Day 203: Elementals, King Necksa

It’s been a really long time since I did the Paralda and Djin meditations, but they were pretty powerful and I still remember the impact they had on me.  Let’s see what Necksa’s meditation accomplishes.

What You’ll Need:

  • Water incense
  • Water oil

It is best to try this practice in the location near your home where the undiness reside. Light the water incense and allow it to waft over your body. Dab some of the water oil on all seven body-energy centers: base of the spine, pubic region, solar plexus, heart, throat, center of the brow, and crown of the head.

Find a comfortable sitting position and close your eyes. Take several deep breaths and allow your body to become relaxed. With your eyes still closed, begin to intone King Necksa’s name, one syllable at a time for each exhaled breath:

Inhale slowly. Exhale, intoning the sound: Neck.
Inhale slowly. Exhale, intoning the sound: Sa.

Repeat these intonations twice more and then practice the following guided imagery. You can read it and memorize the energy sequence now, have a friend read it to you with your eyes closed, or tape record it for later playback.

Reader:
Imagine that you stand once again near the spring in the forest where you first met the undines.

Hold your spirit hands up so that they face toward the west, and again draw up the energies of this place and cast them in a circle of brilliant blue light that surrounds you.

You are now completely surrounded by this field of energy. Raise your hands to the west and mentally summon forth King Necksa. Soon a radiant, magnificent merman emerges from the spring outside of your magic circle. Without wasting time, ask Necksa what powers he offers to your life and what powers he diminishes in your life.

Reader: pause for a moment.

When you have heard his answer, bid him farewell and watch him vanish back into the dark depths of the pool. When he has left, it is time to close the circle you created. Hold your hands up again to the west and begin to turn your spirit-body in a clockwise direction. This time as you turn, imagine that you draw the energies of the circle back into your body. Allow the energy to return to the earth below your feet, grounding it completely.

Once you have finished, it is time to open your eyes. Get down on your hands and knees and place your forehead to the floor, grounding and solidifying all of the energy you raised.

Take time to journal about your experiences, to draw a picture of Necksa and write down what powers he offers and diminishes in your life.

Disney’s King Triton from The Little Mermaid

I was so angry at my subconscious.  The minute I heard the word “merman”, the only image that my mind would produce for Necksa was Disney’s King Triton!  Surely, I thought, my mind cannot be that stereotypical.  Triton is just about the only ready image most people my age and younger would pull for the word “merman”…but I wanted to be better than that.  I wanted to see something profound and really understand the energy of Necksa.  But all I got was a Disney character.  Or did I?

After I forlornly stared at this picture of Triton following my meditation, it suddenly struck me that Triton’s face had a tremendous amount in common with another favorite childhood animated character of mine:  the grandfather from Heidi’s Song (1982).  The grandfather obviously shares Triton’s white hair and beard, bushy grey eyebrows and intimidating frame, and both characters can really lay on the intimidation factor.  However, when both of their shells are cracked, their features allow for a lot of emotional plasticity to read on their faces.  In these stills of the grandfather below, you can see mass intimidation, anger/bewilderment, suspicion, and amused love.  It’s especially great to see such domineering characters melt with love.

Various stills of the Grandfather

I realized, then, that the face I saw Necksa wear wasn’t a Disney face, but a plastic face capable of displaying every emotion…and strong enough to come back for more.  He’s a complex king, he is.

When I asked Necksa what he brought to my life, the message was clear.  He brings a ton of love my way and is frustrated with all the walls I put up to block it out.   He reminded me that such resistance is ultimately futile.  As a tiny stream of water can eventually wear a canyon into a rock desert, water energies can wear away the thickest walls.  And when the walls come down, you’re often left wondering why you bothered to erect them in the first place.  Water will connect us all in the end, and life is so much richer when we let it.

Not to mention we avoid the pain of a flood.

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