It’s no secret that the elements – Earth, Air, Fire, and Water – are filled with power and magic. But did you know that you can employ them (invisibly, for magical purposes) simply by calling on and visualizing them?
Here are eight ideas for how you might do this, excerpted from my book, Holistic Energy Magic.
Earth as Grounding Tool
If you feel frazzled, anxious, or generally ungrounded, you might call upon the element of earth by envisioning yourself buried in moist, rich, fertile soil, like a seed. Know that you can easily breathe under the earth, and feel her cool, centering, cradling energy on your skin and all throughout your inner organs and extremities.
Earth as Cleansing Tool
To cleanse yourself, a loved one, your home, or any other physical space, you can imagine the earth beneath you or the area (even if it’s a number of floors down). Now feel the earth drawing out discord and negativity, like a clay mask draw impurities out of your skin. Feel the earth receiving the challenging energies with love and with the absolute ability to compost them into nourishing positivity.
Air as Clarity-Enhancing Tool
To refresh and bring clarity to your mind or any situation, call on the element of air. Then envision yourself standing on a hilltop at sunrise as wind whips around you, caressing your skin and blowing through your hair.
Air as Cleansing Tool
To cleanse yourself, your home, or any physical space with the element of air, call on the element of air and then envision clean wind whipping around you or through your space, blowing away and dispersing any stuck energy or negativity.
Fire as Protection Tool
There is a traditional magical protective oil known as “fiery wall of protection.” Similarly – and without any oil at all – you can envision an actual fiery wall of protection keeping negativity of all forms strongly at bay. Simply call on the element of fire, visualize a fiery wall, and place it around yourself, your home, or any person or area that you’d like to protect.
Fire as Cleansing Tool
To employ fire as a cleansing tool, simply call on the element of fire. Envision fire filling and surrounding what you’d like to cleanse, powerfully burning away any and all stuck or negative energy and transforming it into heat, light, and positivity.
Water as Healing Tool
Just as tears are our body’s natural way of washing away emotional pain, you can call upon the element of water to soothe and heal emotional or physical pain. To do so, call on water and envision/imagine/feel a wave washing over and around you, completely drenching and immersing you in the cool ocean tides. Calling to mind the way that water smoothes rocks and breaks down mountains into sand, feel it smoothing painful edges and powerfully dismantling the energy behind physical or emotional ailments.
Water as Cleansing Tool
To cleanse yourself, a loved one, or a physical space, you can just call on water and see ocean waves rushing in, around, and through what you’d like to be cleansed. See the saltwater absorbing and neutralizing negativity as it powerfully disinfects and purifies everything in its wake.