4 Elements (2nd Edition)
In ancient times, considerable note was made of understanding the elements, for these were considered the building bricks of the Universe, and hence many believed that these were also part of the basic structure of themselves and humanity would perish if one of these elements were missing. Maybe they are right. Every day we warm ourselves by Fire, wash ourselves in Water, feel the Wind in our hair and walk upon the Earth.
EARTH - Attributes
Direction: North Color: Green Signs: Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus Runes: Rad, Fehu, Sigel, Gyfu, Jera Herbs: Bistort, Fern, Honeysuckle, Horehound, Jasmine, Mandrake, Patchouly, Sage Tree: Cypress, Pine
Earth is element of the everyday hero, the hunter, the chieftain, and the mother. The element of abiding patience, of abundance. Earth teaches us how to care for ourselves. Earth is the establishment we rebelled against in our youth. But also is the element to which we return when we realize how important our connection to home and family can be. It is the element with which we define our home, our family, our planet, our Selves. Earth gets things done.
Earth is the element of self-recognition. Encourages us to achieve. It shows us the sacred duties inherent in being human in its fullest potential. Is the element of sacred choice that comes with the acceptance of personal, spiritual destiny. It is the full understanding of the forms we have chosen for our lives and for the life of our planet. Earth is the element with which we assume authority and responsibility in our own lives, and in so doing, become the creators of our own destiny.
Earth is the element by which we regain our connection to natural spiritual wisdom. The revealed truth that comes to us unmasked, as we face our lives directly, head on, for what they truly are. Earth teaches us the ancient rites of power, the secret ceremonies that connect us to the real inner workings of what we call magic. The element of celebration, ceremony, and ritual traditions.
It is the energy of those special moments when we know that what we're working for is truly worthwhile, humble gratitude. It is the grace of accepting the experiences of our lives as part of a greater pattern. Earth teaches us to relax and enjoy our lives. Shows us how to make that routine become ceremonial rituals of honour.
Earth is the element of magnetic force, the inner compass. It always remembers the way home. The element of endurance. It sustains us so long as we do not strain its material limitations.
Earth is the ancient keystone of power.
AIR - Attributes
Direction: East Color: Yellow Signs: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius Runes: Os, Wynn, Keno, Ehwo, Eoh Herbs: Incense: Anise, Caraway, Comfrey, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Mugwort, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Thyme Tree: Elder, Eucalyptus
Air is the element of communication. The power of perception and the medium of mental expansion. The element of inspiration and the creative force of the intellect expressing the mind of humankind. The element of focus in the midst of chaos, the sharpened awareness of clear thought and the sure strength of concentration. The element of illumination. The means by which we may receive and transmit messages of enlightenment.
Air is the element of consciousness, receptive flexibility of awareness, the element of imagination. Allows us the luxury of being able to think before we speak, before we act, before we acquiesce. The inalienable right of free-mind in humankind. The freedom of choice unbound, unlimited, unpatentable, and unimpeachable. And the element with which we may open or close our minds as we choose to do.
It is the wing and the prayer on which we must sometimes make our way home. The profound power of positive thought. The expansion into realms as yet unknown.
The connection to the universal, mythic experience.
FIRE - Attributes
Direction: South Color: Red Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo Runes: Tyr, Mann, Eohl, Haegl, Ur Herbs: Bay Laurel, Cactus, Dragon's Blood, Garlic, Hyssop, Juniper, Onion, Pepper, Rosemary, Rue, Vanilla Tree: Oak, Hawthorn
Fire creates the spiritual warrior in service to the highest light of truth. It is the force that brings us to the true purposes of our lives. Fire bestows courage through trials of strength and faith. Clears the path that begins and ends with the Self. It consumes all our obstacles to faith and trust. Fire gives us strength and courage to fight for the preservation of quality in life.
Fire inspires us to connect with others in mundane, worldly ways as well as in Otherworldly ways. It gives us the need to offer and accept the power of touch. Enables us to charge and recharge our energies through physical sensations and experiences. It is the element of physical challenges and sexual energies.
Fire forges us as living swords of power in service to the highest light. It keeps the creation fires of our being alive and energizes the alchemy that is our essential, personal Self. Fire initially provides us with the energies of rebellion and then refines it into a revolutionary spirit. It hones our blade through the positive expressions of faith, courage, and strength. Fire requires a purity of purpose and of heart from its warriors.
Fire shows us our strengths by revealing our vulnerabilities. It is force. It is action. Fire is the celebration of life in all its many transformations.
Fire is the gift that inspires the next phase of the journey of self transformation.
WATER - Attributes
Direction: West Color: blue Signs: Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer Runes: Peord, Ethel, Lagu, Inguz, Isa Herbs: Apple,Camomile, Camphor, Catnip, Gardenia, Hops, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Violet Tree: Ash, Willow
Water will suddenly shower us with an outburst of cleansing emotions or the replenishing power of self-nurturance. That can leave us feeling bloated and dependent. But it can clean out and create a thirst for new adventures in self-exploration.
Water is the element of healing counsel. Is the element of emotional release. Provides us with an internal barometer, a temperature gauge, and a measuring cup. Water is unconditional love, positive self regard and pure emotional understanding. Water sweeps us out from inside ourselves. It forces us to face our personal realities, to reveal our inner realms of being, if only to ourselves. Water is the element of naked truth. Water is the vessel that carries us to mystic realms of inner magic.
Water rocks us to sleep with a lyrical lullaby. Is the element of dreams. It sounds the alarm insistently when we succumb to slumbering for too long.
Water is the mist, the fog, the storm that leads us to the place where we may meet our Selves.
|Smart Fellows… Os que fizeram a original tem a opção de fazerem esta fácilmente. Os outros podem ver o que perderam na pagina da cache original seguindo o link do meu ultimo log, o de arquivamento. Depois, digam se sou ou não amigo.
||Estão no parque Eduardo VII, na zona das estufas. Tenham atenção que há horários e é necessário pagar 1 ou 2 Euros por pessoa. O local tem algumas dificuldades em recepção de sinal. Mas sigam as indicações do GPS desde a entrada e, depois, a vossa intuição.
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