In me there is a vast and lonely place,
Where none, not even you have walked in sight,
A wide, still vale of solitude and light,
Where Silence echoes into ebbing space.
And there I creep at times and hide my face,
While in myself I fathom wrong and right,
And all the timeless ages of the night,
That sacred silence of my soul I pace.

Zora Cross

Meditation


Guided Imageries
by Heather Blakey

General

The Isle of Ancestors
The Visitor
Prospect of Sea

The Old Farm House
Enchanted Water Garden
Late, late last night
Walk Inside A Painting

Fresh Young Words
Dionysus Speaks
Entering the Sea Shell
Not Quite Alice
Sibyl in Wonderland
Fairy Story Writing
The Solitary Reaper
Secret Lemurian Garden
Custodian of the Seas
The Lonely Ones
Climb Sacred Mount Tai

Lady of Shalott
Lemurian Moon

Guided Imagery

The creative benefits of guided imagery and creative visualization have been well documented. There is no need to do more than facilitate the process and help participants access the vast, vale of solitude and light that Zora Cross describes (see left).

Enjoy this collection of quirky guided imageries that are based primarily on Greek Mythology and great works of literature. 

Make sure that when you come to the computer to do a guided imagery that you are comfortable, that you have some music playing or perhaps a candle burning. Before you start open Microsoft word and then minimize it, ready for when you have finished absorbing the scene.

Relax and try to visualize yourself being a part of the scene. Once you have finished reading and absorbing the scene simply begin to write. Do not try to control the outcome. Simply write.

Sometimes I will include an image for you to meditate upon but often it will only be the verse that is here so that you do not clutter your mind with preconceived ideas of mine. 

Enjoy!

Discover the power of Voice Dialogue
and Active Imagination

Mandala Work

A mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Carl Jung is said to have drawn and meditated upon a mandala every day. You can do this without getting too caught up in the Buddhist religion surrounding the mandala. It is all up to you. Visit the delightful Modern Gypsy and learn how to make Mandalas using Photoshop.

Personally I like to use outlines of labyrinths and have found my writing groups have been stimulated to write after colouring them.

Journey With The Muse

These guided imageries provide an alternative travel diary for Heather Blakey who visited each of these places during a six month journey with her muse during 2001. Share her journey by participating in these guided imageries.

Paradise Found
Ancient Tree Wisdom
Glastonbury Tor
Chartres Cathedral - Labyrinth
Echoes of Past Master
The Sacred Way - Delphi
Tholos Dreaming
The Dodona Oak-tree
Portiuncula Chapel Assisi
Flight with Pegasus

Visual meditations and sacred oases

The Windgrove Centre
Daily Zen
Headspace