In order that this blog isn’t just a number of ideas, I wanted to throw in the odd visualisation or exercise that might help you. If you’re unfamiliar with visualisation, this is how I see it. In meditation you relax your mind, in visualisation you use and direct it. A good thought or idea, programmed into the mind, can be useful. Try this one.
Your Hall of Memories
Imagine that you’re in a park, it’s a beautiful summer’s day, the temperature is perfect for you. Birds are singing, butterflies are swooping from flower to flower, bees are gathering nectar. The grass is a wonderful green and feels soft and warm beneath your feet. As you walk through the park you see a path to your right, you take it, and in front of you there is the most beautiful building. It’s a place of light and happiness. You approach the building, mount the steps, and open the door.
Inside there are many, many, shelves, and on each shelf are beautiful boxes with your name and dates on it. This section is your happy memories. You may be surprised how many boxes there are, but for children there is so much wonder in the world to be discovered, that your first butterfly, sight of the sea, rainbow, are all stored there.
At tables in the centre are angels and spiritual beings, collating your latest memories ready to store them for you, they wave and smile. As you look around the room you see a door on the back wall, there is a sign ‘room of bad memories’. You don’t want to go near it, but your feet draw you there. To one side of the door, hanging on the wall, are a key and a doorstop. You take the key, open the door, and push the doorstop under it so that you can definitely get out again.
There are tall shelves reaching high up to a ceiling with a beautiful glass dome. The boxes on these shelves are cardboard, bland, and some are broken and papers are spilling out. It doesn’t matter how many boxes there are, it’s irrelevant, because you’re about to take the power out of your bad memories.
You see a switch by the door and wonder what it does, you push it and the glass dome opens and the sun pours in. It sets fire to the boxes on the top shelf, and it quickly spreads down the shelves. You notice that in the floor there is a drain hole, and the ashes are floating down through the air, and drawn into that hole. You feel lighter.
You turn back to the door, take the key and put it on a hook inside the door, kick the doorstop down the central drain, and let the door close. You will never need to come in here again. If ever anything difficult does happen, visualise a piece of white paper, a gold pen, and write down what happened, place it in an envelope. Return to the hall of your memories and push that envelope below this door, it will slide down the slope and into that drain. Know that you have released the energy and taken the power out of that memory. Yes, you know that certain things happened, but no they don’t affect you.
As you leave the beautiful hall of your happy memories, you note that there are many shelves yet to be filled, and you make a decision that you will focus the rest of your life on filling those shelves with wonderful things. Copy this link for an audio of this visualisation (sorry it wouldn’t let me embed it).
Don’t forget, what the mind believes to be true will work. It’s your mind, make the decision to embrace this positive, healing, idea.