You can utilize the four natural elements to balance your energy with the energy of nature. Why is this handy? Because nature is comprised of good energy, naturally!
The magic of viral energy works nicely with the four elements of earth, wind, fire, and water (Aristotle added a fifth element—aether: the upper regions of air beyond the clouds—but let’s focus on the four that we have easy access to). These elements each have properties, that you can tap into, that give you energetic advantages. First, let’s check out the benefits of: Earth.
Will the real Brenda please stand up?
Brenda had a difficult time making decisions and was feeling insecure in her life. She had a beautiful light to her spirit and she wanted to share it with the world. Yet, her perspective was skewed—she thought that her point of attraction was her outwardly bubbly personality, when it was really the quality of her inner light that determined the quality of who and what she attracted.
She thought that potential suitors were attracted to a combination of her looks and her kind heart, yet she didn’t understand that her inner turmoil was not hidden from anyone. She believed that her value lied in her persona (her image, what others thought of her, what she did for a living, who she dated), when it was really her energetic presence that needed to be treasured and tuned.
Her energy was sometimes off-putting and she didn’t know it, she couldn’t see it. Her light had been muddied by the negative viral energy that she had allowed to seep into her environment over several years. She had been emotionally beat down from chronic loss, rejection, unfulfillment and disappointments, and so she was attracting at a low and stagnant level. Many of the new people in her life were not living their lives in alignment with what Brenda said that she wanted for her own life!
It’s hard to recognize your own ‘stuff’, after all you can’t see viral energy!
Brenda didn’t see a connection between her environment and what was showing up in her own experiences, and how both were affecting her happiness. She had lost track of her true identity, she had believed that the quality of her creation energy affected her alone, in some compartmentalized way, when in reality it affected everything!
From finding healthy love that would last, to having peace and prosperity manifest in abundance, it all hinged on the quality of her internal temperate—her creation energy.
Earth is grounding.
Brenda knew something wasn’t working. She had sought counseling, advice from lifelong friends, and had read a number of self-help books, but it wasn’t until she discovered gardening that her internal evolution happened.
She started spending time with her hands and feet in the earth and soon her energy became steady and her perspective magically cleared.
With a clear head, she made better choices and was more decisive. She became confident in her true value and she felt her bright light return.
You’re not on your own in this; there’s an omni-presence (in perfect balance) available to you, and she has many forms.
It’s elevating, and essential, to have positive support in your life, to draw from and to nurture you. And yet, what you need the most, right now, might just come from the queen bee herself—Mother Nature.
It could be gardening that heals you, daily walks in your neighborhood, regular hiking trips, or a practice of holding a handful of soil or stones while meditating. (If you live off the ground in an apartment building, be sure to balance your time on the ground.) Whatever works for you, whatever feels good, do that!
Utilizing the earth to bring balance and stability in your life is about more than tending to your household plants (though this is a lovely start), and it’s about more than taking a walk once a week when you can fit it in. It’s about immersion, committing to steady and direct contact with earth, getting your feet and hands at ground level, and making it a lifestyle.
Get your hands in soil, kneel down in it, walk with your bare feet on a warm sandy beach, breath in the smell of dirt on freshly pulled carrots or beets, ground yourself with the element of earth.