Burn some incense and create Sacred Space. This can be done mentally or physically. Say:
"I call Air for speed
Fire to cleanse
Water to bless
Earth to manifest
Spirit to seal."
Hold your hands over the altar, cupping them in front of you. Visualise a ball of energy in your hands. The intent must be clear that it is formed to grow into a circle. Drop the ball and imagine that it explodesout in all directions to form a perfect circle that encompasses you and the altar, when you are finished say:
"As above, so below. This circle is sealed."
To take down:
Contract the energy the same way you expand it. Open your receptive hand and pull the little bubble back into it. Either give it to the Universe for healing or absorb it into your hand, envisioning that it is transformed into healing energy before it enters your body.
Written by Silver RavenWolf
Book of Shadows © 2001, Dana (Huntress of the Dark)