This is an excerpt from my article in the upcoming anthology.
We talk a lot about using ethereal software, but I haven’t done much to help you find it. I want to fix that today.
Step 1: Quiet Your Energy
Start by quieting your energy. This doesn’t mean reduce the total amount of energy in your body, it just means to steady it, so the amount isn’t increasing or decreasing, and so the signature isn’t shifting. Think of it like a quiet ocean: No waves, but still plenty of water. Once your energy is quiet, you’ll be able to listen for connections more easily.
To quiet your energy, do your normal energy meditation. You know, the first one you learned in that beginner workshop years back. That will connect you to your energy. Then, instead of focusing on building energy, just focus on holding it steady, at a comfortable level. If you visualize the energy as a colored glow, just imagine it holding steady (not pulsating or moving). Do whatever feels natural within your visualization.
Practice this a few times until it’s easy. Then keep this visualization in the back of your mind during the rest of the exercises, so you keep your energy steady and quiet the whole time.
Step 2: Do Some Magick (Any Magick)
With your energy quieted, do whatever you normally do for your magick practice. This will make your ethereal software connect to you. The magick could be a ritual, or psychically asking for information, or touching and healing an injury, or something else. But do it with quieted energy. The results probably won’t be as effective as if you focused 100% on the magick, but with quiet energy, you’ll be able to feel the ethereal software connect to you more easily.
Step 3: Listen to the Ethereal Software
Feel the thoughts your ethereal software sends you, like psychic intuitions or visions. They won’t feel quite like normal thoughts. That’s because those messages are in the software’s signature, and your normal thoughts are in your signature.
You’ll also need to feel where the software connects. Pay particular attention to the beginning and ending of your magick work. That’s when the ethereal software connects and disconnects, which is the best time to spot it. You know how you don’t notice the hum of your fridge when it’s on, but the sound is obvious when it starts or stops? Same deal.
How do those connections feel? Basically like energy. It’s the same tingly feeling for most people, though just like energy, some people will feel it as a mild pressure, or a mild tug, or something else. What’s really happening, with both energy and connections, is you’re feeling the signature of the energy / connection interacting with your signature. That’s why there’s no one feeling for these things: Each energy has a slightly different signature, and each person has a different signature, and each interaction feels different. But if you know how energy feels to you, the ethereal software’s connection will feel like that, but milder, and in your head.
Thanks to everyone who replied when I asked you how connections feel. You were a huge help in writing this section.
If you give it a good try, and then a second good try, and still can’t feel it, here are some other methods:
If you work with spirits, ask them to make an obvious connection to you, so you can feel it. Intentionally obvious connections are easier to spot than normal connections. Most spirits know how to do this, as do some mages.
Still can’t feel it? Try a new style of magick. Each style has its own signature, so each style’s connections feel different. It may just be that you’re so used to the forces you normally work with that you don’t notice them. When you do this, use an established style like Reiki or Enochian, not a newly-invented ritual, since newly-invented rituals usually won’t have their own ethereal software.
Still can’t feel it? Leave a comment and I’ll help.