St David’s day is upon us and so our minds quite rightly are filled with images of leeks and daffodils and more importantly with Dragons.
The mystical and majestic image of a beautiful dragon, a greater site you could ever imagine. I am sure that all our dragons look different to each of us, even if they do share some similarities with each other. I am also sure that our dragons symbolise different things to each and every one of us.
Dragons can represent the primal forces in nature, the elements and the universe itself, they are known to see the bigger picture in things and to see danger long before it arrives. Dragons can be both creators and destroyers of life, and will breathe out fire, ice or poison depending on any particular myth. Continue reading
The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practicing a simple breathing meditation. We choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. We can sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. If we wish, we can sit in a chair. The most important thing is to keep our back straight to prevent our mind from becoming sluggish or sleepy.
We sit with our eyes partially closed and turn our attention to our breathing. We breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control our breath, and we try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is our object of meditation. We should try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else. Continue reading
Meditation will allow you to clear your mind and focus on a specific working. Not only will it allow us to focus and concentrate, it will also allow us to attune ourselves on all levels and on all planes of existence. This means any magical workings will be more focussed and concentrated, allowing us to have more success and more accuracy in any and all magical workings.
I cannot stress enough how much of a building block meditation is and how important it is. It should be used as a foundation stone for all. Meditation will not Continue reading