Air

   Air elements embody the uplifting, expansive energy of Summer. In Summer the energy moves upward, stimulating our mind and opening us to the infinite possibilities of the universe above. Air elements enjoy exploring unique ways of looking at things and can get bored easily if not mentally challenged.
   Air elements have a very playful side when they allow themselves to be silly rather than serious, as the mind sometimes likes to be. They appreciate having fun and have a gift for creating a playful atmosphere. People usually enjoy being around Air elements when they are in this mode for they are great at lightening things up and often have an air of mischief. They are likely to search for ways to maximize their fun without appearing to be irresponsible. Summer instills in us a sense of playful freedom and Air elements can embody this gift in a way that is both refreshing and enlivening.      
   The lesson of Air energy revolves around the theme of freedom. They often yearn for freedom and tend to resist being constricted in any way. For this reason detachment is commonly held as the highest ideal amongst Air elements. They unconsciously believe that they must be free in order to be happy. The flip side of freedom, is restriction, so this theme can also play out where they have an underlying need to restrict themselves or others. This often occurs in the form of judgement and high standards. Although they may yearn for freedom, they can find themselves trapped within these mental restrictions, and be at a loss of how to be free. Air elements also tend to be fairly accomplishment oriented and prefer to portray an image of having it all together. These tendencies can greatly reduce the freedom that they allow themselves to experience.
   

Air/Water people abide in the mental world but are drawn toward emotional connection. Because of this they often struggle with the conflicting desires of freedom and intimacy. They are challenged to balance their tendency towards discernment and living in fantasy with a willingness to be emotionally present with the actual experience. If they spend too little time connecting with others they can become overly analytical, emotionally distant and cold. When their heart is open their presence is playfully-loving and they are gifted with a unique ability to see the big picture while being sensitive to otherís emotions.

Air/Earth people abide in the mental world and are pulled toward physical interaction. They are challenged to balance their tendency towards discernment, judgement and taking life too seriously with that of acceptance and play. They are usually quite capable and often have high expectations for themselves and others, which can lead to a feeling of pressure in their lives. Sometimes their standards are so high that they donít even try due to fear of failure. Their mind tends to resist surrendering to intimacy and sensual pleasure, but when they do drop down into this level of experience they discover a part of themselves that is enjoyably rich and life supporting.

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