The fifth element, the void, is not one we are as familiar with for it cannot be handled in the same way as the other four elements. The void is invisible to the normal or naked eye. It appears to simply be empty space. Yet, this emptiness contains the mystery of life, the forces of creation, the magnetism of spirit. Look into this mystery and feel its pull.
Choose a cloud-free night when the moon is dark.
Take a blanket and all you need to be comfortable.
Lie down on your back.
Place your hands on your belly, thumbs just above your navel,
Fingers spanning the area below the navel.
Become soft within.
Gaze up at the night sky – into the dark spaces between the stars.
Simultaneously, feel the empty, dark space under your hands.
Know them as one space.
Both inner and outer carrying the great void.
When you are there, ask yourself this question:
“What is asking to be birthed through me?”
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