Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

Meditation is an important part of your magickal practice. It’s essential that you work meditation into your practice, and I recommend that you try to fit it in on a daily basis. This post will provide you with a general framework for meditation and some specific meditations that will help you get the most out of the practice. Keep in mind that you don’t have to do a full blown ritual in order to meditate each and every time. You can keep it simple on a daily basis and do larger meditation when time permits.

Meditation is an essential to what witches do. It’s a lot simpler than many people would have you believe. If you’ve tried it in the past and found it difficult, you should know that it gets easier the more that you do it. Try using these meditation exercises for just a few minutes at first. Once you’ve mastered a five to ten minute session, start increasing it to fifteen and then twenty minutes. Before you know it, you’ll be able to meditate for a half hour or more.

You should also find a method that appeals to you. There are many different ways to meditate. In this post, I’ll go over a few of the basic ways. If you don’t find that these mediations resonate with you, then you should search for something that does.

Meditation is important for witchcraft because it increases your ability to focus. When you are able to focus for long periods of time, you gain better control of your personal energy and the energy that you send out into the world. You’ll also become more in touch with your psychic energy and be able to connect with your spirit guides.

Once you use the basics in this post, you may find that you want to find more about meditation and magick. There are several excellent books available on the market that have advanced training in meditation for witches. Try to find a book that is for solitary witches since it is more likely to have individual meditation training.

Meditation, simply put, is being able to picture things in your mind. Your brain thinks in pictures, and not in words or symbols. When someone says “tree” you don’t see the letters T R E E. You picture the tree in your backyard, or a Christmas tree or a forest.

In order to understand meditation, you’ve also got to understand chakras, or the body’s energy points. These are places along the length of your midline center where nerves come together in a bundle. They are like intersections on your nerve highways. Picture the most complicated highway interchange you can imagine and then multiply the amount of roads by a hundred. That’s what your chakra points look like.

When you use your chakras during meditation, you’re getting your entire body in alignment. Brain waves, energy and messages between body parts travel through these chakras and meditation helps them to work in perfect balance. When your body is aligned, you can more easily raise energy and send it out into the world.

Meditating on your chakras or “chakra alignment” as it’s often called is one of the meditation techniques I’d like to share with you. If it’s been a while since you meditated you may want to start with this type of meditation. This will help get you balanced and on track.

Another popular type of meditation is guided imagery. In this type of meditation, you’ll walk yourself through a natural place (or unnatural…it’s completely up to you!) It’s kind of like taking a walk in the park without ever leaving your home. This is a great way to connect with nature when you’re not around natural elements. You can use guided imagery to connect with Mother Earth, visit places you’ve never been to or reconnect with a real place that you’ve been before.

In order to do guided imagery, you need an image to start with. It can be a photograph or painting of a beautiful place. Make sure that the place resonates with you and feels like it has something to offer you. For example, I’ve always been drawn to water and my guided imagery journeys tend to be to lakes, rivers and the ocean. These places resonate with me and bring me power and energy. Find a similar place for yourself.

Begin your meditation by focusing on the picture. You should place it across the room from you, but not so far away that you can’t see it. Generally, I’ll pull up an image on my computer screen and then push back my office chair a little bit so I can really focus on the entire image. I look over the image and take in its major features. As I stare at the image, I start with my feet and imagine what it would be like to touch the ground there barefoot. Then I move on to my skin and start to feel the ocean breeze or the still calm of the lakeside.

At this point, the image is burned firmly in my mind and I’ll close my eyes. I immerse myself in the experience and continue my meditation by walking through the landscape and discovering what I’m meant to discover.

Remember that meditation, in any form, is important for your work as a witch. Take inspiration from this post and try to make it a daily part of your life.

Brightest Blessings,

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

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  1. Tracy says

    I agree that meditation is a HUGELY important part of being a witch. Your suggested meditation is a great one and one that should be used often! Great post!

    December 30th, 2008 | #

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