In my spiritual journey I have explored so many assets of myself.
EARTH. I plant. I learn about the foliage around me for what is wild edibles and medibles.
FIRE. I have used fire in my cleansing and I have fires regularly while I meditate on how fire cleanses.
WATER: I’ve had spiritual experiences at the ocean. With fire. And not. More recently? I fell into the ocean on Beltane and bricked my phone because it was in my pocket. LOL
But AIR? I haven’t done air yet.
Today, I was exposed to some sky-diving videos.
My very best friend in the entire universe from many years back gave up alcohol to pursue better things. He wanted family, better jobs and… air. He wanted to skydive.
So… if my long time bestie can give up alcohol to pursue other things? I can give up my wine. At least long enough to pursue AIR.
If I was Wiccan and wanted to call the four corners? Air is a key.
I am pagan. I don’t ‘call’ anything. However I feel I want/need to bring all the components of the universe to me.
I have felt the earth. My gardens grow in the most inexplicable places. I have felt the fire. I spent months cooking over one to feed the family around me. I have used it to cleanse my soul. I have felt the water. I wash my feet in the ocean while I contemplate how I can keep creating life.
Air? I have not felt.
It’s the last of the quadrant. I think I have a way to get it. It’s a terrifying, kind of expensive on my budget, idea. Thus, the giving up of wine to pursue it.
I’m going to give up wine for a month and put that money toward sky-diving. There is a place that is local who does the skydiving thing. I watched a video of someone diving from that local place.
I won’t lie. The thought mortifies me. Giving up wine? LOL I’m more scared of that than the idea of jumping out a plane and that makes me want to crawl in a hole.
But I need AIR. And watching those falls? After the terrifying push out of the plane where I shit my pants on the instructor riding tandem? I think I could love a free fall through AIR. Pull that rip cord and let me float and meditate about it. I may even prepare something to say through my mind as I float.
It’s worth a break on wine. We’ll see how long that actually takes.