Set focus of intention before meditation. Write those down to avoid fuzzy vague mindedness.
Select a card or random passage for advice
Write seven lines on your advice theme, fear not tangents!
Set timer for meditation
Making out breath counts longer than in breath releases relaxation forces, practice this
Or square breathing, in x, hold x, out x, hold x, repeat
Let thoughts flow without grasping, remind yourself of intention, visualize an image(s) (may help to pick this first), breath in truth and out not truth, practice self/soul alignment… Practices are many… Mantra or Mandela
Let flow, let daily anxieties and concerns be without feeding… Don’t push the river
Focus on your purpose or approach silence, either can feed purpose. What tensions are there? Learn to let be. Note the jaw; is it tight? Relaxed (teeth are not touching, but trying to force relaxation can be worse than accepting)? Clenched? A combination? This may take time to learn… The Harmony hypnosis app can help.
Or was it impossible to sit still? Was the mind boiling? These too are information.
Pick one thing or three, the necessity is not to do all. A few minutes are better than none. Worry not about perfection.
If you feel the need, rest or nap after, although napping may disturb night sleep in some.. Note what the dreams try to tell you.. Trust yourself; dream dictionaries are not always helpful.
If it feels right, on return, light candle, incense, bless coffee or tea or whathaveyou, select seed symbols or cards or words or passages, and proceed to write. Automatic writing can also be of the form ‘x is…, x is…, x is…, x is… …’, or loose and everywhere.