Exercise: The Double Spiral Meditation

Ground and center. Visualize a double spiral. When you see it clearly, let it grow until you stand within it, and follow it inward, moving counterclockwise. It becomes a maze of high, clipped hedges, then a labyrinth of stone walls; its winding turns are the passageway to a hidden secret. As you move through the spiral, the world dissolves, form dissolves, until you are in the hidden heart where birth and death are on. The center of the spiral shines; it is the North Star, and the arms of of the spiral are the Milky Way, a myriad of stars slowly revolving around the still center point. You are in Spiral Castle, at the back of North Wind. Explore it in your imagination. See who you meet, what you learn. You are in the womb of the Goddess, floating free. Now feel yourself pushed and squeezed, moving out through the spiral, which is now the vaginal passage or rebirth. Move clockwise through the double spiral of your DNA. Now it becomes a whirlwind – fly with it. Let it become the twining tendril of a plant – a crystal – a shell – an orbiting electron. Time is a spiral – the cycles endlessly repeating, yet always moving. Know the spiral as the underlying form of all energy. As you emerge, let it return to its small, abstract, symbolic form. Thank it and let it disappear.

– Alfrún

Exercise courtesy of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk