There are many ways to cleanse your ritual space of negative energy. Techniques range from simple to complex, and can make use of many different tools. Some use water, some use smoke, others use visualization, while others use sound or ritual movement. With experience you will find the one that works best for you. But in this lesson we are simply going to give you a good technique that we think you will work well for you: That is cleansing by salt and water.
To do this you will first clear and release all excess energy, as you should before every magical working.
Now place your hand over the water. Make three Tuathail (counterclockwise) circles over the water, concentrating on removing any negativity from it. Say something to the effect of: "Behold, I exorcise you, O creature of Water, casting out from you any impurities which may lie within!"
Imagine yellow-white light pouring down from your hand into the water, and forcing out all negativity.
Now make three Deosil (clockwise) circles with your hand over the water. Say something like: "And I do bless and consecrate you to this work!"
Visualize the water being filled with a clear, bluish white light. Imagine the water filling with this light until it shines as brightly as if there were a blue-white sun within it.
Now turn to the salt. Place your hand over the salt and make three Tuathail circles over the salt, concentrating on removing any negativity from it. Say something to the effect of: "Behold, I exorcise you, O creature of Earth, casting out from you any impurities which may lie within!"
Imagine yellow-white light pouring down from your hand into the salt, and forcing out all negativity.
Now make three Deosil circles with your hand over the salt. Say something like: "And I do bless and consecrate you to this work!"
Visualize the salt being filled with a clear, bluish white light. Imagine the salt filling with this light until it shines as brightly as if there were a blue-white sun within it.
Now say something to the effect of: "Behold, the salt is pure! Behold the water is pure! Purity into Purity then, and purity be blessed!"
Add three pinches of salt to the water and stir.
You have now made Holy Water.
Take the Holy Water and go Deosil around the area in which you are going to erect your circle.
As you go around the area, Asperge it -that is to say, sprinkle it with Holy Water. As you do this, imagine the area being flooded with yellow light. Let the yellow light fill the area, going out in all directions for a good distance. This is the act that actually sends out the negativity, so focus on it as strongly as possible.
As you asperge the area, you may wish to say something to the effect of:: "Behold I cleanse and purify this space."
When you have made a full circle, replace the Holy Water on the altar. Turn to face the inside of the circle and say something to the effect of: "I bless and consecrate this space!"
Now visualize the area being filled with a clear blue-white light, so it is wholly filled in all directions.
You have now cleansed and blessed your ritual space, and are ready to cast the circle itself. EXERCISES
You should now be regularly doing Exercises #7, 8, and 9. From here forward you will use these exercises as the opening sequence for a variety of other exercises, which will be introduced gradually.
Open your Chakras as usual with Exercises #7, 8, and 9. But once you have all seven balls of light open, and have transformed them from colored balls to white, to violet, allow that image to simply dissipate or dissolve. You now have all seven chakras open, which will afford you increased energies for the exercises that follow; in this case Exercise #10. After you have finished Exercise #10, imagine again your seven balls of energy, then go back down through the Chakras and close them just as you normally would.
Exercise #10 - The Lemon
Do this exercise everyday for one week. After that, do it once a week, or more often if you desire.
As has been said, begin by opening your Chakras as usual with Exercised #7, 8, and 9.
This exercise is designed to help cleanse and purify your energy. It will help you to access more and clearer energy. In addition this exercise can be helpful any time you feel energetically "blocked" or physically ill.
Begin by visualizing a ball of white light in front of you, between your two hands. As always concentrate on making that ball of white light as clear and bright as possible.
Now within the ball of white light imagine a large yellow lemon. Make the image of the lemon as clear and real as you can. See its bright yellow color, the texture of its rind, imagine its fresh citrus scent.
From within the lemon, imagine still more white light radiating - as if there were a tiny sun within the fruit.
Lift the ball of light with the lemon inside up and over your head. You can make this gesture with your physical hands, or you can visualize doing it. Now bring the ball of light down into your head, so that the lemon is about at the center of your head.
Visualize the lemon contracting, as if squeezed by an invisible hand. Clear yellow lemon juice flows out of the lemon. The juice is shining with light. Imagine that lemon juice going to every part of your body. The juice absorbs all negativity it encounters, turning dull, even brownish, as it does so. Let the juice absorb for a few moments. Then imagine all of the juice, together with the negativity it has absorbed, flowing back up into the lemon.
Now lift the ball of white light with the lemon inside back out of your head and bring it down in front of you. Imagine the ball shrinking down, growing smaller and smaller, with the lemon inside. When the ball is so small you can no longer see it, symbolically blow it away. Ask the Goddess to take the energy and re-use it in more positive ways.
Now clear and release as always.
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