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Updated: May 21, 2022

The air quality near me is still healing from all of the bay area fires. I dream of being somewhere far and high up, where the air is crisp and clean. In magic, the AIR element represents thought, inspiration, intellect, and spiritual language. Just as oxygen feeds us life, it feeds our brains and creative nature as well.

Right now in the world, humanity is struggling from confusion, mental fear, and illusion. Our air has been polluted, as have been our minds.

As a young Buddhist, I was taught that this type of illusion is something we absolutely have control over. We can choose to clear our minds and return to the center of our being.

Part of my writing on desire earlier this week feels really connected to clearing these illusions. It’s easy to stay in a state of fear and illusion about everything going on when we’re not paying attention to what’s really happening inside of us.

Ask yourself, “How do I feel inside?” When you feel into your desires, and let yourself feel all the way to your core, you start to re-inhabit your body. This feeling-inquiry is a way for your soul to return, and for illusions to fall away.

Sometimes I ask clients how they feel and they immediately start talking about other people or world events.I have done this too. However, it is a sign that we are filled with the projections of the outer world around us. In those moments with clients (and myself!), I return to the initial question, and then they begin noticing what feelings are actually happening within them. We are actually exploring their embodied state; the client begins to breathe differently and to relax.

Being fully inhabited, fully embodied, is exactly how you shed the external fears and illusions of the world.

Simple meditation, grounding, and self-inquiry are one way to create an easy flow state, returning you to your quiet center.




DAILEY LITTLE is a healing practitioner, transformational life coach, ordained Priestess, and teacher who founded Healing Heart Reiki to help others navigate life with joy. She teaches classes in healing and mindset from a magical peaceful corner of the world in Northern California. For more info see:


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