Let’s Talk Witch – Finding Power Center
Sacred spots exist in every country and region, perhaps in your own backyard. All you have to do to locate them is attune your awareness to pick up the earth’s vibrations. As you seek out places that house special energy, pay attention to these key indicators that tell you you’re standing on holy ground:
Body heat increases (without the sun coming out or other environmental causes).
Dowsing rods or pendulums react positively, as if finding a hit.
The place appears repeatedly in your dreams, usually with something magickal or spiritual taking place there.
An emotional sense of peace and tranquility settles over you like a warm blanket.
You get a feeling that you’re not alone (as if the animals, birds, trees, or other living things are trying to communicate with you through motion, sounds, or symbols).
Hairs on your arms rise, as if you’ve been exposed to a current of energy, or you feel a sudden chill.
There are unusually lush displays of plants uncharacteristic of the region; for example, a streak of bright green grass was once called a faery trail, and these usually follow ley lines.
Your totems and power animals appear there regularly.
You experience a sense of timelessness, as if there is only now.
You can also dowse an area to assess its energy. A pendulum will pick up speed and spin enthusiastically in the presence of a ley line or power center. Dowsing rods tip down toward the ground when they connect with this vibrant earth energy. You can even dowse a map to find a sacred site near your home.
ReferenceThe Everything Wicca and Witchcraft Book (Everything®) Alexander, Skye (2008-07-01).