Prior to any magickal workings, most of us like to do some sort of grounding meditation o get into a good head space. Covenant of the Rose is no different and uses what we call the "Growing Rose Grounding Technique" to prepare. The directions for which are below!
You begin by closing your eyes and taking three deep breaths; inhale for five counts, hold for two, and exhale for 3. This should take a total of 30 counts.
Once you have taken your deep breaths, begin by picturing that you are a little rose seed, planted in the nutrient rich soil, feel as your roots go deeper and deeper into the earth, through the crust. Deeper, deeper, and deeper until you begin to feel the warmth of the earth's core.
Let that warmth flow up, up, up back into your seed pod, and then farther still, allowing your stem to grow ever upwards. Feel your branches grow out and upward, up through the atmosphere, through to the stars. Feel as the rose blossoms bloom throughout your being and allow your branches and your petals to dance on a gentle wind.
As you sway with the breeze, feel the warmth of the earth below you, the chill of the stars above you, and the mixing of the two in your core. You that you are a diving being, a child of earth, sea, and sky, and are perfect in every way. Breathe in and feel the energies within you grounding you in your body and begin to breathe yourself back into consciousness. Breathe In 2-3-4, out 2-3-4, as many times as you need.
When you are ready, open your eyes.
Lady Wynnie is the ArchPriestess and founder of Covenant of the Rose. She is also a talented writer who will be blogging about the coven and it's happenings!