Candle Gazing Meditation
|White||Clarity, wholeness and completion, purity, innocence and simplicity.|
|Gold||Wealth, prosperity and abundance, spirituality and higher ideals.|
|Silver||Clairvoyance, accessing the subconscious mind, and personal transformation.|
|Violet||Connecting with the divine, higher consciousness, spiritual development, commitment, and reverence.|
|Indigo||Intuition, insight and wisdom, imagination, clarity of thought.|
|Blue||Self expression and communication, inspiration, creativity, relaxation, trust, and devotion.|
|Turquoise||Healing, independence, and protection.|
|Green||Love, forgiveness, compassion, dedication, inspiration, hope, trust, the ability to heal oneself and others, freedom.|
|Yellow||Self esteem, self respect, self discipline, ambition, inner power, generosity, ethics, confidence, the courage to take risks.|
|Orange||Sexual energy, sensuality, happiness, friendship, the ability to survive loss of any sort, optimism.|
|Red||Survival, safety and connection to the physical world, courage, family bonding, physical strength and vitality.|
|Pink||Loyalty, warmth, empathy.|
Click the play button next to the meditation to listen. Total listening time: 8:45.
|Candle Gazing Meditation|
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Now take your attention to the candle flame…draw in a long, slow breath through your nose… as you slowly breathe out through your nose let the busyness of your day drop away. And take in another long, slow, deep breath through your nose… as you breathe out slowly through your nose, let go of all worries that may have been troubling you this day. And again, draw in a long, slow, deep breath…breathing all the way down into your belly… as you slowly breathe out through your nose sink comfortably into your posture, just being aware that your back is straight…your shoulders are sloping downwards…have a hint of a smile on your face…let your face be smooth, and serene.
Now just allow the breath to come, and to go as it will, letting it be natural… keeping your focus on the candle flame. Hear my words, and let them go… just being aware of the guidance, but not holding onto the words. Gaze softly at the flame… as you continue to do so if you feel you are starting to stare at the light, ever so gently blink your eyes and refocus your eyes… gazing softly at the candle light once more… allowing your mind to quieten… allowing the thoughts that enter your mind to be there, but like these words just letting them drift by… As you softly gaze at the flame, you will notice that thoughts will come into your mind. Just allow them to be there, and allow them to float out of your mind like passing clouds…It takes time for the mind to quieten so if thoughts are there don’t try pushing them away… Never resist your thoughts, just pay them no attention, and they will pass… Never become discouraged if your mind is busy, or beat yourself up because you are finding it difficult to stay focused…When your mind influences you with thoughts, bring it gently but firmly back to the flame… This is your meditation practice, and it takes time and patience to change old habits… Continue to gaze gently at the flame… And keep your awareness on the flame, gently gazing at the flame, remaining aware, remaining focused, remaining concentrated, aware, focused, concentrated, gazing at the flame…
Remain aware, letting all thoughts pass through your mind like clouds in the sky…
And now when you are ready, gently withdraw your gaze from the flame… bring your consciousness back into the room. Give thanks for having been able to spend this time in meditation. Just slowly turn your head from side to side. Become aware of the temperature in the room. When you are ready, take a deep, and clearing breath.
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