Visualization of a Deity
- From our web site, Meditation Station,
for Christmas, we share this trio
of techniques that deal with visualization
of a Deity. Happy Holidays!
Visualization of a Deity (technique #21)
When a pharmacist goes about preparing a
prescription, he or she always uses a container
of perfect purity to place the healing
medication into. Similarly, when preparing
to fill our consciousness with healing meditation,
we must be sure it is free of impurities. So, begin
doing this and every meditation, by using whatever
techniques you have found work best for you, and
bring about a state of alert, peaceful tranquility
to your mind, body, and emotions. Be ready to receive
all the pure, holy energy the universe can fill you with.
There are actually 3 different traditional
techniques that deal with visualizing a deity.
The first and second ones are applicable to those
meditators whose relationship with the divine
includes their God manifesting in human form. The
third one can be done both by followers of human
form deities and by those whose vision of God is
as light or energy or power.
The first method directs us to see our deity with
as much detail as possible. If it is a male
biblical figure, for instance, see Him as clearly
as possible. Start with His holy feet. See them
gracing the earth with His presence. Then, work your
way up the body/ robe being aware of every little
detail. See His hands reaching out to you to take
your suffering, your offering, to calm you, to carry
you. See His serene, compassionate face glowing with
Love. This technique brings the deity to life. It will
then interact with you.
The next technique has you visualizing yourself
kneeling in front of your savior. Once again see
this scene in as great a detail as you can. Make an
offering to Him - perhaps your sadness, or your pain,
or your promise to act charitably. See the deity
accept it and fill you with blissful, endless loving
energy. Every deity has come for the purpose of easing
our pain. See His pleasure in doing this for you. Feel
the freedom and love fill you and know and feel Gratitude.
The 3rd technique deals with the concept/reality
of omnipresence. Start by realizing/visualizing your
deity filling you completely as air fills a balloon.
For if God is God, (S)He is everywhere, in everything.
Then visualize your deity filling someone you know.
Then see Him in everyone on earth. Then, in everything
that lives on earth - within all things in the air, in
the waters, on and in the earth. Now, see this deity
filling the Earth, the Sun and the whole solar system.
Now see the deity filling the Milky Way and then as big
as all the galaxies. See and feel the unity of everything
in the universe filled with God and realize that the same
energy filling everything is filling every atom, every
molecule, every cell that makes you up and is filling you
now and forever.
You are a part of the Kingdom of God and not apart from it.
Know and feel this and live happily ever after.