Today, for the second time, I listened to a guided healing meditation by Jack Kornfield, whom I had the great good luck of sitting with just once at Spirit Rock. It was more satisfactory for me this time, though my back still hurts - there's only so much you can do about getting old. I thought I'd share it here, though I always feel somewhat shy about sharing spiritual experience. I don't know whether visualization can work for everyone, but it's worth a try, and Kornfield leads it well, makes it easy.
This time my mind went back to a place that felt like a healing temple to me. This was a small art gallery we visited during a vacation in Toronto Montreal that was simple, clean, and silent. I rested on a bench there, not examining any particular painting, just enjoying the peace of the place.
And when I thought about it they both reminded me of someone generous I loved in childhood.........
You do various things during this meditation, and at two points the healing presence gives you something. The first time I got a small jewelry box that contained a clear glass heart pendant. I liked that. I do a lot of heart-cat meditation with Tashi; she prefers being held against my heart to sitting on my lap.
The second gift was even better - a small white book, the cover handmade paper. I smiled, because I knew instantly that the book was blank, and when I opened it, it was. So, I thought, every day is a blank page. Anything can be written on it.
And I thought I'd pass that on.