Visualization of a Deity (#21)
When a pharmacist goes about preparing a prescription, he or she
always uses a container of perfect purity to place the healing
medication into. Similarly, when preparing to fill our consciousness
with healing meditation, we must be sure it is free of impurities. So,
begin doing this and every meditation, by using whatever techniques you
have found work best for you, and bring about a state of alert, peaceful
tranquility to your mind, body, and emotions. Be ready to receive all
the pure, holy energy the universe can fill you with.
There are actually 3 different traditional techniques that deal
with visualizing a deity. The first and second ones are applicable to
those meditators whose relationship with the divine includes their God
manifesting in human form. The third one can be done both by followers
of human form deities and by those whose vision of God is as light or
energy or power.
The first method directs us to see our deity with as much
detail as possible. If it is a male biblical figure, for instance, see
Him as clearly as possible. Start with His holy feet. See them gracing
the earth with His presence. Then, work your way up the body/ robe being
aware of every little detail. See His hands reaching out to you to take
your suffering, your offering, to calm you, to carry you. See His
serene, compassionate face glowing with Love. This technique brings the
deity to life. It will then interact with you.
The next technique has you visualizing yourself kneeling in
front of your savior. Once again see this scene in as great a detail as
you can. Make an offering to Him - perhaps your sadness, or your pain,
or your promise to act charitably. See the deity accept it and fill you
with blissful, endless loving energy. Every deity has come for the
purpose of easing our pain. See His pleasure in doing this for you. Feel
the freedom and love fill you and know and feel Gratitude.
The 3rd technique deals with the concept/reality of
omnipresence. Start by realizing/visualizing your deity filling you
completely as air fills a balloon. For if God is God, (S)He is
everywhere, in everything. Then visualize your deity filling someone you
know. Then see Him in everyone on earth. Then, in everything that lives
on earth - within all things in the air, in the waters, on and in the
earth. Now, see this deity filling the Earth, the Sun and the whole
solar system. Now see the deity filling the Milky Way and then as big as
all the galaxies. See and feel the unity of everything in the universe
filled with God and realize that the same energy filling everything is
filling every atom, every molecule, every cell that makes you up and is
filling you now and forever.
You are a part of the Kingdom of God and not apart from it. Know and feel this and live happily ever after.