Some years ago, before I got into meditation, I would use visualisation a lot. Travelling north from South London on the Victoria Line I would usually be standing holding on to a handle above me as the Tube was always packed in the morning rush hour. You can be quite anonymous on a London Tube, so I would close my eyes, offer my day to God and then ask for the energy I required for the day. I would get some lovely coloured energies (such as tangerine orange or light blue) flowing in through my head which flowed to be stored around my body to be used by me during the day. I felt I was also storing gifts of energy to be given to other people as well. Simultaneously some coloured energy (such as dark blue) would flow up from the earth and through roots into my feet, and then around my body. In this way I would get a healing and get charged up for situations in the day ahead as I went through my karma. I also had gifts for other people. I would ask for a coloured cloak to offer some protection.
The flow of energy into my being from above and below would take a couple of minutes and felt great. I’d then often try to read a newspaper one-handed to find out what was going on in the world, even though it was only what was being reported at the time. Nowadays I find it interesting to look at the reported news and then have an intuitive look, which is also great for things that don’t get reported on. I don’t get to travel on the London Underground that often now.