Working with Nature Spirits
o Explain to the spirits the purpose of your coming to them and the nature of the ritual you plan.o If the spirits you contacted are receptive:- Explain to them the details of the ritual and invite them to provide ideas.- Listen, you may receive suggestions on how to improve the ritual. Such suggestions may come in the form of hunches, visions, or answers to yes/no questions using pre arranged signals, or in other ways.- Ask what the best place to perform the ritual is.- You may see light or get other psychic signals leading you to other sites, or you may be at one of them.- Before you leave the power spot, tell the spirit you have contacted when you plan to return to do the ritual(visualizing the associated lunar and solar aspects can help with this communication).- Invite them to join in the ritual when you return and to bring their friends.- Ask if it would be best to return silently, with drums, with chanting, or with some other form of approach.- You can also ask the spirits to provide guidance for working in balance and to provide a teacher to providefurther guidance.o Before you leave the power spot,- Thank the spirits,- Channel love energy,- Trigger your memory of the experience, and- If it feels right, leave an offering of tobacco, or beer and honey poured on the ground (or other suitablematerial).o Leave in peace and love.o Proceed to other sites that were indicated by the spirits, doing similar meditations at each site.o If you need something, like a staff, a Maypole, or a wand, you can also ask where you can find it and followthe guidance you receive (not slavishly, but as you would guidance from another Pagan).o Before leaving the general area in which you found power spots and contacted nature spirits,- Channel love energy towards the receptive sites you found,- Thank the spirits of the land,- Pull back your roots and branches,- Ground any excess energy into the Earth (placing ones hands on the Earth, breathing in any excess energyand channeling the energy down your arms, while visualizing and feeling the energy going into the Earth), and- Leave in peace and love.o Naturally, you should leave the area at least as clean, and preferably cleaner, than you found it.o If you work with techniques of Wicca or Ceremonial Magic, you may find that by casting a circle, callingthe Elements, the Goddess, the Gods, and the local nature spirits while you are at receptive sites, you may beable to greatly increase communication.o Through the use of drums and other power raising techniques, it is even possible to energize receptive naturespirits. The results can be very interesting. If with a coven, such circles can be done as part of a groupattunement to a power spot you have located.o If you do not get good feelings in response to your explanation of the ritual and are unable to come up with aritual that gives good responses, do not try to force a good response. You would only be fooling yourself.- Thank the spirits for their attention.- Ask them why they are not receptive (if they are communicative).- Trigger your memory.