When you lay down to sleep, do you imagine any guiding, protecting source watching over you?
Do you imagine a human face? Christ? A God or Goddess?
Any kind of wise, friendly or inspiring source?
Do you sense any warm colors?
Or do you “see” a feeling, like a peaceful kind of well-being that’s hovering just beyond your mind’s eye?
Or hear any music that’s invisible to your physical ears?
Maybe you haven’t tried this before.
Lately, maybe you’ve been too busy. Too stressed even to relax before struggling to sleep.
Maybe you’ve yelled or worried or argued yourself into troubled exhaustion. Too distracted by your outer life to really connect up with your inner vitality.
Tonight’s your chance to change this unhappy scenario.
Let me invite you to do a little experiment that can really surprise you:
Ask your higher self, your deepest inner soul before you completely drift off to sleep, for whatever FACE of INSPIRATION, PROTECTION, HELP makes you feel good.
Imagine it above your head, as if you were laying below a bright golden lamp.
Ask for that one to smile down on you.
What do you see or feel?
Is it the face of Jesus? Mother Mary? Buddha? Allah? Krishna? Amma?
Is it the face of a beloved pet or best friend, here or gone? A grandmother or grandfather?
A living role model?
Is it a totem animal? A whirlwind? A blazing star?
A simple shining point of light in the center of your mind’s eye?
This is your personal private exercise.
You’re inviting your higher guidance to speak to you.
Instead of a welcoming face, you might see a face that troubles you.
That represents some one or some thing that emotionally or karmically stands between you and what you desire:
a happy pure clean connection.
But don’t be afraid. Because beyond that obstacle, help is available to get you past it or through it. Just ask for that help.
So, whatever face you “get” is good.
Because it’s a starting point.
It shows you where you are now.
Remember, every minute of your life,
all your growth–
all your hoped-for happiness–
all your desired success–
all your struggle for freedom from suffering–
has always started where you are right now.
And no matter where you are right now–
no matter how low or how high you feel–
Where you are right now is where you must live your life, grow your future, welcome your destiny.
Please welcome that face, that image, that first answer to your desire for higher guidance tonight.
You are worthy of this exploration.
You will make progress.
Things can only get better.
Enjoy tonight’s little experiment.
And always, always, feel free to seek higher.
To learn from what you see and to seek beyond it, past it through it.
Promise yourself you will see–
you will find–
you will meet–
what is good, and very good, and most loving for you–
What makes you in your heart feel good–
what will break through all obstacles to welcome you–
what will rise up to meet you.
It will shine down on your sleeping head.
It will shine with peace into your resting heart
Tonight, your life gets better.
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Pace & happiness to you,
Rev. Scott Ufford
The Psychic Philosopher