If you are feeling anxious, or are trying hard to relax enough to sleep, this meditation might help. I use it every night.
Casting Directions for ‘Peace Meditation’
This meditation can be performed at any time of day, but I recommend doing it just before bed, so that you can sleep and wake up refreshed (lavender and jasmine both have sleep-inducing properties).
Place about one tablespoon of lavender buds into the tea ball, and slightly more than a tablespoon of jasmine flowers. Prepare a cup of tea with water at just below 205F levels, and let it steep for seven minutes. Remove the tea ball.
Proceed to your space and place your cup of tea. Light the blue candle.
Watch the fire, and concentrate on what catches your eye. What colors are in the flame? How is the wax melting? Breath in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Let your shoulders relax; allow your posture open. When you feel rested, close your eyes.
Repeat the following with your eyes closed: “I am a child of the Universe, and I am strong. I am beautiful. I am worthy.” Repeat it until the words begin to lose their meaning, and then open your eyes. Focus on the flame again.
When it feels right, shut your eyes, and reflect on three moments you were grateful for during the day. Think about those things, and imagine those positive sensations of gratitude welling up and filling your body with a soft blue light.
Reflect on three things you were proud of yourself for. Don’t let any doubts you may have convince you that you did nothing of worth–do not stop till you have come up with three things. Imagine the rush of pride filling you with golden light, rushing through your whole body.
Finally, reflect on three moments you felt happiness during the day. Visualize these occasions, and feel the positive energy filling you with light. Enjoy the feelings of all the lightness inside of you, and all the positive energy.
Open your eyes. Drink your tea in the candlelight, and give thanks to a patron/matron/guardian spirit/the Universe to the day. Then extinguish the fire.