Also called the World Tree Meditation, this is an adaptation of the Correllian First Degree – Esbats Ritual.
Close your eyes, relax and go inside yourself. Become aware of your Heart Chakra, and imagine a ball of white light within it. This is the light of the Eternal Flame, your connection to Goddess – the Divine Spark within you. In this ball of light is love, and peace, and strength. Feel the love and power in the light – the love of the Goddess.
Now imagine that ball of white light expanding – see it grow larger, filling your chest. Imagine it growing to fill your torso, moving out farther to encompass your arms and legs. See the ball of light expanding beyond your physical body, to form a ball of light around you. Feel the energy of the light – feel it suffusing you. You are safe in the ball of light, for it is the light of the Goddess, and in it are strength, and love, and peace.
Relax. Feel yourself floating within the ball of light. Let the ball of light lift you, carry you. Feel yourself rising up, gently carried by the ball of light, supported by the love of the Goddess. Imagine that you are floating, gently carried along by the night breeze. Comfortable. Safe. Supported by the love of the Goddess.
Think of a goal that you wish to work for. Something which you want to develop or to do. Something which you want to see prosper. Concentrate upon your goal. Imagine the goal strongly.
Imagine the ball of light with you in it coming down to Earth now. Imagine it coming to a rest in a clearing in the woods. The image of the ball of light fades from around you, but its protection remains. Look around you, what do you see? What is the condition of the woods? How does it make you feel?
Now you will see a seed appear at the centre of the ball of light between your hands. A single seed, glowing with light as if a tiny sun were within it. Place the ball gently on the ground, and make a little hole in the soil before you. Lovingly pluck the seed from the centre of the ball, and plant it in the hole.
Look into the sky above you – there you will see the first sliver of the waxing Crescent Moon. Speak to Her. Ask Her to send down Her light upon your seed. A shower of white light begins to rain down from the New Moon, and in the white light are millions of tiny, glittering silver stars. It only lasts a few moments, but it is indescribably beautiful, sparkling with energy.
In front of you, from the newly covered ground above your seed, you see a tiny shoot poke up through the ground. The shoot stretches upward, slowly growing into a sapling. As you watch, the sapling grows higher, sturdier, into a small tree. The tree grows larger and larger, taller than you. Then taller than you can even see – towering into the heavens. The branches of the tree, huge thick boughs, spread out above you, reaching out in every direction – full of masses of evergreen, star-shaped leaves.
And moving through the branches of the tree, you catch glimpses of a dragon among the branches. Too big to truly see it, yet you feel it and perceive it – the Great Dragon, Uktena, the Ourobouros, the Tao, the movement of creation itself.
And finally, your neck craned upwards, up among the branches you see it – your goal. Fulfilled and successful, you see your goal already accomplished in the branches of the tree. Claim it as your own. Accept, and give thanks for it.
Now you begin to see the glittering light of the New Moon begin to shine through the branches of the tree – white with millions of tiny, glittering stars sparkling throughout it. The light shines brighter, and brighter. It spreads out from the tree – it suffuses everything. You are engulfed in the glittering white light – it is all you can see now, it fills you completely. And in the light is love, and joy, and peace.
Gently, slowly, the image begins to fade as you return to yourself. Perform your ending meditation ritual and slowly bring your awareness back to your physical body.
ONLY READ AFTER THE MEDITATION
Ask yourself these questions at the end of the meditation. Have a pen and paper nearby to record your answers.
WAS IT THRIVING OR BARREN?
– This represents how you actually feel about your goal. If the clearing was not healthy and thriving, examine your feelings about the goal and look for crossed wires – mixed feelings that may tend to trip you up or lead to self-sabotage. When you find them, change them, re-programme them with intent.
WAS IT TALL & STRAIGHT? INTERESTINGLY GNARLED? HEALTHY & VERDANT? HOW DID IT MAKE YOU FEEL?
– This indicates how your goal will grow.
If you do not like the answers to these questions, you may re-imagine the tree later, and send it healing energy – visualize it healed and healthy.