Sunday, August 8, 2010

Exercises in breathing, visualization, & energy play

It's been awhile since I've blogged on The Disillusioned Agnostic. During that time I read the book Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham.  I have really enjoyed learning about Wicca.  I also want to learn about other Pagan beliefs, and I have a bunch of books on the topic of Paganism (including Wicca) on my Paperbackswap wish list.

There are a few exercises that were in the book.  I don't mean the sweaty gym type of exercises, either.  The exercises in the book have to deal with breathing, visualization, and energy play.  I have practiced breathing by paying attention to my breath and breathing deep when I notice I'm holding my breath.  I read somewhere else recently that when someone is in pain they tend to hold their breath a lot.  I didn't believe it when I read it, but it is very true.

The first exercise in energy play is to rub your hands together fast then hold them an inch apart.  You can feel the energy coming from your body.  I've learned that we expel personal energy through movement, exercise sex, and childbirth.  We absorb energy from the moon, sun, water and food.

I practiced visualization two days ago.  Jim was out late, it was past midnight, and I was really worried about him.  I visualized electric blue energy coming from my projective palm (right palm) traveling down the road and enveloping Jim's truck in a safe sphere of love and safety.

Is that Wicca magic?  I don't know.  It made me very calm and Jim got home half an hour lately safely.  That's all that matters-my Jim was safe.

I find it weird that Jim usually dated Pagans and used to be Pagan until he because Christian again.  Though he is partially Pagan he is mainly Christian now.  I was Catholic when Jim met me and now I've left Christianity.  It's just weird.

Anyway, I'm very excited to be learning.  Thanks guys for reading.


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