Is there anyone here with legitimate experience with actually non-physically affecting the elements? I hate to use the term “bending” but it is rather convenient haha.
I’ve been practicing for about 3 weeks now with a candle to try and do it with fire and very very slowly but surely I’m improving. I was an absolute natural with air, although maybe that’s because of all the “storm” working stuff I’ve done, and I haven’t actually tried water or earth.
I’ve gotten a good feel for the vibe of fire, as far as I can tell it’s the feeling of raw passion in your aura and if you’re not in a very passionate state it’s kind of difficult to just bring up (although yes I know as a magician I should have complete control over that sort of thing). With air I don’t need to bring up any emotion at all, if anything it’s like the absence of emotion that lets me influence it. It also seems like you don’t have to “merge” your aura with air as much as you do fire. To get the fire bending to actually work I have to reach an astral tendril out and feel the flame as a part of my being perfectly without losing any focus.
Does anyone know what the progress is like to get to a point where I could extinguish a fully lit candle or actually get the flame to dance from the candle onto my palm or something? Are we talkin years? Because it feels like it’ll be years haha.
And for people who want advice, let me say, don’t strain yourself, 10 minutes a day is enough if you’re going at it intensely enough, and honestly if you feel psychically overloaded just take a day off. It’s actually putting a LOT of strain on your psychic muscles. That is unless I’m doing it completely wrong and I should be more relaxed about the whole thing.
Hoping somebody reads this who actually knows what I’m talking about with the aura and energy stuff…