Powerful Places

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Have you ever been to a place that totally humbled and inspired you?

Some years ago I visited the Northern Territory and the Kimberley in Western Australia. Part of our journey was on the Tanami, a long, rough, dusty road through the outback wilderness of northern Australia. The night we camped out there, 450 kms from civilisation, was one of the most powerful experiences of my life.

It was the first time I’d ever experienced nature in full force. Yet it was nothing to do with any kind of natural weather event. It was just being present within an environment where nothing was man-made and we were at the mercy of the elements. The energy of this place was formidable and it was impossible not to feel swallowed up by it.

It was the overwhelming silence and vastness that made me realise that humans are so vulnerable and really just an infinitesimal part of a much greater cosmos. The huge night sky sparkled with millions of pin pricks of starry light that brought the rest of the Universe closer, the Earth seemed to hum with its own heartbeat, the trees towered majestically above us holding space, and the spinifex that engulfed our campsite was a reminder to not wander around blindly without direction.

The haunting, distant howl of a dingo was the only sound that intermittently pierced the silence. I had such a sense of overwhelming peace and comfort. It felt like the energy of the Earth became part of me that night, putting everything into perspective and allowing me to realise that in the greater scheme of things, humans are not really in control.

I know now that the feeling we sometimes have of not belonging or being disconnected from the world is really because we are disconnected from the Earth. If you want to gain a higher understanding of yourself, go and immerse yourself in nature.

Around the globe there are many famous sites well known for offering energetic experiences that allow you to connect with your higher self. Places where the veil between heaven and earth is thinner. I have visited some of these sites, and they are certainly incredible and worth visiting, but I’ve also experienced this in simpler places closer to home, my own powerful places that have become special to me.

There is no doubt that connecting with nature opens the heart and brings clarity to the mind. When you align with this greater force, it’s much easier to understand your true purpose and feel inspired to make a difference. You find yourself looking for ways to fulfil your greatest dreams and desires, because deep inside you know what you’re really here for and if you follow the right path, you can’t really go wrong.

The Earth is definitely something to be respected. I know that Mother Nature is totally in control of her own destiny and moves through the natural re-birthing cycles that have existed since the beginning of time and will continue to do so long after we are gone.

Nature provides a smorgasbord of beautiful opportunities to connect and the best thing we can do is show respect for her power while gratefully utilising her wisdom.

So I’d love to know - have you found your special place?

Exploring Elemental Magic

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Do you feel most comfortable when out in nature, and passionate about protecting it? 

Are you connected to animals, would take in every stray if you could and wouldn’t dream of killing an errant spider or bug that wandered into your home?

Are you highly sensitive but also fun-loving and a little mischievous?

If this sounds like you then there’s a good chance that you are an incarnated elemental.

Elementals are commonly known as mythical creatures such as fairies, elves, gnomes, unicorns and mermaids which are ethereal, therefore largely invisible to most people. However they are responsible for the calm and connected feelings you have when surrounded by nature. Compare this to how you feel in a bustling city street (where elementals do not like to go) and you notice a much lower vibration. Although you can’t see them, they are powerful beings responsible for protecting and maintaining the plant and animal kingdoms.

16th century Swiss alchemist Paracelsus identified the four main archetypes as belonging to each of the four main elements. Gnome was of the Earth, Undine of the Water, Sylph of the Air and Salamander of Fire. These magical creatures live among trees and plants, in lakes and rivers, oceans and mountains. Their forms vary between different folklore and alchemy within these elements, with some being more common than others, but they have appeared to exist since the beginning of time.

Elementals vibrate at a higher level which is why they are invisible to many, and they vary in size depending on the roles they play. Generally they are quite child-like and love to focus on play and fun, often playing tricks on others. Many children are able to seem them because they have such open minds and also share these characteristics. Their belief often disappears as adults tell them they’re not real.

It is only the more evolved of the elementals that can incarnate into human form because they learn to become more serious and realise that as protectors of Mother Earth, they have a bigger job to do educating humans on how to interact with nature and prevent them from destroying it. This makes them very passionate and committed about achieving their purpose. You will find these people at environmental rallies, beach clean-up days, picking up litter, involved in animal rescue.

I’m sure everyone has had a magical experience in nature, whether it’s leaning against the trunk of a beautiful tree, being awestruck by the sight of a powerful waterfall, swimming in a crystal clear stream, watching a thunderstorm roll in over the mountains, enjoying a colourful sunset, witnessing the power of the ocean as waves break on the beach, staring into a campfire. Elemental beings are part of all these experiences and are there to help us. All we need to do is keep an open-mind and see things from a different perspective when we’re in their environment, then we will start to see them everywhere, perhaps even hear them.

Next time you’re out in nature, look carefully and see if you can notice this unseen world. Magic is all around us and whether or not you believe you are an incarnated elemental on a mission or just someone who enjoys the energy of the four elements, take time to relax and absorb what the natural world has to offer. It really is the ultimate wellbeing experience.