I’ve decided to share one of our adjunct rituals publicly, an important one that focuses on visualization, uses the Psalms, and incorporates some traditional Catholic prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As you may have guessed, it is definitely a Christian-centered ritual and also the vibration of the Pentagrammaton. Despite all of these differing elements, the ritual is actually quite simple. [Credit also goes to Frater IEL and the work of the Ordo Lumen Christi for agreeing to let me publish our ritual].
This meditative visualization should be done sitting down, back straight and cross-legged, and should normally be preceded by the Lux Mundi Ritual [not yet publicly shared] or the LRP. In this context, one has effectively set a perimeter for the flow of Astral Light within both the designated physical area and the individual’s Sphere of Sensation. The Cordis Sanctae Ritual then fully internalizes this raised energy and focuses it directly into the heart center, assisted by the incantation of relevant Psalms and the appropriate prayer affirmations.
Note the usage of the words such as “we” and “us” in the prayer sections, as collective humanity is the ‘Body of Christ’, we are praying for all souls rather than just our own. The Psalms have their own egregore built up over time and are quite effective even just by themselves, but they appropriately further “charge” the visualization ritual, while the verses reflect the subject of the heart. Alternatively, this ritual may be condensed to a simple version consisting of only the posture and visualizations, without the prayers or scriptures.
Begin with the Opening, Psalm 19:14;
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
As you begin to breathe regularly, visualize the Sacred Heart surrounding your entire body. Hold this image for a few minutes and continue to monitor the breath circulation. Raise your hands towards the heavens and embrace this encompassing Heart. As you’ve grown comfortable sitting ‘inside’ the Heart with your hands raised for several moments, read the following statement;
“O Christ Jesus, Redeemer of the Human race; behold us prostrate most humbly before Your altar in your presence. To You we belong; Yours we wish to be; and that we may be united to You more closely, we dedicate ourselves each one of us today to Your most Sacred Heart.”
The next step is to clasp your hands above your head, firmly enough but not a stress on the muscles or to be a distraction from the visualization. Continue circulating the breath and begin imagining the Sacred Heart growing smaller, about the size of a beach ball now, and floating within your hands above your head.
Read the purification Psalm 51:10;
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Hold the visual above your head for a minute and then read the next prayer section;
“Praise to the Divine Heart, through which was brought to us salvation; glory and honor be to It for ever. O Heart of Love, we put all our trust in You; for we fear all things from our own weakness, but we hope for all things from Your goodness.”
Next, bring your hands down and cross them over the breast, with the fingertips barely touching both shoulder areas, covering your heart. At this time, in the rhythm of the breath, slowly shrink the visualization of the Sacred Heart above you and bring it down into the head, the neck, and lastly resting in the chest area. Imagine this warming your heart and surrounding bodily area. It is at this point where you will be breathing the deepest out of the three phases.
Read Psalm 73:26;
“My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”
Next is the last prayer section;
“Most sweet Heart of Jesus Christ, grant that peace, the fruit of justice and charity, may reign throughout the world. Amen.”
After basking in the warmth of the Sacred Heart for several minutes with your hands still crossed, simply intone the Pentagrammaton six times, surging the heart center with warmth. Use your fingers to keep count if necessary. Take this time to vibrate the Word slowly, and also think of all the pain and suffering of the world that you are praying for. This section should take you out of your own world and place you in a state of compassion for all that ails this universe.
“YE-HE-SHU-AH” x 6
Close with the same words of the Opening, and a Glory Be;
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Glory Be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.”