Earth Magic and Healing

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The Earth is believed to hold magic and healing powers that you can tap into and use. You can learn how to wield these different types of energies, whether individually or in various combinations, for self-healing and assisting others to heal.

Elemental Earth Magic

The classical elements of air, fire, water, and earth are found in Western elemental magic tools for healing. Eastern cultures recognize five elements. These are fire, wood, metal, water, and earth. Both Western and Eastern cultures embrace elemental forces and the infinite knowledge they bestow. Accomplished shamans, energy workers and spiritual healers connect with these Earth element energies.

Healing Properties of Earth Elements

Water is one of the elements conducive to the art of healing. Energized water found in a running stream or river as well as the power of an ocean convey and transform the life energies of Mother Earth. Water cleanses, fire purifies, air clears away negative energies, and earth transforms.

Using Elements in Healings

A truly accomplished shaman masters the elements and uses them as part of Earth energy healings. You don't have to be a shaman to connect with the energy of each element. Element energies allow you to benefit from these powerful frequencies that are believed to have healing properties.

Healing With Earth Magic

Many Earth magic practitioners incorporate various tokens and treasures of the Earth in their rituals and healing arts. These often include salt, soil, seeds, plants, herbs, and crystals. Living tree and plant energies are used in healings. Specific settings in nature, such as a boulder in a stream or river, can provide the needed Earth energy.

Examples of Elemental Magic

The energy of earth elements is imbued with specified frequencies that can be used to heal people as well as animals. Some people may resonate to the healing energy of rocks or specific plants. In his book, Earth Magic, Dr. Steven Farmer describes how he connected with the energy of a specific tree to heal.

Spirits of Earth Elements

Not only do trees and plants have specific Earth energies, they also house specific spirits. Native American and Celtic cultures believe these nature spirits can assist in healings. Spirit animals serve as guides and can also be messengers of healing when needed.

Magic of Mysticism

Intertwined with elemental magic is mysticism. This spiritual energy fuses with the elemental magic to bring about the healing of the whole person- mind, body and spirit. Mysticism serves as the conduit for connecting heaven and Earth. Energy workers know how to make these connections and transmit these energies to others. You can learn how to connect with these powerful energies.

Herb Energy Magic

Earth magic includes the use of herbs and their healing properties. Herbs have long been used in spiritual healing ceremonies as well as medicinal purposes. The herbs are taken in tea, added to potions, burned as incense during healing ceremonies, and used in spellwork to bring about a healing. You can use herbs any time you need to call upon Earth magic for a healing.

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Crystals and Gemstones

Healing energies are believed imbued in stones, such as crystals and gemstones. Many energy healers are conduits of divine spiritual energy and use crystals in their work to amplify the transference of that energy to their patients. You can use specific crystals that resonate with your seven chakras to aid in opening blocked energy channels.

Alchemy of Earth Magic

Although alchemy is considered chemistry that an adept understands, it has long been viewed as a form of magic. Ancient alchemists understood the interaction of chemicals they manipulated to achieve miraculous results, such as turning metals into gold or silver. Many Earth healers employ ancient alchemical knowledge to assist them in healings. This requires studying older texts and trying to decipher the code alchemists used to hide their knowledge and discoveries.

Earth Magic and Healing on Spiritual Level

According to author Dr. Steven Farmer, Earth magic is wielded by those indoctrinated in shamanic wisdom. This knowledge is ancient and is an intricate spiritual practice that teaches you how to connect with the Earth energy and its healing powers. The healing process is complex and addresses the cause of physical ailments and emotional illnesses on a spiritual level.

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Ley Lines

Earth magic also includes the energy centers of the Earth created by the intersecting or converging of ley lines. These energy lines are believed to cover the planet. They create a grid-like framework of energy that contains both positive and negative energy lines. You can find these points of convergence using dowsing rods and once identified, you can tap into Earth's energy or frequency.

Sacred Places

It's theorized that the points of connection of ley lines were once recognized by ancestral cultures as sacred and magical places. The ley line connections are believed to create energy vortexes that can be used for various purposes, including healings. It's hypothesized that standing stone circles, such as Stonehenge and other sacred places were built along these lines of convergence.

Earthing and Being Grounded

In the documentary The Grounded, the ancient healing called earthing achieved by using the Earth's frequencies is revealed. Also known as intelligent design, all living things are connected literally the Earth's frequency. This healing modality espouses bare skin against the ground for connecting to the Earth's frequency that leads to healing.

How You Can Use Earth Magic for Healings

Energy workers, shamans and other Earth magic healers are trained and practice connecting with the Earth energies, often through meditation techniques. Even though you might not be trained, you can still participate in the good energy and healings Earth magic offers.

Meditation Is a Doorway

Anyone can connect with Earth energies. The best way to connect spiritually with Earth energies is through meditation. It may take a little practice if you've never attempted to commune with nature. You will eventually connect with the nature energy. It may be the water, a tree, a rock or everything surrounding you.

  1. Choose a place where you are in the physical vicinity of nature, such as sitting in a garden or perched on a rock beside a gentle babbling stream.
  2. Clear your mind and use your five senses.
  3. Connect with the smells, sounds, textures through touch, and visuals of your surroundings.
  4. Take three deep breaths. Each time you inhale, imagine the energies of nature entering your body.
  5. With each exhale, release any resistance to that connection and allow yourself to feel everything around you.
  6. As you go deeper into your meditation, the connection with nature will grow stronger.
  7. When you feel you are connected, ask nature to help you with whatever health issue you're having.
  8. Wait and remain quiet.
  9. Continue to be cognizant of your surroundings.

How Nature Communicates

As you remain quiet and listening, there are several ways nature communicates with you. Sometimes it is with a direct burst of healing energy.

  • You may feel a surge of healing energy course through your body.
  • You may receive a mental picture of how to treat your illness.
  • You might receive information through thoughts, such as a phrase or word.
  • You could receive a response by the sudden appearance of a spirit animal.
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How to Interpret Nature Messages

If you don't receive a direct transference of healing energy, don't get discouraged. Sometimes Earth magic understands you need to do something specific in order to heal that goes beyond an energy infusion, such as using specific herbs, following a different spiritual path, or changing a habit.

Paying Attention to the Message

If you aren't open to all types of messages, you might miss what Earth magic is trying to tell you. Continue to contemplate any images or phrases you receive during your meditative connection with nature until you understand that message.

Spirit Animal Messengers

If you receive a spirit animal during your meditation with nature, determine the message through the meanings the animal has in Native American animal medicine or Chinese animals and their meaning. Be sure that whatever form of healing Earth magic bestows on you that you follow it completely.

Using Earth Magic and Healing

You can use Earth magic for spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical healings. By tapping into the endless energy found in nature, you can find a timeless connection that gives boundless renewal of personal energy.

Earth Magic and Healing