Entering a meditative state in your usual way, and following the personal Opening Rite, sit comfortably and in relaxed manner with eyes closed and allowing a regular breathing rhythm to continue.. In your minds eye, the scene unfolds..
Through the trees, still bare of leaves in the woodland growing on the hillside, the views are long and far down to the misty valley within the OPL lands.. from the simple stone temple that we have arrived at on the top of the hill sit quietly and contemplate the magic of the place. A soft light shines from the rose-lavender coloured candle in the centre, and sweet incense is in the air as the breeze wafts its scent to our nostrils. The mood is one of relaxation and the attunement of Venus, Goddess of love and healing, of arts and music.
A gentle humming of the soft vibration is felt through our bodies as the tree branches echo around us. Our senses are heightened and from our heart and Ajna centres a soft ray glow of the rose-lavender light emanates. The lines of light spiral out around the world and co-join with those others who seek to work with the Light and in cooperation with the Inner Guides in a spirit of love and peace, raising the vibration of humanity from lower, self and selfish behaviours to enlightened and spiritually rich Service above Self, and a healing of love for all fellows and the various denizens of Nature and the Planet itself.
As each quiet server of the Light responds, the vibration grows stronger, and in turn this helps to lift the overall spirit and hope in the quest forward that is essential to the upward growth, as that of a plant naturally turning to the light seeking to grow and be nourished. The healing vibration affects and helps the positive rebalancing of ourselves and all souls, also those whose “ways” seem to be ones sadly of grief, violence, hatred and disharmony, even more skewed when these are consciously and evilly contrived by them to harm and mislead others. Such souls suffer from being unloved by their behaviours, by others and by themselves and sometimes because they feel for some reason/ event that they are unworthy of love and being loved, whether consciously or unconsciously.. This pattern continues until gradually life-lessons within the Art of True Healing and within incarnations, the journey to the Light and life in balance is brought about.
Within the laws and lessons of Karma, ask that this healing be worked within our own selves and lives as well as on the wider scale out into the world, to leaders near or afar and within those who have need of comfort and travail, that they be gently wrapped in this wave of healing, such that balance and harmony may be restored.
The vibration of unconditional love travels out, like the fast flying arrows in the Eight of Wands in the Tarot, helped by the god, Mercury. This positive energy also brings us in touch and tune with new project ideas and within the sphere of love, as Waite in earlier Tarot commentary referred to them as “Arrows of love”. Taking in and studying the imagery of the Tarot card linked to a meditation / guided pathworking attunement helps us to imbibe and work with the healing and learning energies we can release, once we work out how to bring this about, the real work of the inner quest within the Western Mystery Tradition. Following and opening ourselves up to the direction of travel that the 8 of Wands shows and leads us, can reveal the knowledge and wisdom we lack in particular projects / life and help us to come to useful and pragmatic conclusions that we can enact and finally move along with. Sometimes, this is by actually noticing a friend or helper in some way that can link with us and help us in the quest, as well as becoming a new Companion on the Path.
When ready, give thanks to the Inner for the guidance you have received, and with a slightly deeper breath, let the inner scene quietly dissolve and come back again into your own time and space. Performing the Closing Rite and extinguish your meditation candle. Remember to make you magical diary notes right away, and also share here if you wish! Fiat Lux, Dunstan X