Daily Meditation Practice

The purpose of the Daily Meditation Practice is to clear the mind of the many thoughts and activities that have taken place during the day and bring one into a state of peace.

Doing the practice helps us to focus our attention upon the sacred. A part of the practice is retrospection. The process of retrospection allows us to examine our actions and become clear about where we may have been reactive in our thoughts and activities throughout the day through rash or thoughtless behavior.

The practice of retrospection helps us to manage our emotions in a more positive way. Emotions, when unchecked, sometimes have the effect of causing us to do things or say things to others we did not really intend. When we are presented with choices in our lives, this practice helps us to make clearer conscious decisions. The practice assists us in becoming centered and pro-active in our lives. We learn to think before we act about the consequences of our activities.

The whole of the Daily Practice when done correctly allows us to become more objective and less emotional about choices presented to us. The practice helps us to transform those thoughts and actions that may have harmed others, assists us in blessing those persons and helps us to be the people we really want to be.

The Daily Meditation Practice helps us to become mindful of what is right thought and action. In time, the practice carries over into our daily lives and we begin to do the process automatically throughout the day. The practice becomes a part of our thought process. We become more thoughtful about how we effect others. We become more loving and caring and more conscious. As our attention is drawn to creating positively, we actually begin to do so, more and more. Increasingly, we are able to be better sources of Love, Light and Peace in the World.

The Daily Meditation Practice begins with the Egg of Light Exercise sometimes called the Sphere of Light Meditation or The Auric Egg Exercise. When used consistently this practice creates more balance in one's life. For a detailed instructions and information please see the Auric Egg Exercise and return here.

The Daily Meditation Practice has four parts. At first the practice may seem hard to follow or lengthy, but once the practice is learned and mastered it becomes second nature and a natural part of our daily lives.

Part 1: Find a time and a quite space for daily meditation. Place a comfortable chair there. A small table nearby with a single candle would also be useful. A larger home altar may look something like the picture here. Dedicate the candle to the one Light with a prayer of your spiritual intent.

If you prefer the western posture, sit in a chair, back straight, with both feet flat upon the floor, hands placed palms down on your legs, elbows at your waist. Place your journal and a pen nearby. Mentally go through your body and stretch and relax any place that feels tight. If you prefer to sit cross legged on the floor or on a pillow when you have let go of the tight places in your body and are comfortable let go of your mind and pray a prayer for cleansing, balance and focus. This may take 5-10 minutes. You may use this prayer or another:

O Creator, through Thy Son, the Great Christ, cleanse my body and my mind and may the Light of the One now enter to fill me completely, that my only thought may be of thee. Amen

Imagine light washing over you and draw that light into your body through your crown, to your heart and solar plexus area. Allow the light to continue to expand until you can imagine your whole body filled with light and yourself encased in a sphere of light emanating three feet from your body in all directions. Allow time for your breathing and your heart to become one in its rhythm. When you perceive a sphere solidly around you and your breathing and heart are calm and in rhythm and you feel peaceful, declare your intention with a prayer for personal and world peace. This part may take 5-10 minutes. See: The Auric Egg Exercise

You may use this prayer below or another that you like:

Prayer for World Peace (author unknown)

May I and All Who Work
For a World of Peace and Reason
Be Granted the Gifts off Strength and Courage,

May the Good That Dwells
Within Every Human Heart Be Magnified,
May the Blessings of Truth
And Understanding Be Ours,

May the Love and Joy of the One Spirit
Abide Within All of Us
And as We Create and Plan for Tomorrow
May We Do so in Sympathy With All Others. Amen

Part 2: Perform a retrospection of the day in light of your ideals. Ask for forgiveness for those errors you have made and bless each person you believe you may have offended, including yourself, with light. love and peace. Look at how you might have handled the situation differently. Bless all those you have encountered and any others (friends, family) your dwelling, place of work and so on. Look at what you have learned during the day as well. When you are finished with your retrospection allow your mind to complete its thoughts and clear. Write down anything you would like to remember in your journal. This may take 5-20 minutes.

Part 3 : Reaffirm your sphere of light. Ask any questions you might have of the God you worship. Meditate 10-15 minutes (more if you like) in a state of openness to an intuitive answer. Record your experiences or any insights you may receive in your journal.

Part 4:
Close your meditation with A Prayer of Affirmation and Peace (suggestions are below) and record anything else in you journal you might want to remember.

The Lord's Prayer

O Giver of All Life,

Who Is in Heaven and in Earth,
In Whom We Live, Move,
And Have Our Being,
Holy Is Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom Come.
Thy Will Be Done.
In Earth, as it Is in Heaven.
Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread,
And Forgive Us, Our Trespasses
As We Forgive Those
Who Trespass Against Us.
Keep Us from Temptation.
Keep Us Ever Mindful of Thee.
For Thine Is the Kingdom,
and the Power, and the Glory,
Forever and Ever. Amen.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord make me an instrument of Thy Peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love:
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying
That we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

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