When I ground, I make a connection with the earth that allows my mind to be level and calm. In the two powers meditation I also use this connection to the waters of the earth to meld with my ancestors who reside in the deep parts of the underworld. I pull that energy up into myself until it flows out the top of my head and flows back down to the earth, creating a full circuit. As I pull the energy from the sun/upper world/star, I set myself up as the center of the worlds; I create sacred space within my body and center my being in the same step. This power from the sun is allowed to flow over the water within, down to the earth, and again a circuit is made. The fire also connects me to the upper world of the divine entities. The image of the Fire burning on the water in the palm of my hands is a perfect reflection of the power of the three worlds.
The two powers meditation has been a bit of a mixed bag for me though. In my personal, private experience of the meditation, I feel a true and deep connection to the upper and lower world. It feels as if my body is stretching to become a microcosm of the world tree. I can feel the gates open and flow into me. The fire on the water is hot and cold at the same time. I feel such contented peace and a connection to all of creation. It is an extremely powerful meditation in this silent, private place.
It is when I try to move the meditation to a group that it seems to fall a tad flat. I say the words and try to do the meditation at the same time, and I get the feeling that I am trying to mix oil and water. What I mean is that it feels like a soupy mess that is constantly trying to separate itself from me as well as disconnect within itself. I think that the reason for this is that I am reading a script written by someone else, instead of using my own person version. I have done this in the past to be sure I am using the meditation as closely to what Reverend Corrigan’s vision of it is, as I can. I have mostly done this for the benefit of those who do not have a personal, firsthand experience with the meditation. I think in future I will try using my own observations and wording with the two powers to led the group, and see if it works better.