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Healing with the Elements

Everything in nature is made up of five elements - earth, water, air, fire and ether. Even your physical body is made up of percentages of these elements.

Each element brings its own healing properties that you can use every day as part of your self-care routine.

My aim here is to bring these elemental healing properties into your consciousness, to make you aware of when you're using them, so that you can do so with intention.


The earth is our provider. Our home and our Mother. The earth holds many precious things: our food, our water, ourselves and the bones of our ancestors. Some of the most precious things are held deep within her: the gems and metals, the crystals and the histories.

We all spend time walking every day, often lost in our thoughts and oblivious to the world around us.

Walking with intention can help to clear your energy. You can ask that whatever needs to be cleared from your energetic body falls to the ground as you walk and be returned to Mother Earth for reuse and recycling. Then visualise or imagine these energies falling away with each step you take.

Another way you can use the Earth is for grounding. There are many reasons you may need to ground:

  • Feeling too much in your head, lost in worries and anxiety

  • Feeling disconnected from your lives and loved ones

  • When you lack passion for things that you used to enjoy

  • Having a strong need to fix things in your life

  • Questioning things more than usual

When you are grounded, you become your own source of energy, drawing on a strong fundamental relationship within yourself. Grounding allows your body to access your natural abilities and power, nourishing your vision and purpose.

Grounding is as simple as standing barefoot on the ground and taking in the energy of the earth through the soles of your feet.

You can also visualise silver roots growing from the base of your spine and the soles of your feet, down through the ground beneath you and into the centre of the earth where they connect with the giant crystal at the earth's core. Stay with this vision until you feel centred within yourself again.

You can then visualise or imagine the energy flowing through these roots down to the centre of the earth, when it arrives there it is infused with the earth's own energy and travels back up your roots into your body and energy fields.


Water is the source of all life, when it's unhindered it flows freely to its true source. If it encounters an obstacle, it flows around or over it, altering the obstacle with it's own gentle shape, but never altering it's own true course.