Sunday, December 20, 2015
These are a set of energy exercises and meditations that I do daily to keep my magickal skills strong. They exercise such skills as visualization, energy manipulation, chakras, energy channeling, centering and grounding, meditation, etc. Once you practice the set a few times it should only take you about 10-15min each time to complete it.
Centering and Grounding:
- A lot of people say “Ground and Center” when the actual process is in reverse. Why would you reach out to another power source before you have gathered your own? To Center yourself find a quiet place and a comfortable sitting position. Close your eyes, make sure your back is straight and breathe deeply and slowly. Focus on your breath and quiet your mind. Now focus on your place of power or energy center. Different people have different energy centers, most feel it is their Solar Chakra (located near the naval or diaphragm) which is where I normally focus. See a ball of bright yellow light shine within you where the naval/diaphragm is located. Visualize this yellow ball of light becoming a small Sun that pulls in all your loose unfocused energy. Breathe softly but deep. Now it is time to Ground. The simplest way is to visualize roots extending from your lower body into the Earth below, then visualize the “black” negative energy (tension, anxiety, stress, doubt) drain from you and be released into the Earth from your roots. The Earth is a strong energy source and will purify any negative energy it receives and recycle it in a positive way. Another way to ground is with what I call the Waterfall of Light, basically you visualize white cosmic light showering down on you washing away all “black” negativity from you, once cleared be sure to drain any remaining light that is within you.
- After you have Centered and Ground yourself you will now be able to enter a deeper meditative state. Visualize there is a screen within your mind. On the screen is the number 12, take a deep breathe in, exhale slowly and see the number count down to 11, continue this way until you reach 0. Then affirm silently in your mind “I am now in a deep meditative state.” (*note* when finished with your meditation be sure to count up from 1-12 and back to your normal consciousness.)
Energizing the Chakras:
-Visualize a white cord of light extend from the tip of your spine and root into the earth below, see this cord connect with the Heart of the Earth (the Earths core). Once connected pull the pure Earth energy (seen as either white, green or red in color), pull it up to your Root Chakra (seen at either the tip of the spine or at the anus), breathe in deep and see the Root Chakra shine into a brilliant circling ball of bright red light. Take another deep breathe and pull the Earth energy up to your Sacral/Stomach Chakra, I usually see it at the lower stomach area, see a bright ball of circling orange light. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy to your diaphragm which is your Solar Chakra, see a bright ball of circling yellow light blazing like a mini sun. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy up to the center of your chest, this is the Heart Chakra, see a bright ball of green light. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy up to your throat, this of course is the Throat Chakra, see a bright ball of blue light. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy up to the center of your forehead, between the eyes, this is the 3rd Eye Chakra, see a bright ball of purple light. Take a deep breath and pull up the Earth energy to the top of your head, this is the Crown Chakra, see a ball of bright white light. Take a deep breath and hold all seven balls of light as long as you can. When your concentration begins to wane, let the balls of light fade knowing they are charged.
This is great to do right after energizing your chakras. Feel the aura around you and visualize it as a sphere surrounding your body like a force field. I like to visualize my shield as a diamond that takes in good energy but reflects harmful energy. Hold this visualization and say either out loud or silently this statement of intent or something similar, “I am protected from all harm on every level”, say that three times while visualizing your shield. Hold the visualization until your concentration begins to wane then let the image fade knowing that the shield is up and empowered.
Simply go to a spot with natural surroundings like a backyard or park. At first it’s best to do this barefoot but once you get more comfortable you can do this with your shoes on. First feel your energy and aura within and around you then step onto the grass or earth area. Feel the energy of the Earth below you and try to “breathe through your feet”, basically you are pulling up Earth energy into your body from feet to head. This exercise will help you sense energy better and is a great way to learn how to channel energy as well.
These are simple yet effective magical exercises that will enhance your skills and abilities. Practice them daily or at least 3 times a week. Be sure to record each session you have into a journal or magical diary. Have fun and happy training!
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Here are some other purification herbs that you can burn as incense besides sage:
Clove- a powerful purification herb especially against harmful energy. Grind whole cloves with mortar and pestle, a little goes a long way.
Frankincense- always a classic, this herb will raise the vibrations of an area pushing out harmful energy.
Cinnamon- careful with this one as cinnamon also increases energy of a space, be sure to ground afterwards.
Friday, December 18, 2015
An altar is a special space dedicated to spiritual workings. It is a reflection of the Universe, a microcosm of the macrocosm. You put your special magical items on the altar along with things that symbolize the spiritual forces you wish to infuse in your magic. Meditation, ritual and magic are all done with the altar and after some time the altar will begin to radiate the spiritual energy you put into it which will add to your magic. Altars can be simple like mine or they can be extravagant, it's really up to your own personal taste.