Projective energy is the process of directing energy. Your dominant hand is used to project, to send energy out. Hold your wand or athame in your projective hand to project your spell out into the universe. Use your projective hand to consecrate items, infuse energy into objects and send healing vibrations.
Perceptive energy is the process of receiving energy. Your off hand is used to receive. Hold items in your receptive hand to draw and absorb energy from them. Use your receptive hand to ‘feel’ the energy of an object, hold a person’s projective hand to receive energy from them.
Let's say you want to charge your quartz crystal on the next full moon. You would stand outside under the Moon. Hold the quartz crystal in your projective hand. Use your receptive hand to draw the energy of the Moon into your hand, down your arm, through your body, down your projective arm, through your projective hand, to charge the stone. Make sense?
Most of us are healers in some capacity, while you may find you naturally work with both hands during healing, you should be concentrating on sending that energy with your right hand (or dominant hand) and receiving it with your left (or “weaker hand”).
During meditation try holding your left hand with the palm up to facilitate receiving energy as this is one of the many places you will receive energy.
If you are able to use both hands equally, you want to spend some time sensing the energy in your hands, and determine which one you feel more comfortable using to send energy.
Just for fun. How to create a ball of energy:
1. Slap your hands together or rub them briskly to awaken the energy.
2. Bring your hands to a relaxed prayer position in front of your face but do not let them touch.
3. Focus all your energy into the center of your palms and begin to feel the sensation of a magnetic force.
4. Try to imagine a small ball of chi or light energy forming between your hands.
As your palms close in towards one another, you should notice a subtle feeling of resistance much like two magnets trying to push away from each other.
Separate your hands slightly and then close them again. Do it slowly. Practice this often so that you become familiar with how the energy feels. Later on, you’ll notice it within your body.