Meditation is not always easy, in that it requires focus and that is a quality that is in short supply in our fast-paced world. But with a few pointers and an “inner-guided” partner, it can be both fun, beneficial, and creative if the basic principles are met.
To start – grab a partner. The “best” suited partners for meditation are someone of the opposite gender and with a soft voice. Its important that you feel comfortable with your partner and that one partner knows how to meditate and is willing to guide this meditation fluidly. In this way, partner one can influence and teach partner two and a “meditation partnership” is created.
Creating an atmosphere is the next step to preparing to meditate. Once you have a partner, create the most relaxing environment possible. You can use: Dim lights, candles, soft music, incense, or fragrant oils. The best way to sit is to use two chairs. Partners should be seated upright with their feet flat on the floor and they should be facing each other.
The next important factor in meditation is the breath. Focus your full attention on breathing. Breaths should be slow and air should be taken through the nose and exhaled through the mouth. Eyes should be closed.
You are ready to start the Meditation with Your Partner
Partner One: “Visualize a bright white ball of light shining on you like the sun. Now, visualize that loving and healing light coming down on you through the top of your head.”
Partner Two: Concentrate on breathing, visualizing and feeling the “white light.”
Partner One: “Now, make the light go through every pore and cell of your body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.”
Partner Two: Feel the white light surrounding and entering you and visualize positive images and think good thoughts.
Partner One: “You can call upon this light as much as you need-it will always serve you and renew you. See the light lifting you upwards into the sky, sun, clouds, etc.” (on and on…).
Partner Two: Concentrate on the light and begin to let thoughts, images, ideas and feelings emerge naturally. Color is very powerful and healing and incorporate it whenever possible in the images.
The length of the meditation may go on for as long as both partners can sit. However, if partner two is starting to feel uncomfortable or is in pain, the meditation should come to a close at least for the first few meditations. Partners should switch places and partner two (who was meditating) should now get a chance to guide (partner one) into a unique and relaxing meditation now that he/she is aware how it is done.
This type of simple meditation can have profound healing powers, as long as both partners enjoy the experience. This is not a marathon. Do this only as long as you feel comfortable and enjoy it. Then repeat it regularly. You can visualize your disease going away and you can learn to amplify your sensation of feeling strong and healthy.