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Grove Attunement

The purpose of the Grove Attunement is for grounding & centering the participants in spiritual harmony to prepare them for the magical working. This is what we call the Two Powers meditation that is used (in its varied forms) throughout ADF. The more often you practice grounding & centering, the easier it will be to achieve that state of spiritual readiness.
Here is but one example of the guided meditation:

Grove Attunement

Now let us begin to open our minds to Magic, to the presence of the Gods. Begin with your body. Plant your feet firmly on the ground, balanced and upright... shake out your arms and shoulders... let gravity pull you evenly toward the earth, as you release the everyday tensions in your flesh... now begin to breath deeply and regularly.... With each breath fill your lungs slowly... and completely... with each outbreath empty them entirely... for a moment just watch your breath... in... and out...

Now as you continue to breath deeply and regularly, imagine... feel... that from the bottoms of your feet, roots are springing... reaching down into the world below you... a strong tap-root slides down through soil and stone... going deeper and growing stronger... down to touch the Waters that are under the Earth... the dark, cool, magnetic Power of the Land... Breath deep... and with each breath draw the earth Power up through your roots... feel it flowing into your feet... tingling and energizing... rising from the earth... into your legs... rising through your legs to meet and pool in your loins... Breath deep, and draw the Earth Power up your spine... rising through your belly... cool and powerful... to fill and pool in your heart... The Power rises from the earth flowing up into your legs, through your loins... through your heart... rising up your spine to pool in your head... filling and energizing you... rising still to fountain out from the crown of your head and flow back in to the earth... flowing out through head and hands, into the Earth...

So you are filled with the Power of the Earth... Now imagine... feel... that from overhead... from the (sun/moon/stars) in the turning Sky... a single ray of light shines out... out and down to bathe your body and spirit in the warm, electric Sky Power... shining down over your head... over your heart... over your loins... touching and warming the Earth Power... everywhere the light touches becomes bright... shining like sun on water... now raise your hands to the Sky and let the earth Power flow into your hands... feel... see... them brighten and energize with the joined Powers of Earth and Sky...

Now reach out to those beside you... join your shining hands together... let the Waters and the Light merge in and through us all... the Power flowing upward from below... Shining downward from above... through each and all of us... making us one light... one depth... (The company may be led at this time to a simple intoning or to sing a Unity Hymn) So we are attuned and ready... as we open our hearts to the Powers of our rite.