During a recent upper-degree initiation with a couple of other initiates at the lodge, we were told by the master to meditate on the candle flame for a moment and see what impressions would come to us. I thought of the attribute of the flame and how it creates light and warmth and shares this freely with all: to benefit those who dwell in darkness and to give enlightenment and love to others. After this short meditation, the high priestess recited a prayer that asked the Cosmic to give us wisdom and the ability to share our knowledge with those that would receive it, so it would improve the lives of others.
I found that I was certainly in tune with the cosmic forces at that time. Meditation is the single most effective means of attuning ones mind with universal consciousness.