Witchcraft 101: Learning to Focus
“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jin to Anakin, Star Wars Episode I
The ability to focus and visualize will greatly increase the power of your magic. Learn to be calm. Learn to pull strength from within yourself. Learn to be still.
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit. The word meditation includes many varied activities and practices which are designed to promote contacting spiritual guides, experiencing relaxation, building internal energy (chi, ki, prana) receiving psychic visions, getting closer to god, seeing past lives, taking astral journeys, and more.
You will want a special place that you can escape to and connect with your own higher power. It will help recharge your energy and keeps you balanced. You can do whatever you want in your space: you can read, sleep, sing, knit, read angel cards and the list goes on.
You want to meditate, I know you do, but life gets in the way. Setting aside time for meditation may be difficult. Start by setting a goal of how much time you’d like to spend meditating each day. Once you set your goal, you might want to begin with a lesser amount and slowly add more time each day. The next step is to find the time.
One of the most common and fundamental techniques for accessing the meditative state is by focusing on the breath. Breath is a deep rhythm of the body that connects us with the world around us. You will begin to feel a change come over your entire body. Gradually you will become less aware of your breathing, but not captured in your stream of thoughts. You will become more centered inward.
Sitting is arguably the best way to practice meditation. In my opinion, lying down makes it far too easy to fall asleep and standing up can become uncomfortable after a long period of time. This post teaches two postures to try sitting in while practicing meditation. Try the half lotus pose before attempting the full lotus pose. If half lotus feels comfortable and easy, feel free to move into full lotus.
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