Calling on spirit
FOR OUR FIRST exercise we’re going to try a meditation known as ‘journeying’ to help us access our subconscious mind and inner wisdom to find answers.
‘I want you to imagine you’re going on a journey,’ says Wendy, as we find a chair and close our eyes. ‘Visualise packing your bags, but there’s an obstacle in your way.’
I picture myself stuffing belongings into cases, and instantly see the obstacle is that the taxi I’ve booked to the airport hasn’t arrived, and we might miss our plane!
‘Ask for spiritual guidance,’ Wendy instructs. ‘This could be your spirit guide, ascended masters, Archangel Michael, loved ones in spirit. Ask them to protect you while you’re working with Spirit.’
Instantly, in my mind’s eye, I can picture my grandparents and uncle – all of whom are in the spirit world, standing together, looking on encouragingly. It seems right they'd be the ones who know Dad best, and what would be in his best interests.
Then comes Wendy’s voice again, guiding us towards the end of the meditation, ‘Now imagine being met by a crowd of loved ones who are clapping and congratulating you.’
I see a crowd of people, and recognise all their faces as loved ones who've passed away, except for one woman who’s a new friend of mine, so maybe that means she's going to be more prominent in my life.
When we come back to our present surroundings, Wendy reminds us that the spirit world, and the unconscious mind, uses symbols to guide us. I tell her about my dilemma and the disappearing taxi.
‘Did you not call another taxi firm?’ she asks. ‘Perhaps it’s time to stop thinking and take action?’ I think that maybe this could be a sign that I need to take some practical steps in looking for a retirement flat for Dad, rather than just worrying and doing nothing about it.
Journeying is a form of meditation