- Green represents the qualities of abundance, growth, tranquility, and harmony in cultures from Celtic to Chinese. Spend as much time as you can in green spaces and notice their soothing, even healing, effect. Bring nature to you by introducing plants into your home, or carrying a green-tinted crystal. Green aventurine (128) is especially powerful: it calms the emotions, encourages a positive outlook, and promotes spiritual growth.
- Stare into blackness. Your eyes must be open in the darkest of spaces. Your eyes may strain, trying to find some light. Eventually the deep darkness will be soothing and empty. Be at one with the darkness.
- T'an t'ien meditation: Begin by sitting with closed eyes and take a few deep breaths. Focus on your lower abdomen, at a point about two inches below your navel and about 1 ? inches inside your body. This is t'an t'ien, a focal point of chi. Direct your breath to this area, expanding it on the inhale and contracting it on the exhale. Breathe into the t'an t'ien for at least five minutes. Then start to imagine that you are a tree with roots that go deep into the earth. Visualize these roots originating in the t'an t'ien and going through the base of the spine into the ground, far down into the soil. Also visualize these roots drawing energy up from the earth into your t'an t'ien on inhalation. Feel energy spreading down through the roots on exhalation. You can end this when your t'an t'ien feels charged and strong.