How to Heal With the Four Elements

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I believe Nature is the mother of all Healing, and there have been plenty of research studies showing how practices such as earthing and walking in nature can benefit our well-being to a great deal. When we immerse ourselves in Nature, we also infuse ourselves with the four elements: air, water, fire, and earth. It’s no wonder why the countryside has been sought for so many to decompress and recharge batteries. Even medieval kings and queens were doing it before it became cool in the twentieth century.

I once came across a statement that made me realize, in a deep way, the value of healing with the elements. It read:

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to heal your own immense power.”

Victoria Erickson

It may sound simple but healing can be quite simple indeed as long as you reconnect yourself with Nature. I’ve noticed and experienced the power of healing with the elements quite a few times over the past decade. I’m sure that if you sit down to reflect, you will also recall situations and experiences in which you have tapped into the power of the elements – and benefited from it.

Earth

One of the best memories I have, from when I was a kid, is being at my grandfather’s garden and sitting directly on the ground next to my cousin. We would play with the reddish soil around us and contemplate the big world from that lovely seat that nature had provided us with. The feelings I recall from this experience are safety and security.

Water

Before moving abroad, I started to realize the great impact that diving in the sea had on my mood and energy. Since then, I am always waiting for summertime and the chance to immerse myself in the sea. I come out lighter and more uplifted as if negative energy flows out of me and gets washed off by the salted water.

Air

Another thing that deeply changes my mood and disposition is seeing myself in an open space. The greener, the better. It really broadens up my mental horizons and helps me get perspective onto problems and life situations that need solutions.

Fire

I’m pretty much like a lizard. Whenever the sun is out, I love being outside and feeling it on my skin. I love getting a tan but the greatest thing about being exposed to sunlight is the feeling of being somehow “recharged” and “reenergized” by its healthy heat.

Concluding Thoughts

Nature has great healing power and we can tap into it by connecting and harnessing the energy of the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Whatever the element you connect more easily with, you can consciously make the choice of raising your awareness of these elements and build upon their healing properties. Watching and sitting next to a fireplace, enjoying a sea salt bath, or walking in the woods can be recharging and a source of renewal.

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13 Comments

  1. This is such an excellent post. When we think about simplifying life and relieving stress, we really have to get back to basics. I love being around water. It always makes me feel calm, even when it’s a roaring waterfall like Niagara Falls.

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    1. I’ve always loved the expression ‘back to basics’. It’s exactly that, Michelle 🤗 Thanks for stopping by 🧡

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  2. Benny says:

    This article is a great reminder of what part we are of nature. It helps us reconnect with the environment around us.
    The grounded part spoke to me, as I like to walk barefoot.
    It also reconfirmed that my planned change out of office life to having more freedom to enjoy nature, is the one to go for.

    Thank you!

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    1. That’s great, Benny. Did you know there are plenty of small chakras on our feet? I’ve always preferred to walk around barefoot at home and I didn’t know why. It’s because it helps us grounding indeed 😊

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  3. As sensitive people, we need to connect to the elements, it restores our wellbeing. I have fond memories of digging in the dirt as a child, being at the beach, smelling the air of every season, and creating a fire in the fire pit. Thanks for your post.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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    1. Oh, I was taken away by your memories. So nice. We miss that as adults living in the city. It’s so important to find a little oasis to breathe and connect for HSPs and empaths 😊 Thank you for reinforcing it, Lisa, it means a lot to me! 🧚🏻‍♀️

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  4. Penny says:

    I loved this Vanessa! As I lack water element in my natal chart, I always feel drawn to the sea, and I like swimming! Even watching the sea heals me. Thank you so much for sharing, this is very insightful. xx Pen / http://www.whatdidshetype.com

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    1. That’s so interesting! I lack water too and I miss diving in the sea. The salty water is so good to restore our auric field. Thank you for sharing your experience, I really appreciate your point of view and experiences xx

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  5. Maria Khan says:

    great article!

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  6. I feel the difference within myself when I am among nature; I have to make sure I make time to get outside and enjoy time out in my local park, etc. Thanks for the reminder; nature truly is incredible!

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    1. Absolutely, the mother of all healing. I’m glad you’re trying to add it more to your routine ❤️

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