The Coat Of Many Colors Meditation technique
- By request of one of our members who found
this helpful and enjoyable in the past, we
are sharing this visualization technique
that she first used 20 years ago in one of
our classes. Enjoy!
The Coat Of Many Colors
Prepare yourself for meditation in the way
that you have found is best. Or, if you wish,
there are basic techniques used to initiate
the meditative state that you may try. For instance,
you might sit as comfortably as possible and
relax your muscles progressively from your toes
to the top of your head. Witness your breath flowing
in, saturating your entire being, and flowing out.
Direct your mind, body, and emotions to not bother
you now, in these moments of sacred inner insight.
Repeat the observation of your breathing cycle over
and over until you become as fluid as the air.
This, and many other techniques, will allow you
to experience the Alpha and Theta brain wave cycle
rhythms that clinically characterize meditation and
let you enter the realms of wonder, awe, and wisdom
that they bring.
In your minds' eye, picture an altar. On this altar
are pictures of your divinity or other symbols of
your unity with the universe IE: an Om sign, a clear
light, an infinity sign, etc. As has been the
tradition of all religions of all times, there is
a place in front of the altar for sacrificial offerings.
See yourself coming to the holy place that contains
this altar, wearing a coat of many colors. Each color
symbolizes an ungodly characteristic. Visualize
yourself offering up a color from your robe,
perhaps red, representing your lust. Green for
your jealousy, purple for your pride, and so on.
As you place a new color and part of your robe on
the altar, feel yourself getting more and more purified
and see that underneath what had been covered with
poison and filth is now healthy and beautiful. Continue
until you are left naked and virginally pure before
the altar. See your divinity evaporate your offering.
You have shed all the colors that coated you and are
now merged with the great white light, as free and
unspoiled by negativity as a newborn babe. Feel the
pleasure known only to those who have attained the
unqualified acceptance of the divine, and live happily