Meet Your Anima-Animus: The Other Person Inside
MEETING YOUR ANIMA/ANIMUS
This "Meeting Your Anima/Animus" will psychically bring spiritual balance between the male side of yourself if you are female and female side of yourself for the males. This bond is necessary for witches working with magic.
The Hermetic Laws of Gender explains that each of us is both male and female. Our bodies contain both X and Y chromosomes and both and male and female hormones. Psychically or spiritually we also encompass both male and female energies the same as every living thing and the same as the Supreme being. The opposite of what we are biologically - our anima/animus - is mostly hidden and unaware. Magic, which is consciousness work, insists upon us that we combine both male and female energies consciously into our witchcraft spells. Our next goal is that we must meet our anima/animus and encourage a favorable spiritual relationship with her or him.
Here is the meditation used for psychically and spiritually meeting and developing a relationship with your anima/animus. Lie down, close your eyes, and count yourself down into the alpha state. With your mind’s eye (third eye), bring up the white screen and view a natural opening into the earth, like a small animal pole, a cave, a hollow tree trunk, a spring/creek, or a well. If the opening is found in the real world where you have seen the actual opening into the earth, this visualization will be easier to perform. The place must allow you to feel at ease. For those of you whom have no reference of an opening into the earth, used a white screen and just let any type of opening appear like we did with the “Apple Meditation”.
Take some time to look at the opening, taking in everything around it. Use your physic sensory perceptions so you can: see colors and objects, feel the temperature of the air, smell the scents of the outdoors, and listen for any sounds of the outdoors. After you have taken in on the sensory stimulation, enter the opening by having your consciousness perceived down the hole. As we continue this task, you might notice similarities to the children’s story, “ Alice in Wonderland “. When Laurie Cabot taught me this meditation, I read through the entire process for the first time and I felt like being on an adventure just like Alice- I was off to find my male counterpart of myself. And now, you are on your own adventure to meet your Anima/Animus.
Once you are inside the opening you will find yourself in a tunnel. Travel down the tunnel using your senses to notice that atmosphere, the amount of light, the smells, and the texture of the walls. As you are descending, you will see a light that you will go towards. Make a note of the color of the light as you pass through it. On the other side of the light you will find yourself in a room where you will eventually be visited by your Anima-Animus. Locate a chair and have a seat as you look around the room. See the furniture and the décor, how much light is in the room, the colors and the walls with their items displayed upon them.
Notice on one wall there is a closed-door that goes out onto a balcony. Your view will be of our universe, like you were on a bridge of a spaceship. As you view it as far out into the vastness of space as you can, become a physic witness to the immense energy, light, and power that flows throughout our universe and the ones beyond our cosmos. Allow yourself to inhale as you take deep breaths feeling your body with this energy. Then go back inside the room closing the door.
Find your chair and sit down. Ask your anima/animus to appear to you. Be calm and serene. After a few moments, the door will open and your anima/animus will come in. You may offer her/him a chair so you can get to know each other. Spend some time just observing the spirit body of your anima/animus. See how he/she is dressed; look at the face, the hands, and the shape of the body. Ask your anima/animus for a name that here he or she would like to be called. Tell her/him that you need their energy in your magic and ask your anima/animus what he/she needs from you. Visit with each other about these things as you get acquainted with each other. It is this psychic, spiritual bond creates balance within ourselves necessary for working magic.
After you have finished visiting with the anima/animus, the anima/animus will get up, go back out onto the balcony, and close the door. When you open it again he/she will have vanished. Now that you are ready to leave, check the room for the colored light that shows the entryway to the tunnel. Go back into the light and passed hastily up the tunnel until you come out at the opening where your adventure started.
Erase your white screen and give yourself a total health clearance ( While your eyes are still shut, place your hands 6 inches above your head, palms downward. In one smooth swoop, bring your hands down in front of your face, chest, stomach pushing away from you. Say to yourself, “I am healing myself and giving myself total health clearance.” this should be done after every alpha session. Then count yourself back up from Alpha to Beta.
I would suggest that you take this journey to your anima/animus at least once a week for several weeks using each session to become closer and to create a good spiritual working relationship. Ask how you can infuse the energy of your anima/animus into aspects of your life. Most people realize that their anima/animus is their first spirit guide, and he/she may introduce you to other spirit guides.
Form a mutual bond, kinship with your anima/animus spirit guides at the very start. Focus on how you fit into your guides’ mission and purpose, and do your best to be a supportive companion to your spirit guides. We must convince them that we understand the reciprocal nature ( mutual giving ) of the universe-- that we are all related!