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Fire Dragon Meditation: Meet Your Dragon Spirit Guide

My study of fire has been very… illuminating- pun intended.

Reigniting the flame within, shined a light on everything I didn’t want to see. It exposed shadows I had long suppressed out of fear & sheer denial. It was- for lack of a better word- intense.

But how did I manage to reignite this inner-flame after years of neglecting it?

The answer was simple. Return to my Astral Realm and visit an old friend.

If you work with Dragon Energy, you may already know that a Mon-Tey is your personal draconic guardian and assists in your magick, works with your abilities and offers protection. Each and every soul is born with one and they have been with us through many, many lifetimes. When you first start working with your dragon you can refer to them as Mon-Tey, but when the time is right, you may give them their own name- just be sure to keep this name a secret for it is extremely personal.

So, how do you meet your Mon-Tey?

There are wonderful Dragon Meditations available online which can provide a foundation for your initial connection with them. However, the most spiritually fulfilling interaction I had with my dragon was through a meditation of my own design.

All of my meditations take place within my Astral Realm. Through these meditations, I discover more about my astral landscape and explore various aspects of my psyche through these journeys.

I created a grimoire page dedicated to my Fire Dragon Meditation, and although I don’t wish to share it due to its very personal nature, I did want to offer some tips on creating your own meditation in order to meet your very own Mon-Tey.

  1. Do you have an Astral Realm? Is there a place in your mind that you return to over and over again in meditations? What does it look like? Is it a forest? A valley? A desert?
  2. Tell yourself, you are on a journey to meet your Mon-Tey. Explore further within your Astral Realm in search of your Spirit Dragon. Where does your psyche take you? Look at the landscape around you. What does it look like? Follow your intuition. Where is it taking you?
  3. Take notice of your journey. Is it an arduous trek? Is it a nice, carefree stroll? Do you come across any beings along your way or is it a journey of complete solitude?
  4. You’ve come to your final destination. This is the home of your Spirit Dragon. Where are you? How does this place make you feel?
  5. Where is your Mon-Tey? Are they there to eagerly greet you or do you have to summon them? If so, how do you call out to them?
  6. Finally you see your dragon. Look at their size, shape & color down to the very last detail. How do they interact with you? What is their personality like?
  7. Listen to their wisdom. Do they have any messages or advice for you?
  8. Interact with your dragon. What do you choose to do? Play music? Dance? Laugh? Tell stories? Go for a ride on their back?
  9. Listen to your instincts. Give them the first name that comes to mind. Don’t be surprised if they give you your own draconic name.
  10. Find ways to connect with your Mon-Tey in the physical realm as well. Decorate your altar in their honor. Carry a special talisman dedicated to them. Create a chant to invoke their energy when you need it the most.

Meeting my Mon-Tey reignited my sacred flame. I felt a shift within me immediately. It was an intense mixture of high energy and overwhelming sadness. I felt extremely guilty for neglecting my sacred fire- a fire that needed to be stoked for my sake as well as my Mon-Tey’s.

In this process, I’ve also discovered my personal correspondences with fire. I tend to relate fire energy to the Ego. If the fire is too low, cold depression and low self-esteem soon follows. If the fire is too high, it consumes the mind with selfish & egocentric thoughts.

 And as with any light source, my now thriving flame revealed aspects of my shadow that I had pushed down and pretended didn’t exist. I could no longer hide from them anymore. Fire showed me the truth. And with the help of my Mon-Tey, I have the strength and courage I need to face my shadows head on.

I learned when it comes to Shadow Work, the elements of fire and water work hand in hand. Fire reveals the ugliness while water heals the pain. This next phase in my Elemental Studies will focus on the restorative energies of water and its powers of rebirth.

It’s about to be an emotional ride- and thus begins my work with Water.

Stay tuned.

xoxo

The Snow Orchid Witch

The Collegiate Witch: What I’ve Learned in my Element Studies

My study of the elements hasn’t exactly gone as planned.

I intended on beginning my studies with earth and work my way through to air, fire, water, and then spirit. But I’ve learned when it comes to spirituality and studying with my intuition, sometimes your magickal academic agenda needs a little wiggle-room.

My first day of Earth Study was fantastic. I enjoyed some quiet book study at my desk with a warm cup of coffee, scoured the internet for more information and re-watched some of my favorite YouTube videos about earth magick. I then spent a nice afternoon connecting with my natural surroundings. Just outside my apartment I have a sliver of earth between my patio and the wooden patio gate, which is covered in rocks of all shapes and sizes, and contains a few unusual hidden treasures as well like buried gemstones and tiny seashells- which is quite odd considering I live in a city that is not at all close to the sea.

I put my bare feet on the big slabs of rock and grounded myself with its solid, ancient wisdom. I ran my hands over the smaller rocks, feeling their different textures and formations. And inspired by Avalon Cameron, I created a small Earth Mandala on one of the larger stones. If you’ve never done this before, I highly recommend it! This can be done with rocks, flowers, crystals, sea shells, etc. When I was done I just sat with it for a while, allowing its energies to activate and enjoying the powerful sense of calm and Zen it radiated.

The next day, I expected more of that beautiful earthy energy to pull me in and further explore my personal connections with it. But to my unfortunate surprise, I was uninspired. I didn’t understand it. Why didn’t I feel what I had felt the day before? Why did I all of a sudden feel stuck?

Rather than dwell on it, I moved on to the next element. But just as before, I felt nothing. Without even thinking about it, I skipped fire and went straight to water. After all, I am a water sign. But that spark of interest quickly fizzled and I was back to where I started. Finally I decided to look at my life for elemental correlations. What was I noticing? What signs had I been ignoring?

Finally, it hit me- fire! The signs were there. The hot summer season screamed fire, my sudden desire to change my hair color from blonde to fire red, my Litha fire magick which burned strangely ferociously in my cauldron. It was right there in front of me. All this time- I needed to connect with fire.

Once I really thought about it, I realized I relied heavily on the security of my moon sign’s earth energy and the intellectual prowess of my rising sign’s air energy. Admittedly, I tend to ignore the deep seeded emotions of water energy considering I’m a Cancerian- whom are notorious in the astrology-world for being overly sensitive.

But although I consciously ignored water, I subconsciously overlooked fire- which in my opinion is more problematic. I’ve never considered myself a fiery individual- full of burning passion, expression and courage. I see that energy in friends, family, pop culture archetypes- but never once have I attributed this energy to myself.

So I began further exploring this revelation of fire-rejection and journaled my thoughts and feelings about it. Soon I discovered my lack of fire fed my self-esteem issues, which fed my anxiety, which diminished my passion and once-thriving sexuality. To avoid the feeling of insecurity out in public, I became a hermit. Okay, I’ve always been a hermit- but when my self-esteem took a hit, I became an even bigger one!

I had an imbalance in my elements. My earthy security blanket nearly snuffed out the fire within. I began to understand my elements worked like see-saws. If one element was down, the opposite element would rise. Ignoring water and overlooking fire, allowed earth and air to reign over my spirituality and psyche. The key to it all, was finding balance between the four.

In my next post, I will share how I finally connected with my inner flame and how I used my Astral Realm to do so. Until then, let me know what elements do you connect with and which do you overlook? How do you find more balance between them?

And if you’re participating in The Collegiate Witch Series, feel free to join my private The Collegiate Witch Study Group on Facebook, where witches can share their learning experiences & study methods in an open, non-judgmental environment! Hope to see you there!

Happy Studying, witches!

xoxo

The Snow Orchid Witch