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Spirit Element Helper: Air

Spirit Element Helper: Air

Since the beginning, the elements of earth, water, fire, and air have been powerful forces that connect us to our planet, to our spirits, and to each other, offering guidance for our lives.

An enlivening gust of AIR whirls around us today to remind us of the importance of inspiration in our lives. We’ve all had ideas or images that just seem to descend upon us from who-knows-where; they are part of what makes life worth living. But we are often so busy that we lose the spaciousness and openness necessary for those reviving and inspiring air blessings to happen.

Concentrating on the breath is a time-honored meditation technique that helps us to be more calm and open to inspiration. After all, air, breath, and inspiration are all inextricably linked: the very word “inspire” means to breathe in.

Give yourself some time today simply to become aware of your breathing, without trying to change it. Are your breaths fast or slow or something in between? Deep or shallow or something in between? Truly allow yourself to pause in the place between breaths. Making a daily practice of mindful breathing–even for a few moments–honors the air that keeps us alive, and honors our own capacity to be open to inspiration.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit (SkyLight Paths, 2003).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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12:25AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

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11:11PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

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11:10PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

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11:10PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thank you.

1:42AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thank you :)

9:06AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Thank you

12:30AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

It is a good idea. Thanks.

12:04PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012


8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Calming and soothing air and breathing is always relaxing. Love the concepts of air, earth, water and fire--such delightful and life giving imagery!
Mindfulness always helps to bring tranquil times and pleasure.

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