I wanted to post a meditation technique that help me to actually get past my ego so that meditation was easier. When starting this routine it was easier to picture this image.
Walking up to this beautiful light I was then able to relax and release my fears and accepted the light as my guide. Saying a decree before you enter the light will help you to release those fears and give you the relaxation needed to meditate. Here is an example: "I AM a being of violet fire!
I AM the purity God desires!"
You can always choose your own words, mine are usually "I am one with the violet light, I am the violet light. I allow the violet light to enter my spirit and cover me with all the blessings of the worlds. Once you have allowed and accepted the violet light it is time to enter the flame. This image is very useful while imagining what it would be like within the flame.
When you are within the flame the energies felt is amazing, for me I can hear the flames roaring next to my ears as the energy enters my body. This is the time to let your ego go and bask in the lights glory. No words are needed as you are truly within your god self, if you would like to talk with Saint Germain he is always there to listen. Saint Germain is known as the Lord of the Seventh Ray. Each time we pray to him, he brings us many gifts of the Spirit-his joy, diplomacy and creativity. He can inspire us with his innovations in science, literature, religion, government, philosophy, education, healing, alchemy and other fields.
Personally I like to ask Saint Germain to send his light to those in more need than myself. It is interesting when you ask him to help in such a way I can actually see his rays being sent in the direction the help is needed without even knowing the location until later. Once you are ready to ascend toward Saint Germain it is a brilliant experience. My experience was that of the earth creating a hill that I was standing on top of and it kept lifting me up to the sky, until I was level with him and we spoke. (not really sure if I was awake or sleeping at this point)
Everyone may have a different experience while working with the violet flame. To me it is very useful in letting go of those fears that most have when first attempting to meditate. For me meditating was so very difficult because my fears came forward so that my mind couldn't rest. The violet flame can help you rid yourself of those fears you only need to ask and they will be gone. Finally before leaving the flame ask Saint Germain to release you of all past, present, and future karmatic debit.
Continue this routine until you feel you don't require help placing your ego aside or make it a natural part of your meditation routine. Meditating is most effective when you are comfortable and relaxed so if you are struggling to find that place within your minds eye this maybe the solution for you.
I would like to dedicate this post to Blue Lotus for her original post on the violet flame. Without it I would still be a lost soul THANK YOU.