Becoming intimately familiar with your emotions is a good first step but it’s no good to you if you don’t learn to recreate those feelings in a magical space.

Begin this by setting up your typical magical space. Be that cleansing yourself and your space, casting a circle, inviting spirits and guides, whatever that means to you. You want to do this meditation in your usual ritual space simply because that’s going to be where you’ll be using it most!

After this, choose an emotion to focus on. If you’re just beginning this practice do NOT choose an emotion like anger or sadness. These emotions can have serious staying power and if you’re not confident with your ability to reverse out of these feelings and back into a happy state you can get stuck at a lower vibration than you were at before which is not what we want. For most people, I wouldn’t suggest trying to create these emotions at all. In all likelihood, if you’re doing magic where these emotional states are necessary you’ll have an abundant supply of them already.

If you’re not sure what emotions to try conjuring up, google a list of emotions and look through it. If one sticks out to you, give it a shot!

Next, I want you to search your memory. Ask yourself when the last time you felt that emotion was. When was the most intense time you’ve ever felt that emotion? See what memories come up, experience those memories and see how much you can recall, take note of which ones cause the greatest emotional response in you.

When you’ve found the memory you want to use, focus on it for a moment and allow the emotions of the memory to wash over you. You may want to continue holding the memory in your mind or simply focus on the feeling itself, it’s up to you. Allow the emotion to come to its natural peak. At the peak point, you can store the emotion in an object, use it to fuel a desire that relates to it (simply stating your intention aloud as the emotion peaks and releases will do), or allow the emotion to peak and then begin to calm.

If you find that you can get the beginning stages of the emotion before losing the feeling state entirely, or if you struggle to maintain the emotional state for any length of time, that’s ok. This kind of emotional control takes practice! It’s also important to keep in mind that if you’re already in a compromised emotional state when you begin this meditation, you’ll likely have a much more difficult time adjusting your emotional state. Beginning in a happy or neutral emotional state is always best.

Finish this exercise by cleansing yourself and your space and then giving yourself time to readjust and rest. Often this kind of emotional work can take a toll on your energy levels and it’s important to give yourself enough time to take stock of your state before jumping into another activity that might deplete you even more.