18 Apr 2010
“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ” ~Brooke Medicine Eagle
In the 28 day Soul Coaching© program that I facilitate, we move through four basic elements with the intention to clear the clutter in our lives and within ourselves, so that we can hear our deepest truth more clearly. Many ancient cultures used the natural elements as a guide for balanced living and as a way to become oriented to their surroundings. The four basic elements are air, water, fire and earth. Each element can be related to an aspect of yourself and your life; air/thoughts, water/emotions, fire/spirit and earth/body. By bringing attention to each element, you become aware of where you are in or out of balance in your life.
The earth is the element that grounds, earth IS the ground! Earth is where we are rooted; it is our source for living. Our physical self is where we express and experience all the other elements; our thoughts, feelings, and spiritual self. Our body is home for all the elements combined.
Some questions to ponder in regards to the earth element are; how well do you take care of your body? What harmful substances do you need to remove from your diet to create a healthier fueled body? What distractions or addictions take you out and away from your body? How often do you spend time in nature or even notice it? Where do you feel most at home?
During the 28 day Soul Coaching© program, the earth element is the last element we move through and experience. This is because this element is home for all the other elements, it holds them. The earth element reminds us to be present, be in the now, and experience who we came here to be through this growing, living element we call home.