'The Basic Exercise' is the original name of the practice now called the ‘Flame Meditation’. This meditation was given through Ananda Tara Shan by the Lord Djwal Khul in 1977.
The Flame Meditation utilises the energies of eight flames to cleanse, purify, and balance the inner and outer bodies, enabling us to better understand, open up to and cooperate with spirit and spread the light.
It is the daily 'spiritual shower'.
The Qualities of the Flames
Benefits of using the meditation
Just as you obtain control of your body by physical exercise, so meditation leads to control of your mind, your thoughts, and emotions ‒ in short, of your entire behaviour.
The Flame Meditation will help you to change your personality by gradually transferring the divine qualities of your higher self to your daily consciousness, helping you to bring light to all aspects of your daily life.
This meditation has a particularly deep effect because it involves conscious cooperation between you and your higher self through invocations, affirmations, and creative imagination, strengthening your mental body and your connection to soul and spirit.
The Flame Meditation may be done by calling down colour, flame or light, each of which has a different effect.
Colours cleanse the etheric body; flames cleanse all bodies of the personality and integrate the personality; light gives soul vibrations, and should be used less frequently as it is very strong.
The meditation should be used not more than once per day.