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How to Consult the I Ching Using Dice

The I Ching (or Yi Ching or Book of Changes) is most commonly known as an ancient Chinese method of divination. The following method is a quick and simple way to determine an I Ching hexagram using dice. This method has the same probability of outcomes as the original yarrow stalk method. Steps 1 Obtain 4 dice, two of one color (or size) and two of a different color (or size). 2 Designate one pair of dice as the lead pair, and one as the second pair. 3 Roll the…

postheadericon How to Connect with a Higher Spirit through Nature

How to Connect with a Higher Spirit through Nature

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but their true beauty is revealed when darkness sets in only if there is a light from within. Here is how to find that inner harmony that you desire. Steps 1 Find a slightly isolated location. It may be rare to find a perfect place unless you live out in the country so make the best of what you have already. 2 Find a comfortable position. Whether you’re lying down gazing at the sky or…

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How to Consecrate Yourself

Two Methods:Understanding ConsecrationConsecrating Yourself to GodCommunity Q&A Consecration is an important spiritual act, but even if you’ve heard the term before, you may not understand what it means if it has never been explained to you. Take a few moments to understand what the term means, then consider how to apply the practice to your own life. Steps Part 1 Understanding Consecration 1 Define “consecration.” In a general sense, the term “consecration” refers to the act of dedicating oneself to a specific purpose or intention. To “consecrate” yourself essentially means…

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How to Connect With Your Spirit Guide

Two Parts:Making a ConnectionIncreasing Your Chances of ConnectingCommunity Q&A Connecting with your spirit guide can be a deeply moving and affirming experience. The voice, individual, or feeling that you sense can give you strength and advice. Finding your spiritual guide is a very personal process, and each individual will experience things differently. Some might even have to patiently wait for a long time before connecting with a spirit guide. Meditation, visualization, and writing techniques, however, are general ways of seeking and communicating with your spirit guide to gain a sense…

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How to Connect to Your Element

The four elements are very important in the religions of Wicca and Paganism. Everyone is born with a special connection to one of the elements. After finding out which element is for you, how do you connect with it? Steps 1 Start off by casting a circle. This will draw the positive energy around you, so that there is no chance that any unwanted spirits will interrupt you. Make sure that you have brought something resembling your element into the centre. 2 Sit down in the middle of your circle,…

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How to Confess

Three Parts:Owning Up to Your WrongdoingConfessing in a RelationshipRosary PrayerCommunity Q&A When we do bad things, we feel bad even if we’re not caught or punished. The weight of our misdeeds falls upon our consciences, plaguing us with lingering feelings of guilt and depriving us of life’s full joy. Luckily, there’s a way out from under this burden of shame. To start down the path of healing, we first have to come clean about the bad things we’ve done. This opens the door to apology and forgiveness. Note: This article…

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How to Confess Sins

Three Methods:Examining your Conscience Before ConfessionConfessing to A PriestRosary PrayerCommunity Q&A Do you seek repentance for all your sins? Do you want our Lord to forgive you for all your trespasses? While not all religions have a formal process for confessing your sins like the Roman Catholic Church, atonement is a major part of many spiritual practices. Whether you want to just get something off your chest or you want to see a priest, confessing sins is a large part of many faiths. Steps Method 1 Examining your Conscience Before…

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How to Conduct a Tarot Reading

One of the most enduring artifacts of the Renaissance is the Tarot. The Tarot first appeared in northern Italy during the 15th century to be used as a card game similar to the modern game of Bridge. It is one of the first card games to employ a trump suit and many people especially in continental Europe play variants of the original Tarot card game. Since the 18th century, The Tarot has also been used in the divinatory arts. The symbolism of the Tarot can provide an insight into the…

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How to Conduct an Odinist Ritual

Called the “The-Rite-of-Bragi,” this ritual honors the gods and goddesses of Odinism and Asatru. Odinism is a polytheistic and pagan religion dedicated to the deities of the Norse pantheon. It is also called Asatru and Heathenism. Steps 1 Purify yourself by washing your body and dressing in a shroud that is pure and white, red or black. Then wait for the darkness of night. 2 After the descent of the sun, position yourself before a luminous object. This may be any source of light, from a candle to the starfire…

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How to Conduct a Prayer Meeting

Three Parts:Planning the Prayer MeetingConducting the Prayer MeetingMaking the Most of the Prayer MeetingCommunity Q&A Thinking of hosting a prayer meeting but not sure how to organize it? Prayer meetings are a way for people to get together and engage in prayer as a group. With a little preparation and by following a few steps, you can conduct a meaningful meeting full of prayer. Steps Part 1 Planning the Prayer Meeting 1 Choose a suitable time. Remember that people are quite busy and may not be able to make certain…