The Living Tree
This set of exercises is intended to make you more aware of
the impact of our thoughts, where and how they arise and how
they can be used as effective tools towards self-knowledge,
growth and dialogue with all parts of our spiritual and
Embracing the Strength Within
where you perceive the
of your strength
Spend some time thinking about this and how this
strength plays out at all levels of your being.
Seeing yourself within
the energy of Tiphareth - visualize how this inner
strength is balanced at both the physical and spiritual
levels. Is it balanced? or Are there parts of yourself
that has fear or shame about showing this strength?
Facing Your Place of
Think back to a time in your
life when you felt you had sacrificed something you had
strongly held on to. Bring this image clearly into the
mind's eye and allow the scenario to play out in front
of you on your inner screen.
When the image is
clear and strong, begin to write about this experience.
Write down all that you remember in as much detail as
possible. As you write about
this experience, allow to flow any additional insights
that you may have.
Then, after finishing,
go back and take a look at what you have written. Add to
this the thoughts and perceptions you have now regarding
the situation. What would you have done differently?
Would you have made the same choices or would you have
held more tightly to what was given up?
As you think on these
questions, allow the writing to simply flow. Do not
concern yourself with grammar or spelling or even
putting into coherent sentences. Just allow the
words to flow and build in whatever manner they choose.
When you have
finished. Close your journal and allow the thoughts to
sit over night. Do not give anymore conscious thought to
what you wrote. At your next available time, reread what
you wrote. Find the places of beauty within what
transpired within the scenario of sacrifice you
described. Make note of whatever, if any, changes you
would have made. Trust in the inner strength and courage
that you showed at that time and gather the wisdom you
recently crafted into the scenario towards this inner
strength you have cultivated now. These are the keys to
transformation and new approach towards those things we
wish to "willingly" give way to so that something of
beauty may be born from it.
Meditation on the Magickal Image of Tiphareth
Child, A Majestic King and A Sacrificed God"
Select from one of the pictures above. Choose the one
to which you feel most drawn. Now, soften your gaze and
simply sit and look at the picture. Engage all
of your senses and imagination as to how it would feel to be
picture. What would the energy be like? What is the
story behind the one you are seeing on the surface? Spend
some time with this image, probing into the depths of what
information is displayed and what has been left to you to
complete. As you take this information into your being,
allow it to be colored with your own experiences. Allow an
influx of the perspectives you carry from varied situations
to run through what you see on the image. How does
this interplay change the final conclusion or story that you
This is the energy of Tiphareth- drawing inward-
synthesis and then transformation and release as newly