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Performing your daily devotions will keep your spiritual and psychic energy levels high and in tune for when you need to work with them.
When you follow a magickal path, your growth and success will depend partly upon your ability to focus and direct charged energies as you send them out into the universe for whatever intended purpose. If you ignore your connection to magick energy, then it will weaken over time as will your gifted power(s). This is just one of several major areas where performing daily devotions are especially important whether you are a novice or an experienced practitioner of Wicca or other Pagan religio-spiritual tradition.
Daily devotions will help in strengthen your ability to control your inner spiritual energy and the energy you draw from the Universe. Having a daily devotional routine helps in easing your ability to raise needed energy, at various times throughout your day, for spellwork, rituals, and ceremonies. Think of daily devotionals as short rituals of energy boosting and empowerment because they strengthen your connection to Deity, Loa, Orisha, the Spirit Realm, and of course the Universe. An additional benefit of this is that devotionals deliver unto you and your life a set of useful positive energies for doing good work, healing, prayer, and more.
Consider choosing a devotional routine or method and schedule which feel right and comfortable for you so that you will be excited about performing your devotionals each and every day. For instance, you can do all of your chosen devotionals at one time; you can spread them throughout the day; or you can perform them based upon your spiritual path's calendar of ceremonies and rituals. Our advice, here at the Temple of Kemetic Wicca, is the same for those of you who want to begin meditation. Your ultimate goal through doing daily devotions is to bring about positive emotion into your heart and spirit.
There is no set-in-stone rule or decree that states what you must do. For example, you may choose to scribe diary entries into your Book of Shadows every night before bed. In your Book of Shadows, you may wish to keep track of where negative patterns are in your life, have recently entered into your life, and work to rid yourself of them by using your positive strengths, energies, and mental attitude. You can achieve this by spending a few minutes per day breathing, meditating, and visualizing positive things to create positive energy and attract those things you desire to happen in your life.
You may light one or several candles during this time; it is all about your comfort zone which will in producing the positive results you seek. The same hold true for using background music. Some of our practitioners drum as their daily devotional or even read poetry aloud. Times of day: You may choose to perform your devotions every six hours beginning at 6am; you may wish to do an extra special devotional upon a new or full moon (Esbat), holiday (Sabbat), or birthday; practice the DDTM or DDTS ritual in order to perfect your presentation technique; or there may be times where you may want to hold a group devotional.
We prefer and urges our members to perform their devotionals in their sacred space (e.g., altar room, meditation area or space, outdoors if possible among Nature, etc.). Here is a short list of some devotionals that you can do--select one that you feel comfortable with:
Morning, Mid-Day, Afternoon, Evening, or Mid-Night
Note that none of the devotionals you perform should tire you out. And you should never be in a situation where you “dread” doing them. You should look forward to doing them with genuine joy and excitement; so make sure you select devotionals that work best for you.
For now, let us stroll through the four powerful steps of “Working with Energy” Daily Devotional:
1. Sit in a comfortable position, and begin the basics of your meditation exercise. Once you have emerged into the stage of slowing and controlling your breathing, open your eyes.
2. Take your hands, palms facing upright, and vigorously rub them together. While you are doing this, start calling the energy from around you into your sacred space and thus your palms.
3. Hold your hands out in front of you, palms facing each other about twelve to eighteen inches from your face. This works best if you have a solid, dark background in the direction you are facing.
4. Focus upon your hands while gently infusing the energy into your body, out from your palms. When you feel the flow is good and strong, shift your focus to just past your hands, at a point on the background beyond them. Can you see the ethereal, nebulous energy between the palms? If not, with practice you will see this. Once you see the energy there, concentrate on making it brighter and darker (i.e., increasing and decreasing the intensity of the energy) and increasing and decreasing the flow of energy. Continue working with this plume of energy on a regular basis until you become comfortable with managing, manipulating, and directing this manifested entity. Get comfortable with this energy by shaping it while noticing how this energy changes in shape and intensity.
To conclude and as we are well aware, the Great Pyramids were not erected in a day or two; so as this is with learning how to perform your daily devotions. This manifested energy is indeed the same used in rituals, spellcasting (spell casting), etc. I hope that this helps everyone in their spiritual practice as a way of adding to and building upon your metaphysical growth and enlightenment.
~ Dr. Kheti A. Sahure
~ Em heset ne het shemsu en Netjeru ~
Last Updated: 6 May 2013 C.E. (Common Era)