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Visualization: Build your Magic Focus
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When focusing spiritual energy or psychic abilities, it is important to "see" the energy flow. By visualizing the energy, this helps put intent behind it. For Pagans, it is important to focus your energy through visualizations to build as much power as possible for your spellwork.
PART 1 – Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
Through visualization, you can build spiritual energies from everywhere around you and channel that power to meet your goals. Follow the steps and exercises below to build your abilities to visualize energy. Take your time and slowly work on these steps for brief periods of time as your daily schedule permits. Do not move to the next step until you feel you have mastered the ones before it. This is not a race and patience is a key to success here.
Find a quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Get into a relaxed, comfortable position. Now begin by imagining a ball with two colors of significance to you, but ignore darker colors such as black or blood red. Imagine the background behind it as being a rich neon blue (the color that represents imagination) .
Now imagine the ball divided in half by the two colors. In your mind, now gently spin the ball and see the two colors you have change their points of view as the ball spins slowly. As the ball continues to spin on it's axis, begin to think about the ball changing directions, up, down, side ways, reverse, etc. You can even have the ball itself move forward and backwards from your perception.
After you feel comfortable seeing the ball and putting it into motion, now change the ball. You can start by blending the colors together, creating swirls of the colors, changing the colors, make the colors brighter, etc. The brighter and "happier" the colors, the more positive energy you will build as you keep going. Work on changing the blue background to purple/violet (Violet represents a higher imagination in spirit where as blue represents a more mental visualization approach) .
Now imagine power, energy moving into the ball. Imagine it radiating with silver or golden light and the light is dancing like the sun or twinkling like a star. Think of something positive that you need in your life and visualize the request going into the ball and infusing it with even more power. Be sure that you use a need instead of a desire and make sure that it isn't something that would interfere with someone's life (like trying to get someone to love you against their will) . Use green for money to pay a bill, red to FIND friendship or love, etc.
Now that you have your ball ready, draw it into your chest near your heart. Imagine the ball moving into you. Once it is there, it is ready to "send". If you are right handed, extend your right hand. If you are left handed, use your left hand. If you have no hands, imagine a spiritual arm or hand that you prefer to use to extend from your torso. Now give the ball the motion of thrust (massive speed) from your heart, down through your arm and out your hand as you point your hand. Imagine the ball going into the universe, your bank account, the sun, the earth, a tree, a bill that is due but remember, do not focus on any person in particular unless you have their permission to do so. Also avoid sending out anything negative. Negativity will come back to you like white on rice and a glass of milk like a paper plate in the middle of a snowstorm. That's something you don't need if you are trying to grow your power.
PART 2 – Please work to master Part 1 before continuing...
If you felt that you have mastered the techniques from part one, then you are ready for the next step forward.
As I've mentioned, visualization is the key ingredient in any psychic or magical work. This helps you to concentrate and focus your energy on the task you have set out to achieve.
Our next steps deal with full image visualizations. This is much easier than it sounds. Think of it like daydreaming except you are doing it on purpose. Remember, do the steps in order and don't jump ahead. Each step builds from the previous.
See the Music
Your first task will be to find a song that you like to listen to, but never seen the music video of. What you will do is find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed, turn on that song, close your eyes and visualize a video in your head.
Rinse and Repeat
Once you've played the video you created in your head, start over with the "See the Music" step, but this time try to play the video in your head the exact same way you saw it before. Try not to add or remove any details from your first visualization at this time. This will help you to build focus skills for complex imagery when working with energy.
Thank the Academy
Now that you have made your own home music video visualization and have learned to sustain said video in your mind, we move to real motion picture. But this time, we are going to do it as someone else visualized. Find a copy of your favorite movie and forward it to your favorite scene. You want to have about 10 to 15 minutes worth of video to review. Now after you've watched the video clip, turn it off and replay the scene in your mind several times. Try to remember every detail of what was being said, the dialogue that was used and what emotions you felt during each points of the scene. After several tries, rinse and repeat until you feel certain that the entire scene can be played in your head without missing anything.
Don't judge a book
This step should be easier for those who like to read stories. What I need you to do is grab a fantasy or science fiction book that you haven't read and read it. After you've finished with each chapter, stop. Replay the chapter in your mind visualizing each detail. Once again, rinse and repeat this step until you feel comfortable.
After you feel comfortable with these exercises, you will be ready for the third and final lesson that I've prepared for this introduction to magic.
The next article I intend to write will provide other ways you can improve your visualizations. I also recommend that you find your own things to imagine such as using symbols of significance, squares, rainbows, whatever.
Once you feel you are comfortable with visualization, you will be ready for the next leap forward.
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