The world is a spinning mandala of energy, continually changing within each moment. How sensitive are you to this energy and it’s fluctuations? How attuned are you to the energies of the elements?
Who are you and how are you feeling?
In today’s world we may feel overwhelmed by trying to find answers to those questions, but finding those answers can be life changing! We are all bombarded with tribal, cultural, social, religious, educational and politically correct versions of life, that are just other peoples ideas and for the most part, they have no real connection to who you are and what your life means.
We are the elements and each sign of the zodiac represents a facet of our individuality and resonates with one of the elements. The Sun and the planets are moving through those signs and they have an interesting way of indicating the elements that you are most strongly attuned to. Balance is key with most things in life and it is no different when it comes to finding balance in your personal fire, earth, air and water, for a sense of well-being.
Understanding your unique “elemental mix” and how you resonate with fire, earth, air and water can shed a light on your true authentic energy. Who you are!
Life happens and is experienced by us on many dimensions. My Sun sign is Libra and my Moon sign is Cancer, which can tell you some things about my personality as well as my feelings about life. The dimensions they reside in create a story of my life experiences and provide a guide for me that allows me to live my life in a way that is most meaningful – and beneficial – for me.
Fire / Energy of the Sun and Mars
The energy that brings action into our body and light into our souls is the fire within us! It is the Sun!
The Sun is Queen of our solar system and is our source of life in every nook and cranny of this amazing planet. Nothing could exist without this beautiful star! She shines on the earth to feed us, to warm us and through her beams so bright, we feel love and joy. Everyone is happier when the sun is shining! You only have to spend a winter in Canada to witness the proof of that 🙂
The element of fire shows up when you are connected to the energies of inspiration, new beginnings, survival, competition, defending yourself and what you believe in, expressing yourself and in personal growth, to name a few.
Fire is our inspiration, our passions, our desires and our motivation! But too much Sun can overwhelm and even burn us. Do you feel the power of your fire? Do you understand the power of your fire?
Earth / Energy of Saturn and Venus
We are the earth! Our bodies are a beautiful work of art that are composed of multi-dimensional layers of subtle energy as well as the cellular dense energy that forms our bodies. Like the earth, we are made of metals, minerals, electricity, water and oxygen. We are the energy of the cosmos.
There are energy fields surrounding us, running through us and connecting us to everything. Every day we are bombarded from all directions! We are not able to see these subtle energy fields so their presence is not obvious, however we all have different sensitivities to this energy and those of us who are more sensitive will tune in more easily. Tuning into this energy is sort of like tuning into the frequencies on a radio.
If we are grounded, are aware and comfortable with our Earth energy then we are able to manage these frequencies that vibrate around us. We resonate with them and understand their place in our lives.
Earth Mother is home to our bodies, so isn’t it obvious that when we take care of our bodies that we are caring for and appreciating our Earth? We need to care for those same metals, minerals, electricity, oxygen and water that make up the earth, because that is our life source. That is what nourishes our bodies. The Earth is currently under duress and this is a reflection of the love and care for ourselves that is missing in our lives.
Earth energy shows up for you when have a strong foundation, in body and in the world. Being grounded allows us to create that strong foundation as well as attract good things into our lives. Earth energy is also connected and not limited to serenity, peace, nature, nourishment, practicality, discipline, goals and achievements as well as acceptance.
Do you feel the power of the earth element in yourself and in your life? Do you understand your earth power?
Water / Energy of the Moon
Of the four elements, water holds the highest percentage in our bodies. I believe approximately 65 to 75% and this depends on our age. Organs like the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and skin are composed of more water than matter. Even our bones are about 30% water. Plasma accounts for over half of our our blood volume and it is about 90% water.
Where will we be without water? Clean water scarcity has become a global concern, and it should be! The love of the earth of our bodies, extends to the love of the blood in our veins.
The flow of our blood is akin to the flow of streams and rivers. As the tributaries of our lakes and rivers become toxic wastelands, so do we. Just as we depend on nourishment from the Earth, so do we depend on water to hydrate us and keep our beautiful healthy bodies and blood flushed of toxins that we take in on a daily basis.
Water is moving, flowing and cleansing. We too cleanse our bodies with movement, such as walking, dancing, swimming and other types of exercise. Movement brings oxygen into our blood and enhances circulation which in turn helps to purify the blood in our veins.
The energy of the water element shows up in acts of nurturing, transformation, psychic intuitiveness along with depression, emotional sensitivities and what we are feeling. AND we are always feeling – in every moment. Our emotions are energy in motion.
Do you understand your connection to the power of the water element and the affect that it has on you?
Air / Energy of Mercury and Venus
Because breathing is a normal part of our existence (for those with healthy lungs) and it happens without our even thinking about it, it can be taken for granted.
Meditation is an exercise in observing our breath and brings our attention to how our breathing can affect other aspects of the functions of our bodies. It helps us to recognize the effects of stress, anger and fear on our breathing as well as that of shallow breathing and holding our breath.
Without trees, we would have an over-heated and toxic atmosphere. Trees and plants are nature’s oxygen machine! We are cutting down trees and wiping out rain forests as though they have no benefit to our existence.
Air is our thoughts, our ideas and dreams. Air is communication – words written, spoken and heard.
The energy of the air element shows up in reading, writing, speaking, listening and learning. It is also evident in everything we think or do, because absolutely everything starts with a thought – Air!!
Do you understand your connection to the power of Air? Do you understand your personal Air power?