This topic might draw a few readers, but it is one that I find extremely important. How you see yourself reflects strongly in how a circle casting will go.
Having a good body image is always essential if you walk the path that we do. The gods speak to us, and they say, “you are the leaders of the world…when you walk forward, the world takes the step with you…but when you stumble, the whole world begins to fall”. Being confident in yourself, how you look, your intelligence and your spirituality is the first thing that any one will see when they meet you for the first time. If there is an uncertainty, it will be found.
Now that I’ve made it sound like every time you meet someone, its a test…let’s talk about the circle. The Circle is drawn, as you know, with the basic method of purification, censing, sprinkling, casting, calling the quarters, then calling the spirits and Gods. This layering of steps causes a magnification in all that you do within the circle. Because the circle is a container for which to hold all energy raised within, the energy spirals around and around. Think of it like a never ending funnel that you send a coin down – it just keeps getting faster and faster, stronger and stronger.
This in mind, entering circle either unclean or unsure of what you’re meant to do is probably a bad idea. When I was in sacred space with my High Priest, one thing he said struck me very truly, after the circle was done.
“These are your Gods. When you speak to them, have pride. You should never be afraid of them.”
He was right. The reason I had spoken so softly in that instance, was not from fear, but more from awe. It was the first time I had raised energy with my High Priest, and his voice had dropped unbelievably low, and the air had practically shimmered around us. I spoke to the Gods silently, and instead of waiting for signs or feelings, they answered me back.
Needless to say, the point he brought up was very relevant. If I had been frightened, or not confident in what I was doing, the effect would not have been as strong. We would not have been as close to the other side as we were that night.
Have a great day!