Although a guided meditation can
be used in a variety of ways, it need to be remembered in all cases
we are accessing our
creative imagination and our mind. Our mind only knows what it
has experienced. What we experience in a guided meditation will be
characterized and packaged based on our past experience and what we
think and believe.. In this sense the guided meditation is much like
intuitive guidance. Or, it can be called another form of
intuitive guidance. The actual image or picture we get may not be
the correct characterization of what we experience but it provided
the direction in which we need to travel and/or explore.
For example, we do a guided meditation to address a fear and we find
the image presented to us is a lion. That does not mean we fear
lions, although we may. We need to look at what the lion represents
relative to the situation we face and our own
internal language. A lion often symbolically represents
leadership, courage, and fierceness. But it is also an large animal.
It is living and capable of moving and responding to a stimulus.
In understanding what our creative imagination gives to us about our
fear, we need to look at the situation. Do we fear leadership? Do we
need to become courageous and develop courage? Are we facing
something that is going to respond and pounce on us like a lion? Is
our fear something that will move about and stalk us like a lion? Is
what we face bigger than expected - that is we assumed our fear was
as small as a ten pound house cat and now come face to face with a
hundred pound lion - with sharp teeth? Again, the interpretation
will depend on what we are choosing to explore and the situation we
face. Usually our intuition will tell us what symbolism feels
The use of a guided meditation for our own creative needs is the
same as that discussed in the topic “Guided
Meditation.” All that is really different is we create our own
guided meditation text and play it back to ourselves on a tape or we
have another guide us according to the script we create. A
sample guided meditation text is provided for your use. However,
it is recommended you
eat and digest what is provided and you create your own script
based on what arises from within.
Clarity of intention
Probably the most important thing
of which we need to know is
clarity of intent. We must realize our subconscious mind is much
like a computer. It responds as programmed and what is in its
memory. It will interpret any words we use based on what is in its
memory. If our choice of words in the guided meditation are careless
and sloppy, the results we get will be much less than they could be.
We need to become precise in how we ask our questions. .
Feelings are important in a
creative effort in two ways. One is that feelings are essential to
using the internal compass. The other is that often what we desire
is a feeling. Although we think we want something specific like a
person, object, title or the like, what we really want is to
experience a certain type and kind of feeling. If we know the
feeling we seek, then we can use that feeling as our compass to
guide our actions to get what we desire. We simply need to ask
ourselves if what we are choosing is taking us toward or away from
the feeling we desire to create. Used in this manner, the feeling
helps up to create a
single point focus for our life and move toward creating a
When we intend something, it is important to ask what feeling we
desire to experience that accompanies what we intend. Often, we end
up intending what mind thinks will give us what we desire when in
reality we desire a particular feeling. In this awareness we can us
a guided meditation and ask what best represents what we desire to
feel. In the guided meditation we can expect one of two things will
happen. Either we will get a feeling to know that is the feeling we
seek or we will get a set of images that when we create them or move
toward creating them we will experience the feeling we seek.
Now what is important here is that if we get an actually feeling we
may be surprised that want we feel is not what we think would feel.
Often we are more focused on what we think than what we feel
including thinking the feeling we should have. Often we have a
mental image of what we want and we think it will give us happiness
The typical example is having another person in our life. Mind
thinks if this person is in my life I will be happy. We think
happiness is what we seek and we give a form to the happiness we
expect. So we try and create a way for that person to be in our
life. However, when we go to a guided meditation and ask the
following, “I seek _____ in my life, what feeling am I seeking?” we
may be surprised to feel pain or have painful images. That of course
would puzzle us until we realize how we asked the question and that
person is what our mind thinks it wants to find pleasure. But in
reality the individual brings pain for one reasons or another.
However if we asked in a guided meditation, “What do I need to do to
find pleasure?” we may expect to get an image of a lover be we are
surprised at something different. We may get the image of a small
child playing or of us dancing naked in the street. A child playing
could be that we find pleasure in returning to that
most creative state of childlike spontaneous and innocent play
or it may be to have a child or to go play with children. Similarly,
we may find the pleasure we seek in dropping all that is in our life
and becoming naked in our truth and to figuratively dance in that
truth in public. Or it may be to find that place were we can become
literally naked and dance in the street.
In any case, exactly what you get will have to be examined in the
light of the circumstances in your own life. You cannot dismiss the
bizarre. Rather you must learn to understand your own
inner language and what your
creative imagination is telling you. .
Exploring the unimaginable
One of the greatest powers of a
guided meditation is to be able to face the unimaginable. Mind is
incapable of experiencing certain things. It cannot even really
imagine how to do so. For example, if you ask your self, “What does
God look like face to face” or “What is really in my heart?” mind
will give you an answer but you know it is not true. Any image of
God your mind will give you know you can argue another view as to
God being something different. Similarly you may say that love is in
my heart but you know there people you dislike. Yet if you say, “I
don’t know what is in my heart” that is untrue for you know there is
love for some and dislike for others.
A guided meditation can take you to both such places and learn what
you really perceive. Or, if not what you really perceive, the
direction of what we know is true. If we were to do a guided
meditation on the question of meeting God face to face or looking
into what is in our heart, we will get an image or some idea or
concept. Although it may not be totally accurate it is the best that
our mind can provide and points into the direction of truth.
Many are surprised when the do such a guided meditation on either of
these two topics or similar topics. Often God looks nothing like
what we think and we are surprised at what we say about own hearts.
Although our conscious mind can argue the image we are often puzzled
by the image we get. We often end up asking ourselves the
equivalent, “Now were did that idea come from?” for we know it is
not something of which we were consciously aware.
Specific areas of exploration
With the Releasing Your Unlimited
Creativity material, several types of guided meditation are
recommended. Some of those that are recommended require some
additional comments. Those comments are provided here. Usually what
applies to one applies to others so the comments are shared in these
Accessing information through a
The oneness of Creation and the
fact all arises out of the same stuff of creation, we can access any
information we want about any topic. However, we must remember what
we get will most probably be symbolic. Additionally, it will be
based on our experiences and what we think and believe. What we
believe and what we think often interferes to a much greater extent
than the experiences we had. In this regard, we may not have the
minimum set of requisite experience to understand what we
For example, if we can ask, “Why doesn’t _____ love me?” we can
always expect some inaccuracy in our answer. This is because we have
not experienced life as they have experienced it. Our experiences
are different. Because our experiences are different we cannot
properly characterize how they may be interpreting what we cause to
arise in them. We have not viewed the experience through their eyes,
yet we are asking for that interpretation. Now we can set the
intention and perceive through their eyes. But unless our psyche has
some way to face and to address the pain they feel in life and/or
from life, we will be unable to see how they see.
Similarly, we can explore any aspect of Creation. Here again if we
don’t have the experience to understand what we experience we will
not properly characterize it. For example, at this point in time, we
have no way of experiencing what it is like on the surface of Saturn
or Jupiter. We have our ideas but we don’t really know. Space probes
in the future may change that, but as of right now, we don’t know.
If we go to guided meditation and explore the surface of either of
these two planets, what we see in our mind will be mind’s
interpretation based on what it knows and has experienced.
One thing that can always be asked in the guided meditation is how
accurate or how we might improve the accuracy of the information.
Here we would get an intuitive insight and we would have to act on
that insight if we desired to improve the accuracy of the
information. In any case, the best thing to do is to practice.
Practice to see how effective the technique is for you and how you
might improve it.
Guided Meditation Topics
Sample guided meditation format
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