“Severe storms are battering Britain with 90mph winds” the media is reporting about 15 minutes ago.. just about the time I was up the big Willow tree in my back garden..holding my sacred & magical Sword up to those winds at 2.30am!
Why? For magic, of course!
Those who’s read my previous blogs are no strangers to the facts that a) I love climbing up the Willow tree at night especially for magical works (yes, Witchcraft!) and, b) I love extreme stormy weather conditions..and tend to run to the sea sides at midnight or some similar hours…to witness the awesome and dangerous powers of nature in this form!
Many witches, Wiccans and witches..and indeed pagans speak about reverence and worship of nature, and call upon air, fire, water and powers of Earth in magic circle as elemental quarter guardians after casting a circle, and before invoking the Horned God and Triple moon Goddess. Often they deal with gentle forms of these elemental forces.. candles, bonfires, spring showers and flowing streams, summer breezes.
Not for me those summer breezes.. I like gale force winds, and take the risk of climbing trees to experience the forces.. where one is at the mercy of them.. and the tree..
So what can you do? (There’s still time.. these winds are predicted to keep going all night ..here in southern part of UK, and towards morning too!)
Here’s some psychic or magical tips and techniques for you: (You are responsible for your own Health & Safety!)
- Get out there and experience these forces of nature. It isn’t always gentle…and it clearly eliminates the misconception that we humankind are in control of nature! But keep your self safe! tell someone else if you are going out..!!
- Do an aura cleansing exercise while you are out there standing in the storms. In Wiccan Circle, we use incense (air/ smoke) and a feather-fan to cleanse and consecrate our auras .in a gentle meditative sort of way. Let the storm do that for you.. Just stand with your feet firmly in the ground (bare-feet if possible for that connection with earth)..and have your arms raised to the side..or to the heavens.. Let the strong winds blow all over you and blow away the hindrances..and stagnant energies about you.
- Breath deeply and with intent. Face the direction from which the winds are blowing….Breath it in deeply.. let its energy fill you.. and permeate your lungs, blood, and cells.. ! And breath out…letting out all the negativity and stagnant energies or psychic impurities that have accumulated in your body. Let the storms take all that and transform that. Keep breathing in and out for as long as you can.. Do fire-breatg work if you know how. You may feel light-headed…so be firmly standing on the ground. (If you are up a tree like me, then make sure there’s safety ropes there that you have set up to keep your self anchored.
- Charging magical objects- The most obvious one is the magic sword! Take it securely up to the tree..(ensure the storm has no lightening! Sword can act as a conductor and attract it…Do this only in a non-lightening storm). Hold the word with both hands if possible (while being secured with ropes etc).. Hold the sword up to the strong winds.. and cleanse it first..then `breath in’ the storm through the sword, thereby charging it! Alternatively, you can also hold a Crystal, a dream catcher or other such items to the wind to let it cleanse first then charg eit with raw elemental energies.
Well, hope these tips give you ideas..to get creative and do your own magical work in stormy weather.
Good Luck..Keep Safe..and bright blessings
(High Priest, Wicca/ Garderian Tradition).