I love the elements! There are so many ways to look at them and connect with them. Over the years I’ve been receiving information about the elements and how to work with them. I’m going to share this information with you in a series of messages on social media and blogs on my website. Starting with the basics: a description of each of the 5 elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Spirit.
Today the 1st element: EARTH.
EARTH is the most physical element of the 5 and is connected to our physical existence, to our PHYSICAL BODY. It’s the element that helps us to be grounded, to root ourselves in the Earth. To be present in our day-to-day experience, to be able to experience life! EARTH is grounding, stabilizing, strengthening.
When you want to connect with the element of EARTH, you can do that by connecting to Mother Earth, also known as Gaia or Pacha Mama. By taking care of the planet, keeping her clean, don’t leave any rubbish in nature. Or even go and do a clean up in nature somewhere. By being loving to all living beings – other humans, as well as animals (even insects!) included.
By being mindful of the products you buy, of how they are made – with respect for the planet.
You can can get your hands dirty in the soil, planting new seeds. Touching the EARTH with your hands. Or go on a barefoot walk, to touch it with your feet! Or go and lay down on the beach or in a forest. Feel the Earth, touch it, observe the sensations of it.
You can connect with the element of EARTH by taking good care of your own body. By nourishing it with good foods, fresh fruits and vegetables coming from the Earth. Especially veggies that grow under the ground are wonderful for you to ground yourself and connect with the element of EARTH.
There’s all sorts and ways to connect with EARTH! What’s your favourite way?