In a quiet place where you can be alone, light a candle. As the light burns, allow yourself to feel blended with the flame, consciously knowing that as your perception unites with the flame, you simultaneously become one with the light of your own inner being. This act of lighting the candle is like the beginning of creation. You are saying: “Let there be light in my life.” You allow your mind to focus only on the flame in order to quiet your mind and to still any restless thoughts and feelings that may try to distract you. The more your mind becomes still, calm, and undistracted, the more you become open to receiving the beautiful, clear impressions of your Silent Master.
Take as much or as little time with this meditation as you wish.