Practical Magic

After last night’s blog about the need to maintain spiritual practice especially during difficult times, I have to post this.

In addition to my rather brief evening prayers, I did a little energy work last night. Ground, center, connect with the Earth below and the Sky above. Draw in energy, store some, use most of it on a basic shielding exercise. I use a version taught by OBOD, but it’s the same basic technique used by just about every Pagan, Wiccan, or Western Mystery Tradition practitioner I’ve come across. I went to bed feeling… safe.

I had two meetings today I was dreading (and I quit dreading meetings a long time ago) – both with people I expected to rant and rave about the general state of affairs. But the first was very professional and the second was almost friendly (almost).

Now, I was prepared (in the mundane sense of the term) for both meetings – I had my stuff together. But I’ve had my stuff together lots of times recently and still had people fly off the handle. Maybe I just caught these people on a good day, or maybe they’re tired of yelling, or maybe they realized all the ranting hadn’t made things better so they’d try something else. Maybe.

Or maybe, the magic worked.

Off to do some more energy work…

About John Beckett

I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past eleven years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.


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