The Living Tree
This set of exercises is intended to make you more aware of
the elements in their physical form that are ever constant.
Try to engage all of your senses: smell sight, sound, touch.
Connecting with the Elements:
take a walk during a rainy day. Note the feel of the rain on
your face and skin. Observe the puddles and the effect the
water has on the dirt, grass or pavement.
Out at Noon-
On a sunny day, go outside as close to noon as possible. Sit
or stand and bask in the sun’s light. Take note of the
warmth on your skin- the heat on your body. Observe the
shadows that are formed when the sun’s light is shaded under
tree or canopy of cover. How does the richness of light and
color fade or intensify?
Windy Day- go outside on a windy day. Make note of
the feel of the wind on your body. The direction and flow
of pattern you feel moving against you. How do the trees
respond that are around you? Do you notice any weave of
pattern as the wind blows across the grass?
to Your Senses:
Tastings- choose a sampling of foods that provide a variety of taste-
hot- cold- sweet-spicy- sour- herbal- acidic, etc… Taste
each food and fully engage in the experience. Make note of
how your body responds to the various sensations and
flavors. How does the food smell? Observe the
texture. Don't forget to cleanse your palette between each
Observing Your World:
Select an activity that you regularly and routinely do such
as walking or driving (safety first, please) to work or
school, a class you attend, your favorite coffee shop, etc…
For at least one full week each day make a note of one thing
new that you observe that you never noticed before. It can
be something as trivial as noting how long a light takes to
change or something more covert such as the first bud of a
flower or plant. Each day try to “see” something new.
Becoming more aware of the little details that cross your
path each day, you become more aware of the
interconnectedness of all things. What effect you may have
on that minor detail, or how it may effect you in ways you
were unaware of previously.
Envision the abode of Malkuth – your home, physical
possessions, your mundane work
Record all the practical skills you possess, and
those you would like to develop.
Who are the companions with whom you have the most
dynamic and enjoyable communications and interactions?What is your animal presence in this realm?
As you walk slowly sense your body through your feet- heart
– hands swaying gently at your sides, etc… Then, shift the
focus to what your senses are experiencing- sights, sounds,
smells, etc… Try this in both a natural and urban setting.
Note the differences. Try to become aware of the pure
physicality of the location and your connection and response
to that physicality.
Meditation on the Magickal Image of Malkuth
Young Woman Crowned and Throned"
Build in your mind’s eye the image represented below as
completely as possible. Engage as many of your senses as
possible to make this image as real as possible. Now see
yourself standing before the throne and the young woman.
Just wait patiently and receive what information or
experience is presented.
This is Gaia as the maiden. She is ripe and full of the
potential of creation, transformation and exploration of
self-knowledge. The crown is that of Divine kingship and
the throne is the acknowledgement of strength, foundation
and remaining ever within the central pillar of balance
serving as the Gate to the Higher realms of understanding.