The key to almost everything is balance. Unfortunately, modern society has us running faster than crazed rats on hamster wheels, and sometimes it feels like the wheels will fall off. Yes, we all know the benefits of meditation and “me time,” but for those battling it out in the rat race of life, we have mere minutes to pull ourselves together and try to get back into balance so that we can not only survive but thrive. Patti Negri, psychic medium, “Good Witch,” podcaster, author, and TV host, shares the benefits of energy balancing and some easy elemental exercises to help you get back in balance within 30 seconds, no matter where you are.
What is Energy Balancing?
Energy balancing works by harmonizing the energies within you, bringing into balance your elemental natures of earth, air, fire, and water. When all of these elements are in balance, so are we. From this place of balance, we can achieve harmony and well-being in all areas of our lives.
“I am an elemental witch. I work with nature and its elements. Nature truly does balance us, but in our modern society, most of us don’t get enough time to commune with nature. The good news is, we don’t have to leave our office or our recording studios to tune into the elements and reap the rewards,” explains Patti Negri.
Our Elemental Selves
Your entire life is made up of the four essential elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Earth represents who you are, your home, and your sense of being. Air represents your thinking brain, thoughts, and sense of reason. Fire represents your passion, creativity, the blood flowing through your veins, and spirituality. And finally, water represents your emotions.
The next time you feel unhappy, unproductive, or like you are cruising through life “asleep at the wheel,” know that there is a remedy; you need to figure out which of your elements is out of balance.
How to Balance Your Energy – in 30 Seconds or Less!
“Recognising which of your elements is out of balance is easy. All you need to do is think about which element aligns with your feelings. For example, I feel angry. That is an emotion. That’s water. I’m feeling foggy. That has to do with my thoughts; that’s air.
Here are four simple techniques to quickly bring yourself back into balance as you move through your day.
Water and Emotions
Feel as if your emotions are out of balance? “Your emotions keep you from your full experience of life…you need the water element,” explains Negri. You only need access to a running water source to balance the element of water. Find a sink or something similar. Before you turn on the tap, be sure to set an intention such as, I choose to release my anger. Then turn on the tap and place your hands underneath the running water for 30 seconds. You may wish to visualize your excess emotions draining down the sink. Now that you have released your excess emotions, you can deal with whatever brought on the feeling minus the overwhelm.
Air and Thoughts
“Do you overthink? Get foggy? Sometimes you can’t get your thoughts to SHUT UP! You need to balance your air element,” says Negri. A quick fix to calm the air element is to bring awareness to your breath and add sound. First, set the intention that your breathing will clear and quiet your mind. Then take 30 seconds to sound out vowels or chants like Amen, Om, aaaa, eeee, etc. This is great to do before a presentation!
Earth and Grounding
Feeling ungrounded or as if you have left your body? Take 30 seconds to connect with anything made of wood or stone. Affirm that the object you are connecting with will ground and center you. Then hold onto it and breathe.
Fire and Passion
All out of passion and feeling tired? Fire is what you need. “This is breathing and sound magic,” explains Negri. “Affirm in your head how you want to feel and then, for 30 seconds and breathing deeply, make the sound of a bee buzzing. You will start to feel a tingling at the base of your spine, and in no time, you will have all the energy, passion, and creativity you need to move forward.”
These four techniques will act as your hidden powers! You can do them anywhere. Best of all, they cost nothing and only take 30 seconds. So keep them in mind and pull them out whenever needed for immediate balance and relief.