Working with the 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit) is not only a great way to connect with nature, it's also something you can bring into your manifesting/magickal practice.
Since we’re all connected to these elements, and we can find representations of them pretty much everywhere, working with them can be fun and super easy.
Here are ways you can work some everyday elemental magick.
Air is connected to your thoughts.
Everything you’re manifesting starts off as a thought and you can use this element to help you get clear on what you want and to set your intentions. The best way to work with Air to get outside and feel this element around you. When setting your intentions/goals, you can grab your journal and head outside and ask Air to guide you and give you clarity. If you’re stuck inside due to the weather, you can focus on your breathing and use breath work as a way to connect with Air while thinking about your intentions.
Water is connected to your feelings.
One of the most important things you can do when working magick is to be able to tap into the feelings your desired outcome will bring you. Your feelings are going to raise your vibration to that of what you’re manifesting and make it easier for it to come into your physical reality. The next time you’re in the bath or shower, visualize whatever it is you’re deliberately manifesting and ask that Water help with the process by connecting you to your desired feelings.
Fire is connected to your will.
Your will is what’s going to help you take the action you need to in the physical world - even if you don’t feel like doing it. It’s all fine and good to visualize your desires, but at the end of the day, you’re going to have to do the real work as well. To work with Fire, light a candle while you write out your daily to-do list and ask the element to give you energy throughout the day to help you get shit done.
Earth is connected to your body.
This element grounds everything else to the physical realm and can help you become who you need to be in order to manifest what you want. Earth energy is all about getting your physical body used to acting as if you already have what you want. Connect to this element by paying attention to your surroundings and the people around you. How is the version of you who’s already manifested what they want interacting with the world? How are they walking, talking, and responding to their surroundings?
Spirit is your Divine connection.
This element combines all the other four together and is our connection to Source energy/God. While we have a lot of control over what we manifest, there are other energies at work and Spirit can help you with the things that are out of your control. Call on this element through prayer, writing, art, or any other way that feels right for you and ask that it guide you and others to help you manifest what you want and that it be for the good of all.