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Merry Meet. I know a lot of you are still pretty new to your path and many of you are just starting to dapple in working your own rituals and spells. One question I get pretty frequently is about energy after doing this type of work.
Any time you work with magick, you are raising energy to do your will. Almost all of us are sensitive to energy on a normal basis, so when we work with magick and raise that energy vibration up to work with, you will feel it. If you are working in a group you will notice it even more. This can feel different to all of us depending on how you sense things. Some common sensations are numbness or tingling in finger tips, you may feel light-headed or dizzy, your heart may start racing, palms may get sweaty, some actually have the sensation of altered breathing. If any of these things happen the important thing is not to panic. It's normal. While you may feel like things are getting a little crazy, they in fact aren't. Not only are you raising the energy, but by doing this type of work you are wide open and you can sense the energy even more than usual.
I can't stress enough how important it is to ground and center after any type of magickal work, regardless of if you think you have excess energy. If you felt it, it will help to cease the sensations and return you to feeling normal. If you don't feel it, it's equally important as you may not notice the extra energy you are carrying but it may manifest it's self and cause something later on. A rule of thumb I try to go by is after any full ritual or group work I will ground and center but also have a small meal and at least a bottle of water. Food and water will also help you to ground.
I have worked in large groups before and my energy has been off up to an hour later even after grounding, shielding and eating. It's ok if this happens to you. It will return back. Just keep on drinking water, relax, and know that it's perfectly normal. In most cases as soon as you ground and center you will be fine.
I hope this helps.
Much Love and Many Blessings,