The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur. ~Aristotle
The Four Elements
The four elements- air, earth, fire and water, are the building blocks of physical reality.Each has its own spiritual aspect, and each can teach us different lessons.
According to this website, the elements as we know them are
but outwardly manifested forms of the Elements themselves. Their manifestations are as follows: the element of water has magnetic properties; it nurtures and sustains. The element of fire has electrical and creative properties. Air is a detaching element and enables co-existence of the two main elements, fire and water. The element of earth binds fire, water and air in various proportions, which makes possible the formation of materials with different properties.
Early cultures understood and respected the different aspects of the elements. They lived with them in a close relationship on a daily basis. Today, in our bubbles of reality cut off from nature, we take the elements for granted or don’t even think about them.
What Can Be Learned?
The elements hold great power and it can be accessed by us.
In order to open communication, we need to respect the elements and believe that we can contact the spirit of each.
By connecting with the elements, we will be more grounded in physical reality. We will integrate with the physical and spiritual world that surrounds us.
The different traits of each element can be used to help us through problems in life.
The flowing nature of water reminds us that obstacles don’t have to stop our progress…
Earth can help us stay rooted in strong… Fire and air also have lessons for us.
In our next post, Doug and I will share an exercise that will allow you to connect with each element and form a bond. You’ll learn what help each can provide, and what lessons you’ll likely learn.
Get ready to meet the stuff that makes up our reality, including us…