Imagery for Answering Questions

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This technique draws on your own intuition for help, similar to prayer or meditation. However, there is a structure as follows:

  1. If your preference is to tape-record the script below rather than working from memory, read it slowly with plenty of pauses.
  2. Define your question, clarifying its exact meaning to yourself
  3. Go through any standard Relaxation process.
  4. When you feel ready, recall your question (from 2), making yourself fully aware of it.
  5. Placing the question aside, let a fantasy on the lines of the script below materialise.

Script

Envisage yourself at the shore of a large body of water.

[Pause]

There is a small rowing boat bobbing gently close by. Step into it and settle down comfortably. Let it go with the flow. Listen to the lapping water. Sense the mild air and calm movement as you float slowly, serenely along.

[Pause]

The lighter seems to be dimming and you notice that you have drifted into a kind of large underground channel. There is ample of space for you and your boat. It becomes shadowy and darker as you go into the channel, but the movement of the water continues. You drift along – gently and undisturbed.

[Pause]

You see a light approaching in the distance. Your boat is carried gently towards it. It seems brighter and brighter as you get nearer until you emerge in luminous sunshine, on a gently moving stream in a beautiful, quiet meadow. After a while, the boat comes to a stop. Step out onto the grass. Look around. Allow yourself to be quiet and still.

[Pause]

Someone or something will bring you a gift that has meaning for you – perhaps a message or an object or an image… wait for it to come… it may or may not make sense… don’t worry. Trust that it will help. Take whatever time it needs for this gift to come to you.

[Pause]

When you have received it, take your leave and get back in the boat. You notice that it has a motor, so you turn it on and can travel swiftly.

[Pause]

Soon you find yourself back at the shore where you started. Step out of the boat. Onto the dry land again taking your gift with you.