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Introduction to Dreamwalking

Hail to the collective consciousness!

Over the last few months, I have been teaching some introductory workshops on Shamanism, and they have been quite well received (which I am grateful for!). One of the topics that have come up in this workshop is lucid dreaming and coupling it with shamanic journeying. This is what I like to call “Dreamwalking”.

Now typically when people do journeying they are in a trance state but they are awake, riding between the cool brain waves between the Delta range and Theta state. These two brainwaves both have excellent uses by the way, so I highly recommend learning about them and using tools such as binaural beats and frequency generators to get yourself there much faster. Anyway, while doing journeying most people use a drum or binaural beats etc. to help focus their brain into these wave ranges in order to achieve a fairly vivid daydream-like state, where they are in control of most of the goings on.

Some people prefer to just let the beat of the drum take them wherever it is that they end up going, but the definition of journeying I am using in this article is essentially a controlled daydream that has a goal and a purpose. An example of this would be wanting to retrieve a broken soul shard, so you would journey to where the piece broke off, and you would go through the trials necessary to get it back and reintegrate it into yourself. (I will eventually do a post on soul parts and soul retrieval, in the meantime google is your friend.)

These journeys or daydreams with intent can be very vivid, very realistic, and feel extremely real to the practitioner once they have done the work to build the skill, and modern science now shows that the brain can’t decipher the difference between what we do in the real world, and the things we do in these journeys, so by creating changes in our minds in the journeys, we are effectively creating real changes in our brainwaves, and in the world we perceive! Super cool right?!

Lucid dreaming is a phenomenon that many people experience naturally at least once or twice in their lives, if you haven’t it usually goes something like this: You’re walking around your house and there are people there that you don’t really know, there’s some music playing, it seems like you’re having a party, but you don’t party do you? Now you’re feeling really weird because you don’t remember inviting people over, or how you got to where you are now, you turn around and one of the weird people is yelling at you and angry, and this is all so vivid you feel like you are in a psychosis, you get angry back at the guy, one thing leads to another and he kills you. boom you wake up in your bed sweating and freaking out and realize, all is safe and well and it was just a dream, but holy shit that was a really vivid dream, it was so REAL! Now that moment you came to consciousness in that dream and began to control it a bit is what many would consider lucid dreaming. A dream that is so real, it is as if you are going about your normal day.

Typically I would consider the above a vivid dream or a highly aware dream, not a lucid dream. To me lucid dreaming begins to happen when we learn to take control of the dream, for example, you find yourself in a nightmare so you change the channel to a happy dream, or perhaps you decide you want to fly and you do, or maybe you want to learn about magick so you materialize yourself a teacher or a book that you can learn from. Once you begin to become adept at inducing and controlling your lucid dreams in order to complete specific tasks or journeys, this is what I call Dreamwalking, and in my opinion, it is one of the strongest tools in a magickian or shamans toolbox.

Sounds like fun right? or Maybe it sounds like a lot of work, either way, you are right! So where do you begin? Below I will outline some methods I have used to develop my dreamwalking abilities personally, that I feel will be able to help most people. Please keep in mind if you take sleeping pills, antidepressants, antipsychotics, or you are intoxicated before bed, you may have a harder time with this, but with persistence, you can certainly still develop the skill.

  1. Step one is to start keeping a dream journal! This is extremely important, and a tool that many new psychonauts scoff at and don’t use. By journaling your dreams you are actually refiring the neurons in your brain that fired when you were in the dream, creating better pathways, thus making it easier to recall dreams and easier to become lucid over time. You might be saying “I never remember my dreams anyway.” that’s fine!

    Simply write down anything you remember, this can be how you feel such as happy, sad, scared, loved, content etc. Write down any colours you remember, any names you remember, anything and everything from your feelings to your memories. Neurons that fire together, wire together, and this is a very important step in training your brain to not only remember dreams, but become aware, and eventually lucid in your dreams.

    Some people recall things better if they stay still and don’t move when they wake up, some recall better in the position they were sleeping in such as on their back or side. Experiment and find out what works for you, but begin writing as soon as possible upon waking or you will find the details will begin to fade very rapidly on you. Date each dream entry, give it a title, and write down any keywords that have meaning to you, this will help you to build your own correspondences you can use at a later time to interpret your dreams.

  2. Step two is to target your two longest REM cycles, for the average person who sleeps 8 hours these are the last 2 hours of sleep. These last two hours are actually two separate sleep cycles, so starting out you can actually have two chances per night to get into a lucid dream. Now what you want to do to target these is set an alarm for 6 hours after you go to sleep, if you are someone who takes a while to go to sleep keep that in consideration and set it for the appropriate amount of time such as 6 hours and 20 minutes after you go to bed. Then go to sleep. Once awake you are going to get up, stretch a bit, maybe get a drink of water or go to the bathroom, spend at least 5 to 10 minutes being awake and out of bed, this gets your mind back into a semi-awake state. Then simply go back to bed with the intent to have a lucid dream, some people repeat over and over in their head something to the effect of “I am lucid dreaming” until they fall asleep, this isn’t entirely necessary but can be helpful. Go back to sleep and you may be shocked to find yourself awake in a completely different spot than your bedroom.

    If you get no results the first night, simply try again. If you find you aren’t getting good results in the 6 to 7-hour window, try setting your alarm for your last REM cycle, so this would be 7 hours after going to sleep in the 7-8 hour window. Do the same thing, wake up, walk around for a few minutes, and go back to sleep. If you are really a keener, you can set two alarms in one night, one at 6 hours and one at 7 hours to take advantage of both REM cycles. Keep doing this until you begin to find yourself having more and more aware dreams, and find that you are recalling more and more for your journals. Eventually, you will find yourself in a dream and you will be completely aware that you are dreaming!

  3. Step three is to create a set of reality checks you can perform to determine if you are in fact dreaming, or if you are awake. (Eventually, your lucid dreams will become so real and life like that you will have a hard time telling the difference between your dreams and reality, so this is an important thing to learn.) I will provide a few different methods here, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My personal favourite that I use many times daily is to take the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand and try to push them through the palm of your other hand, in reality, they will stop and you will feel the pressure on your palm, in a dream, they will go right through. In a dream you can also pass through objects and walls, so pushing against a wall or counter is another useful reality check. You can fly in dreams, so try jumping and seeing if you can float. Often times in dreams checking the time is a great tool as well, usually, the 2nd time you check a clock the time will have changed. A mirror is also a useful reality check, look at your reflection and see how you look, often in dreams, we see ourselves very different than we see ourselves in reality.

    These are all great tools to use, and you can practice them almost anywhere, which makes them even more valuable. I recommend doing a reality check a minimum of 4 times a day when starting, I personally reality check at least once an hour, not only will this tell your brain you are looking for a dream state, it will help wire it to induce a lucid state, which is after all the goal of a dreamwalker.

  4. Step four happens only once you have begun to learn how to induce your lucid dreams and reality check to gain full awareness. Once you reality check and you realize you are dreaming you have a whole new universe to explore, so get exploring!
    Some fun things you can try in the beginning are:

    • Changing the channel: this is where you think of a different place or activity and the scenery changes.

    • learning to fly: to fly you simply need to raise your arms up above your head and will it or jump slightly (flying takes practice to get right, keep at it!)

    • working with spirits: you will find that there are a lot of NPC’s (non-player characters) in your dreams, these people are kind of just filling in the background but there are also many active “inhabitants” in your dream world that you can learn many magnificent things from.

    • travel to new places: travelling can be done by flying or changing the channel or even taking an elevator or airplane or whatever play with it and see what is right for you. 


The bottom line is that this is a universe you have been going to your entire life every night, once you master being lucid and controlling it you can do and learn anything in this place, so try whatever you want, the possibilities are truly endless! Just make sure you’re actually dreaming before you kiss that stranger, or before you dance naked under the moonlight drinking tequila at a music festival!

This is a very basic intro to dreamwalking but it is an excellent place to start, I wish you all great success in your endeavours!

Dream big, and manifest your reality!

Azariel Flame
Reiki Master, Shaman, Teacher
Ignite the light
www.ignitethelight.ca

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How to accept distance healing and attunements

I get asked this question quite often, “How do I accept your distance energy work or attunements?”, so I decided to make a blog post about it for easy reference. The process of accepting distance healing and attunements is actually rather simple. If you have experience with meditation, visualization, and energy work in general, then it will be a snap. Below are the steps I recommend to my clients to get the most out of a distance energy treatment or attunement.

1. Dedicate a minimum of 15 minutes to this experience, the more time the better, I typically try to aim for an hour when I receive them myself, as that is what I have become accustomed to. If you only need 15 minutes, cool, if you prefer 30 minutes, cool, if you need 52 minutes and 18 seconds exactly, also cool.

2. Make the set and setting your own, and make it comfortable! Create any amount of theatre you need to get yourself in THE ZONE. Whatever this may mean for you. I personally like a nice hot bath, with some salts, frankincense, and a solitary burning candle in the pitch black room. If your place is sitting on the bus on the way to work, or laying in your bed, or sitting in lotus position by a waterfall, then that’s awesome! Do whatever makes it feel great for you.

3. Get yourself into a nice relaxed position, close your eyes and begin to focus on your breathing. Deep breathing is very helpful here, make sure you are breathing deep into your belly. You should feel your belly rise and fall with each deep inhale and exhale. If not, then your breathing too shallow. Focus on your deep breathing for a few minutes until you get nice and relaxed. Remember to keep breathing deeply in and out this whole time, and for the whole process to follow.

4. Put your focus on each body part, with the intention of allowing the feeling of relaxation to settle in. Beginning with your toes, feel each toe relax deeply, let the stress of each muscle dissipate. Then each foot, then your lower legs, calves and shins, then your upper legs, quads and hams, then your buttocks, then your abdomen and back, then your chest and shoulders, then your arms and hands, then your neck, face muscles, and head. Let the tension release from each muscle from the tips of your toes to the top of your head, and let each muscle in your body relax fully.

5. Now that your whole body is relaxed it is time to call in the energy. All my energy work will be sent to my clients via the Chi ball method. Which is a ball of energy that I have filled with a specific intention, attunement, or healing request. Begin by stating very loudly in your head something to the effect of “I call in the chi ball that Azariel has sent to me now, may it enter my body, mind, and spirit at full power, for my greatest good, and the greatest good of all.” Now visualize a brilliant ball of energy coming down from the sky. This ball may appear any colour, or be any shape that is relevant to you, it may not be a ball at all. This is perfectly okay and normal. If you end up getting a red rose, instead of a white ball, that is OKAY. Just trust it will appear to you however it needs to. Now visualize the ball of energy descending from the sky into your crown chakra, and working its way down to your heart chakra. Once it is at your heart chakra, visualize it exploding out to the top of your head, the tips of your fingers, and the tips of your toes, filling your entire body with brilliant energy. Continue to breathe in this energy and feel it fill your entire body, mind, spirit, and aura and continue to let it pulsate and do its work for as long as it takes. You will know when it is done because you will get a thought in your head of “it is done” or you will simply feel when it is time to be done. For some people they will feel the energy dwindle after a time. However the process ends, will be entirely unique to you.

6. Now take some time to ground yourself. You can do this by visualizing a cord of energy leaving your navel and going to the center of the earth and attaching itself to the earth, then visualize any excess energy going through this cord from your body to the earth as a gift to the earth, retract the cord from the earth back into your body when you feel you have sent all the excess energy away.
Another grounding method is to visualize your feet growing like the roots of a tree into the earth and all the excess energy draining from your body into the earth. When you feel all the excess energy has gone to the earth, visualize the roots retracting back into your body and your legs going back to normal.

7. Once the process is complete, take some time to write down any notes you may have about how it made you feel, any impressions it gave you, thoughts you may have had, or anything you feel is relevant and important.

Thats it! Easy peasy!

I hope this has been helpful, if anyone has any questions feel free to send me an e-mail for further clarification.

Until next time!

Azariel Flame
Reiki Master, Shaman, Teacher
Ignite the light
www.ignitethelight.ca

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Activating the pineal gland

The pineal gland is a small pea sized spot in the middle of your brain connected to the spinal cord and the cerebellum. The pineal gland is associated with the third eye chakra and has been found to secrete very important chemicals for our physical and spiritual health and wellbeing. Under normal circumstances the pineal secretes melatonin which is responsible for keeping us calm and helping us sleep. However if stimulated it has been found that the pineal can release different metabolites of melatonin such as oxytocin, the chemical responsible for the feeling of love, as well as DMT (dimethyltryptamine) which is one of the most powerful hallucinogens known to man. DMT, sometimes called the spirit molecule, is responsible for creating our dreams, as well as showing up in extreme quantities during the death experience. It is no wonder then, that the activation of the pineal is associated with the third eye, and seeing things that can’t be seen under normal conditions.

The following are a couple of techniques, that I have picked up from various teachers, that I have found to be very useful in stimulating the pineal gland and creating very powerful meditative and awakening experiences.

The first of these techniques is very simple. All you need to do is say out loud and vibrate the word ONG. This must be said out loud, and the louder you say it the better. It is very similar to the OM mantra, as you vibrate the NG the longest. Like so: ONNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. When done properly this should vibrate the area near your forehead and eventually work its way further back. The longer you do this and the more often you do this, the more dramatic the results will be over time. I believe I picked this up from a monk I had read about but I can’t remember which one, perhaps Jon Peniel? I digress.

The second technique is a lot more involved and takes a fair bit of practice to get just right. It starts at the base of the spine at the root chakra and works its way up the spine to the pineal. This technique is one that I was directed to through my work with Azazel; I found a similar technique in the book “Becoming Supernatural” by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

Step 1.
Get into a comfortable sitting position. Sitting cross legged is helpful.

Step 2.
Straighten your back.

Step 3.
Thrust your pelvis forward.

Step 4.
Begin deep breathing in as deep as you can, hold, then breathe out as deep as you can, and again hold, continue this cycle.

Step 5.
Pull in your abs and flex them holding them in all while keeping your back straight and continuing deep breathing.

Step 6.
Place your conscious thoughts on where your pineal gland would be, if you have trouble envisioning this then put your focus in the middle of your brain between your ears.

Step 7.
At the end of your deep breath hold it in as long as you can, then breathe out deeply, all while holding your pelvis forward, abs in and flexed, back straight, and your focus on your pineal gland.

Step 8.
Continue this breathing cycle all while holding your body the way you have been. Breath in deep, hold as long as you can, breathe out.

Thats it! Easy right? well it will take a lot of practice to get just right, but if you continue to do this you will eventually reap some pretty wonderful rewards. The theory I have behind why this works is you are activating your adrenal glands and then sending the energy up your spine to the pineal and helping it to secrete those wonderful metabolites of oxytocin and DMT. This practice works especially well first thing in the morning and right before bed, as the brain can easily enter deep states of meditation at these times.

The results will vary from person to person, but eventually you can most likely expect feelings of euphoria, oneness with the universe, a sense of greater peace and connectedness, and even sensations of floating and out of body experiences.

Until next time!

Thanks for reading!

Azariel Flame
Reiki master, Shaman, Teacher
Ignite the light
www.ignitethelight.ca

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Bringing energy to balance meditation 6

The day 6 meditation was an idea that my Fiance came up with and it was an amazing experience. If you like this one, you may enjoy some of her work and ramblings over at Why don’t bats have feathers. The concept is rather simple really, but an area I hadn’t explored in my own personal journey with meditation and gnosis. This meditation focuses on the feeling and emotions evoked by temperature. We will be exploring hot and then cold with this meditation via visualization.

This meditation will last for 30 minutes just like all the others in the series. We will split this into three parts. You may set your phone to vibrate, or whatever tool you choose to use, every 10 minutes, or simply go with the flow and see where you end up. The first part will focus on you feeling and exploring exactly how you feel now, the second part will put you into a hot zone, and the third will put you into a cold zone.

The Process:

 

Get yourself comfortable in whatever your favourite position for meditation is, I personally chose to lay down on my back for this one.

Begin by closing your eyes and focusing on your breath. Inhale to the count of 5, exhale to the count of 5. Feel your chest rise and fall, notice how your body feels at this time, are you warm? Are you cold? explore each part of your body beginning at your feet, and feel the temperature there. Are your feet hot or cold? How does this feel to you? are they both the same temperature? do you feel a chill, warmth, perhaps a shiver? Explore each part of your body this way working up to your head. Feet, calves, quads, waist, abdomen, chest, shoulders, upper arm, forearm, hands, and finally head. Once you have felt every part, FEEL your whole body at once, take note of all the hot places, all the cold places, and everything in between. Feel how the temperature in your body shifts and changes and moves. Sit in this until your timer goes off at the 10 minute mark.

Now that you have sat and felt your body, we are going to go on a bit of a journey. Begin to visualize yourself walking in the snow towards a frozen lake. Set out on the lake is sauna hut. Walk your way through the snow, across the ice, and into this shack. I visualize this in the mountains, in a bowled valley, trees all around, a small desolate lake far away from anything or anyone else. The hut has smoke and steam coming from its chimney and is made of hand cut cedar. Open the door and step inside, smell the cedar walls sweating, feel the wet heat take your breathe away. There is a bench seat that goes around the whole room. Sit down and be in the heat. Feel the heat seep into your skin, down to your very core. Feel your whole body get hotter and hotter, to the point you can barely even stand it. Feel your breathe get harder to catch, feel your body overheat, feel it sweat. Feel the warmth consume your entire being and soul, its cleansing, its healing, and its intensity. Sit in the heat and feel everything you can about it until your time is up here, and your timer goes off.

Now its time to go for a dip and cool off. Get up off your bench, walk towards the door and open it. The light hits your eyes as it reflects off the snow, the cold air fills your lungs and you can feel them begin to sting with cold. About 20 feet outside the door there is a large hole 10 feet in diameter cut into the ice. Take a deep breathe of the freezing cold, mountain air and run towards that hole as fast as you can, bend your legs and leap into the hole feet first. Feel the icy cold water encapsulate your entire body from your feet up to your head. Feel the cold shock you, and revitalize you. You are now under the water, the blistering cold is working its way from the outside into your very core. Feel the sting, the pain, the refreshing and glacial cold fill your entire being. Let this cold overtake your every thought, every feeling, every instinct, and allow it to consume you. Sit in this ice cold feeling under the water for the remaining ten minutes and let it cleanse your body, your, mind and your soul. Pay attention to every feeling the cold brings to every part of your body, and your being.

When your ten minutes are up, swim to the edge of the hole, pull yourself up and walk back out of the valley the way you came in. Open your eyes and take as long as you need to come back to reality. You have now experienced your own version of how these temperatures effect you. Note anything that was significant from this and go about your day.

My Experience:

This was another shocking experience for me. When I went into the sauna I could literally feel every part of it like I was there, the shortness of breath in the hot moist air, the heat overtaking my whole body, my pain slipping away like an instant relief. I felt a release of sorts as the heat began to get too much, it was like all the stagnant and useless energy in my body letting go and leaving me, offering space for new vibrant energy. I could feel it seep out of me like sweat. I got to the point where I literally felt so hot laying there in my bed that I couldn’t stand it.

When I left the sauna and jumped into the water it was like a cool, refreshing, breath taking clean and crisp energy overtook my whole body. I never felt like I was freezing but I did feel like I was absorbing nothing but pure energy, and icy cold watery air filled my being. It was like the coldest shower on a warm day. Simply put it was extremely invigorating and refreshing for me. It was the perfect balance to the hot sauna for me and I felt the glacial cold overtake my whole body from shell to core. Then I felt completely at peace as I reached a state of pure nothingness. No thoughts, no worries, no pain, just bliss.

I hope you enjoyed this meditation as much as I did.

-Azariel Flame

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Bringing energy to balance meditation 5

I have had a lot of fun coming up with these meditations. I can’t wait until I get a chance to do the last three back to back. The 5 elements were covered in the last three meditations, air, earth, water, fire, and spirit (electricity/power). Today I feel a great balance in my energetic field, after completing the last three meditations. I was particularly fond of the water/earth meditation and its use of black energy on the chakras. If you have been following these meditations, you may have noticed by now that the darker energies tend to be calming, soothing, and a little bit heavy, while the lighter energies tend to be charging, energizing, and almost manic in feel. This has made me come up with the theory that the dark energies can be used to calm someone who is higher energy, manic, or chaotic. Whereas the light energies can be used to lift you out of a depressive, sad, or drained feeling. I personally enjoyed these experiments and will continue to use them, as I reaped many benefits from them, my energy level has gone up, I can channel energy much easier, and I can notice a definite feeling of balance in my overall system. I’ve even begun to sleep after a week of insomnia!

Today we will be covering a slight variation on what we have been doing with the white energy, and the black energy. This meditation is going to spend the entire 30 minutes going through the chakra system. Yes this may seem a bit redundant at this point, but trust me, you will enjoy this one if you enjoyed any of the white/black chakra meditations in the last few days.

The practice:

Get yourself comfortable, whatever works for you, lay on your back, sit on a pillow, stand on your head, anything that will allow you to sit for 30 minutes and focus on the visualization.
This time we will be spending 1 minute per chakra going up, when you reach the crown you will begin again at the root and work back up to the crown. So you will effectively go root to crown, chakra by chakra, twice. This will be a total of 14 minutes. You can set your phone to vibrate at one minute intervals if it helps you. The final part will be broken up into two 8 minute sections.

On the way up through the chakras the first time, you will start at the base chakra and visualize it as a black sphere of swirling energy. You will then do this visualization for the sacral chakra, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.

On the way up the second time you will visualize each chakra as balls of pure white swirling energy, one by one, all the way up to the crown.

Once you reach the crown the second time, you will visualize all of your chakras as the white energy at once, this time adding in flecks of colour, all the colours of the prism, the sacred flames, or rainbow, whatever helps you achieve this visualization the best. You will see them as vibrant white, but containing all the other colours of energy at once as well, for where there is white, there is an abundance of all forms of energy, just as the rainbow can shine through a prism from white light. Hold this visualization for the remainder of the 8 minutes and let it evolve however it happens to in your minds eye.

you will then visualize all of your chakras as the black energy at once, this time adding in a swirling white vibrational energy. This may be visualized as electricity (spirit), flashes of white, whatever it takes for you to see this in the spheres of blackness. The theory behind this is that black cannot be where there has not been light, and the light cannot be anywhere that the darkness hasn’t already touched. Hold this visualization for the remainder of the 8 minutes and let it evolve however it happens to in your minds eye.

Once you have finished your meditation, let the images slowly fade away, and bring yourself back to reality. You may find that you will need to ground after this, as I have found this is a very powerful meditation.

My experience with this meditation:

Out of the meditations I have done in this series, this is the one that rocked my core the most. I felt my body begin to hum with energy once I engaged in the first seven chakra part where the white light becomes the rainbow. This created a vibration through my whole body and I felt extremely hot, my hands began to sweat, and my head began to swirl like I had just stood up too fast. This feeling held for the full 8 minutes. Once I began the black/white meditation, the feeling got heavier and felt like it set into my very soul. My visualization began to flash with black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet bursts. I held the black visualization and the white within the spheres would spark, swirl, spin, and leap within and without the sphere itself. It was like watching the perfect storm take the globe. This was without a doubt the most profound experience I have had in this series. I am looking forward to the days to come.

– Azariel Flame

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Bringing energy to balance meditation 4

Day four of the meditation series, and already I am beginning to find myself impatiently waiting for the next day. I hope everyone has enjoyed following these meditations as much as I have enjoyed creating them and practicing them. For the first meditation we worked through the chakra system and brought light and dark energies to a perfect balance, the second day we worked with white energy and chaotic strong elements, and the third day we worked with black energy and calm, serene elements. In theory, this should be keeping us in balance, even if we are going from one extreme to the other.

Todays practice is going to be something a little bit different, we are going to work through the chakra system with the element of air and visualize our chakras as clear spheres, similar to an ice ball or glass ball. This time we will also alter the timing, as we have been spending 21 minutes on the chakras and 9 minutes on the full visualization, today we will be spending 14 minutes on the chakras and 16 minutes on the visualization. This means you can set your phone to 7, 2 minute intervals, and then a final 16 minute interval. I usually just set my phone to vibrate once at each interval so that I have a physical cue to move on, and to keep me on track.

The theory behind todays visualization is that by visualizing the chakras as containing nothing and being clear will cleanse our system and by becoming nothing, we will become everything. This is based on a quote from the matrix “Do not try to bend the spoon, that’s impossible, instead only try to realize the truth, that there is no spoon.” By realizing that we are nothing, we should become everything at once.

The practice:
Lay on your back and get comfortable, make sure you have set your timer if you need it, at this point, I personally am getting more and more content with just going with the flow of the visualization.  Start at the base chakra, visualize it as a clear sphere, containing nothing, make it like a ball of glass or ice, or however this visualization of emptiness works the best in your brain, hold this visualization for two minutes. Once you have reached the two minute mark, hold the visualization of your root chakra and visualize the sacral chakra the same way. Continue doing this chakra by chakra until you reach your crown, holding each of the previous visualizations. This means that when you are at the crown, you should be visualizing all seven chakra balls as clear balls of energy.

Once you have done this, I want you to hold the visualization and add the following. Visualize wind coming out of the seven chakras at once like a hurricane, typhoon, or tornado, whatever helps you to achieve the best visualization of wind exiting the chakras, spinning around your whole body, then going back into the chakras. The wind should be spinning all around your entire aura, in and out of your chakras by the time your reach your pinnacle of the visualization. Hold this visualization and feeling until your time is up, allow the wind to change however it does in your minds eye and note how you feel. When the allotted time is up, allow the wind to die down, and let your entire visualization fade into nothingness. Take as much time as you need to come back to normal before opening your eyes and going about your day.

My experience with this meditation:

I did this meditation before bed, as I have been finding that is when I am getting the best results. As I visualized the balls as clear energy, I felt a sense of connection to my energy system that was quite new, and almost startling. I found I could feel my energy buzzing through my entire body, and it was very apparent where it was going. It felt akin to small jolts of electricity flowing through my veins. It was a very intriguing and new feeling for me. With the wind visualization I felt cold, and felt as though there was a breeze on me the entire time. By the end I felt a strong connection to my personal power, and felt amazingly well charged, and full of vibrant energy. This was a very fun experiment since it is basically visualizing your energy centres as full of nothingness.

Until next time

-Azariel Flame

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Bringing energy to balance meditation 3

The meditation for day 3 is designed to bring your energies into balance from the previous days meditation. On the 2nd day we worked through the chakra system top to bottom using white energy, then filled ourselves with lightning and fire. This was a very cleansing and active meditation. Today we will be doing work with black energy, water, and earth, the very opposites of yesterdays meditative practice.

Again this is a 30 minute meditation and will run as follows:
starting from the root chakra and working your way up one by one to the crown chakra you will visualize the chakra as a pure black ball of energy, spending one minute and thirty seconds per chakra. When you get to the crown you will then spend an extra minute and thirty seconds then begin working your way down one by one to the root. You will hold the visualization of a black ball of energy on each chakra, then move to the next once the allotted time has passed. To help make this easier you can set your phone to vibrate at intervals of a minute and thirty seconds fourteen times.

You will then spend 9 minutes doing the following visualization:
You are in a dark underground cavern, before you, just over a ledge there is a still pool of black water. There are three torches on the walls of the cavern to your right, revealing a set of stone stairs that lead into the pool. Walk over to these stairs and step down into the pool. Once you are into the pool turn yourself over onto your back and float there in the water, allowing it to envelop you. You become heavier and heavier as the black water consumes your body. You begin to sink into the water but you can still breathe. Remain calm, there is nothing to fear, you are becoming one with the water. It envelops your whole body, washing away anything that no longer allows you to live in balance and harmony. You can see nothing but the black water as you sink deeper and deeper, and the water cleanses all imbalances in your body, and soul. Eventually you hit the soft, black earth at the base of the pool. The mud begins to suck you in and envelope your entire body, remain calm and brave. Allow yourself to sink deeper and deeper into the muddy earth, and allow it to remove and clear any imbalances in your system. As you relax the mud begins to get thinner and thinner, you feel your body spin so that you are facing down now, you begin to release from the mud, and you begin to float up, you are floating up higher and higher, the weight of the water is becoming less and less as you rise, soon you are once again floating at the top of the pool. Swim over to the stairs and walk your way out of the pool. Allow the vision to fade and take as much time as you need to come back to reality.

My Experience with this meditation:
This meditation was extremely calming for me, bringing perfect balance to my energy field from the chaotic charged energy I had used in the previous days meditation. As the water covered my body I felt completely at peace, and could feel a warmth go through my entire body. Even though the water seemed to be heavy, I myself began to feel lighter and serene. Once I hit the mud, I felt even warmer, almost like I was in the warm embrace of a loved one. I felt love, peace, and happiness during this entire meditation. This left me feeling very grounded and seemed to really balance out the very vibrant active energy I had put into my field the day before. The heavy calming effect lasted quite a while and left me feeling like I could use a good nap, this exercise would be advisable to do before bed unless you were to do the exercise from day 2 and this exercise back to back in one day. This was a very pleasant and wonderful experience. I will be sure to try this exercise again.

– Azariel Flame

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Bringing energy to balance meditation 2

This days meditation was based upon the light and dark energy balancing meditation. 30 minutes working through the chakra system. This time Instead of doing white balls of energy from the root to the crown and black balls of energy on the way down, then visualizing them both in balance afterwards, I did white all the way through.

One and a half minutes was spent per chakra on the way up, visualizing each chakra from the root up to the crown as a ball of pure white light, and one and a half minutes was spent on each chakra on the way down, visualized as a ball of pure white light. Once this was completed I spent 9 minutes visualizing all the chakras pulsating with white energy all at the same time, and allowed my body, and aura to become completely enveloped in the white energy. Once I had seen my aura completely fill up, I visualized it begin to take the form of white storm clouds full of white lightning and white fire. I held the visualization of the white storm aura for the remainder of my time.

The first part of the meditation was a pretty standard experience, I felt light, happy and full of energy. This brought my mood up and helped raise my energy levels slightly, but nothing over powering. I do a lot of white light visual mediations so this was to be expected. Where it got interesting for me was when I began to add the lightning and fire to the visualization, this brought a very noticeable boost to the energy in the room and I could feel my energy running at a much higher level then normal. This feeling of power, and increase in energy stayed with me for the greater portion of the day after I did the meditation. As the lightning would strike and flash throughout my being, from the inside out, I could feel a tingling sensation, and when it would chain I could feel it clearing any negative thoughts and feelings I had at the time. The fire came to me as a visualization of a bright white inferno, that burned relentlessly from the outside in, as it burned I could feel a cold breeze on my body and a slight humming feeling. This is something I will continue to practice and try as I noticed it made a very positive change to my mood, and my energy was much easier to control for the day.

To do this meditation, it is set up as follows:

You will spend one and a half minutes on each chakra from the root to the crown, visualizing them as balls of pure white energy. Once you reach the top and get to the crown chakra you will then spend another minute and a half on the crown and work your way down, one chakra at a time until you reach the root chakra. If it helps you can set your phone to vibrate at each minute and a half interval, for a total of fourteen intervals.
Once you have completed this visualization you will spend nine minutes on the final visualization set. Begin by seeing all seven chakras at once pulsating with pure white light. Once you have achieved this full visualization fill your entire body and aura with the same white energy, while holding the visualization of the seven chakras. This is where it gets a little tricky, you will then visualize white lightning working its way from each of the seven chakras at the same time all the way out to your aura, and then begin to visualize it chain through your entire aura, body, and chakra system. Think of this like an electrical storm exploding from each of your chakras at once, and converging through your entire being.
After you have achieved the full lightning meditation, you will then begin to visualize a fiery inferno beginning to burn around your aura, and slowly working its way inward towards your chakras, once it gets there hold the visualization of the fire and lightning dancing together through your entire being until your time runs out. Let the images fade after your timer goes off, and take as much time as needed to come back to reality.

I hope you enjoy this technique, it was a fun experiment.

-Azariel Flame

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Bringing energy to balance meditation 1

This meditation is based upon a technique I learned from Sacred Flames Reiki. This will involve running through the chakras from base to crown and then back down again. Since the allotted time is 30 mins we will be spending approximately one and a half minutes per chakra up, then one and a half minutes per chakra down for a total of 21 minutes. We will then spend 9 minutes visualizing them in perfect balance of both light and dark energy. For those of you who aren’t versed on the basic chakra system, there are seven main chakras that most scholars and practitioners agree upon. These are the Root chakra at the base of the spine, sacral chakra up about 6 inches, naval chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra.

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On the way up we will spend one and a half minutes visualizing the location of the chakra glowing with a ball of pure brilliant white light. Once we have gone all the way up and finished at the crown, we will then begin at the crown and visualize it filled with a ball of pure black energy. We will spend one and a half minutes per chakra sitting with it filled with pure black energy. Once we have reached the root and spent our 21 minutes doing white all the way up and black all the way down, we will then visualize them all at the same time filled with a perfect balance of white/black. For some people this may be like a yin/yang for others they may choose to go to grey. You will feel drawn to one method or the other, go with what feels right for YOU. If it is helpful during meditation you can set your phone to vibrate at each interval of 1 minute 30 seconds (14 intervals total) and then give yourself a 9 minute interval at the end.

Now this actually works out very well numerologically as well, 21 minutes adds up to a power number of 3. 2+1=3. and 9 minutes is also a power number. Depending upon which belief system or paradigm you subscribe to you may see that this can be advantageous to bringing balance and helping to increase your energy levels.

Filling chakras with energy is an age old method and is typically done with either pure white light, or coloured light corresponding to each chakra. When doing a chakra balancing typically practitioners push for vibrant colours and stick to the lighter side of the spectrum, I have come to believe in my practices over the years that this isn’t the best method. I personally haven’t seen many places that suggest using black energy. This will actually be my first time trying this as well, and I will report down below what my results are. I welcome any comments from my followers on their results as well.

My Experience With Black/White Chakra Balancing:

On the way up through the white side I felt like I normally would doing this type of practice, my body began to pulse with energy. I could feel myself get lighter with each successive chakra, and I automatically began to visualize my whole body fill with white light once I reached the crown. This is probably due to my own programming based upon having done Reiki and chakra work for years.

On my way down things began to become interesting. Beginning at the crown, once I visualized it as pure black, my head began to swirl or swim almost like I was dizzy, this only got stronger as I worked my way down to the root chakra. With each successive chakra it was like my body would pulse and then the dizziness would set in again, like being on a ride at the carnival. When I got to the bottom I automatically visualized my whole body filling with darkness and felt oddly at peace with the energy.

Once I visualized all the chakras going into balance in both black and white they began to take form in my minds eye as black on one side, and white on the other. Then the energy began to spin and swirl around and mixing like a model of the earth covered in clouds. Once the perfect mix in my minds eye was achieved, my left side went black and my right side went white. This could be a cultural or worldview phenomena, with my internal programming for left hand path (black or dark magick) and right hand path (lightwork or white magick). Once this visualization came into full effect the energy from the left began to swirl clockwise and the energy on the right began to swirl counter clockwise. The two energies of black and white spun together like a lemniscate or infinity symbol, and they too then began to mix together.

Never during this visualization did I get visions of grey, it was always just a beautiful mixture of black and white, dancing together like two lovers who hadn’t seen each other for years. I felt at peace, the energy in my body was pulsating with pure ecstatic force, and the temperature in the room dropped several degrees. I felt completely balanced, at peace, and strangely content. I allowed this feeling of contentment set in for a few moments, then sat down at my computer to write this article.

This was a wonderful experiment and one I will continue to practice.

Until next time.

-Azariel Flame