In your psychic development, your mind isn’t the only recipient of emotional signals; your body is used as a vehicle for receiving emotional messages too. The modern world keeps you focused on left-brain activities and skills. So it may take some time to become reacquainted with your emotional side. You will need to make a special effort to watch for signals emanating from your body and those generated through your thoughts. Welcome each signal by allowing it to form and then flourish.
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Body Balance and the Elements of the Earth
As you know, spiritual growth embodies body, mind, and spiritual wholeness and balance. Using your body we will embrace and bring forward this wholeness. Learning to love your body is essential as you develop your intuitive self. As a former professional cyclist, reaching a high level of physical well-being and strength included consistent training, smart rest and recovery, and balanced nutrition. That said, there was never ever anything in my training regimen more profound and necessary than the spiritual practices of connecting with the earth element as well as deep meditations and visualizations I’m sharing today. I use these tools in my daily life and I hope you too might find some ways to incorporate them into your life journey as you pursue body wellness.
It is a popular belief that everything is connected. Our bodies are a dynamic, miracle-like vessel intertwined with the elements of the earth. This deep connection is not any different than any natural human expression within the perfect completion of nature. Today, pick one of the exercises below and take whatever amount of time feels right to you in connecting with the earth elements. Do all of them if you feel so inspired! Ask yourself, “What does body balance mean to me?” Having done the exercise/s, in what ways do you find you are most connected with your body and/or the elements of the earth?
Elements of the Earth, Dating Back
It was the ancient Greeks, around the time of 450 BC, who believed there were four elements and that everything of this world was made up of: earth, water, air, and fire. This theory was later supported by Aristotle who interestingly believed there was even a fifth element, aether. He suggested this new element as it seemed strange to him that the stars would be made out of earthly elements. Today, Aristotle would be ever surprised to realize that stars are in fact made up of many elements found on earth.
The idea that these four elements of the earth made up all matter was a foundation of philosophy, science, and medicine for thousands of years. It was believed that all visible things on are planet are made up of some combination of earth, water, air, and fire. In fact, the four elements do align with the four states of matter that modern science has agreed are: solid (earth), liquid (water), gas (air), and plasma (fire).
Connecting with the Earth
- Dance with your bare feet to your favorite song.
- Play in the dirt, or sand and make mud pies or build sand castles.
- Grow an herb garden or flower garden.
- Bring nature inside your home: find some favorite rocks, sea shells or wood and place it near your place of rest.
- Meditate or have lunch sitting up against a tree.
- Take that hike you’ve been putting off.
- Go on a walk or a jog this evening.
Connecting to Water
- Go for a swim. Relax, laying face up, just above the surface of the water and float. Breathe and become one with the water.
- Gather water from the sea, river or pond with your palms.
- Take a walk in the rain.
- Drink water, use essential oils or milk and honey to purify, cleanse and nurture yourself and your body.
- Put your feet in a creek or river.
- Take a nurturing bath.
- In your shower today, let the healing and rejuvenating energy of the water embrace you.
Connecting with Fire
- Have a BBQ with friends and family.
- Watch a sunset and wallow in the true brilliance of the sun.
- Light a candle during your meditation today.
- Fire is spark and aliveness for our soul. Do something spontaneous; search within for your true purpose and unleash it; set a new goal or complete a task you’ve been meaning to finish.
- Draw colorful flames, and as you draw be present with the life source that the element of fire gives.
- Competitive sport inspires and stimulates the spark of the element of fire in our lives. Join the sport or activity you have an affinity for.
- Find something that you’re a little afraid of doing and do it anyway. As the late Susan Jeffers said, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
Connecting with Wind/Air
- Take a stroll on your bike through the park or down a nearby trail…feel the wind!
- Plan that sailing trip.
- Open the windows in your home or office to create air flow and clear the air.
- Air and wind is not always in motion. It can be still. In this way, it becomes an invisible provider of life to our lungs. Give attention to your breath today. Inhale and exhale slowly five times. Notice how just one conscious breath centers your soul. Even blowing out something or blowing something clean can bring this still air alive.
- Burn some incense or smudge your home with sage.
- Is there a motorcycle ride you’ve been putting off?
- Do anything that connects you will the gale wind forces!
We all know the importance of drinking plenty of water, get good sleep, and exercise daily. Make these things a priority – they are must-dos. The care and attention you give to maintaining a healthy mind-body balance will serve to enhance your psychic awareness. As you take care of your body you will begin to notice a difference in your mental acuity. It is very difficult for a higher power to be housed in an unhealthy vessel. Take care of your body because it really is the temple of your soul. There is a solid relationship between a healthy body and the link with your higher power.
Essential Oils to Support Body Balance
There’s more to aging well than diet and exercise. As we age, our bodies take on more and more damage from cell-wrecking free radicals, making us look and feel older. Many essential oils are rich in antioxidants—compounds that combat free radicals—and Young Living is proud to offer unique formulas that are designed to help you feel vibrant. Longevity is enriched with pure Thyme, Orange, and Frankincense essential oils. Take 1 softgel capsule once daily with food or as needed.
Feeling stuck? Discover the powerful mental influence of essential oil blends that are formulated to help you discover your potential and support your mental energy. Brain Power™ is a blend of essential oils high in sesquiterpenes—like Sacred Sandalwood, Blue Cypress, and Frankincense—to promote a sense of clarity and focus when used aromatically. Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin.
The soothing effect of essential oils has long been used in religious ceremonies to elevate the mind and unlock emotions. Pure essential oils are ideal for enhancing your spiritual practice when you use these meditative essential oils to diffuse or inhale directly. Sacred Frankincense™ essential oil comes from the distillation of the resin of the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree. This oil is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level. Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Essential oils have the ability to directly access and affect the brain’s limbic region, the center of emotion and memory. Many oils can be used to create a positive emotional state, help soothe grief, create an environment of relaxation at the end of a long day, and much more. These pure essential oils are uniquely able to bring emotional balance where less pure oils may not. Joy™ essential oil is a blend of Young Living’s most inviting oils, formulated to invite a sense of romance, bliss, and warmth when diffused. With Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oil, Joy oil has a fresh, floral aroma with notes of citrus from the essential oils of Bergamot, Lemon, and Tangerine. Joy essential oil blend is perfect for diffusing or applying topically.
The information on essential oils in this section of this article has been provided by Young Living.
Psychic Development Body Centering Guided Meditation: Physical Body Grounding with Mother Earth
Find an outdoor location that at feels comfortable to you. If sounds of nature are around you, all the better! Try to pick a place where any other daily noise is not present. Take your shoes of and connect your bare feet with the earth. Notice any sensations or vibrations as you do this. This exercise is an essential part of you daily routine as you connect to your body and become in tune with your higher self.
Give attention to your breath. Breathe in deeply in through your nose, hold for a moment, and then release your breath slowly through your mouth. Your long, slow steady breathing is of importance. Repeat this several times. On each breathe feel yourself relaxing deeper and deeper into your physical body.
There are two tiny chakras located in the center of your feet. See them beginning to expand and open fully to the energy of the earth. Feel the chakras connect to the earth beneath them, as if they are one. Are there any sensations presenting?
Take a moment now, and put your third eye to work. You’ve learned about your Reading Screen. So, set it out now if you like and ground it to the center of the earth. On your Reading Screen, imagine a magnificent, deeply rooted, ancient tree. Make the tree many feet wide and as high up in the sky as you can see. Visualize it towering with grace and beauty high above.
Now, become one with this magnificent and pure embodiment of Mother Earth. See yourself unite with it as one. You might imagine your arms and legs as the branches extending out with power, grace. What part of the tree have your fingers and toes become? You might make them be the leaves or the roots of the tree. Let your body become the tree trunk of this dynamically graceful and powerful tree. Feel the strength of this move down through your legs, into your feet and through your feet into the floor or ground beneath and deep into the earth below.
Say, “I am one with this magnificent tree of Mother Earth.” Feel the deep oneness between your feet and the ground beneath and let it extend deep into the earth below. Notice how strong you feel. Feel the Mother Earth energy flowing through your body and then traveling out to and through your fingers, toes and Crown Chakra.
For the next several minutes, allow this deep, earthly energy to flow. Notice and smells, sounds or images you experience.
Be present with the stillness now. Allow your awareness to focus on the solidness of the joining between your physical body and Mother Earth. There is deep seated living Mother Earth energy flowing through you now as you join with Her through your physical body. Continue to allow the all-encompassing power travel up and out of your body through the Crown Chakra. Notice now the energetic connection between heaven and earth. Realize that you are the creator of this…you are the conduit of life force…the connecting point between them. Can you feel this connection extend to the core of the earth? Can you feel this immenseness move above you to the core of cosmos? Imagine this connection now as a divine golden divine line of light extending from eternity to eternity with you at the center point.
Be fully present with this experience of deep Mother Earth connection and body grounding for the next several minutes. When you feel ready write a few thoughts about how you feel energetically and emotionally right after doing this exercise.
Psychic Development, Maintaining Equanimity and What’s Next
Spiritual and psychic growth requires body, mind, and spiritual wholeness and balance. This trilogy goes hand in hand. Going forward, be mindful of all these techniques you have learned today yet begin to also hold your physical body as sacred and significant. Health and having a high level of physical well-being is an important endeavor. To learn more about the body and mind connections and how it relates to your spiritual and psychic growth visit The Intuitive Hour Awaken Your Inner Voice!
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