One of the problems of witching is that you have to unlearn all the stuff that got dinned into you and remember things that you could do easily as a child.
Remember when you could play “let’s pretend” so well that you could actually SEE yourself being a pirate, cowboy, Olympic show jumper or whatever? It’s called imagination and for some reason we are brought up to have the imaginative power knocked out of us. Grown-ups tell us that we are being silly, to the point that being told you are “imagining things” is seen as a negative.
Well, in witchcraft you have to “imagine things” very hard. Back to the point where you can SEE them again, which is why we call it visualisation.
I find it wryly amusing that NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) which was a big fad with life-style coaches, involves a great deal of visualisation. To achieve the goals one has to imagine them so hard that one can see it happening. Closing that deal or winning that gold medal … um, sorry, isn’t that what we were told from childhood that we weren’t supposed to do?
So now, as an adult who does witching, I am right back to where I was aged four. To make something happen I have to remember coming in from play and telling my mother I had been talking to dragons. Fortunately for me the reaction was less horrified than if I had said I had been playing with other children (that was discouraged in case their vulgarity rubbed off on me!).
Example? A friend is very depressed. I understand that, I have been there (see yesterday’s U is for Understanding) so when I start to do distance healing on them I will play “let’s pretend” as hard as I can to see them happy, in control of their life and enjoying things they used to do. If it is someone I know personally it is easy. I can just remember a time we had fun and visualise that until I am living it again. That happy energy is then sent to the person.
With any luck and the blessings of Spirit – they will feel it too. That’s magic!