Building Your Relationship With Element Fire

Connecting with the Elemental Forces of Creation: Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and Spirit is easy to do. I have gotten to know the five Elemental Forces of Creation intimately over the past few years and have been working with them closely on many levels to bring my goals, dreams and heart’s desires into manifestation in the physical realm. I work with them on a daily basis asking for their guidance and wisdom, as well as, insight on specific questions. In my blog post, Building Your Relationship with Element Earth, I shared with some of the magick and wisdom of the element Earth (the Physical Realm) and tips on you can work with element Earth and develop a deeper relationship with her. Today, I will share with you, how to build and deepen your relationship with the element Fire.

Fire is the action realm. It is the source of heat, our passions, sensuality, sexuality, and creativity. Fire’s powerful dynamic teaches us how to transform our passions, claim our personal power, shine our light brightly into the world, and to live the life we desire. Fire teaches us the mysteries of transformation, changing forms allowing the old parts of ourselves to die and rebirth into the new. Similar to the Phoenix, the old parts of ourselves die and we rise up from the ashes into a newer, brighter version of ourselves.

Fire can also be a volatile realm in which many people express their fear of a fire getting out of control and may fear their life getting consumed by the fire and growing out of control or fearing their emotions will erupt like a volcano if they express them. Learning to work with fire takes skill, and one that requires focus, determination, and conscious training, similar to that of the archetypal Warrior energy. Balance is key to working with fire; learning when to take action by fueling the fire and when to rest and recharge.
Fire teaches us to live a dynamic powerful and passionate life. Working effectively with the element Fire requires you to honor the sacred teaching, wisdom, and tools of Fire and find ways to merge these gifts, messages, and wisdom from the other realms with your everyday awareness. Like the light from a lighthouse, Fire illuminates and guides us on our path. It encourages us to take action, and shine bright.

 

Ways to connect to Fire:

  • Light a candle, sit by fire observing its flame(s) or feel the warmth of the sunshine on your body
  • Drink a hot/warm beverage or eat spicy food
  • Display your goals or create & display an action board

Crystals:

Using crystals and stones of the Fire element is great for increasing your energy, increasing your vital power, awakening enthusiasm, protecting your aura, strengthening your will, and for purification.
Crystals and stones associated with the element fire are those with red hues such as red, violet, and orange: Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Red Tourmaline, Sunstone, and Red Jasper.

Essential Oils: Cinnamon, Cedarwood, Clove. (Please refer to Disclaimer and Essential Oils Precautions at the bottom of the page).

Affirmations:

  • I let go of what I can’t change.
  • I am powerful. It is safe for me to stand in my power.
  • I have all I need and find creative ways to take action on my ideas.
  • I enjoy my sensuality and sexuality and am free to be who I am.
  • Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new and brilliant ideas.

 

Disclaimer:
All information is merely for educational and informational purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace any professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any questions, concerns about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Do not disregard, delay, or avoid obtaining medical or health-related advice because of something you may have read on this site. Should you decide to act upon any information in this blog, you do so at your own risk.

Essential Oil SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
~ Keep out of reach of children and pets
~Avoid contact with sensitive areas such as the eyes, mucous membranes, and genitals.
~Some essential oils and essential oil brands cannot be consumed internally. Please check the package labeling before consuming it internally.
~If discomfort or irritation occurs, stop using the essential oil right away and contact your doctor.
~If pregnant consult your doctor prior to use.
~Consult pediatrician before use with children.
~ Never apply essential oils directly to the skin. Dilute in a base ingredient such as a carrier oil (like olive, coconut, grapeseed, jojoba, apricot kernel, sunflower and other oils), bath salts, honey, aloe vera gel, plant butters such as shea butter or cocoa butter, etc.
~ Use essential oils sparingly and follow proper dilutions when using them. If they are applied undiluted, you may end up with mild to severe chemical burns. Remember, when it comes to essential oils, less is more.
~ Some essential oils are phototoxic. (sun sensitivity). These essential oils are mainly citrus oils such as bergamot, sweet orange, wild orange, grapefruit, mandarin orange, lime, and other citrus oils. If using an essential oil that causes sun sensitivity, avoid sun exposure, use it in the night time or use it in essential oil products that won’t stay on your skin.
~ Keep away from flame, heat, and ignition sources including candles, gas cooker stovetops, matches, and open fires.

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Swing Into Sunny Days

 Now with summer officially here, it is the perfect time to start swinging into sunnier days. This past Saturday ( June 21st) Summer Solstice,  the longest day of the year, marked the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere.  The long sunny days and hot weather are here. It’s time to get outside and enjoy it!
There are countless ways to get outside and enjoy the sunshiny summer days ahead. You can enjoy nature right at home or venture out a little, now that many states are slowly re-opening. Even with restrictions and social distancing and other precautions in place, you can still harness the power of nature wherever you are to help you unwind and enjoy every lovely moment of warmth that summer has to offer us. Below I share with you four ways to do just that:
  1. Walk barefoot on the ground. Feel the grass and underneath your feet and reconnect with the natural world around you. Draw up the loving and nurturing energy Mother Earth has to offer you through your feet and feel it fill your whole body.
  2. Slow down at sunset. Sit in silence and take in the moment and beauty as the day melts away into the vibrant colors of pink, yellow, and orange.
  3. Get up and get out! Enjoy the best of the day on bright sunny mornings. Go for a walk or morning jog, do some gardening, practice some morning yoga or Qi Gong outside, read a book or if you are working remotely, why not bring your office outside for the day?
  4. Jump in the water. Go swimming if you can. Swimming is a great exercise and promotes good blood circulation.

What is your favorite summertime activity? How are you going to swing into sunnier days?  Please share in the comments below. 

Remember to spread your own personal kind of sunshine! The world needs your unique, warm, loving sunshine and acts of kindness, now more than ever!

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. 

But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone, or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a Thanksgiving word. We have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit. And that can take some time.

That’s why practicing gratitude makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing.

Remember that gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope.

There are many things to be grateful for: sunshiny days, colorful autumn leaves, friends who listen, chocolate, birds chirping, electricity, warm water, wi-fi, our health, family, butterflies. What’s on your list?

Some Ways to Practice Gratitude

  • Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater frequency may be better for creating a new habit, but just keeping that journal where you can see it will remind you to think in a grateful way.
  • Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures on cardboard or piece of paper.
  •  Practice gratitude around the dinner table or make it part of your nighttime routine. 
  • Make a game of finding the hidden blessing in a challenging situation.
  • When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel.
  • Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. Write about it, sing about it, express thanks for your gratitude.