I meditated on the mental image of a candle again. I did the meditation lying down and used Hermetic-style breathing with my eyes closed. I was distracted slightly by external stimuli (e.g., the phone ringing, a dog walking on me) but I had few internal distractions this time. I was able to focus and maintain good voluntary control over navigating the mental image. I mentally zoomed in on the flame until it was bigger than me. I started seeing the flame as layers of colors and by looking at it at various angles, I was able to see different worlds within the flames. The flame was like a series of portals into these worlds. Some of the worlds contained the images that I had seen in the flame when I was doing the physical version of this meditation and it seemed like this was the bigger picture of what was going on in those meditations. This was pretty neat!