Really the same thing. Making changes in reality with your mind. Can happen by choosing to pick up a hammer and building a bird house. Or, by casting a spell or conducting a ritual.
Decide how you want to direct your energy or chi. Do it.
Where do you get this energy? In the physical we need enough sleep, healthy food, and clean water (maybe a little coffee now and then) to keep our body and brain ready for action. In the non-physical realms of chi and spirit we gather life force and emotion. Some might lump those together. I see emotion as an aspect of life force. Chi energy goes far beyond emotion.
How do we accumulate energy for rituals or casting spells?
Energy is flowing through reality constantly. Reality IS energy. All of our experiences and existence come from a pool of chaotic energy.
- Meditation practices can help gather this energy.
- Transmuting emotion is another effective process.
- A number of traditions have specific exercises you can practice.
- Freeing energy from our internal belief systems.
- Channeling energy from other physical entities.
- Channeling energy from non-physical.
While people use magick to change their external worlds. Magick, in the end, changes us. Some of the most effective ways to harvest energy from life are to change ourselves. More specifically, change our belief systems which are taking energy to maintain. Especially, beliefs we’ve accepted from others during the course of our lives. Even more powerfully, social taboos.
One very simple way to experience this change is with the clothes you wear.
- Get dressed like you would be going to a job interview or dinner in the nicest restaurant in town.
- Put on a pair of unicorn rubber boots. Or boots with polka dots.
- Put on a silly hat.
- Go to the mall. Or grocery shopping. Or your kid’s soccer game.
- Own it. Show up and notice how you feel.
- Notice how others react.
In the owning of the stepping outside of customs or norms you accumulate energy. Another source of energy is the feeling of people around you. What they are projecting to you as a result of your showing up.
All of this energy can be gathered, cleaned, stored, and redirected. Energy is just energy. No matter the source. Your mind is probably filled with little belief systems sucking energy off you. Just like the belief about what you should wear to a job interview.Release them and use the energy.
You are probably spending energy dealing with other people’s beliefs and energy which are directed at you. Keeping your own beliefs intact while being flooded from other people takes a lot of energy. Use their energy. Stopping taking whatever you are receiving personally allows you to use their energy. Either back at them or for any other purpose.
Become a hunter and gatherer of energy. Sources are everywhere.
- Locate the energy source.
- Attract the energy.
- Process the energy.
- Redirect or store the energy.
Energy can be stored in objects, your own body, or non-physically. Be careful. You can make yourself sick or worse doing this incorrectly.
Having help from a spirit-type entity is also a good idea. They can help make the process very efficient and effective.
Experiment. Learn to sense energy physically. See it. Feel it. Touch it. Hear it. Smell it. However works best for you. Play with it.
We haven’t even gotten to sex yet. Sex, either solo or partnered is an incredible source of energy and place for learning and experimenting. Stay tuned.