As a witch, the hub of my spirituality is an ever-deepening connection to the earth. This chi exercise, which I have adapted from Francesca de Grandis's wonderful book, "Be A Goddess," is one my favorite tools for deepening this connection. Chi is the Chinese word for life force. When chi/life force is blocked disease and illness are the result.
You are your own life force. You are the beginning, the middle, and the end; the alpha and the omega. Impacting your life force is the life force that runs that through everything — the animate and the inanimate — people, places, and things. If you feel run down and at the end of your tether, now you know why. Your chi is completely depleted from doing battle and/or simply showing up.
Kat’s Chi Exercise: If you can get out in nature, do it. If you’re city or home bound, simply unplug, and create sacred space around you. You can sit or stand for the exercise. Take a deep breath — hold it, Take another deep breath on top of that one — hold it. Take yet another deep breath on top of that one and hold it. Look upwards. Imagine your higher self is hovering over you and ask it to divide the chi equally between the three selves, (talking, ancient, and younger) Exhale slowly into the higher self. The resulting sensation of feeding all of you is delicious.
Just so you know.......The chi at Samhain feels nothing like the chi at Beltane; the chi at Summer Solstice feels nothing like the chi at winter solstice. I love that — energetic diversity — every esbat, every sabbat feels different. The more I give over to the energy, the more deeply I feel my place in the cosmos. Whenever I get stuck, I do the chi exercise. It unhooks me from whatever I’m so fixated on so I can see clear to right action.
Much love, Kat