Take a moment today to meditate on the sound of flowing water. Maybe you are lucky enough to be near the sea or sitting on the banks of a river. The sound of falling rain or even water running into a bathtub will do.
Water will always find a way. It's power and persistence can cut through the toughest landscape. It's strength and connection can hold you afloat if you allow. The water will carry you. Let your emotions and imagination flow.
You can never step into the same river twice. The river is constantly refreshing itself, flowing freely, navigating over and around obstacles and eventually joining with the sea. All water is connected. Water has a great intelligence. Water remembers.
Take a moment to flow like water. Journal, dream - don't hold back.
Our world is in a state of transition. It isn’t the first time this has happened and it won’t be the last. What this world needs now is support and love, just like anyone going through a change in life. There are countless things you can do to support our changing planet. We live in an extraordinary time and are in a powerful position to help support and love the world we live in.
It can begin with loving yourself.
A profound way to make an impact in the future of our planet is to connect to the natural world around you. This can be as simples as stepping right outside your front door. You can go for a walk in the woods, swim in the sea or gaze at the stars. Being with the Earth and enjoying the bounty of wonders this colorful planet has to offer is a wonderful way to make friends with her. Once this happens, your heart and mind will naturally help to find ways to care for our planet.
Here’s a secret though – all the elements of nature exist right now in your very own body. Ancient humans knew this to be true. Thousands of years ago, people living in Egypt, India or the Americas and beyond saw their own bodies as reflections of the earth.
Their systems were simple, yet powerful. The natural world is composed of five powerful elements existing in harmony with one another.
Earth Water Fire Air Ether
Each one is just as vital as the next. These elements resonate with the energetic elements of your body too. In bringing your own body into balance and becoming aware of the vibrancy of these elements in your personal environment, we all move one step closer to helping to celebrate these elements in the larger natural world.
Imagine your body as the earth. Your bones are like the support of the ground under your feet. The power of the world’s waterways runs through the rivers that are your bloodstream. The fire of transformation burns bright in your belly and empowers you to reach for your goals. The air you breathe circulates around your beating heart. Fueled with love and compassion that love reaches out into the world, breath after breath.
You are infinite possibilities embodied in one incredible body.
Your voice has the unlimited power to shape the world around you. Your imagination can reach further than the most distant star. You are unlimited AND your heart is connected to every heart of every person you love. The love in your heart reaches every person you have ever known, those you’ve yet to meet and even those you may never see.
You are boundless.
Just as a river running is more than the water carving its way to the ocean, each element within you is connected to all other elements. The river is the water, but it is also the groove in the earth and the rocks tumbling along the riverbed. It’s the sun shining in the running water. The river is every beating heart swimming toward the sea.
We are all navigating a new world together. We are living in an extraordinary time right now and times of transition are an opportunity to share your gifts in new and exciting ways. How we cope can become how we thrive. We are excited to share our understanding of how you can heal right now. Content for our second book Be Natural is available now on our website for free! www.besensationalbooks.com.
We will be adding new mindfulness activities, yoga poses and creative prompts to our site all the time in the coming months. Check back often. Our Be Sensational pages will be growing too. Our hope is that we will be helping to do our part to bring a little inspiration (or maybe just a much needed brain break) to your days at home.
We are new to this digital world, so please let us know what you think. We know we have lots of room to grow in this arena.
Together, we will explore the elements of nature in our bodies and learn ways to celebrate these elements and care for them in our personal environments, in the world and beyond.
You can make a difference right now – one that will reach far and wide – one that can circle this globe. It begins with you and it can be as simple as supporting and loving yourself.
Laura and Whitney