Sitting in a dark room, either on a chair, or in the lotus position on a cushion or yoga mat, just close your eyes, and immerse yourself in the darkness around you. Turn your attention to your breathing, inhaling and exhaling gently out of your nostrils, making sure that your breathing is smooth, silent, soft, and slow, refining it, and making it ever gentler.
With every breath in, and every breath out, just visualize the boundaries of your body melting and dissolving, merging with the tranquillity of the darkness that surrounds you.
When you feel at ease, and completely at peace within the vast darkness you inhabit, bring your attention to the base of your spine (or the balls of your feet, if you’re sat on a chair). Imagine roots coming down from your spine, and penetrating deep into the earth, right to its very core. Once those roots feel deep and well-placed, use them to bring golden earth energy from out of the earth, and into your body, stabilizing it in the region of your navel.
The earth has the quality of being grounded, solid, stable, still, tranquil, receptive, nurturing, and centred. By bringing earth energy into your body, you are bringing all of these qualities into your being.
Next, visualize channelling water up through these roots. Take the cool, mineral rich water from the depths and hollows of the earth, and bring it up through these roots, channelling it to your lower back, where your kidneys are, and allow it to pool there.
Water has the qualities of fluidity, malleability, gentleness, and the ability to transform itself to suit the needs of every situation, filling up every hollow. By drawing water energy into yourself, you are benefiting yourself and others with these amazing qualities.
Now, turn your attention to the top of your head, where your crown is. Visualize the top of your head opening, connecting you with the heavens above, so that your mind becomes vast and limitless.
Visualize drawing down the vibrant green energy of the wind from the heavens, and into your body, down into your abdomen, where it can abide with the other energies you have acquired.
This wind energy has the qualities of playfulness and spontaneity; it is formless, impartial, free, and all-embracing – the care-free nature of a joyous child. By drawing this energy into your body, you are blessing your being with all of these qualities.
Finally, visualize drawing fire energy from the sun through the opening in your crown, and into your heart. Really feel its radiance – its heat, warmth, and healing power.
Fire has the qualities of compassion, love, radiance, light, enlightenment, cheerfulness, joy, and kindness. By inviting this fire into your heart, you are imbuing yourself with all of these qualities.
Now that this healing fire is within your heart, visualize it being pumped around your body, passing through all your blood vessels, arteries, arterioles, veins, capillaries, and meridians, suffusing every part of your being, so that every part of you is nourished by this amazing healing energy.
To finish, take all of these elements you have welcomed into your being – fire, water, wind, and earth – and merge them into a single unified energy. Once this unified energy has been created, spread it throughout your entire body, so that there is not a single part of you that does not experience its benefits.
Thank Heaven and Earth for the amazing gifts they have given you, and then emerge from your trance whenever you wish to do so.
If initially you find it hard to remember all these steps – (they are all just guidelines meant to stimulate the imagination; you do not need to follow them rigidly or to the letter) – perhaps pre-record these steps so that you can listen to them as you meditate, or have a friend or loved one read them to you as you do so.
May all who read this be blessed with pure everlasting enlightenment.
OH AH HUM!