I have been trying to understand the 4 basic elements of soil, water, fire and air for some time. I think I’ve finally got it and am now onto the mystery of the 5th element. Perhaps you already know all this but if not it helps me to understand myself to write about it.
Soil (those tiny granules) is what creates and gives form, forms of all kinds! But soil needs some water to fill up that form and make it 3 dimensional. The amount of water depends on the form. Butterflies need more air than water. Fire is the electric charge that allows movement. Air creates Life. A baby (of any species) can be born looking perfect but if it can not take a breath it will mot survive. The first in breath begins life and the last out breath is the end of physical life as we know it. This is the physical realm. There are other frequencies of these 4 elements that affect our health, our thoughts, our emotions and all our creations.
All species have different amounts of each element. An elephant has more soil, a bird has more air, a fish has more water, and some of the fastest creatures have more fire.
The 5th element; the level of perfection in all things we could call the outcome, depends on the balance of these four elements. Too much of any element changes the balance, but too little also changes the balance in a different way.
We can look to Nature at a blackberry bush. If its a dry spring the berries will be seedy, if there is just the right amount of moisture and sunshine the berry will grow lush and juicy. If there is too much rain the berry will be mushy. The plant can not control how its berries turn out just as it is difficult for us to understand how outer circumstances and the choices we make can change the elements in our very makeup and change the outcome of our physical health. The choices we make about our jobs, (or what I might write about), what we choose to eat or drink can affect how we feel, how much energy we have for our projects, the dreams we have at night.
Our current President has a lot of fire energy. He has learned how to create smoke as a distraction while he uses his blazing fire elsewhere. I am not interested in using my energy to confuse or control people but I had not realized how much I didn’t know about how these elements work, or don’t, for me.
My next set of lessons is to understand these elements in my inner and outer body and how they affect the choices I make.
What are you learning?
So much of our lives are lived in the invisible realms. It happens but we cant see it. Shifting from one frequency to another is an invisible experience. Very few people speak of it, but we’ve all experienced getting stuck in a frequency. The one that comes to mind today has to to do with parents and grown children because I am about to visit my grown daughter, grandchildren and great grand children. If I shift into my old mother role (I was a strong mother) I will also trigger shifts in all of them.
We all develop many parts (frequencies) of our self, whatever we put a lot of time into, becomes a comfortable frequency. (or even uncomfortable) If one’s career demands they be a decision maker, it can be difficult to shift out of that frequency with a partner or ones children. If one’s career is caretaker, it may find it difficult to shift and so continue to take too much responsibility for partner, children or friends. Since it’s all invisible, understanding how and when to shift and how powerful it feels when we learn this magic.
Remember walking in the door to your parents house and boom, you feel like a kid again? You shifted into that old child frequency and then your parent is triggered (or may have triggered you) to shift into their old parental role and the old relationship frequency pops up. It might be fun for a short time but then can become a power struggle
Parent and child are each a different frequency (and development) and the relationship between them is also a frequency. No matter how old we are when we visit our parents, we tend to revisit that child frequency. It can be difficult, as an older parent, to not shift into that old relationship frequency and treat our grown child from that old frequency. Which is why it is very important to consciously develop a new relationship that allows child and parent to feel more equal. Getting stuck in these old frequencies can be irritating for young people trying to live at home once they have left and developed a frequency of being on their own and equally frustrating for the parent who thought their child had grown up but is still acting like a child. A new relationship frequency must be created or both will automatically revert back to what was developed and often feel irritated because they don’t know how it happened or how to escape it.
The first step is recognizing something just occurred and you feel different. We can become aware of where our energy sits in our body during whatever skill we are involved in. Am I in my head? My throat? My heart? My solar plexus? My tummy? My genitals? Out in space? Once I know where I am in my body I can choose to move.
I will follow up next week with more ways to move. You can email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org