The wind moves through your hair and around your body. You feel it flowing over your skin cooling you. The leaves whisper in the trees and you hear the voices of spirits. You smell flowers blossoming. Something is coming. Everything around you is changing to something new yet the voices of the past are so near. You hear the song of the future and past. You feel your soul lifting and becoming lighter. It is freedom in its purest form. This is air. The element of the east and sunrise. Its season is spring and time of life is childhood. Elementals associated with it are Sylphs. Magic which works well with air is communication, intellect, travel, clarity, independence, and new beginnings.
You are floating in a lake. Your body is relaxed and so is your mind. In perfect stillness you feel an unspeakable peace. Suddenly a storm starting rolling in. Rain starting pouring over you and shocks you back into this plane of existence. Water is the essence of emotions and flowing movement. It’s associated with the heart and love. It is also the element of dreams, visions, and mystery. Its connection with the moon and Goddess is palpable. In any form water is cleansing. Its direction is west and time of day is dusk. Its stage of life is middle-age and its season is Autumn. The elementals of the water element are called Undines. Magic which works well with water include love, healing, cleansing/purification, meditation, family, friends, and beauty.
You’re gathered with other people around a bonfire. You feel its warmth and watch the flames as they move constantly in all directions. There is a pure force in them. There is a high level of energy and awareness in it which put you in a trance. This trance is broken by a friend asking you to dance. You take your friend’s hand and in a short moment you are twirling around. Laughing and dancing, you feel passion, happiness, and warmth. Fire is the social element. It is the essence of energy, movement, warmth, and makes our hearts flutter with light. It can destroy and transform. Its direction is south and its season is summer. Its stage of life in youth and its time of day is noon. Magic which works well with fire includes courage, strength, creativity, defense, loyalty, protection, sex, passion, love, and success. The elementals associated with it are salamanders.
You sit on a rock or lean against a tree to rest. You feel the strength and stability keeping yourself steady. You feel the path under your feet. You see the growing abundance around you. This is the earth. It is the essence of stable progress and constant prosperity. You reap what you sow in it. The earth is an element of growing, steadiness, and the general essence of life. The colors associated with it are mainly brown, black, gray and green. It is where our food comes from so eating and cooking is highly an earthly type of magic. Magic for money, prosperity, protection, fertility, family, healing and success are connected with it. The earth keeps us rooted and balanced. Earth is connected with the physically world and the body of a person. Four-legged animals find their home here. It is associated with the direction of North. Its season is winter and its time of day is midnight. Its stage of life is old age. The elementals associated with it are gnomes.
I re-found this very short story in some of my writing. I hope you enjoy it.
I fell deep into a well and I was crying for help. You came and lifted me up from the unforgiving cold. You looked at me and I knew it. I desperately tried to speak but could not. It was at twilight or dawn. I can not quite remember. I stared intently into your grayish blue eyes. You retreated into the dark forest and I followed you like a fool. There was no doubt in my mind; it was you. You were the person who came to me in my dreams. You were the one who introduced me to the wonder of the shades of night and day. You told me of magic and whispered secrets lost in time. I thought you were just a dream. Was this reality? Was I awake? I ran through the forest in search of you. You always told me you would be there if I ever needed you. What you don’t know is I do need you. I always need you and always have. I cried out into the darkness “I need you! Don’t go!”. You stepped out into my sight and I saw as the moonlight illuminated your deep eyes with such an intense shade blue. Those eyes inspired such calmness but still ignited my soul. You took my hands and we danced. My soul swirled through the dark moonlit night like the bottom of my dress as I twirled. In my heart a small sun was rising into daylight. I could see the moon in your eyes as I moved around. I could feel love stir in me for the warm coolness you brought with you. I loved this twilight dance with both moon and sun together in the same sky. The orange leaves against the dark bark of the trees blew in the wind. The fire blazed. You made my life a blissful contradiction with all those different shades combined together. I never knew dark could be so light. I never knew light could play in the dark. The shades of your soul has left a mark because the shades of my soul have begun to spark.