The next thing you need to know is how to raise energy in order to cast a spell.
You’ll remember that there are three types of energy: personal energy, earth energy, and divine energy.
Each one has its own unique feeling to it, and each one has its own purpose.
So I’m going to give you some easy exercises that will teach you how to sense all three forms of energy.
First, let’s start with your personal energy. Find a comfortable place to sit and make your breathing long, deep, and slow.
Feel your body relax and your mind get quiet. Now, start rubbing your palms together. Do this for about twenty seconds. Start slowly, and then rub faster and faster.
Feel your muscles begin to tense up. Feel your palms begin to get warmer. Now, stop.
Hold your palms about two inches apart. Can you feel them tingling? This is the energy that you have built and released, and it’s now flowing from your hands.
Look at that! In just twenty seconds, you have felt and created your very own personal power.
If you don’t feel it the first time, don’t worry. Keep practicing. Don’t force yourself to feel it—simply relax and allow yourself to feel this power.
Once you have created this energy, you can now try to manipulate it. Using your mind and powers of visualization, give this energy a color. Make it your favorite color.
Form it into a ball of pulsing energy, and let it move between your hands.
Now, you can make it bigger or smaller as you choose…bigger, now smaller.
And finally, you can choose to let it return to your body. Simply let it flow back into your palms into your arms, and be absorbed by your body again.
Once you have practiced with your personal energy, it’s time to start sensing earth energy.
For this exercise, find a plant. Any herbs, plants, or flowers will work—but it’s better if they are still growing, and not cut.
Now, breathe deeply for a few moments, relax your body, and clear your mind. Very good.
Hold your left palm a few inches above the plant. Focus your awareness on your palm.
What do you feel? Is it a dull throbbing, a hum, a wave of heat, or a kind of energy shift in your hand? If you can feel something different, then you are feeling the energy of the plant.
You can do this exercise with any natural object: stones, crystals, and trees for example. They all have their own earth energy.
And after some practice, you should be able to feel the differences in energy between the different objects.
For many reasons, it’s better to draw energy from the earth and other natural objects when you are performing magic.
Using your personal energy is very draining, and enhancing your own power with earth energy makes your spells much more effective.
That’s why spells will usually contain herbs, and you will use stones, wood, and crystals in facilitating your magic.
Now that you have learned to feel and manipulate both personal and earth energy, let’s talk about the last, highest form—divine power.
This power, as you may guess, comes from the divine. When you perform magic, you are asking the divine to contribute this power to your spell. You may be able to sense this incredible power as you are doing a spell.
Divine energy is what makes magic truly magical.
Wicca Power Spells