Introducing the Earth Element
Autumn is a time associated with the Earth Element which is just what we need as a planet right now. Earth provides us, literally, with the ground beneath our feet. It is about stability and nourishment and its qualities are contentment, satisfaction, and being able to feel happy with the little things. When we are well nourished mentally, physically and spiritually, we feel centred, stable and grounded. Who doesn’t need to feel like this right now? The more you move into these qualities – the more you increase your faith in life. Imagine reaching an understanding that life is abundant enough to provide for you. Not in terms of Jaguars and champagne (although a little bit of sparkle is more than allowed)– but in terms of what you actually need. There is a simplicity and humbleness to living and acting with the energy of earth which allows you to believe, on a cellular level, that you will be taken care of and supported.
This month we suggest some tips for harnessing the essence of the earth element. Next month we will look at their associated body organs. At Euphoria we are strong believers in living with the seasons. Read more about our philosophy here.
MARINA’S TIPS FOR HARNESSING THE ESSENCE OF THE EARTH ELEMENT
- Think less about what you want and more about what you need.
- Find a daily rhythm that you can enjoy which includes little rituals which fill you with joy – a cup of tea, a walk in nature, time spent playing with your children, a book before bed. Try to eat and go to bed at the same time every day. Your body will love the security of this routine.
- Connect with the spoils of the
earth – whether through gardening or cooking stay connected to the real and the natural. Eat what is seasonal and fresh, preferably organic.
- Introduce a monthly informal but beautiful supper with friends or family. Invite everyone, in the spirit of togetherness, to contribute to the meal.