Quick little post on seriously random tangents
you know how you see the search terms people use to find your site on your stats page? I keep having “spells to make the sharks talk” I wonder why they want to talk to sharks? I for one live in a surf town and really (REALLY REALLY) have no desire to be close enough to a shark to talk to it. The baby great white they had at the Aquarium was scary enough and it was “small” and behind very thick glass. I mean you can’t see them till they are right there. gives me shivers. I know they don’t like humans but we look like tasty seals so they still scare me. I suppose just by the fact that they have been around so long in as they are they have a lot to teach us but still I will keep my distance.
I also suppose that people would like it if all manner of creatures spoke to us or more realistically if we were like Dr. Dolittle and could understand them. My only advice is to watch them you may be able to know what they are saying after all.
Did I mention sleep. yes it is 8:30 at night and I am beat! My darling dear spit fire is giving me a run for my money. She is trying to give up naps which is my down time in the day and the time I was using to write. At the moment she is fighting bed time which means ever few moments her little head pops round the door frame to see if I notice that she is not in bed. She also wakes up early. So early. Since I am reluctantly kissing nap time good-bye I figured that means I need to be up at 5 so I can at least have 45 min to get myself together before she bounces out of bed.
The big problem with this is not so much my fatigue (though I am not a fan) it is her fatigue. She is so tired and so cranky as overly tired kids are and yet she will not sleep. The saying youth is wasted on the young keeps ringing in my head. Whats more I now have to think of that many more activities for her to do so we are running constantly all day. So apologies if any of my posts are wonky. I am fighting fatigue and losing.
(note: after starting to write this I have found I had too much I wanted to say and so this will be a several part series)
Visualization is a big part of spell work. I would actually say it is the main part of spell work. As you know if you read my blog it is the intention and you that make your magic work. not saying the right words or having the right herbs or colored candle will not ruin a spell. visualization is the key. The stronger your visualization the stronger your magic.
When I am doing say a healing spell say I will focus all my energy on “seeing” what I want to happen. I will see the person healthy and free of whatever pain or I will see them whole. I am using my mind’s eye to paint the picture of what I want to happen and then I hold that picture in my mind and focus my energy there.
This is a skill not a talent. Which means everyone one can do it, but it does help to practice. If you like books Power of the Witch by Laurie Cabot has a good chapter on Alpha. Cunningham also has a good chapter or two I think it Living Wicca. Of course you don’t need to be a Witch or Wiccan to do spell work. My friend J who is very Christian says she does some similar things but she calls it praying. That said let’s go back and talk about how.
How does one visualize. Well close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Calm you body.You are going to want to center yourself and steady your breathing. What you are doing is actually slowing your brain waves to a state of relaxation. From Beta to Alpha
see my handy-dandy chart. To get to Alpha you can count down as the Cabot Tradition (and many others) teach. You can find a complete written out version of the crystal countdown that Laurie teaches in her book Power of the Witch or here. Again practice makes progress and using a guided meditation can help.
Practice getting yourself into Alpha and holding a picture in your head such as an apple for now. The longer you can Hold the picture the better. As you hold your picture of an apple longer and longer you will be able to explore it better. That is where I will leave you for now. Work on seeing your apple.