Pagan Metaphysics 105 – Practices and Rituals – Excerpt
Everything in life has energy. It binds us, connects us and works with or against us. Magik is merely the science of energy manipulation. The energy you work with is created by you, and then manipulated to your intent.
There are of course many ways to raise energy for workings, meditation or protection. When you light a candle for your next party, say a little prayer as you light the wick and ask the Divine, or your guides to help you create happy positive energy to benefit the success of your party. Nothing is trivial, and nothing is too big. You have an effect on the energy patterns of the universe. As an individual and especially as a group.
So how do you go about raising energy for your workings? Through concentration and visualization. It’s that simple. Einstein said “Thought is energy. To create it, use your imagination.” And that’s really all there is to it.
Here’s a few commonly used examples.
Visualizing Balanced Energy
Any working you attempt should be done with a balance of upper and lower energy. Being to far “out there”, is just as bad as being “too grounded”. So here’s an example of creating balanced energy.
Sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and say a prayer to ask your guides, teachers and your Divine force to assist you in this process.
Take in 3 very deep breaths. With each breath, imagine the white light of divine energy entering into your body through your nose and drifting down to your solar plexus (where your rib cage meets at the bottom of your chest.)
As you exhale through your mouth, imagine the gray smoke of all your stresses, anxieties and negative emotions going out into the universe where it will be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone.
Now imagine a silver cord starting at your solar plexus and moving down your spine. See the cord travel through your root chakra and past the floor or ground, through the bedrock and down through the molten lava of the earth. Until the cord reaches the bright yellow glowing center core. See your cord plug into the core, like an electrical cord plugging into a wall socket.
Now see the energy of Mother Earth quickly traveling up your silver cord. Just before it enters your body, see it slow down and gently flow up your spine and into your solar plexus. With each breath, see the energy from Mother Earth grow and expand. See it grow until it pushes outside your body. Pushing any left over stresses or anxieties out of your soul and being. Until you are fully engulfed in this pure yellow warm energy like a force field around your body.
You can even push the energy further to include your working circle and tools you’ve set out to use for your ritual.
Now imagine a second silver cord starting at your solar plexus and moving up your spine. See the cord travel up your neck and out the top of your head, through your crown chakra. See it travel through the ceiling or up into the sky if you’re outside. Watch it move upward through the atmosphere, past the moon and out into the Divine universe. Until the end of the cord cannot be seen any longer. Now imagine the Divine energy as a white series of lightening bolts attaching themselves to your cord. Energizing it and sending the electricity downward back toward you. You might picture this as a giant electrical tree, with many branches and limbs from the Divine traveling down to you.
Now see the energy of the Divine quickly traveling down your silver cord. Just before it enters your body, see it slow down and gently flow into your crown chakra and down your spine into your solar plexus. With each breath, see the energy from the Divine grow and expand. Intertwining with the energy of Mother Earth. Don’t mix these energies into one color or substance. See them as separate energy flows working together in harmony.
See the Divine energy grow just like you did for the Mother Earth energy, pushing outside your body. Pushing any left over stresses or anxieties out of your soul and being. Until you are fully engulfed in this pure yellow warm energy like a force field around your body.
You can do the same thing as before and see the energy push to the edges of your circle to engulf you working area and your tools.
Now you can use this energy to create the workings you had planned for this ritual. Imagine the energy flowing from your hands into whatever form you had planned. You might see it travel through your tools, into a cauldron for instance. Where it can energize your intent and your potions or spells.
Add your own energy to the process as well. Simply add a visualization for yourself, generating your own energy in your solar plexus and intertwining it with the other two. If you’re conducting a healing, see this other cord of energy as a pure emerald green. If you’re working is for financial issues, see the third cord as the same color of money in your area or country. For the U.S. see it as the same green as our money. You might even visualize a few “100” numbers floating within the green energy.
Don’t forget to thank the Mother Earth and the Divine spirits for aiding you in this process.
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