What is scrying? Here is the dictionary meaning:
Verb (used without object), scried, scrying.
To use divination to discover hidden knowledge or future events, especially by means of a crystal ball.
First of all, I’d like to start by saying, this should be a stress free and relaxing experience, so just go with the flow and see what happens!
As scrying is a form of divination based on visions seen in a particular object, the first thing you will need to do is find the object you wish to use. JOPO have the perfect Black Obsidian spheres and Black Obsidian mirrors for this!
Other objects commonly used for scrying are: bowl of water; crystal ball; gaze into a fountain or pool; traditional mirror; gazing into a candle flame; smoke from a camp fire. You may also find gazing into different textures, such as carpet, wallpaper, bathroom tiles and water droplets on shower screens can work.
Nostradamus is famous for using a bowl of water as a scrying tool to obtain his visions. It is a very useful tool and helps with developing your intuition.
Scrying is an exercise in patience and persistence. Most of all it can help you to develop and trust your intuition.
Scrying is not only for the indoors – Mother Nature provides ample opportunities for this method of divination. Any calm body of water will work and so will gazing into the clouds.
As with any form of divination, preparing yourself and your area is important for the best results. It is best to find a quiet area away from distractions. If outdoors, finding a calm and quiet area will be best. If indoors, the next step will be to dim the light of a room, so it will be easier for your eyes to pick up images and receive impressions.
As always, to begin any form of divination, you will need to set your intention. If you are seeking answers to a question or insights into the past or future, you need to state your request either silently or aloud. Then all you need to do is fix your gaze on the tool at hand. At times you may find that almost closing your eyes or focus your vision a few inches beyond the tool of choice will give a better result.
Don’t worry if you feel like you need to adjust your stance or position. Change the angles to suit you and after a few minutes, you may begin to see images forming. The most important thing to do throughout this exercise is to stay relaxed. Don’t put any pressure on yourself. You will have more success that way. If nothing appears, don’t be discouraged. Take a break and try again later.
If you decide to work with a mirror, there are some interesting tips and techniques you can try. One that works particularly well is with a bathroom mirror that has fogged over from a shower. Focus your gaze and see if any images or symbols emerge. As the steam fades the pictures may change before they eventually fade. Another version of mirror scrying involves the use of a flashlight and a darkened room. Holding a flashlight under your chin, gaze at your face in the mirror and note the changes in your appearance. These facial changes can possibly be clues to your past lives.
Finally some seers like to use a black mirror. In ancient times a black mirror was often a polished piece of obsidian crystal. Come in to JOPO and have a look for yourself!
Remember – patience is the key to scrying. You can always come back and try it later. Most of all it can help you to develop and trust your intuition. Have fun with it!
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