By Suzanne Bishop
This article is a sharing of my personal experiences on using meditation and creative visualization to elicit “other” states of consciousness in clients who seek mediumship healings. The other states of consciousness I speak of are activation of the collective unconscious, experiencing the astral expansion of self and the surrender of self to this ever expanding consciousness.
Many of my clients are looking for empowerment towards understanding and uniting with loved ones who have passed on, angels and spirit guides. Putting clients through the visualized meditation I describe later on in this article puts them in a space of being in the driver’s seat to communicate with these incarnate beings. This supports my mission as a medium to empower my clients to engage in conversations with those who are incarnate whenever it feels right to do so.
For clarification, the term collective unconscious is Jungian and is a common consciousness shared by humans. This consciousness includes archetypes which are universal symbols. The Mother, Child, Queen, and Wise Man are but a few universal symbols experiences throughout time in many differing cultures. 1 The astral is a sphere or plane of existence that includes angels, spirit guides, and incarnate beings. I have been taught that the astral is a spiritual world that exists between heaven and earth.
Close your eyes and take three slow and deep breaths through the nose and out through the mouth. As you do this, feel all of your muscles unwind and loosen. Imagine that green light is coming up through your feet from the earth. This green light travels up through your body until it reaches your heart. The heart is where this green light will spiral, pulsating its light. Sit with this for a minute or two. Imagine white light coming in through the top of your head from the higher realms. This white light ascends down from the heavens through your crown chakra to land in the heart area. Now the green light from the earth and the white light from the higher realms are spiraling together creating a powerful force of energy that is grounding you at the same time raising you up to communicate with the spirt guides, angels and those who have passed on. Quietly imagine that you are sitting on the top of your head about an inch or two off the surface. Imagine your body size is small and you are sitting lotus style. There is a figure that is walking toward you that is shrouded in mist. As this figure gets closer you are able to discern their features. The figure keeps walking ever closer and you are able to recognize who they are. Listen for any messages they may have. Look for the details of what they are wearing, and try to remember any scents you may smell. Sit and just be for a few minutes taking in any messages, sights, sounds or smells. When it is time the figure will turn away and walk slowly away until no longer seen. Take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth a few times. When the time is right, slowly open your eyes.
Why is this particular mediation psychic or otherwise important? The main feature is that this meditation includes the space called the 8th chakra. The 8th chakra sits above the top of the skull and its features include access to the astral sphere. The “self” is sitting inside a space that has access to all incarnate beings, including spirit guides and loved ones who have passed on. Sitting in a lotus position is a well-known meditation posture and this further heightens the meditative experience.
Where did I get this knowledge? It has been with me since childhood, and later on I stumbled upon it in my many quests for knowing the unknown. Funny though, I intuitively placed the client (or their identity) inside of the 8th chakra, only later fully realizing the importance of doing so. It is my experience that my clients not only feel a deep relaxation after being put under this meditation, they often connect with incarnate beings that have meaning to them. Through this form of empowerment clients are able to connect at any time.
NOTE: My thanks and appreciation to all of my meditation teachers throughout the country. Without the knowledge base you gave to me I would not have been able to create the psychic meditation.
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- Singer, Culture and the Collective Unconscious (1968), p. 109.