Everything that appears in Gwynt will at some stage have been the outcome of a meditation. Now meditations can serve a number of purposes. For example, a problem may need to be 'mulled over' in search of a solution, or the desire to reach a state of relaxation, a stilling of the heart and mind, may be the end point. For me, the relaxed, stilled state is only the beginning of the process. And I use that word 'process' with care, for life is about process, a way of becoming.
Having stilled the heart and mind a single, chosen thought, theme or image becomes the focus of my attention. Whether I post a script relating to a memory, a quote, or a passage from my diaries, it always begins with that period of stillness, that period of waiting. Sometimes an image will appear, or maybe a word; sometimes many words and ideas will flow from the inner darkness.
One method of exploring one's inner world is by the use of pathworking, a fantasy journey, imagery. It can be a guided journey in which certain key steps or signposts are given before the journey begins, with the unconscious mind filling in the sections between the signposts. "A Fantasy Desert Island", (posted on 17.8.2013) is an example of this type of pathworking. Sometimes, something else, something extraordinary will happen.
Whatever form my meditation is taking, it will sometimes happen that images will burst into my mind, completely swamping or pushing aside what I am doing. Spontaneous imaging; it is a truly wonderful experience. Of course, I can always say, "No!" I am not asleep, after all; I am not dreaming, or under any form of self-hypnosis. So why would I ever wish to argue?
My purpose is to seek and discover psycho-spiritual truth, to "improve my conscious contact with God, as I understand him." When the door into the unconscious mind opens, then the fun begins. It is the results of these experiences, that raw, experiential data, that take up a large part of the work I publish. Usually, I am guided, taught and guarded, by my inner Druid image. She is my Way, my Truth and my Life.