For a period of time, I was practising regularly some of the spiritual practices I had learned from taking courses based on the work of Belsebuub. One of these was the visualization of a candle.
Learning How to Consciously Visualize an Object
I had learned in Belsebuub’s works that spiritual practices were best done in a conscious way to get the most benefits out of them.
During that period of time, I noticed that when I managed to visualize the candle with a more conscious approach, I was also surrounded by a sense of control over myself.
Seeing the Fire in My Heart
In one of my meditative visualization, I was trying to visualize the flame of the candle, and to imagine myself inside the flame but without losing the sense of myself.
When I felt my visualization was good enough, I then began to try asking questions to get answers about the flame, such as, “What is fire and how does it work?” I then waited for an answer to come to me while I was in this meditative state.
In order for the questions to be genuine and meaningful, I tried to realize what I really knew about the flame. I realized that I knew nothing.
After some time though, an image appeared in my visualization. I could see the flame burning and moving in a natural way inside my heart. My heart looked like it was made of glass and inside of it was the flame, a glowing light, like a flame would look like on its own in a dark place.
This image of the flame inside my heart touched me very deeply. It was so clear and vivid and it came to me so suddenly and without any warning. It was there for perhaps less than a second but because it took me by surprise when I least expected to see something like this, I lost my concentration, and with it, I lost that image.
The Outcome of Seeing the Flame in My Heart
This mystical experience left me with a very pleasant feeling, and since I still had time before my practice was due to end, I tried to repeat this short experience many times during that particular meditative practice, but I didn’t manage to see the flame in my heart again. I was left with a desire to try this exercise again every day.
Learning about the nature of the flame of a candle was much more interesting and meaningful to me this way, as compared to depending exclusively on what my mind would have understood from a book.