in all sincerity and honesty, and I will do my part.
” I ask this great unseen healing force to bless both present and absent ones who are in need of help, and to restore them to perfect health.”

During the first verse, imagine the cone of power dissolving into yourself and your companion (s).  During the second vers, direct the remaining part of the cone to travel out to a specific person or persons in need. Close your robe and your aura, saying,
“I am surrounded by the pure white light of God.  Nothing but good shall come to me; nothing but good shall go from me.  I give thanks,  Amen.”
Imagine the white veil once again surrounding you.


Aids to meditation

In the past wer have recommended the use of aids to focusing your mind in meditation.  Over many years of teaching with thousands of neophytes, we have come to the conclusion that less is better.  If you use incenses or soft music during your meditation, for instance, these become sensory keys and bias the mind in a certain direction.  Not only that, but they may also cover up and obscure real messages that are trying to get through.  We therefore have learned now to recommend that you use no aids in your first attempts at meditation.