Simple Solstice Meditation for You
Visoka va Jyotismati – Sutra 1.36
Visoka – blissful
va – or
jyotismati – the supreme light
This month in the Northern Hemisphere is the Winter Solstice (Wednesday 21st December) – the shortest day and longest night of the year.
In many ways 2016 has been a tumultuous year around the world. In the midst of uncertain and darker times it can be easy to succumb to fear and forget the light within – the light which Sutra 1.36 reminds us we all possess – which allows us to spread goodness. If you feel unsettled, try this simple meditation to remind you of your inner light which is beyond all fear and worry:
– Take your awareness to your heart centre. Visualise a light there, glowing radiantly.
– Stay here, focusing on this inner light for as long as you can, even if it’s just a minute. Feel that light expanding, radiating throughout your body, until you are filled up with this light. Then feel your light expanding further, outwards into the space around you.
– Don’t be surprised to notice that your breathing has become slower and more steady – a good sign.