Get into a relaxed, meditative state with
eyes closed. Then imagine yourself in a beautiful place. It might be a room, a
place in nature. Wherever it is, let the beautiful environment form around you
in your imagination. See it in your mind's eye, feel the experience of being
there. Look around you and take it all in.
Still keeping your eyes closed and being in your beautiful environment, let
an image appear before you. This might be a person, animal, object. Observe the
image and notice its appearance in detail. Experience its presence. Then let the
image speak to you. Ask its name and why it is appearing. Tell the image what
you think and feel about it and what you want from it (assistance, advice, a
gift of some kind). Then ask the image what it wants from you and for you. This
image is your inner guide, the wisdom within you which is being personified or
embodied through imagery. After you have conversed with your guide, thank it and
release it to dissolve back into the beautiful environment. Then slowly let the
environment fade and say goodbye, knowing that you can come back whenever you
Write out your conversation with your guide. You may want to do this as a
right/left hand dialogue. Let your guide speak with your sub-dominant hand and
respond with your dominant hand. Writing with the sub-dominant hand is optional
in this exercise.
Uses: This exercise is intended to help you contact your own wisdom that lies
hidden within. Often, we search for gurus and advisors in the outer world,
hoping they will furnish us with answers to our problems. It is easy to ignore
our own inner resources, the wise spirit or higher self that resides within us.
Here is one woman's dialogue with two of her wisdom guides, the Snake Woman
and John, the Healer. Snake Woman, please help me. I'm feeling inundated and
S.W. These issues (problems) are a test for you to be true to yourself and
your innermost convictions. God is guiding your path. It is not in your control.
It is not known to you! You are being brought into a new place and the doors
that will open to you are full of surprises. John, the Healer, is important to
you at this juncture. He is used to many trails in the wilderness above and
below ground. He will not abandon you. He is able to walk in the dark, he is not
fearful. All is transitory. John, help me with this confused, dark, crazy
J.H. Jane, come. I am not able to save you from the pain when you hurt. I
will assure you, it won't last long. Your anxiety is what you are lost and
entangled in now. Come on out and look at the long view the mountain ranges. You
must look at the distance instead of the mire.