So, okay… you’re ready to rock and roll and get some good work done. Perhaps you have something you’d like to accomplish and put into motion, but you’re not entirely sure what kind of logical flow is the most efficient? Pretty much all energy work follows a similar progression. I consider these steps a big part of “responsible practices” as you go forward with your energy work.
There are some things you should be doing to make sure you aren’t being inappropriate or somehow missing the point of working within Divine Will. Just because you CAN do energy work to support the manifestation of some goal you desire, doesn’t mean you always SHOULD. “Spiritual CYA” features predominantly in the flow of work I do. Fer shizzle. I know I’m just a wee bit of a being and I always kick things back to the Divine to edit me.
You can do this kind of work with or without tools. Everything I can do with a rock or physical tool, I can do without one… so I want to share both the direct action statements that I use, as well as physical tools that I would recommend. All good.
1) Connect to the Divine/Spiritual Helpers
There are many traditions, cultures, and strategies for connecting to the Divine. Use whichever way is in alignment with your own belief system.
Direct Action Statement: “I request to connect to the Divine and appropriate Spiritual Helpers, now please.”
2) Create Sacred & Protected Space
Again, there are a ton of ways to create Sacred Space depending on your particular tradition. Use what works for you. I often Call the Directions, which is a bit shamanic, while smudging in the direction that I’m calling. I usually make a cross within a circle in each direction. Smudging is the use of ceremonial smoke, such as white sage, palo santo, or some other kind of cleansing herb or incense.
Direct Action Statement: “I ask for love and protection from the North, South, East, West, Above, Below, and Within, now please.”
Alternate Action Statement: “I ask for the creation of Sacred Space, now please.”
3) Prepare Yourself for Work
Getting yourself in the space to work is always a groovy idea too. You’ll want to do some kind of cleansing and aligning activity. Much of the protective steps/tools you use to create sacred space also have cleansing and purifications qualities for you, so additional aligning/centering work within your system becomes quite useful. The more centered and aligned you are, the easier it is for spiritual energy to move through you without obstruction.
Direct Action Statement: “I request to clear, align, and harmonize my system, now please, and to be prepared in any other way necessary for the work.”
4) State Your Intentions Clearly & Allow for Spiritual Assistance
I am such an advocate of using clarified intention, either by itself or with the use of tools. I mean a Big Advocate. My book, Awake in Angelscape, is essentially a highly structured progression of healing activities that are woven and able to be downloaded through the use of meticulously defined intention sets. When you list your intentions, really put your back into it. Be redundant if the intention has a nuance you want to address. Also be sure to allow the Divine to “correct and perfect” your work so that it can be edited. I call this “Spiritual CYA” (CYA= Cover Your Ass) You don’t want to be asking for shit that is not within Divine Will, eh? Since we’re little… just, you know… allow the Divine to tweak your work.
Direct Action Statement: “I request for the intentions that I have stated to be corrected in perfection, brought within Divine Will, and manifested in the most appropriate way possible with Ease & Grace. I give permission to the Divine and the appropriate Spiritual Helpers to assist in whatever way to accomplish my goals.” (Usually a good idea to say thanks…)
5) SEAL Your Work!!!!
That could be it’s own blog article, frankly, the need to seal your work. Seriously, it’s an important an often overlooked step. You just did a ton of work and if you don’t seal it, it can be unwoven over time, tampered with, or otherwise lose potency. That isn’t efficient spiritual work if you have to go back and redo things you have already done. You want to leave the responsibility of the work you do firmly in the hands of the Divine. Below I’m sharing the action statement that I use for all work that I do that I want to, you know… work. You might want to just cut it down to one word “seal”, but I have never wanted to scale back on the phrase for years, so I figure that there is a reason that I say each word. Each word is its own intention set, basically. But whatevs. You can scale down if you want if you feel prompted.
Direct Action Statement: “I request to Bless, Optimize, Stabilize, Amplify, and Seal this work under the Divine.”
Or “I request to Seal this work under the Divine.”