Wow, the fire energy on the planet this month of July has been pretty intense! Not only can we see it physically with the recent wild fires in the Midwest, in the increased frequency of solar flares, and the long days of hot, dry weather but we can feel it in our own energy and with those around us.
I was talking with a friend of mine the other day who owns property in Colorado, very close to the wild fires, and I asked her what, if anything, can be done to keep her property safe. Her response was, "Just pray for Mother Earth to help". So I said, "Oh, you mean pray for rain?" and she said, "No, not water but earth. Wild fires are put out by throwing dirt on the flames, not water."
I never knew that! Growing up on the east coast, we don't see too many big wild fires like that so it was a good lesson for me. Thinking of it in energetic terms, earth energy, which is grounding and stable, is what is best for balancing fire energy, not water.
After months of feeling lost and confused with what to do with my book, I woke up one morning and decided to put it on Amazon/Kindle and get it out in the world! This was a big step, and pretty scarey, since I was used to keeping my book very contained to a small group of people. But I couldn't ignore the fire energy that was available to me and I had to act on it right away.
So I used the fire energy to instigate transformation with my book but then felt nervous and anxious about it being "out there" for everyone to see. Taking into account the recent lesson I learned from my friend about how wild fires are squelched, I decided to calm myself with whatever earth energy I could get my hands on...I carried a few small rocks in my pocket, walked in the woods, and ate foods that came from the earth (root vegetables, rice, etc.).
It helped me so much to feel better. I am more grounded and centered within myself than I've been for a long time. So I will keep up this fire/earth energy balancing for as long as it feels right. And then, who knows? Maybe I'll need some water energy to cleanse and nourish the earth.