Rhiannon Visualisation Meditation
(Audio recording below, at the end of this copy)
At any time we are invited into intimacy, into devotion and connection with the Goddess of Love. No matter what is happening for us in our inner or outer lives, She is always with us, gently guiding us into the enquiry “what love would do’, especially at times when we are least able or willing to feel into or hear that question resonating, She is present for us to merge and become one with.
She whom we may serve and follow as Rhiannon; She is the wild passionate rider between the worlds, as well as the still never failing heart’s flame of the centre.
Oh Beloved Goddess of sensuality, aliveness, passion, fertility, connection, love and transformation: Rhiannon, You are Sovereign Great Queen, Enchantress of the Soul Song, Path-finding, Kundalini Dancing, Deep Diver of the mysteries.
To She who is the pink dawning of hope and the exquisite blossoming of beauty, She who is adorned with red sunset and with the starlight of the heavens, Her eyes the gateway of surrender and forgiveness, Her kiss the sweet smile of bliss and belonging, Her sacred yoni the undoing and becoming of all desire, to You I sing endless praises.
To She who is the liquid song of love that pours from the throat of blackbird and human, moan of bliss in the flight of love making, deep rest in the peace between breath and between all things ending and beginning. To She, that Great One of Love who changes grief to joy and ends suffering, who takes the pain of longing and gives the gift of unimagined ecstasy in the fullness of the heart, to you Goddess I bow and bow again.
Lady, Goddess, Rhiannon, Oh Red Dakini of Love and wisdom, holder of the lantern of illumination, You who teach the Path of Love through the compassionate truth of the body, I offer my being.
Her love transforms, Her presence heals, Her sweetness is the breath of ocean and of fragrant summer breeze, perfumed by gardenia, lilac and roses, soft lover’s touch, taste of honey and dark wine, Her radiance warms the Earth into it’s greatest flowering. All of nature sings Your praises.
The following visualisation is an invitation to you to make time to meet, adore and become present to your own relationship to Her, for Her, with Her and through Her be more loving – and more open to receive love – in all aspects of your life.
Prepare yourself by cleansing with the elements, perhaps by stepping outside and noticing the light, the sky scape, the taste of the wind, the sounds of nature and the colours of the plants and land around you, or by dancing.
You could also start your meditation time with Rhiannon by pampering your body, increasing the sensual aliveness of your being, noticing or becoming aware how you are feeling in every part of your body (even if you are not feeling anything in parts) and expanding your sensitive aliveness so that you create sacred space from within to all around you. You might like to do this perhaps with taking a bath, or anointing your body with blessing oil, brushing your hair and teeth, veiling yourself or putting a special cloth around you, or in which ever way makes you feel comfortable, making yourself feel good. Find quiet space in which you can relax, be undisturbed and still. Placing a mirror in front of you, light your candle and incense as offerings to Her, saying your prayers, or invocation, or just telling Her what is in your heart today and your wish to feel and be in Her presence.
Close your eyes and ground yourself, taking some deep breaths, focusing your attention on the delicious sensation of air in your nostrils, flowing down into your lungs and the warm moist air that you breath back out. Send your energy down into the earth and up towards the heavens. Become aware of how you are sitting or standing and the contact your body has with Her Earth. Become aware of the Earth holding you as you sit or stand in this moment, the total support of all of life for you in this moment in this journey of meditation.
Notice any birds that are singing, the buzzing of insects, the sound of rain, feel the air, the sunshine or breeze caress your skin. Breathe into your heart and allow it to open, imagine your heart chakra opening like a beautiful flower. See/feel its petals unfolding, relaxing, and opening.
Speaking Her name ‘Rhiannon’ on every breath, singing or sounding Her sound name, the vowels of Her name (I_E_O), see/feel/visualize Her radiance before you as a bright light in which you can slowly begin to see Her form: a beautiful Lady on a white horse coming towards you. Notice what She looks like to you.
As She stops and dismounts in front of you and you, feel Her presence surrounding you and Her radiance intensifies, while not becoming brighter, so that you can see clearly and are filled with the sensation of Her light.
You stand before Her and look into Her eyes, feel Her love for you.
Feel all your chakras opening to Her loving energy. Breathe Her energy in, open up to the flow of Her love. Feel yourself filled with love, with Her energy, which floods your whole body and energetic being, pouring into you, into each of your cells, igniting the radiance of your essence. Notice it’s colour, notice how it feels as it begins to pour out of you, out of your cells, whole body and out of all your chakras as well. Keep looking into Her loving eyes, allowing yourself to receive Her love for you.
Allow your body to sway, to move with the Rhiannon energy that is flowing into and out of you, circle your hips, snake your pelvis, move your chest, slowly move your limbs. After a while, come to stillness again and bath in the continual flow of Rhiannon’s loving radiance.
At some point, when you feel ready, open your eyes and look into the mirror, into the eyes of the Goddess, look at the beautiful body radiating love in front of you: see the Goddess in your form, Rhiannon incarnate in your body. See who you really are, marvel at your true beauty, your radiance, and love yourself.
After a while, close your eyes again and feel yourself once more surrounded and filled with Her loving radiance. Thank Rhiannon, Goddess of love; speak your hearts desire, your devotion and love to Her. Hear /feel Her reply and blessing. See and feel Her presence leave you, as She becomes radiance of great intensity and beauty. Noticing the felt colour and ground and center yourself in the space you’re in, feeling your body as it sits or stands, taking some deep breaths and stretching out your arms and legs before opening your eyes.
Give thanks to Rhiannon, offering your love and all that is within your day in service to Her and close your meditation space in a way that feels appropriate to you.