What are the Elements and How Connecting with them can Benefit You!
The Elements are defined as:
Nature, Water, Fire, Earth, Light, Darkness, and Spirit.
Humans are automatically drawn to the elements because we require them to survive. We are organic creatures and nature is a part of us. Our bodies require sunlight, water and air to sustain themselves. We are attracted to the elements of fire, earth and light because they are a part of us and connect to our physical and spiritual being.
In the current age, we have gotten away from exposure to the elements thanks to modern conveniences. We no longer use candles as primary sources of light or spend as much time in soil gardening due to the conveniences of grocery stores. Spending time in the elements is a wonderful way to connect to your inner being and find better health.
Ways to Connect to the Elements
Connect to earth’s element by practicing “grounding” which means to walk around in grass/soil with bare feet.
Connect to the fire element by sitting by a fire or by candlelight.
Connect to the water element by visiting natural lakes, oceans, and streams. You can further connect to this element by swimming in a natural body of water.
Connect to the air element by sitting in fresh air and feeling the wind. You can also open a window or drive with your windows down.
To connect to the light element, try to utilize natural light as much as possible. Open the shades in your home or office instead of using artificial lights and get at least 30 minutes of safe sun exposure daily.
Connecting to the dark element is essential to circadian rhythm. Being exposed to dimmer lights and nighttime signals your pituitary gland to release the appropriate amounts of hormones to induce sleep and restfulness. Dim your lights 2 hours before bed and make it a habit to go look at the stars at night, even for just a moment.
To connect to your spiritual element, meditation is essential. Spending a few moments each day in a peaceful, calming mindset will help you center your spirit.