No matter what path we choose to walk, Mother Earth has an effect on our lives. We have all been refreshed by the feel of soft grass beneath our feet, the fresh outdoor air and the warmth of the sun on our face or the cool water of a lake or stream. Most are satisfied with this natural exchange of energy, and they will go outdoors to recharge whenever they find time to. But in Wicca, you can learn methods to draw on and amplify this Divine energy whenever you need it.
As you learn how to work with this energy, always be respectful of the powers and spirits of our Mother Earth. You are not trying to control the forces of nature and bend them to your will. You are simply working WITH them to influence the direction they flow through your life.
If you are raising energy for spellwork or magical purposes, you know how important it is to follow the Harm None rule and remember the Three-fold Law. To consistently insure the best results, you may also want to focus your work on what you can GIVE to the Earth and those around you. As the three-fold law teaches, the more positive energy you send out, the more you get back. You simply can’t out-give the Universe. Thoughts and energy sent forth from a giving or loving heart will always multiply and return to you in kind.
On the other hand, if you allow your mind to simply focus on what you need or want, you may end up multiplying your needs and wants. This is why many get discouraged with spellwork and magic. They send forth the wrong type of thoughts and energy and then wonder why the results were not what they expected. Keep in mind that anytime you worry about negative or harmful energies, you give them added power. If you worry too much, you can actually draw more negative energy into your life.
So, as you begin any energy work, if you want positive results, always make sure you are sending forth positive thoughts AND feelings. Fill your mind with peaceful and relaxing images. Imagine what it feels like to already have the results you desire. Without clear, positive thoughts that generate positive feelings, negative energies can easily slip in and affect your results.
Finally, don’t expect magical results to happen overnight. With a strong will and solid visualization skills, you can achieve what others believe is impossible. But, as with the muscles in your physical body, the strength of your thoughts or mind must be developed over time. It will take practice. The more you exercise your visualization skills, the stronger your mind becomes. The stronger your mind or intent is, the more effective your magic will be. Some will find it easier than others, but ALL are capable of developing these skills!
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