There are many meditations in Akasha WitchCraft – this power meditation is just one of them.
Prepare for this meditation by casting Circle, and removing shoes so that you are barefoot. Loosen any restrictive clothing and sit, preferably cross-legged, so that you are comfortable.
This meditation is best performed outside, in a quiet place where there will be no interruptions.
Begin the meditation:
Start by closing your eyes, and slowing your breathing. Breathe gently in through the nose, and out through the mouth. In…out…in…out…Feel the earth beneath your body, and be aware of the life all around you.
Know that you do not live on the earth, but in Her. Touch the earth with your hands. Feel the connection.
Visualise drawing power from the air. With every breath, draw in the power of communication. Every breath is a link between your body, mind and spirit, and the bodies, minds and spirits of every being around you. Slow your breathing, and with every breath feel the connection between all that breathes in the earth – animals, insects, plants – even the tiny beings that live in your eyelashes and on your skin.
Know the connection between all living things and you. Feel the pulse of intelligence around you. You are connected by thought, my consciousness, by breath, and by the meaning that each and every being finds within its own life. With every breath, draw power from the air, draw the power of air.
Know your birthright. Know the power of air. Feel it in your mind, your spirit, your blood, your bones.
Visualise drawing power from the Earth’s spirit. With every breath, with every heartbeat, draw in the power of fire. This is the power of passion, lust, creativity. It is the power of daring to take a stand, to honour the Earth with all that you do.
To respect the lives around you and love those you know not just for their strengths, but for their flaws. To honour all beings for their uniqueness, for their differences. Feel the strength within you growing as you take sustenance from the earth. Honour the earth, and take time to thank Her for giving you this chance to live.
Be thankful. Consider ways in which you can be passionate in aspects of your life. Consider ways in which you can give back to the earth, to balance what you take. Consider the challenges that might lie ahead in your life and be aware that as long as you feel the connection, you will be strong enough and daring enough to meet those challenges.
With every breath, with every heartbeat, draw power from the flame within that is your spirit. Know your birthright. Know the power of fire. Feel it in your mind, your spirit, your blood, your bones.
Visualise drawing power from the water around you. Water is in the air, in the ground, in your body. It is the gift of life, it creates life, it sustains life. With every breath, with every heartbeat, with every wave of energy coursing through your body, draw in the power of water.
This is the power of emotion, sensing, perception, psychic energy and awareness. It is the power of connection by empathy. Be aware of the beings around you, of the beings that live on this fragile planet. Feel the life around you as your body drinks in moisture from the earth, from the air. Consider the value of clean water and fresh, clear seas.
Focus on the creatures that swim in the seas and live in the rivers. Know that water is more precious than gold – it is the life-blood of the Earth our Mother. With every breath, with every heartbeat, with every wave of energy coursing through your body, draw power from the water of the Earth.
Know your birthright. Know the power of water. Feel it in your mind, your spirit, your blood, your bones.
Visualise drawing power from the earth beneath you. The earth beneath you is silence, darkness, richness, depth. It is warm and cold, moist and dry, desert and swampland. Every millimetre of the earth is different from the next. The earth is our mother – we live on Her and in Her, and when we die we return to Her.
Consider the earth beneath you. Consider the nameless, miniature creatures that make their way through particles of soil. Consider the flow of underground rivers, and the cold air of underground caverns. Consider the tree roots that bend and weave through the soil, drawing power and strength from the earth.
Be aware of the strength that the earth gives you. Be aware of the food with which the earth nourishes you. With every breath, with every heartbeat, with every wave of energy coursing through your body, with every movement, draw power from the Earth.
Know your birthright. Know the power of Earth. Feel it in your mind, your spirit, your blood, your bones.
Gently come back to here and now. Take time to open your eyes when you are ready.