Special meditation aids can be used as desired. Music, incense, chants, personal rituals, inspirational reading, prayers, and the prayer of protection. Send out light and constructive energies to the people on your personal prayer list.
Music for Meditating
Music preferences vary widely, even among people who meditate. However, here are a few suggestions to get you started:
The Fairy Ring, Mike Rowland
Pachelbel's Canon (Many versions, some especially arranged for meditation)
River of Stars, 2002
Adagio: Music for Meditation, Peter Davison
Chants for Meditation
The Edgar Cayce readings recommended certain chants as very effective in connecting us with spiritual realms.Take a long, deep breath, and chant these sounds as you slowly exhale. See if you can make the sounds vibrate deeply within yourself. Repeat up to a dozen times or more before meditating.
In reading 1158-10, we are told that the following syllables awaken the ability to draw God’s love. (The “e” and “o” are both “long,” as in “seek” and “home.”)
A second chant uses a variant of the four Hebrew letters of Yahweh. This chant, according to reading 2533-8, can awaken within us the ability to know ourselves to be individuals, yet one with the Whole.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
A Prayer of Protection
As I open myself to the unseen forces that surround the throne of beauty, grace, and might, I throw about myself the protection that is found in the thoughts of Him.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Make a Personal Prayer List
Take time to hold in the light people who have asked for your prayers or given you permission to pray for them.