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INTUITIVE WRITING #13: RITUALS OF AIR

When we learn to connect with the elements around us that make up all there is, we are deepening our intuition and our creative magic.

As far as the elements go, Air can be a bit elusive. Unlike Water, Earth, or Fire, Air escapes our hands. Air can be felt but not seen. 

Air is the breeze through the branches of a dogwood tree, or it is the avenue through which we can sense the window is open. Air can blow in a storm, or can help a bird chart its course. To me, air is the truth bumps (what Green Witch Robin Rose Bennett taught me to call Goosebumps) that I feel when I hear something that resonates with me, air is inspiration, air is the direction of the east, where the sun rises, it is the beginning of all things, it is mountaintops, feathers, and communication. 

Here are some small Air rituals you can practice….

Take a deep breath. 

Burn some incense or herbs and watch the smoke travel around your space.

Write a love letter to a friend. 

Go for a hike and when you reach the top of the precipice, thank the Air around you. 

Place a feather near where you work. 

Watch the trees waiver in the wind and sit in the park, then write about it. What do you see?

Spend time just being and paying careful attention to the air around you, it’s not separate from you, but instead moves into your lungs and across your skin. 

Below is a seven-line prompt meant to help hold your hand in creating a poem based on the magic of Air. Each line describes a different “move” in the poem that you, the writer, can make. 

Some lines have sentences started for you. 

Title:  Air Caught  

Line 1:”These hands ________”

Line 2:”A feather of ____________”

Line 3:”Air, which  _________”

Line 4:In this line talk about wind

Line 5:In this line discuss bending

Line 6: “Trees that _______”

Line 7: “Toward ________” 

 

I wanted to share mine this month! 


Air Caught Between

These hands clasped together

a feather of change. 

Air, which lends itself to becoming

wind. Meaning that the forest

line bends at the touch of it.

Trees that knew my name before

I even did toward my own knowing. 

 


As you’re writing, try this elixir to help you connect with the element of Air. 

A Mucuna Pruriens Floating Away Latte 

Mucuna Pruriens Powder contains a very special ingredient: L-Dopa. L-Dopa, also Levadopa, is the precursor to Dopamine, which is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain. Sun Potion’s Mucuna Pruriens includes 15% L-DOPA, which is sure to make your day dreamy. 

Ingredients: 

½ tsp. Mucuna Pruriens powder

½ cup cashew milk 

1 cup coffee  

 

Method:

Brew your coffee, heat your milk, add a small teaspoon of Mucuna Pruriens Powder, and whisk the cashew milk into the coffee until frothy (if you have a hand frother, amazing). Sip and enjoy!  

 

This delightful latte is a wonderful mood-boosting morning treat to help you connect with the energy of air throughout your day. 

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Writing and intuitive sense are intricately linked. Writing can be used to connect with our intuition. Writing requires observation, attention and listening, just as intuition does. 

When we write, we are channeling, we are exploring possibility. When we write we create something that wasn’t there before.

Join us for this ongoing series of intuitive writing prompts with writer & poet, Kate Belew.

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