Lightning Path Visualizations
The meditations and visualizations provided in this section support your efforts to awaken, empower, and ascend. The visualizations are simple and once you have memorized the sequence take only a few seconds to perform. The visualizations work best when repeated often and with clear images in your mind. How often you repeat the visualization, and how much energy flow you visualize, will determine how much energy you draw and how fast things will manifest. The faster you wish to move forward, the more pressing is the task at hand, the more often you will visualize. Be sensible, however. This is not a race and you are not to force change on those who are unprepared. Go at a pace that is both comfortable and safe for both you and those around you impacted by the changes.
As I note in the The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice, and Lightning Path Introduction to Spirituality “a boundary visualization is basically a visualization you do to help protect yourself from manipulation, negativity, and assault. The easiest and most effective boundary visualization you can do is to simply visualize a ball of light around your body, your children, your family, your home, and anything else you want to protect. Make this ball bright, powerful, and impenetrable, but also, and this is important, don’t totally block yourself off. Visualize arrows of light getting in, but see darts of darkness bouncing off. Also, be discerning about who you let into your ball. Be careful that others you bring inside have your best interests at heart. It is a sad testament to the state of our world, nevertheless it is true, that our parents, our siblings, our uncles, our friends, and even our adult children are often the ones who are the most threatening to us. If you are not sure about their intentions and their actions, leave them out. Bring them in only if they are not a threat. This is also important. The farther you advance toward awakening and enlightenment, the less you are going to be able to tolerate violation of boundaries. Until we are strong enough to stand against the maelstrom that is our modern spiritual reality, cocoons and boundaries are your best bets for safe, consistent, and persistent forward movement.”
“An awakening mantra is a phrase designed to help you willfully focus on the process of spiritual awakening, i.e. pouring water into the vessel. Any phrase that helps focus you willfully focus on the initiation, process, or outcome of spiritual awakening may be considered an awakening mantra. The more precise, willful, and focused, the better the mantra” (BOOKZERO). Some examples are provided below, but if you feel you need to fine tune your intent, feel free to make up your own.
- I wish to wake up
- I wish to gain enlightenment
- I wish consciousness to descend into the vessel.
- I wish to move forward as fast and as safely (for myself and those that surround me) as possible.
- I wish to move forward. I wish to awaken. I wish to ascend.
Water Glass Visualization: (From BOOKZERO) Simply visualize your body as an empty glass and visualize water/light/consciousness pouring into “the glass” through the top of your head. Visualize it filling you up from toe to tip and then, if you want, visualize the water flowing over the edge of the glass and spilling out into the world around you. You can also modify this by simply visualizing light streaming into your body through your head (i.e. crown chakra) and dispersing in scintillating, diamond-like patterns, out through the various “pathways” (i.e. nerve cells, arteries, etc.) of your body. The key here is to visualize consciousness flowing into your body. In this regard, visualizing consciousness as either water or light works just as well.
 See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItteSZWk2n4
If you find yourself getting sucked down by the negativity, fear, and anger that surrounds you, or even if you notice that there is a lot of negativity, fear, and anger around you, try this cleansing meditation. It is a very simple, but very effective, way of scrapping off some of the icky glop that accumulates as we move through the toxic environments of “normal” existence.
See your body covered with a thick coating of wet, gloppy, mud. This is the mud and dirt that is slopped on you as you work and live amongst those who flail in darkness and blindness. Don’t let this energetic negativity drag you down. Stand up tall and strong and visualize your hands scooping this gloppy mess off. Start at your head and work down to your toes, scrapping the glop with your hands, and scrapping it off your body. As you do this, as you clean more of the putrid and disgusting glop from your body, you slowly begin to reveal a beautiful, white, glowing figure. A few more strokes from your hands and all the glop is gone and you stand there strong, proud, and filled with the light of your own higher self. Smile and repeat as necessary.
See Rocket Scientists Guide to Spiritual Discernment.
I wish for the truth and nothing but the truth,
no compromise and no strings attached.
If there is somebody in your life that you do not want to be there, perhaps because you are in danger, or perhaps because they need more help than you can provide, the following visualization will help separate them from your life path, removing the toxicity and danger, and allowing them to find a more suitable path home.
Visualize the individual or group of individuals in your minds eye. Now, visualize them slowly moving away from you. Visualize them receding into the distance, fading away until they vanish beyond the horizon of your mind’s eye.Push them away, but do so with love and compassion. Tell them that they have a different path home than you, that you longer require their assistance, and that you no longer desire nor welcome their karmic entanglements. There is nothing pernicious or negative here. This is simply an assertion of your boundaries and your right to choose who you welcome into your energetic space.
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 Michael Sharp, Lightning Path Book Zero – Introduction to Spirituality, Lightning Path Lesson Series, vol. 0 (St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press, 2016), Michael Sharp, The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada: Lightning Path Press, 2007).