ELEMENTS OF MAGIC

CLASS 4 - WATER

The Story - Part 4Elements of Magic
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CREATING SACRED SPACE

This week, we completely remove the audio help and start to limit the guidance given through text.

Grounding

Plant your feet firmly on the ground and root yourself here.
Drop your awareness from your forehead down through your body to your feet.  Visualize roots spreading from the base of your feet and down into the earth.
Feel as they push through the soil, rocks, water, and bones until you feel the warmth of the Earth's core.
Send down anything that is keeping you from being present with your work today and draw up energy into you.
Raise your arms to the sky and, in a similar fashion, visualize as your branches reach out into the universe.  Draw this energy within you.
Place your right hand over your heart and your left over your stomach and feel as the two spiral within you, like the double helix of the DNA.

When you are finished, remember to touch your hands to the ground and send back any excess energy.

Salt-Water Purification

  1. WATER:  Feel it's coolness. Visualize.   Say "Blessed be, creature of water."

  2. SALT:  Taste it. Visualize.  Say "Blessed be, creature of earth."

  3. Stir the salt and water together.

  4. Release your tensions and troubles into the bowl. 

  5. Lift the bowl of saltwater up to the sky to be purified.

  6. Sprinkle  yourself and the surrounding area.

  7. Dispose of the water afterwards. 

Casting
 

  1. CENTER:   Charge athame.

  2. NORTH:   "By the earth that is her body."

  3. EAST:       "By the air that is her breath."

  4. SOUTH:   "By the fire of her bright spirit."

  5. WEST:      "By the waters of her living womb."

  6. CENTER:  "By all that is above."
                     "By all that is below."

    "We are between the worlds.  
     What is between the worlds can change the worlds."

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BREATH EXERCISE
 

Breathe in, knowing that the whole life of nature feeds you.
Breathe out, knowing that you feed the whole life of nature.
Keep breathing in and out until you feel energized and connected to all things.
Raise your arms up above your head and breathe out a giant "thank you".
Rest for a moment with an open mind, and see what Mother Nature sends back to you.

 

TRANCE: Rainbow Induction
 

Breathe deeply.

Imagine that you're floating in a red sea, which is the perfect temperature.

Flood yourself with red, sinking gently.  Notice that you can breathe easily here, creature of water.

Breathe deeply and sink into orange.  Smelling and tasting orange.

Sink into a yellow sea. Held by yellow, filled with the sensation of yellow.

Continue into a green sea, deeper now, drifting. Washing over you inside and out.

Down into blue. Resting. Held by blue waters and full of blue sensation.

Breath then into an indigo sea, the darkest blue of the sky between the midwinter stars.  he colour darkness would be if darkness could shine.  Become this colour, lit up by the dark light of the Otherworld.

Down into an ultraviolet sea, lit by the inner light not mortal eye can see.

Touch bottom now, standing in the center of your place of power.

When you have finished with your trancework, always remember to return by following the same pathway out which you had used to enter.  

HOMEWORK

  • Create Sacred Space (Grounding, Purification, Casting)

    • Practice breath exercise

    • Read a poem to your deity of choice (or read the Charge of the Goddess aloud again if not right for you at this time)

    • Make offering to your deity

    • Play with energy (reference exercises taught in class)

    • Trance:

      • Rainbow Induction

      • Spend time in your Place of Power

      • Return (reverse rainbow induction)

    • Journal about your experiences

    • Open the circle

    • (optional) Witch’s Walk

FURTHER LEARNING RESOURCES

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