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Spirit Element Helper: Earth

Spirit Element Helper: Earth

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.

EARTH in her aspect as the Sacred Cave teaches us how to find safety, stillness, and security in a deeply internal place. Try this simple meditation:

Close your eyes, and imagine bringing your energy down from the place behind your eyes, down through your throat, down through your heart, down through your solar plexus, all the way down to your belly, the place of your “gut knowing.”

Imagine this belly place as a warm, dry cave that belongs to you and you alone. There is a small fire here to keep you warm and give you light. You have everything you need here: soft cushions to rest upon, food, drink. This is your Belly Cave. When you rest here, you are surrounded by the peaceful and all-embracing arms of Mother Earth. Here in your Belly Cave you are safe, secure, and deeply nourished. You can come here any time you need to rest or feel protected.

The Belly Cave is here for you any time. It is your place of quiet and peace. Now, knowing you can come back any time, bring your energy back up through your solar plexus, back up through your heart, back up through your throat until it is back behind your eyes. Take a deep breath and open your eyes.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2002).

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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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1:55AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Thanks for the article

10:01PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Relaxing, thank you!

10:00PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Relaxing, thank you!

9:59PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Relaxing, thank you!

1:33AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thank you :)

1:37PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Very interesting. Will try.

1:27AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Great post, thanks :)

12:32AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

How very calming. Thank you.

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