Meditation to meet with your Inner Elder
Connect with your inner source of wisdom and receive guidance, so that you may live a life that follows truth. The Inner Elder is already enlightened and has intimate knowledge of your True Self.
Slowly count from one to ten. Imagine yourself walking up a set of stairs that lead to a door.
Knock on the door which opens for you. You are greeted with a warm embrace by your spiritual self, your Inner Elder, the embodiment of boundless compassion and wisdom. What does the doorway look like? The room? Your Inner Elder? Feel love and reassurance.
Ask your Inner Elder for guidance about an issue that is of concern to you. Allow a response to come.
Rest in the silence for a while. Feel encouragement and know that you can come again at any time. Ask for and receive a blessing from your Inner Elder.
Leave through the door, and with joy and confidence walk down the stairs and slowly return, counting backward from ten to one.
Sit quietly. Record your experience in your journal.
(Source: From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller. Learn more through Sage-ing International.)