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Air, One of Nature's Four Basic Elements

I was inspired to write this article because of a picture I took of a butterfly taken on my land in one of my gardens. I noticed a beautiful blue light trailing the butterfly, was intrigued, and asked a well known author on spiritual matters for her opinion. I was told the blue light was the energy of Dom, the elemental Master of the air spirits. I consider myself a spiritual person but really knew nothing about air spirits so I did a little research and found it to be quite interesting.

Air is one of the four basic elements of nature (Fire, Earth and Water are the other three). Within each of the four elements are nature spirits that are the spiritual essence of that element. Ancient myths and theories say that these four elements were sent to the earth to bring about order, linking humankind to nature.

Elemental spirits exist in the ethereal world which runs parallel to our own. They are living entities oftentimes resembling humans in shape. They are made up of etheric substance that is unique and specific to their particular element. They live, propagate off spring, eat, talk, and sleep. They can be seen or felt intuitively or seen through the lens of a camera.

The elementals serving on planet Earth materialize whatever they pick up from the thoughts and feelings of mankind. They help us as much as they can by removing toxins and impurities from the air, the sea and the land.

Elemental spirits cannot be destroyed by frosser material elements such as fire, air, earth, and water because they are etheric in nature. However, they are not immortal. They live a very long time, 300 to 1,000 years (never seeming to get old), and when their work is finished they are absorbed back into the ocean of spirit.

The nature spirits of Air are called sylphs (Earth is gnomes, Fire is salamanders and Water is undines). The sylphs find disturbances in the air currents and quickly work to restore harmony. Their activities are manifest in the gathering of clouds, in the blowing of the wind, the downpour of rain and the formation of snow. They are also responsible for the growth and maturity of all plant life.

The sylphs are sources of light that produce inspiration and feed the mind. They are drawn to those who use their minds, particularly those on creative arts. It is generally thought that they are attracted to poets and artists and instills them with visions of spiritual beauty. They can help us with our spiritual and mystical development. Sylphs startle us into seeing and thinking in new and exciting ways.

The Sylphs frequently assume the appearance of humans but only for short periods of time. They have the power to change their size and appearance (from as large as a human to being much smaller) almost at will; however, they cannot change elements.

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