Sometimes..when we act on faith..and commit to a course of Action.. magic happens! In an instant .. the nebulous probability wave functions of if’s, but’s, maybe’s, could’av, should’av would’avs.. all collapse..into one brilliant reality!
Can you keep a Secret? Can you keep magic a secret? And when I say magic, I don’t mean illusions and tricks you see as part of a stage show (or a TV show). Those always have technical gimmickry to them – sleight of hands- where one hand distracts you while the other is working the trick, or smokes & mirrors! You get the picture.
When I say magic (and some purists like to use the word `magick’ with a `k’ at the end to differentiate), I mean the esoteric kind, the ritual type, the real psychic power of the mind, spells, witchy things, potions, hexes, curses, warts, eye of newt & leg of frog, venom of snake and.. (yes, poor things!) all that. Of course these days `ritual magicians’ (better word) don’t do all that animal sacrifices…Instead they do deep meditative works, self development of psychic abilities arrived at by months if not years of personal study, hard work and trial and error practises! The kind that I may or may not have or am practising.. supposedly! :-p
Back when I was a small boy in the 3rd world country of Sri Lanka, (formerly Ceylone during the British Occupation), I used to read those comics – Adventures of Mandrake the Magician. Created by Lee Falk in 1943 (who also created The Phantom Ghost who walks), Mandrake uses his legendary powers of hypnotism and illusion to combat crime. (But he also had `real’ psychic abilities which he used from time to time). With his companion Lothar, an African strongman, he fought evildoers ranging from gangsters to masters of disguise to aliens. He also had a twin brother who used his power for evil instead of good.
And there is one thing that Mandrake the Magician often says as a catchphrase when people ask him about how he managed certain things.. “A Magician never reveals his secrets!!”
Well, I also used to read (if you are interested), Tarzan the Ape Man, Phantom the Ghost Who walks, Flash Gordon space hero.. And look how those have shaped my adult life.. All of those have woven into serious (!) aspects of my growth (!!). I have a degree in Physics and avidly learn about space, time and quantum physics; I run an outdoor tribal ritual group called Hern’s Tribe; I campaign for many causes (my battles against evil), and I may or may not be a practicing ritual magician..!
Back to magic!
Within the last decade, there came the BBC saturday night series for family viewing.. a retelling of the `early years’ of Merlin the Magician (British mythical person who supposedly lived at the time of the legendary King Arthur). This TV series showed a young Merlin coming to live in Camelot.. where Magic was banned under pain of death.. a Camelot where Arthur was still a Prince. So Merlin kept his budding powers and practices of Magic a secret!
And the tag line when BBC launched the series was..of course.. “Keep the Magic Secret..!”
Okay so those are comics and TV shows.. Well, aren’t they?
If you ask any serious ritual magicians, (and again, don’t go thinking that I am one.. I may or may not be one.. ), they will tell you.. there is some power and empowerment in holding secrets..especially the deeper practises of ritual or ceremonial magic itself. Why? well a) it has to do with the power of the mind.. which requires focus and development and it can not happen if people keep prodding it.. b) secrecy keeps the practitioner safe.. as it did of many witches who during the witch trials of medieval times.. and c) in modern days, this secrecy avoids any possible negative perceptions and judgemental or prejudiced behaviour by other people – like employers, co-workers, some family & friends, people of certain religions and so on.
In this day and age where we write (blogs like this) about magic, write books, create youtube videos, give talks or workshops, appear in TV shows / interviews / documentaries (most of which I may or may not have done) and tell people – keeping our magical practices secretive can be very very hard indeed.
It is often a balance of wanting to share knowledge, skills, expertise, to help people, aid them in their own personal development, or self-healing – against keeping our own safety and privacy!
So people – who like to share what they know with others – struggle with this balance.
So if you are one of those good wise souls who wishes to share and help others, but like to preserve your privacy or safety, what do you do? do you keep the magic secret?
Not quite! You hide it in plain sight!! Perhaps..!!!
After all, isn’t that what Gerald Gardner – father of modern Wicca & Witchcraft did,,, back in early 1950’s, while Witchcraft was still illegal by law? Did he not write it all in a fiction adventure story called `High Magic’s Aid’? And when the Witchcraft Act (law) was repealed in UK, Gardner openly started to share about wicca. He was not the only one.. Others who have written about serious magic in fiction-form include Dion Fortune (her famous `Sea Priestess’ book which by sheer coincidence seems to contain so many of the Invocations and such now used by initiated Wiccans..).
But hiding in plain sight is not a luxury for people who have already declared themselves to be Practitioners of ritual or ceremonial Magic – for google remembers everything..and so do people – who copy and save online pictures, articles, web links.. and blog or put status updates ..about what they know! All these can be brought back…in weeks, months or years time ! Your revelations, once provided, can never be buried!
So what is the best way forward?
Selective revelations! In certain groups, forums, platforms – where there is a higher ratio of genuinely interested and sympathetic people.. people who will learn from you, but preserve and protect your privacy and safety..
That leads me to another blog on a topic of epic seriousness.. Who can we trust in this great big wide world of Magic?? Stay tuned..! (or subscribe to my blogs)
Nearly all who practise Wicca & modern Witchcraft will have heard of the Wiccan Rede (An it harm none, Do as you Will’). But am sure not all know that there is a `longer poem’ related to it. The longer version first made its appearance in 1974, when it was published in a magazine `Earth Religion News’. Although people have claimed the longer version originates before 1950’s (before Gerald Gardner `created’ Wicca), some believe that the longer poem was created *after* Doreen Valiente spoke of the short Rede in 1964 in a public lecture. So in fact, original source is still disputed. There is a good article charting this in wikipedia (see links below)
`An it harm none Do what you Will’ is – many would agree, an `impossible’ one to follow 100%. Whatever we do will cause some sort of harm or distress to someone or thing elsewhere.. emotionally or psychologically, if not physically. (simple examples are when we attend a job interview and get the job, so the other candidates don’t get it…Another example is a nice happy country walk.. where just the walking alone probably kills insects and worms underfoot and new seedling plants!). The Wiccan Rede can only ever be an aspiration..and in particular, in the practice of personal magical workings and spell-casting.
I posted just the graphics (above) in a facebook page, and within 10 hrs it had been shared 22 times and reached 1,200+ people (and still going!). It tells me that this is a matter of great interest to many people.
One person asked the question, `at what point do you stop letting it [The Rede] harm you?’
It is an Interesting idea. Trying to be true to `it’ can cause the person harm because it ties the person’s hands from possibly doing what he/she can do to getting what he/she wants without worrying about other people. So the Rede needs to be factoring in a balance of needs and their fulfilment by many people..not just one. ..
Another comment made was, `and it harm none also applies to yourself’
My response to this is, in everyday world, people -while serving themselves- do (Will) countless `ordinary’ things that in some way cause harm/ stress/ distress to many other people or living things (animals, trees, environment)… That’s is them just going about their lives…without even being spiritual, religious or magical in any conscious way.. So this Rede is ..as said before.. an `impossible guideline’ to follow to the letter!. It can only be an aspiration.. and has to be balanced with everything else one does.. be it self-serving or selfless serving of others.
I shall add more to this as and when I hear of other questions/ comments and any related responses I give.
Below are 2 resources – A full version of Wiccan Rede poem, and a video by Stephen Cole (friend of mine) reciting the full poem in a video for his `One Man Theatre Company’
The Wiccan Rede (Full Version)
Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.
For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.
Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart’s desire seek.
Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God’s
insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magic to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.
Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.
Elder is the Lady’s tree burn it not or cursed you’ll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.
As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it’s now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.
When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magic rite.
Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.
In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it’s height time for Oak and Holly to fight.
Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you’ll be.
Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you’ll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.
With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.
Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.
These Eight words the Rede fulfill: An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will.
Here also is a video by a friend of mine, Stephen Cole
Knowledge is to be shared – that is the way of the wise and the experienced. No arguments there. However, in the realm of psychic development, it’s not so simple – proper guided teaching in person is absolutely fine, as the teacher/ mentor can assess the situation and answer any queries by the learner. But online teaching is prone to certain problems ..not to mention misunderstandings or even misuse of that knowledge. With that light awareness raising, I shall go into this particular exercise.
In recent months and weeks, I have come across a number of people who have had difficulties with energies around them, as well as even mild / intense forms of psychic interferences and attacks. There are certain things I do to keep myself protected – (and revealing all of them can be counter-productive to my own safety 🙂 as those opposing me might learn of it and do counter -attacks 🙂 It all gets rather tit for tat..
But some magical works can not be tampered with…and this is one of them..
Although easy to do, this might not be a `walk in the park’ in so far as the actual energy is concerned. I will explain later.
This exercise gives practitioner an opportunity to develop some psychic protection measures.. especially using his/her 3rd eye chakra (Chakras are 7 energy centres of the body…as developed/ taught by Hindu . vedic people of the East It is a system that is now known world-wise and used by almost any new age/ pagan/ psychic person tp develop their skills or spirituality).
3rd Eye is a chakra that is located just on the forehead…above the eye brows.. It is often seen or visualised as a spinning ball of light in purple colour. In Hindu myth & religious beliefs, the God Shiva has a 3rd eye..which he keeps closed. It is said that at times he opens it and sparks/ flames project out and those can destroy demons and evil spirits.
It is in that context that this following psychic work is developed / done (by me).
First you are advised to do regular meditation (for several days…weeks) to practise opening and closing (visualise) your chakras..especially your 3rd eye. Imagine that an eye exists on your forehead (vertically, as show in graphics here).. The development of this 3rd eye gives better clarity, intuition and even clairvoyance.
In this exercise,
1. light a plain consecrated candle and place it in a secure holder.
2. Be seated in front of the cande..and first do a mediation to ground and centre your self. (see links below).
3. Now open your eyes (and also imagine you are opening your 3rd eye) and gaze at the candle flame.
4. Initially, keep the candle at least a yard/ metre away.
5. Now visualise the light from the candle flame entering your 3rd eye..and making your 3rd eye brighter and brighter.
6. Advanced: begin to use breath control to move energy. As you breath in, imagine that you are `breathing in’ the flame into your 3rd eye.. Imagine that the flame is charging your 3rd eye…and accumulating energy just behind the eyes.. Once the `breathing in’ phase (1-5 minutes..or whatever you feel comfortable) is done, you may stand. up..and project energy outwards from your 3rd eye as a sharp beam. This can be used to project energy and eliminate negativity.
7. Warning: Inexperienced students may feel headache or a burning sensation. This advanced work is not advisable in sch a case…Cease the activity. Ground & centre your self. Go and wash your face in cold water (possibly salt water).
8. Those with plenty of practise may also scribe sacred symbols on the candle..whose flame you can use to charge your 3rd eye. Note: I have not explored all the symbols for this work, and so can not give you a full explanation / list of what each one may achieve. This is truly a personal exploration for you if you have the discipline and commitment to it.
9. Always build in safety for when ding any kind of magical / psychic work. ie …put in a contingency formula by which you can ease/ reduce / even reverse the work you are exploring. Such approach is what makes one a wise practitioner of psychic arts !
Very best of luck & magic to you.
I welcome comments (will be moderated) or questions..
These monthly Wicca & Witchcraft monthly Circles are ideal for YOU – if you have an interest and like to participate in an outdoor Wiccan ritual with like-minded magical people.
How our event is organised
1. Meet n greet at a pre-fixed public place (Cafe/ Pub/ station – this may change so check each event carefully)
2. Walk together to the woods and to the exact ritual spot (this also changes depending on other factors on the day).
3. Set up altar & do ritual (see below for ritual format)
4. Feast & socialise
5. Tidy up & departure
6.Back to Cafe/ Pub for warm up and social and chats.
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The ritual (Wiccan format)
• Opening Prayer / Path working
• Consecrations with salt/water & incense
• Magic Circle Casting
• Calling of elemental quarters – with invocations & symbols
• Energy raising with chant . brief circle dance
• God & Goddess work (some times invocations)
• Magical work / spell-craft
• Blessing of cakes & wine
• Some training work/ wicca discussions (if time permits)
• Closing of energies
• Socialising / feasting
• Tidy-up & departure
These Wicca Circles are facilitated by Mani Navasothy (Wiccan High Priest with 19 years of Craft & Coven experiences in London). Some times we get assistance from other wiccan friends (initiated, solitary, hereditary etc).
Come and join us..! Please wear sensible outdoor (warm, waterproof) cloths, and shoes. Please bring some food & drinks/wine to share at the feast after ritual..
There will be opportunities to talk to Man and ask questions afterwards at social..
Date: Saturday 8th November 2014.
Meeting time (at Pub) – 4pm.
Meteing Venue: Woodman’s Pub. (This is 3-4 minutes walk from the nearest Tube station.. The Pub is on the main road..on corner of Archway Road & Muswell Hill).
Nearest Tube: High Gate (Northern line).
Ritual venue: Queen’s Woods (North London).
*We gather in the Pub and all walk together to the ritual spot. We regret we can not give extensive instructions to the ritual spot…because it is difficult to guide people to a spot in a wood full of trees.. We know it by sight ..so best join us at start ..in the pub..*
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Hi all, I received e-mail from CFPS & Doreen Valiente Foundation about their next annual conference..Here are the details for interested Pagans, Wiccans, Witches and Wizards.. 🙂 I attended the first two some years ago in London .. Day for Doreen Valiente , and Day for Gerald Gardner.. and they very good events.. (missed Day with Prof.Ronald Hutton though). So this is bound to be equally good. Bright Blessings- Mani
The Centre For Pagan Studies & The Doreen Valiente Foundation Presents:
“A Day For PATRICIA CROWTHER” – A Conference
Sunday 6th April 2014
The Belgrave Rooms (Masonic Hall), Nottingham
with talks by:
Vivianne & Chris Crowley
Rufus & Melissa Harrington
plus the best in Pagan stalls & historic exhibition of Witchcraft Artefacts
This particular Imbolc is extra special.. because the currently retrograding planet Venus – symbol of the Goddess – has become stationary..and is about to go direct.. on the eve of Imbolc! It’s a case of ..(for once) the Heavenly objects following the earthly festivals that humans have created..! It is perfect for doing a spot of magic!!
31st of January has always been special – it’s Imbolc – one of the 8 pagan festivals ! Pagans consider it a time when the Goddess – who has been withdrawn and in magical dreaming time during winter.. in some deep caverns under ground..returns to the surface.. The sprouting of Snowdrops ..first plant to do so after snow..symbolises the first sign of life returning to the land.
Spring & Autumn equinoxes, and Summer/ Winter Solstices are celebrated on fixed points.. when the Sun reaches certain points.. So those 4 festivals are governed by the stellar objects.. but Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas & Samhain are thus far arbitrarily celebrated..on a human based calendar dates..(31st January, 1st May, 31st July & 31st October).. except..this time, Venus direct date happens to coincide with Imbolc..which has to do with the Goddess returning.. (well, a planet going direct..is astrologically akin to energies of that planet positively enhancing all of us!)
Bit on the astrology – Venus rules Libra & Taurus…so these sun-signs are going to feel a big difference in the coming weeks..(if they have been feeling hard done by for the past month or so). And as Venus goes direct in Capricorn, that sihn also stands to feel a positive shift..!
But it bodes well for all of us!! (Or I will not be writing this good news!) 🙂
So .. what can you do…spiritually ..and magically at Imbolc?
What you have always done at Imbolc.. celebrate the return of the Goddess.. for this time..it really is!
And if you have been having a tough time of life lately.. you are now best placed to do some highly positive sympathetic magic.. !
Traditionally, at Imbolc, the virgin Goddess Bride (Bridget) brings with her 3 gifts of the flame., spark of inspiration, spark of healing and spark of smithcraft.! Knot magic is often used..
Here’s what I suggest.. do some magic.. for any or all of those areas in your life.. creativity, romance, healing.. Do magic for wealth, if that’s what you seek, for beauty to enter your life, for love that makes your soul sing to come in.. The energies are perfect for it.. Do magic with candles.. or knots! Or even images!!
I warn you though.. the time leading upto it may be overshadowed by that other stressful aspect – intense – obsessive- the pluto-opposition to Jupiter . That may make your heart and mind wander astray ..and push you into focusing on other primal or animalistic quests of power and such.. (sex even!) Battle those urges.. for if you give into those, you miss a golden opportunity..to seek the blessings of Bride..the Goddess with the Golden hair!
So are you a Doctor Who fan? Have you watched all those fan videos on youtube? Have you made any yourself? so you make or wear your own costumes and run around with a SOnic screwdriver fighting doors..and the occasional Dalek or a shadow..or some memory being? Do you walk past a statue of an angel and shiver ..just for fun?
Well, this news is just for you..!
This is one of the Doctor Who fan productions I’ve started work on.. and I’d love to meet up with fellow fans..who might like to get involved..
Big Question: Will I be in it? Yes, probably.. Will I be playing the `Doctor’? Big..No! (May be the Valeyard or The Master..and no doubt a few monsters).
Thing is I will be writing., directing and producing …so better am behind the camera..or at home making props. I’ve done video plays before…decades ago..with my cousins (they were more Blakes-7 style, and some thrillers). I’ve done audio plays with friends at school.. and for the past 7-8 yrs I’ve done numerous `public’ rituals..where I write lines and make masks..and people do them in festivals and pagan events.. I’ve also written many novels, short stories, sci-fi and all that..
But it’s time..to put all that creativity where it’s really supposed to be.. in making videos and films! That’s been the secret passion for decades…
So here we are..!
3-4 stories are planned, and will be filmed and released in 2014.. as and when production completes! (It’s for fun, and depends on how many others get involved…acting, filming, editing, special effects, props, sets, transport to locations outside london, editing, music and so on.. !!)
Working titles are as follows (not in any order)
Wounded Healer / Fractured Soul
Dragons of London
Equinox / DarkLight
There is a story arc..but am not telling.. 🙂
So if interested in getting involved.. please contact me using the form below.. (Ig you have a video camera and can do second unit filming even better.. as it’ll save time..!)
So what is the `Equation of Reality’? Simply put (or mathematically put), it is…”r equals i-squared”.
Yes, it’s that blindingly obvious.. but I doubt (ritual) Magicians & Esoteric Practitioners ever looked at it that way.. Even Aleister Crowley spoke about magic as the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”, but possibly didn’t look into the actual Science of why this is so! 🙂
So, the equation i-squared = r’ applies to imaginary numbers in mathematics.. (real number = imaginary number-squared). But for years I have looked at a magical interpretation behind it.. and I call the `Equation of Reality’. .. that imagination-squared creates reality!
Forget all those other definitions of magic… Squaring, or in this case, multiplying imagination by itself.. is the act that turns imagination into reality.. That act is what we call Magic! So the question is now simple ..(or hard, depending on how you look at it). What does it mean in everyday practical terms to `square imagination’? Because if we can `do’ that, then we are doing successful magic.. to manifest something tangible (real).
Well, Quantum Mechanical principles also start to come into play.. such as Observer Effect, Collapse of the Probability Wave function and so on.. (*more on those in another blog)..
For now, this explains the `WHY’ visualisation is so important in magical training.. And guess how that squaring takes place? Visualisation is just one variable.. and emotive visualisation ..is the act of multiplying one imagination (visual) with another (simulated-feelings). There you have it.. a (pseudo) science-based idea of the basis of magical manifestation!
Do feel free to leave any respectful and intelligent comments below for furthering this topic…
ps. For my next Esoteric revelation, the engine we call `Magic Circle’ – the Why’s of it all, and where and how we get those good ol’ gods and goddesses inside it.. especially if we have sealed it so tight..in the first place!)
Have you heard the phrase `Love and light’? Have you been in a personal vulnerable situation and others have said they will send you love and light? Or have you found out that someone you know is in a bad situation.. illness, emotional problems, family difficulties, or even.. dying.. – and your heart goes out for them to be better…and you said you are sending them love and light?
Am sure, at some point in our esoteric, magical, spiritual or psychic lives, we have come across this phrase – and the act itself.
But have you wondered what is it? How is it done? Do you know? did you know?
It is admirable, compassionate and divine of anyone to want to send any sort of positive love and healing energies to another human being, or indeed to another living creature – animals, plans etc. At the heart of it is our urge, need and ultruistic impulse (even divine) to want to help another, to ease another’s pain or suffering..and make their lives better – even by a fraction!
BUT – what are you sending? And how are you doing it? And worse- are you aware of the pitfalls and dangers within this?
Let me set aside the whole issue that disbelievers will raise- that Healing is not real; that psychic powers are not real; that magic is not real – and all those who think they are practicing these are just frauds or delusional. I am going on the proviso that it IS all real. I merely wish to shed more light on to this subject, so that you, me and anyone involved in the art of sending Love & Light can do it well!
As as said, compassion, divine or higher self within us, and or altruism propels us to want to send Love and Light and..healing in general!
Are you in a muddy pool or a clear pond? (The dangers!)
I have seen – in internet groups, magical communities – people who post about the troubles they are having.. and the next minute, when someone else talks about their problems, they are offered Love & Light. This alarms me. (For my part, if I am in a `bad place’ I have never offered any such magical love and Light).
If you are swishing about in waist high waters of mud and dirt, you are not clean – and you can not hope to be cleaning anything or anyone else! The first act is to get out of the dirt or mud that you find yourself in – then do something immediate about cleaning the dirt and mud off your self, before setting about cleaning anyone or anything else.
The same applies to psychic practise – and in this particular situation- to sending Love, Light and any sort of healing energy to another person.
If you are in an emotionally charged situation ( personal challenges, problems, worries, difficulties, anger, frustration, sadness etc) – you should NOT be even attempting to send any sort of magical or psychic energy to anyone else. Despite your best intentions, you are standing in a muddy pond! Get out of it first! Actually, you are the muddy pond – empty those from you first, take in fresh waters…! Then think about bathing anyone else in clean waters.
Otherwise, you are just (knowingly or unknowingly) bathing the other person with your own muddy dirty waters! You are in danger of making their problem worse – despite your best intentions.
Are you in a `good place’ first?
This is easier said than done. But we can try. Often there are moments in any of our lives, we do feel positive and reasonably well – even if there are mountains of challenges and emotional problems we are facing. The time to send any sort of Love, Light and Healing will be one of these highly positive, clear moments.
It must also be said, that sometimes, people may not face or deal with own problems, but when it comes to other people’s problems, they are able to have some clarity and detachment to be able to help.
But here again is another pitfall – Transpersonal Projections! This is the psychological notion – that what people hide or suppress within themselves – wants, needs, whims, shadows- they `project’ on to another person. or `see it’ in another person! So if you are suffering a particular type of personal problem, chances are – unless you are not only aware of it, but are consciously dealing with it – you may be projecting that issue onto others! (For example, if you have control issues, you may be always accusing other people of being `so controlling’, and if you suffer from depression, you may think or `recognise’ that others in your life are also suffering the same).
Spiritual work helps
So how can you get your self into a `good mental or emotional’ place first?
I have found that doing genuine spiritual work – without any sort of attached agenda is highly valuable in this.
Doing regular meditation (the practise of clearing the mind of all thoughts and emotions) is a very good one (easier said than done). In the early stages, people involved in such meditations continue doing so.. just to experience a few seconds of such a `clear’ state. And with more regular practise, those few seconds can start to stretch to few minutes.
Visiting places of worship – temples, prayer rooms, group meditations – and partaking in group worship and prayers also helps – because you are attempting to connect or appeal to a larger, divine being(s) (god, goddess). Further more, you are in a room full of people all involved in similar approach – connecting to a larger divine being.
The personal and private option of course is to have a simple altar (and I mean simple, uncluttered) – and do meditative or prayer work by it. When doing this sort of work, it is important that you are not doing ritual – but simply being, being spiritual, connecting unconditionally to the divine forces!
How to send Love
So how do you send love? The easy way is of course by showing it – in person – in words and deeds – such as positive encouragements, giving or sharing hopes & inspirations, and giving hugs.
Sending Love in a magical or psychic way is a bit more tricky. Because we each of us have a slightly different feel and concept of what Love actually is! So what is it that we are trying to send to the other person is coloured by own experiences and concepts of love, and dare I day, our own projections of it too.
However, at the most simplest of levels, you can set aside time to calm and centre yourself, then arrive at a place of neutrality (as much as possible!) If you just can’t get rd of any other thoughts or feelings, just don’t even try at that moment! ) Then charge yourself with as much positive, loving feelings as you can. Here projections can help a little. You may think of happier moments in your life, and fill your self with – not those feelings- but the positive state of mind you will be in. (For example, if you were remembering a time when you had found love and were extremely happy – the idea is to try to gain the feeling of happiness you felt and fill your self with that, rather than the actual feeling of being in love!
Unless you are a highly experienced person (not necessarily one who has done it for years..but one who has done this correctly for long and got it right), don’t attempt this. Because – if you can not separate the emotions, for example, what you may end up `sending’ are feelings of being in love, rather than the `state of happiness’.
And here is a brilliant final technique – once you find yourself in a highly positive happy spiritual state, you can either visualise or imagine that you are giving that other person a warm, unconditional hug or embrace!
Chakras – sending healing to the heart
Esoteric and magical people (many) are familiar with the Chakra systems – 7 or more energy centres of the human body (One on each place – by the head, forehead, throat, heart, chest, naval, and groin/ base of spine – where the crown chakra of the head is always connected to the higher energies, and the base chakra is connected to the grounding energies of the Earth!).
One way of sending Love & light is to use the Chakras. First, it is important to ground and centre, then ensure that you are connected to the higher and lower (crown and base) energies, then make sure that energy is flowing through all the chakras, and that they are all balance – then begin any sort of healing work.
And in this respect, you may find it useful to charge up your Heart Chakra from energies from above and energies from the Earth below (this is after all the one in the middle, with 3 chakras above and 3 below) – and `project’ that energy from the heart chakra to the person you wish to send it to.
A variation on this – ) – is to send the energy from your heart Chakra, to the heart chakra of the other person. This can be considered `interfering’ so only do this if you have permission or request from that other person, and only to be used if you are absolutely clear and experienced about handling your own transpersonal projections of personal emotional stuff!
Sending Light (the Star connection)
We are all made of Star dust! Stars of old had been born, grown and exploded as Supernova, and their dust and ashes have hung around for millions of years and coalesced to form new planets and stars.. and one of those planets is Earth, and we are born of all the particles and molecules found on Earth! So, we are made of Star Dust!
What this means, is that at one point in the distant past – the atoms and molecules that make up our body now – have been inside Stars, and shining, and producing light!
That light is within us – but in a particulate form, rather than in a photonic state (entering the realms of Science here! Einstein proved that mass and energy (light) are connected…that mass can be fully turned to energy (light) and energy can manifest as mass / particles).
So esoterically and magically speaking, the light of those stars gone by – still lay within us. Although humans and animals and plants are now mass-objects now, we are all full of light.
When people talk of sending light, I imagine they talk of divine light in an esoteric, ethereal or spiritual sense – but to me, it has always meant something else too – that by the act of Will, we can transmute a few of the molecules and atoms of our bodies – into light, and send that! Obviously, hard evidence of this process (by act of Will) is lacking yet.. and all we have are the scientific processes of smashing atoms together in Particle Accelerators, to create energy / light. But here we are – with a belief in the divine, in magic and in sending esoteric energies. So by that belief of magic, this too is possible (or I would not bee doing magic, and either would you! 🙂
The Atoms bombs and nuclear power stations have proved that even a small thing as an atom or two can release huge amounts of energy.
So by that token, a few atoms or molecules from our bodies, can be turned to energy.. and that can be sent!
And energy of that sort can have a purpose or message etched into it as it is produced – Healing, energising, love, Compassion, hope, inspiration!