There is no formal homework submission this week outside of a journal reflection, practice and research into the Two Powers (also known as Two Currents) Meditation.
This is one week where I feel like I am already a bit ahead of the game as I have been doing the Two Powers Meditation now for nearly a year and regularly the past couple months.
In the reading this week I was really taken back by the prayer by Ceisiwr Serith:
World below, watery world, with chaos and order overflowing.
Bring true creation into my life, with order and beauty,
with power and grace.
World above, far-flung heavens, ordering the world with might and law,
bring true stability into my life, with law and structure,
with clarity and reason.
World about me, far-extending, with land well-set,
bring true being into my life, with help and love,
with health and prosperity.
Until reading this I had not considered a shorter version of a Two Powers Meditation, but after I read it I realized that I have been doing my own silent meditations outside the formal structure for a while.
I listen to various audio files of various versions of the Two Power Meditation. I plan to record my own voice and see how that impacts my connection. But I also find myself often just standing in the sunlight with my face turned to the sky, my palms down to the earth thinking about the cool waters below me sparking my creativity and giving me life and wonder. Thinking about the heat of the sunshine coming down through me sparking my drive and igniting my passion. Feeling them consume me together and together creating balance that can move forward with my day.
Often I find that I am missing the drive, or missing the creativity and when I take a few moments to do a two power meditation I find myself in balance again and ready to move forward with my game face on.
Some meditations make me feel relaxed, but the Two Powers Meditation has always left me feeling recharged and re-balanced. Sometimes I retain more of the powers because I need them and other times I feel them all leaving me because I am feeling whole
Reading the shorter version I realized that It might be a good idea for me to write my own Two Power Inspired meditation that works along the vertical axis and the horizontal axis.