Healing Meditation: The Sword of Light

To be used for physical trauma, wounds, infection or the like; can be modified to fit individual circumstances.

Sit comfortably or lie down, as you prefer. (Do a grounding and centering exercise such as the "Tree of Life".)

Close your eyes and visualize yourself being surrounded by a gentle mist. This mist is warm and comforting, and has a golden hue to it. Feel the mist, the warmth and moistness of it. You notice the color gradually changing to become silvery. The light does not come from any single source; it is just all around you. The light is gradually becoming brighter and brighter.

As the mist dissipates, you find that you are in your special sacred spot. Maybe this is a sacred grove deep in the primordial forest, or a stone circle under the full moon, or a crystal cave deep within Mother Earth. Wherever you are, you know it is a place that is completely safe, And where you can relax totally. Feel the joy of being in this special place, and the peace within you that it brings.

It is time now to allow your spirit body to step out of yourself. You can look down and see your body as it is lying or sitting in its sacred place.

Know that it is perfectly alright for you to do this; your body will remain safe. Take a few moments, before the next stage of your healing journey, to look at yourself from the outside. Feel a sense of loving acceptance of yourself and all that you are, including whatever pains and shortcomings you may possess. Know that you are where you need to be right at this moment, and that all is as it should be.

Now your spirit body begins to shrink very fast. From your perspective, it is as if your real body were growing to the size of a small mountain. You leap into the air and fly effortlessly towards your body. You are heading towards the side of your neck. You are now so small that it is easy for you to slip through one of the pores in your skin. In you go, until you encounter a large, glowing red tube which is one of your arteries. This is where you must go, and there is no difficulty in passing through the wall of the artery. You have entered a wondrous world of flowing life-energy. You can hear all Around you the pulsing beat of your heart, moving this precious fluid all through your body. (This would be a good time to have a drummer begin a heartbeat rhythm, if this is possible.) You may pause for a few moments at the inner wall of the artery, to accustom yourself to this new environment and to the rushing power flowing all around you. Now coming toward you is one of your red blood cells, and it is just the right size for you to sit upon. You step on to this friendly cell and settle comfortably on it, before it resumes its journey down your bloodstream. Though you are traveling very fast, there is no need to worry about falling off your seat; you are settled in it very snugly. Throughout this journey, you are constantly aware of the beauty and wonder of your body. Feel the essential health and balance that is there all around you.

But now you come to a place where all is not in balance, the place you have come to help heal. There is disruption and chaos all around, and the color of your surroundings is no longer vibrant, and healthy, but angry and dull. You can see there are invaders in your body intent upon harm. You can sense the wrongness in these invaders — their colors are varied but overall dark and constantly shifting. Watch for a few moments as your body's defenses struggle against them. Sparkling, brilliant white globes are engulfing and destroying some of the invaders. These are your white blood cells. Also in the battle are tiny strips of what looks like shiny tinfoil.

These are your antibodies, and they fly against the invaders and overwhelm them. (Drumming can intensify at this point.)

After watching this chaotic struggle for a few minutes, you feel that you must join. You are not sure of how you can help, but suddenly a Sword of Light appears in your hand. This is a very special sword, and it is glowing brightly. It is so bright that if you were looking at it with your real eyes you would have to look away. You can feel the power in the sword, for it is actually part of you. The energy in the sword is your own life energy, and you can feel it humming. With a fierce protective urge you leap forward and join your body's defenders as they battle the wrongness. You are quickly surrounded by some of the invaders, and they are terrible. But there is no fear, and your Sword of Light dissolves them at the slightest touch. Whole-heartedly you join in the battle, helping your body to heal itself. You notice that some of the invaders are leaking an oily fluid into your body, fouling your precious bloodstream. You can reach out with your Sword of Light and the oil changes at once into the crystal-clear Water of Life, spreading healing energy through the damaged area.

(Pause for some length of time before continuing)

You have helped your body in its healing, and now it is time to allow it to do its work. Your Sword of Light vanishes before your gaze, and you once again climb aboard your red blood cell, and resume your travels through the bloodstream. Now your coach pulls you to the side of the artery, and you dismount. Be sure to thank your red blood cell for carrying you as it vanishes into the pulsing stream. Leave the artery now, and go back out the way you came, (end drumming) out through your neck, and now you are growing again, growing, growing until you are your normal size again. Your spirit body must now return into your real body. You are again safe in your sacred space. Know that you can return here any time you need to, and that your Sword of Light is always available to help in your healing.

Again you are surrounded by mist, first bright silver, then gradually darkening to a golden shade. When you are ready, you may open your eyes.

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