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The Elements
SabbathDate: Wednesday, 02-July-2014, 11:55 PM | Message # 1
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Fire is the element of power. People who harness this element have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want. It is also the element of purity, helping remove harmful influences or 'sin' that could've been the problem for yourself worth. 

Air is the element of freedom. People who harness this element tend to detach themselves from worldly concern to find peace and freedom. It is also the element of light, helping to inspire and lift others out of darkness. 

Water is the element of change. People who harness this element are capable of adapting too many things. They have a deep sense of community and love that holds them together through anything. It is also the element of health, the energy of water is used to wash away aches and pains, and knit emotional aspects to heal traumas. 

Earth is the element of substance. People who harness this element are diverse and strong. They are persistent, and enduring. It is also the element of growth, helping what has been mended and/or smoothed. 

The Spirit element is a little more complex. It is the combination of all the other elements in one body, and finding the balance in them is what makes them so unique, and powerful. This is known as the element of balance, keeping an open mind to the world around them and helping to guide others to a better place in themselves and around them. 

The elements are powerful energies, harnessing them and using them can be very beneficial in anything you do magic-wise. But just like everything in this world, there are positives and negatives to each and every thing. There are different forms and names of the elements, Spirit for instance is often known as Akashi, Darkness/Light.

Connecting yourself to your element.
After gaining a general understanding of the energies the elements can exhibit, comes the effect and uses, finding out which one you are connected to. Though many believe that your zodiac sign is your destined element, 9/10 times its not the case though often you can feel most connected to that predestined one. Step by step, this is a process I came up with and teach to others; 

Step 1. Knowing your element and you 

The first step is knowing your element. Finding out what it is isn't that hard to do. It's about which one you feel closest too. It's not your zodiac sign though many end up being close to their predestined element. I'm a Scorpio so mine should be water but its Earth. Meditation and spending time with your element are important. It creates a bond with you two. I will use my element since I know it best. With Earth, I spend a lot of time outside. Sitting in the grass, or just outside period. It lets Earth know that I care about her, that she is my element and I am her person. Get it? Good. 

Step 2. Using your element. 

Okay, here comes the fun part. You ready? 
You can't control the weather. I don't care how many times you swear up and dead to your great grannies dead grave, you can't. Having an element is more so on the spiritual and emotional plains. Your element isn't there for you to make it rain when you want to, or snow, or make trees grow. It's there for support, to help guide you into a better life and bring you positive energy. It ***IS NOT*** a tool to bring you whatever bloody weather you want that day. 

Step 3. Thanking your element 

As a practitioner, you are responsible for doing the right thing, whatever you deem that be. But thanking your element should always be a priority. Your element, when connected, is important to you, and you appreciate those important things in your life, yes? You'd better. Simply do something you know your element will love, as a thank you. Earth loves it when I keep her trimmed and looking nice. So I cut the grass every Wednesday and Saturday. Trim the bushes, she loves it. That's my thank you to her for bringing me love and light everyday.
 
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