Merpeople ~ Making A Connection.
When we hear the word Merpeople we have this image within our mind of a female with a tail swimming in the ocean collecting pearls and having fun and you're not far wrong but there is so much more to learn about these magical and wonderful beings. The Merpeople are connected to the Water Element also known as the Undines. They have powerful minds and often use telepathy in order to communicate with us humans although they are known to let their voices be carried along the breeze of the ocean. If you find you need to balance your emotions or need to explore them deeper then the Merpeople will help to guide you. They are intune with their own emotions, very loving and will serve those who show them respect. They are focused and know what it is that needs to be done, they can help bring about concentration to your life, maybe you are taking a exam or need your mind on the ball at work. Oh and there are also Mermen!.
There are many ways in which we can connect to the Merpeople and for many reasons. Maybe you are feeling sad and need some up liftment, you could be stressed with work/home and need to release this emotion. I will show you how to connect with the Merpeople, it may take a few weeks or more until you are at a stage where you feel confident within yourself to work alongside them. It's a good idea to make a connection on a regular basis to build up the energy.
By The Sea
One of the most powerful connections you can make to the Merpeople is by being near the sea, their home but don't worry if this is not possible as I will show you other ways later. Firstly, find yourself somewhere comfortable and safe to sit, facing the sea look out upon her vastness and beauty, steady your breathing before calling gently to the Merpeople. The Merpeople with their powerful minds will hear your voice whether it be from your lips or from your mind and they will tune into your energies. You will know intuitively when you have made a connection with them as this is an emotion you will experience from deep within. Then when you feel ready you can ask them to come to you, don't be afraid to ask for a sign or even that they give you a glimpse of themselves for they will be happy to do this knowing that your intentions are pure. A gift of thanks when by the sea should be one of seaweed or some shells, make a little mini altar on the sand. Another place to sit and connect is on the rocks, just be careful as rocks can become dangerous when wet and always be aware of your surroundings/tide times etc.
It isn't always possible to get to the sea, a Merperson's essence can be found anywhere water is found so how about creating your own Merpeople Altar outside? To create your altar outside you will need a water feature, you can make your own and this is a great way of getting children involved!. You will need a ceramic plant pot, decorate with mosaics, sparkly items, gems, shells, driftwood, rope etc. Once you are happy with your creation decide where in your garden to best place it and then fill with water. Place some shells inside your pot, plain or painted. I like to use colours that make me feel connected to the sea such as turquoise, blue & green. Place some sand around your pot so that it feels like being by the beach and arrange more driftwood, shells upon the sand. Of course this is just a guide and you can let your creative juices flow. The pot can also be covered or emptied if you are worried that children or animals might gain access to your altar.
Make a sacred space for your indoor altar, a small coffee table will do nicely. Place a cloth with colours that represent the sea over the top and then you can decorate with items found along the beach or sea themed such as pebbles/shells, merpeople ornaments, pictures, You could even use a small ceramic pot and decorate just like the bigger pot outside!. How about making a candle with small shells embedded within the wax? I have seen some lovely lamp shade bases with shells as well. Make your altar personal to you and one that will reflect your personality.
Upon your altar place a blue or green candle, anoint with a Rose essential oil by adding a few drops near the wick before you light it, take a few moments to quiet your mind and to become relaxed. Next say your affirmation....”I call upon the Merpeople, from deep within their magical world, I ask that you come forth so that we may begin our work together. This candle's flame represents the pure love & light that surrounds me, let us join hands and open our hearts.” You can now begin to ask for their guidance and of course the words you choose are entirely up to you. Once you have finished, thank the Merpeople for their help and as you blow out the candle visualize the Merpeople returning to their home, the sea.
Once you are happy with where you are on your path with the Merpeople, you can take the relationship to a new level, one of Merpeople Magick where you will be able to enhance the communication and love through using gentle magick through use of crystals, essential oils, poetry etc. I recently made this lovely bunting to hang in my bathroom, decorated with buttons it will help me to connect when in the bath to the Mer x