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In this exercise you will meditate on your skin, muscles, bones, and
blood. You'll discover that your blood runs not only in your veins, but
also flows back in time to its ancestral source. Thus you can find or
better determine your spiritual and magical roots, the exploraiton of
which will be part of your own unique brand of magickal initiation.

Read through the exercise to get a good idea of how it flows, and
then begin.

Get comfortable, quiet, and centered. Breathe deeply and relax your
body. When you are fully relaxed, begin the meditation by thinking
about your skin. Focus on how it feels. Maybe you have an awareness
of how your clothing feels in the places where it touches your skin.
It is through your skin that you interact with all things....

Think about this for a few minutes... It is through your skin that you
interact with the world.

Now, think about how it is that your skin keeps you separate from all
things as well. It contains you. Feel yourself as a being who is
separate... you are quiet you are contained within yourself, and in
that quiet containment you are relaxed, confident, and your spirit is
free from intrusion and fear.

Now, feel your muscles and bones. One way to do this is to visualize
them under your skin. Or you might move your body - the smallest
possible amount - as you picture your bones solid, dense, and
providing a frame, which, in your imagination, your muscles
maneuver, vividly filled with vitality.

Feel your blood. One way to do this is to imagine it running in your
veins. Don't worry if you can't really "feel" it, simply imagine that
you are feeling it and that will be sufficient.

What does your blood tell you? Anything? Be open: see if you hear
anything or if a thought pops into your mind or you get a sense of
some feeling stirring in your body or idea peeking at you in your
thoughts.

Say:

My blood is of a river,
my blood flows through the dark void of time and space,
back to its source.
What is its source?
Where did it come from?
What did my blood do at that time,
in that place?

Again, visualize the blood running in your veins... imagine it flows
past you like a stream or brook, not in the sense it would if you were
injured but in a miraculous, mystical pilgrimage... Imagine your blood
flowing through a safe, comforting darkness... You are going to
follow that flow as it moves to it's source...

Now your blood arrives at its source. Perhaps you will suddenly get a
picture of, or sense, an ancient people. You might encounter
anything, the possibilities of what happens in this step are endless...
you might encounter anything from a star in the sky to a specific
race of people or species of animals or to a plant or even a mythical
beast. You might not see anything. You might instead hear, smell, or
simplky get a sense of your ancestral source; modes of psychic
perceptions are endless, and no one is better than another. An idea,
word, or phrase that comes to mind might be your psychic perception
even if it makes no sense right away.

Note whatever it is that might be happening at that far-off time and
place. Are you doing anything? Are your ancestore? Are there words
or sounds? Do you have any feelings or impressions?

Are you given any gifts?

Say to your ancestors, even if you feel that you have experienced
nothing in this voyage, "I thank you for this visit."

Imagine, picture, somehow be aware of your blood traveling a long
distance back through time and space... this is a dark, safe, and
comfortable journey, your blood flows through this space carrying
any gifts you've gained.

Now, be aware of your blood flowing all the way back to you,
arriving with its new gifts. Feel your blood flowing through your
body, replete with its new gifts and power.

Feel your skin... Feel how it interacts with your clothes... feel how it
interacts with the seat under you... feel how it interacts with the air.

~ Francesca de Grandis
Blood Bone and Ancestors Meditation

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