Thursday, 12 September 2013

Early Hours Meditation

This morning, once again I was awake in the early hours.  After an hour of lying in bed not sleeping and trying to push thoughts from my mind, I decided I should get up and do something.  However, having hurt my wrist a couple of days ago doing yoga at night, that was out.  So, instead, I sat in meditation.

First, I grounded, visualising connecting with the molten core of the earth.  Then, I cast a circle, calling the corners and my four favourite Goddesses: Oya, Brigid, Cerridwen and Hekate.  I pictured drawing a pentacle in blue light before me, and it floating up above me, with lines of white energy expanding out from the points to create a bubble of light around me. The energy I drew up from the core of the earth filled that bubble with light.

Given it was 3.30am and everyone else in the house was sleeping, I decided to chant silently to the Goddess.  In the first round of nine Goddesses called twelve times each, I chanted and also visualised writing their names as I called them.  In the second round, I added a prayer to each Goddess.  For example, I asked Kali for the ability to face my fears with courage.

At the end, I opened the circle in reverse of how I cast it, and visualised the pentacle's energy retracting back into itself, then floating down in front of me, so that I could de-voke it.  I pictured the pentacle and all its gathered energy floating down to rest against my heart, acting as a shield for the rest of the day.

All this was done at my new, miniaturised altar (pictured above).  As we are trying to sell our house, I need my altar to be easily moveable and hideable.  So, I've gone back to just one altar, and put it on the smaller of the two trays I normally use.  This way, I can fold in the legs and tuck it into a cupboard when people come around ;D  And, as you can perhaps see from the picture, my Herne and Pan figurines have also gone into the cupboard...  My DH said that some people might think the house was cursed.  It was bad enough the estate agents spotting a bookcase full of tarot books and boxes :/  I may have to box those up before we start showing the place *doh*

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  1. It is a pity that you have to hide your altar etc, for possible buyers. But I guess it is worth it in the end when you do sell your house. You can make a Grand Altar in your new place. :)
    I like the idea of visualizing a circle during a meditation; certainly going to try that out.

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    1. Well, I'm not sure we'd have space for a Grand Altar in the new place, but I'll keep it in mind ;) Hope you'll let me know how it goes if you try the circle visualisation...

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  2. Have you found a new place already??

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    1. Amazingly, yes! Of course, there's still loads that could go wrong, but we might move as early as November :)

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    2. Bloomin' 'eck! You're just so wandsy.

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    3. Sometimes :) Though I don't think the being awake for an hour or more in the early hours thinking and worrying about things is wandsy - pure swords there!

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  4. Well, maybe the right buyer would come in and feel a lovely energy there! I can see boxing things up so the house appeals to buyers of all stripes, though. Like "staging" your house by removing as much furniture and personal effects as possible so the buyer can picture their own stuff in there and believe there is lots of room for their own life.

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    1. It's true, they might... Still, having just read an on-line dictionary of sabbat which talked about witches and devil worshipers celebrating at midnight, I'm thinking the general population isn't always that informed or open-minded.

      As for the "staging", we're taking it as a push to do a bit of a declutter ;)

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  5. I think the altars look lovely and tasteful. To me it just looks like a still life and not threatening, but I guess things threaten people nonetheless. I'm sure all will go well, though!

    I especially like the shelf altar! I may have to steal that idea for my bedroom or office. I like the idea of a smaller altar that can also double as a decorative element.

    XOXOXO,
    MM

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    1. Will look forward to seeing pics if you do decide to set one up :)

      Kxxx

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  6. My landlord (unexpectedly) decided to go in our bedroom when he was here recently to check the electrical outlets. I didn't know he was going in there. He stopped short when he saw my altar. I felt so weird about it, I cleansed the whole space with choking sage smoke and nearly set off the smoke alarm. ha ha I must admit I felt much better after that. His energy left me feeling violated. Never happened before. He's a nice bloke, but that was peculiar.

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    1. Sorry to hear that, Eowyn. I think I'd have felt really weird about that, too. It's another reason why I'm just as pleased to have my altar quickly hidable. It's not just about their judgements, but about it being personal and sacred :)

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