Exercise: Sensing Group Energy

Exercise to teach the sensing and sharing of energy.

“The energy we talk about in Witchcraft is real, a subtle force that we can all learn to preceive. Right now, as we are sitting in the circle, be aware of the energy level in the group. Do you feel alert? Aware? Excited? Calm or anxious? Tense, or relaxed? *Pause*

Energy travels up and down your spine. Now sit up, as erect as you can without straining. Good. Notice how the energy level has changed. Do you feel more alert? More aware? *Pause*

Your breath moves energy in and out of your body. It awakens your body’s centers of power. So take a deep breath…breathe all the way down. Breathe from your diaphragm…from your belly…from your womb. Your stomach should push in and out as you breathe…loosen your pants if you need to. Fill your belly with breath. Feel yourself relaxing, recharging. Now notice how the energy of the group has changed. *Pause*

Now lets reach out and take hands, linking ourselves together around the circle. Continue to breathe deeply. Feel the energy move around the circle. It may seem like a subtle tingling, or a low heat, or even a sensation of cold. We may all perceive it differently. Some of us may see it – dancing like sparks in the center of the circle. *Long pause*

*To end here* Now take a deep breath, and suck in the power, as if you were sucking through a straw. Feel it travel down your spine, and flow into the earth. Relax.”

Or continue on to the Group Breath exercise.

– Alfrún

Exercise courtesy of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

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