Elementals have grown
in theory and practice from the smallest
minute moving ion, to little beings that run about madly. Whether one choses to
see these active dynamic forces as live particles, or spirits of vital energy, or even
as small ancient forms of Gods,
is purely individual choice.
Giving them names, aids in identifying
them. Or even to give them purpose.
While they simply don't need introduction, as they have been here from the beginning
will be here long after we are gone...
Elements are broken down into Four
Physical Elements and One Etherical Element.
While we would like to think we know so much about Earth, Air, Fire, &
we could not be farther from the truth. What exactly keeps one element from just leaving?
What is it that stops
one element from wiping out another? or Keeps them in balance?
Certainly, what is it that keeps them all neatly in unison
and functioning as a whole?
Through the seasons, they each get
to take their reign. With each turn of the Wheel,
one pushes the other aside and says "My turn".
Each has its own world,
its own attributes, identity, personality and purpose.
But they all must work together, bonding the Fifth. Creating Vitality.
It is what
holds all of our cells together, rather than them all floating freely or simply dropping
off at random,
to never come together again. They are what makes us Whole and alive.
Without the Elements, we would never be..
So on that note, more domestic religions
pay homage to the elementals. Giving them
their just praise for stickin it out with us. For creating a most perfect union.
showing us how it is we are sopposed to act in their reflection. When we start to
view things as millions of organisms
bonded to eachother, then maybe we can begin to
understand their existance. Maybe then we would appreciate the greater
things about us...
While some traditions go as far
as to give them homes, describe the color of their clothes.
Others on a more universal note will say their home is everywhere
and in everthing...
They have no shape, yet shape all. Having no color, yet they make rainbows out of themselves.
We have so much to learn from them,
as to how they create, dulute and recreate themselves.