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Monday, April 17, 2006

The Crucible

Objective: To have an intense experience of higher love that transforms our entire physical and psychic being.

Close your eyes and breathe comfortably.
This is an exercise about the crucible.
A crucible is a vessel made of a refractory substance, such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and molding materials at high temperatures.
When applied in the human context, it means a severe test, as of patience or belief, a great trial.
Crucible is also a place, time, or situation characterized by the confluence of powerful intellectual, social, economic, or political forces.
But here we are concerned about a personal experience, basically our own transformation.
Imagine walking into a chamber that is hot and where an extreme hot wind is blowing.
Also, consider yourself to be made of metals and not of bone and flesh that would burn completely.
Because your body is composed of metal, you will not burn into ash, but you will slowly melt.
The force that is melting you is a Higher Force.
Imagine that you have surrendered yourself to this power; you are not resisting the heat or discomfort.
You know that the Artist molding you will make you better in every sense of the term.
As the melting and molding process starts, what base energies would you like to remove from your “metal” structure?
Do you want anger and jealousy to be melted away?
What about the craving for material things?
Competition with others to have more of the same things?
Mistrust of others’ intentions?
Cheating when no one is watching?
Little concern for the natural environment?
Physical and mental corruption?
Say “yes” to whatever you think is relevant in your case.
And what do you want the Artist to add: more love, understanding, compassion, empathy, knowledge, more self-fulfillment?
Feel the process as it takes you through various stages of melting and recrafting. Feel good about what you are losing.
Let the heat reach your inner core.
Let this transformation be a total transformation.
Let this be the moment when a new person is born.
Feel the decreasing heat.
Feel the Artistic Hands that are giving you a new form and shape.
Enjoy being a new self.
Celebrate your new identity.
Cry with joy over what you have just gone through.
Open your eyes when you are ready.

Copyright © Surinder Deol 2006.


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