Today I want to share an energy work exercise that everyone can benefit from trying!
There are many times when, even if I want to, I can’t seem to find the time or energy to prepare a ritual or spell. Sometimes we don’t have the privacy needed, the tools, or the right setting.
But we all have access to an Inner Temple, you just have to know how to enter it!
The Inner Temple, as its name says, is within you. It’s a sacred space that you can use to meditate, to perform rituals and spells, to celebrate the sabbats and more!
Close your eyes and visualize a large tree (it can be any kind of tree: an oak, pine, willow, whichever). It is in front of you and its branches reach the clouds and beyond.
This tree is a sacred symbol. Its roots reach the center of the earth and it connects everything in the universe.
Illustration: Celtic Tree of Life
There’s a door in the tree and you can open it. Enter and you’ll see a spiral slide. You slide down and at the end there is a bright light.
This is your inner temple, it is your most intimate space. It may be a cave, a forest, a beach, a cloud or even a day spa. It is your place, picture it to your liking. Explore or just sit there for a while.
Meditate and once you have finished, imagine taking an elevator back through the tunnel and to the place where you first saw the tree. Dissolve the image.
Ground yourself in any way you prefer.
Performing a ritual in the Inner Temple is not difficult. You just have to call upon your tools or their energies.
For example, if you need a red candle, visualize it. If you need rue, call for the Magical energy of rue. You can visualize that rue grows in your inner temple, or you may have a jar with the word “rue” written on it.
To begin your ritual, simply trace the circle as you would on the physical plane, using your finger, athame, or wand. See yourself calling the quarters (elements) or deities and perform the ritual as you normally would.
Visualize your intent. Say a prayer or chant a spell, and meditate on it.
When you’re ready, dissolve the circle, give thanks to your deities, the elements and the tools, and return through your tree back onto the physical plane.
Ground yourself after the ritual.
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I hope you find this exercise useful and try it out! If you’ve never practiced visualization, it can be difficult to build a temple right away.
Instead, try holding simple shapes in your mind. Or you can follow a guided meditation such as this one: