Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up
After venturing through a delightful variety of magickal themes, the challenge clock has restarted once again. For challenge number 91, we are honing in the focus to examine a core principle of magick
This week’s challenge was suggested by the amazing @Amethyst and is…
Energy Work: Channeling Magickal Energy
“Sending you good energy!”
“I have too much bad energy in my space…”
“In this spell, channel the energy to…”
Good energy! Bad energy! Energy this and energy that… “Energy” is a term we hear a lot in the magickal and spiritual community. But what does it actually mean?
What is magickal energy, and more importantly- how do we use it?
Magick is manifestation- it is the ability to take an intention and make it real. But how often do you take the time to consider the deeper process: exactly what happens when we cast a spell? What is it that we are channeling, in order to make those dreams become reality?
Get ready for a bit of magickal theory this week- through examining how you personally define and channel magickal energy, the goal is to gain a deeper fundamental understanding of how magickal energy works
This week is all about energy work - but how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
Picture from Pixabay
Before jumping into ways to use magickal energy, a great first step for this challenge is to examine how you define magickal energy. You may be surprised at how many different ways there are to define magickal energy and its limitations (or lack there-of)!
How do you define “energy” in your magickal practice?
- Can you use only your own energy, or can you use energy from your surroundings?
- Is it possible to steal or drain energy from others- alive, dead, spirit, or otherwise?
- Is magickal energy the same thing as life energy?
- Can energy be good or bad, or is it always neutral?
- It is a force like “chi” that flows throughout the body? Or is it something fixed in place?
- Is it something that only living things have, or is it everywhere?
- Where does energy come from? Can it be destroyed?
Feel free to meditate on the concept of magickal energy and/or use your journal to help you define and shape out the definition of energy that feels right to you
You are welcome to share your thoughts as part of your challenge entry, or you can keep them personal and skip right to the practical side of energy work
Picture from Pixabay
When your head begins to throb from all the deep thinking (or if you’re just more of a hands-on kind of magick user), feel free to set aside the philosophy and jump into working with energy in magick!
Not sure where to begin?
To help you get started, the following list has a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge!
Learn about “Energy Cords” and energy bonds between people
Do an Energy Cord-Cutting Ritual
Remove Bad Energy
Cleanse Your Energy
Invite in Good, Positive Energy
Do an Energy Meditation
While different types of meditation have different focuses (with some having the goal of not thinking or handling energy at all!), many meditations deal with channeling energy for good health and well-being.
Examine visual energies and auras
Some believe that energy can be visible in the form of an Aura. Feel free to learn more about auras and perhaps try seeing the energy of others for yourself!
The definition of magickal energy and its limitations will vary from one witch to another- and that is okay! For this challenge, feel free to explore and work with magickal energy in the ways that feel right to you
Art by Unknown on Art Abyss: Focused Energy
Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience .
To participate in the challenge, please share:
- About your experience exploring/working with magickal energy this week
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.
Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( 2022-04-26T05:00:00Z )
(Note that the time zone is CET- you can use this time zone calculator to switch into your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
Art by The Cosmic Feminist: Protecting Energy
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Picture by Unknown, Shared on Pinterest: Energy of Nature
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It’s in your fingers, flowing down to your toes.
We’ve all got energy- it’s something everyone knows
But with so much power, what can a witch do?
How you wield your energy is all up to you!
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Blessed be and happy energy work!