Even if nothing special happens while you do this exercise, just keep on plugging away with it. At some point, some time, you will realize that the earth is talking to you. This may come either as thoughts or feelings. Indeed, any thoughts or feelings you have while doing this exercise in a relaxed state of mind are probably messages from the earth. Wicca and witchcraft entail being open and willing to fly with intuition. Some naturally psychic people are able to pick the thread up the first time they do the ritual. However, most of us have to perform the ritual – like all pagan magick – on faith for a while until a clear intuitive – telepathic communications link with the earth is established. Then the earth will give you instructions herself, and tell you what you should do. You will just know it.
One thing she may direct you to do is to gaze. You do this by crossing your eyes very slightly but still keeping them relaxed. Then calm down your thoughts and stare without focus at whatever most attracts your attention in your field of vision. You don’t necessarily look directly at it but rather to one side, as you do to see things at night. The earth can provide you with all kinds of information this way. If you perform the earth ritual at dawn, try to gaze at the vapor which arises from the earth early in the morning, since these vapors are full of messages.
By: Bob Makransky
Since all pagan magick practitioners have very different experiences with the earth ritual, about all that can be said is to prepare yourself for a surprise! The only trick to making wicca and witchcraft work is patient continuance of the same ritual act until the desired result is obtained.