The earth is our home. But, how frequently are we aware of the earth beneath our feet? Since we go to the store or restaurant rather than tilling the earth with our own hands to produce our food, we forget and disconnect.
Go outside and lie down on your belly.
Turn your head so that your left ear is on the ground.
Take three deep breaths – let your belly push into the earth as you inhale
And pull into yourself as you exhale.
Relax and drop your awareness down into the earth.
Feel the earth.
Probe the depths of the earth.
Sense how your belly resonates with the belly of the earth.
Still your mind and simply feel this connection.
You might even “hear” the earth speak to you.
Listen to the earth beneath and hear the earth within you.
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The Four Elements are the building blocks of all Creation on Grandmother Earth, and therefore, stabilize our world.
Earth is the element that sits in the west. Earth energies work with stability and endurance. Think of the many different ways that the earth element appears on this planet: the small portions of earth used in your planter, or the tremendous amounts of earth moved to prepare the foundation for a building, or a tall rugged mountain. Feel the stability that comes when you think of the earth element.
Earth is reflected inside us through our physical bodies. Is your measure of self-care high enough to create the stability and endurance of your physical body that you desire?
Contemplate the many forms in which you experience this element on the planet and you will have a knowing of West energies.
To begin to discover the interconnections of wheels and directions, overlay the wheel of elements with the seasons or the corresponding colors that vibrate with these directions. The directional colors are as follows: the South is known by the color red, the West by the color black, the North by the color white, the East by the color yellow, and the Center by the color purple.
Once the Everything knew its feminine and masculine aspects, the breath of Wakan Tanka birthed first of the four sacred elements, air. The second element was fire, the spirit of the Chuluaqui force of Wakan Tanka. Then from the space of its female and male side, WahKahn and SsKwan came together with the energy force of their separate Chuluaqui energies combining in a whirlwind serpent-fire of total love and the third element of water was created. From the two Chuluaqui energies came Quodoushka, the sacred marriage and union of the male and female energies which together become greater than the sum of the parts and thus became the heart of Wakan Tanka. Then seeing that the purpose of creation was discovering substance form through the act of orgastic pleasure in order to gain knowledge of itself, Wakan Tanka (WahKahn/SsKwan) made love and created all things within the Everything. Thus the fourth element of earth became the physical manifestations of the love energy of the Great Spirit