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Ice Elementals

Would Ice Elementals help us process emotions? What is their role? We look toward the flowing waters for inspiration in flexibility and openness to the ‘flow of things’. We say ‘this too shall pass’ and ‘can’t step twice into the same river’. But what is the message of Ice? Well, in nature, any dealing with ice will involve trust – trusting the stability of the ice structure – to walk over it, to build housing, carve a sculpture… Trusting the stability of something that can easily transform into the chaotic disorder of liquid….

Just like a promise made between people – steady and solid one day and then some day – dissolved?….We say ‘to melt a heart’, to have ‘ice in the heart’…. The order of logic over the fluidity of emotions, perhaps? But in the order of ice, there is harmony, all particles aligned – like a tribe of individuals acting in unison. And that is good – the harmony and trust – we need that, right? So we can be thankfu for the Ice Elementals and their teachings of connecting a multitude into unison of purpose….

How can the dancing particles of emotion become solid? Is there still beauty in commitment? Why would a person stay committed and loyal to us, we wonder. Why would they do that? Did they tame and subdue their passions? Are they losing that first feeling of freedom of love for us? Will they wander away, once the commitment becomes too hard and …icy? Or is it all the same material? Love – the expansive, love for everyone, the cascading chaos of falling in love, and the solid structure of commitment? Different states of the same material…..

Feel the emotions flowing, let them freeze, trust, let them flow again, let them expand to the world, let them flow, let them form a structure….. Water in every state of its being… Love in every state of its being…. Just that. Natural.

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