~ Basic Meditations & Understanding The Chakra's ~
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Leia. These skills and knowledge will be useful to those of you who are just beginning
your journey along this path. The ability to center and ground yourself easily is
crucial to being effective in your Magical workings as well as in achieving balance
and harmony with Nature and Universal energy flows. These exercises will also help
in developing your ability clearly visualize and focus which will also be of great
importance to your future success within the Craft.
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A Centering Meditation
Sit any way that you feel comfy, so long as your spine is straight.
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Take very long and very deep breaths
through your nose.
Each time you breathe in, hold it for 2 or 3 seconds and then slowly exhale. Continue
this breathing until you feel very calm and peaceful. This usually takes 3-5 minutes
( but that is just me).
Take as long as you need. It is different for everyone. Just go at your own pace.
You can also use sound to center yourself. Just sit quietly and ring a small bell
or chimes. Focus on the soft sound and breathe deeply. Keep making the noise until
you feel centered.
A Grounding Technique
This works great for those times in school or at work when you just
can't seem to keep your feet still or relax.
Place your feet flat on the floor and breathe in deeply. On the exhale, picture
the excess energy flowing out of your feet and into the Earth.
Keep doing this until you feel calm. Usually my feet feel very heavy after doing
this. My friends have gotten the same feeling too when doing this, so I guess it
is just a normal sensation.
How To Find A Mantra That Fits You
Sit in a comfy position. Picture yourself leaving your body and travel
up to the cosmos.
See yourself sitting calmly in the center of the Universe. Concentrate on the stars,
then after a few minutes of gazing at them, a few of the stars will glow a bright
Concentrate on one bright blue star at a time. As you gaze at that particular star,
you may hear a phrase or word whispered in your head. Repeat what you hear and focus
inward. If the mantra is right for you, you will know it within. If it is not right
for you, simply gaze at another blue star and repeat this until you find a mantra
that fits you.
After you find a mantra, thank the Universe and feel yourself slowly descending
from the sky, back into your body.
When you open your eyes, you might feel a little tired or drained. I find that drinking
a nice cold cup of juice re-energizes my body. You might also wish to have a small
snack. Milk and juice are ideal for recharging yourself.
Meditating On Your Mantra
Sit in a comfy position and center yourself. During this meditation,
you can sing, say, whisper, or think your mantra.
All that matters is that you focus on your mantra and nothing else. That's it. You
can do this for as long as you like.
A Chakra Meditation
You can do this meditation either standing or lying down, however
it is important to not cross your legs or arms since this will close your energy
Center yourself. Hold your right hand a few inches above your Root Chakra. Focus
on this spot and hold this focus for a moment. Picture energy coming down from the
Universe and flowing through your hand, into the chakra.
Each time you inhale, feel more energy being drawn into the chakra. When you feel
a comfy warmness in this area, move onto the next chakra and keep doing so until
you have charged all of your chakras.
This exercise is very helpful for when you are feeling out of balance. It also helps
during times of physical illness. YOU SHOULD STILL SEE A DOCTOR IF YOUR CONDITION
IS SERIOUS. This is not a substitute for a doctor's care, it is an aid to help strengthen
the healing process.
If you wish, you can hold crystals/stones in your hands while doing this or place
the appropriate stone on the appropriate chakra. The corresponding stones are:
Red Jasper--Root Chakra
Tiger's Eye--Solar Plexus Chakra
Lapis Lazuli--Third Eye Chakra
Balancing And Clarifying Your Chakras
Here are some chakra color treatments to put you back in balance.
They were given to me by a good friend and Shaman.
For the following, visualize each specific color penetrating and cleansing that
chakra. This is a good way to balance yourself in the morning before getting up
and starting your day.
A very bright shade of red. You can also chant "oohm" in tone C while doing this.
A clear shade of orange. You can chant "ohm" in tone D for this one.
Solar Plexus Chakra:
A bright and sunny yellow. You can chant "ahm" in tone E for this one.
You can visualize a bright green or a bright pink. Both are seen as the color of
this chakra. You can chant "ah" in tone F for this one.
A light shade of blue. You can chant "ehm" in tone G for this one.
Third Eye Chakra:
A transparent indigo. You can chant "eem" in tone A for this one.
Violet or white are both seen as the color of this chakra. You can chant "om" in
tone H for this one.
Well, that's all for now in the meditation area. The above centering
technique and grounding technique are needed in some of the divination exorcizes
I will provide later on. So if you have an interest in Divination and Scrying, you
may wish to practice and become proficient with them until you become comfortable
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