These are elemental practices, which follow the idea of summoning them. By, thinking of the element to get attuned to it, imagining the effect for an occurance to happen, possibly strengthening the summons by a word or two spoken and a freehand sigil to help summon the element. Elemental sigils are here. Some can use their chi, to form fire, or cause other elements to be acting on feel, through focus of the chi and directing it by the will, to cause the effect. However you attempt these practices, the more you try to do the element summoning, the more easy it becomes. If you cannot actually get an effect from a particular elemental summons, then its not your element. There's nothing wrong with the method.
These are ways to get a elemental summoning practice in, in a funner manner than just summoning for yourself. However, you may see this idea as practicing for yourself and testing your effect on others.
This is guess the element. There's two ways to play it. Standard and advanced.
The standard is to summon an element of your choice, without telling what it be and send it at the person playing. Allowing them to guess what it is. You can use constructs if you want to.
The advanced be to get a friend to send you a specific elemental energy in a construct and try to alter said construct to assume a different shape and element after guessing what it is. Optionally add functionality to it.
Now for the Elements you may attempt to use..
The cold element can cause ice from water freezing or the coldness in the air. For any type of coldness that you want, just think of a cold emotion and then feel the air around you. Think about it being cold, and then think it to where you want the coldness to be, or think to where you want the coldness. you need to work on it to get it strong. Try making an object freeze by thinking it cold for 19 seconds, while feelin the cold emotion. Lets see how far you can get as if you send it fast enough you can make a cold wind.
With cold, you can also visualize ice and snow and feel the coldness. If you visualize a blizzard and snow everywhere then it's even colder.
You might need a diamond, clear quartz or a cubic zirconian to cause a freezing as in frigid cold that freezes on contact. If you have one, focus you coldness through the gemstone and/or have one on you and try the effect. Well anyhow, it works by the cold emotion influencing the air to be cold and where you direct the coldness, is where that area is felt and is as cold. If you can do this three times then you mastered it at a certain level. If you can't do it after 3 tries, then your element isn't cold.
Most people only get partway feeling the heat and then they give up. Statement of the word 'form' or something else to your desire helps, along with a sigil of freehand style being drawn, to make it even more easier. Also, feel free to make gestures, with hands or limbs. To direct it easier.
With fire, you can get a fire effect by visualizing a fire tornado or fire being around the area, in some form. Also possible is to visualize a fire appear from something. Expect it to come from faulty wiring or components, if no actual results when you use the visualizations.
Due note: The heats supposed to be there and sometime catch fire. To move the fire in the air to be where you want it, think it to be there, moving and forming as you feel it should. To move it quickly in the air will cause a hot wind. Once its formed, its likely to get out of control, so quench it with water, sometimes physically.
Water summoning is to focus on the the idea of water and then say or do wha you feel is necessary, while thinking water will form where ya want it to. The action could be a freely drawn sigil that is a means to summon water, or it could be anything. The sigil could be anything you came up with. Some just think about water and state HydroFx [hydro-fx], then think of the effect they would want. Or, feel the water in the air and see it as though it were the water particles that responding to your will. Then feel the water particles form into a watery effect somewhere, what helps is to feel the moisture and state the effect you want. Again, optional is to form a freehand sigil that will cause the water to do as you would want.
To condense it to a drop, or moisturize something try to feel the water and think to the moisture, 'condense into a drop' or 'moisturize here'. It helps if you had a glass of water, but thinking the drop will form into a larger amount helps too. Thinking it won't form, will stop a leak by causing yourself to stop it. Water will do as its conveyed to do, with one who practices with it.
Feel free to draw the water sigil so you can summon the element easier during the ceremony. So there might be some that want to cause water to flow upward, so be aware it could be 1 week before it effects fully. So by thinking it will happen, eventually makes it occur. You can cause water to fill a glass or something else from very little water. Its a challenge. Though, the only real thing that works is ice formation from cold and water particles.
Wind effects are very easy, if you know it is your element then this should work. Without the air and wind there would be no breathing, thus it is an element that brings life. So, thought and imagination of the element is what is used to manipulate the air to wind or to do your effect. Its as easy as trying to think of air and imagine what it does, imagine the air becoming wind and blowing across you, and to think the air will blow in a certain direction or shape directs it further.
Or, feel the air around you and nudge it with a gesture or with your mind by a thought or will that it will do what you want. You can form the air into pattern shapes, platforms or other things like a golem of air. This makes it possible to use air on a thought, and this will cause air to do as you desire. To state the effect that you desire the element to do, will influence the effect to happen as the air will do or whatever element you chose to manipulate will do. Its best to try doing wind effects outside, or through a window.
Summoning earth effects makes for an idea to occur through the earth and are to think of earth, imagining the effect to occur and feeling it happen as your sub-conscious makes it happen by influence. Possibly saying a word or two is to make it more plausible and likely to occur. And its even more plausible to occur by drawing a freehand sigil meaning to cause effect. You'd have to attune yourself to the element to have it occur even easier.
So to attune yourself, by thinking about the element of earth, you'd attune yourself to it as you fill yourself with its energy for a bit. You can cause barriers, platforms, carrier effects, support, structure and heal with this idea of earth effecting too. Due note: Not to be done for electricity or fire, unless for fire its heat your filling yourself with for fire attunement. This element be used, in reiki, as well.
With earth, you can make earth effects by visualizing two firehoses of dirt to build a wall, or visualizing the earth and dirt building up in some way. I believe its effective to perceive it as you actively want to. As it will work for you more, if you do.
The other elements are ice, gravity, lava, firewater, oil, heat and others that you can manipulate:
Ice is just freezing the moisture or water in around something. As is necessary, use of a cubic zirconian, clear quartz or diamond is a necessity. Use of the ice sigil is also making it more possible, if drawn in the air or on the arm or hand. The most some can get results in this is freezing an object but no ice formation.
Using Gravity is just feeling the area as you imagine things becoming heavier or lighter to your will, its only temporary. As, its earth air and can also be used to cause earth or objects to be lifted/flung into the air. Use of words during the ritual to manipulate it easier, can influence the pattern you imagine into happening easier. Use of the gravity sigil makes the temporary gravity change easier.
With gravity, trying to "defy gravity" and "lift up" things is kinda hard. So, first try something easier, make something heavier or lighter. As, defying gravity by 'lifting up' is harder. So, think or say 'lighter' or light thoughts or happy thoughts at the object or person, make the target easier to lift up. For heavier effects, think 'heavier' at the target. It can make things less light but only slightly.
Lava is a hazardous element, only useful in molting, molding or melting things as well as being an alternate heating source. To use it, you need to be able to use fire and some earth in effect. So, focus your mind and think of lava in its natural environment. Then draw the lava sigil or carve it to attune and link yourself to the lava, in order to effect with it easier. Imagine what you want to occur with lava in mind. And the lava should be in energy form that responds to your will. That you can direct it by imagination or words.
Forming it into a compressed ball in your hand (wearing gloves) you wait till the heat is almost hot enough to burn you. Then toss it. If the target is a person, then it disrupts their focus, as it causes the person to feel a disrupting hot spot. Otherwise, you can melt things with it from a distance. The least it can do is become a heat sorce by combining it with objects.
Due note: Those that are advanced in the lava's use don't actually need to use the sigil, but the sigil can make it easier to wield.
There's oil, that is earth water, and you can manipulate it, or draw from it as energy. When you do use it, you can imagine what you want to happen, with oil and will the effect. Then you get what is considered an epitome of memories, from what the oil was before. As it can do what you want as well, its a bit hard. All thats needed is the statement of the effect that you want, to make this easier. To use it as a source of energy, is to make thoughts of oil and speak what you want to happen.
So, imagine a oil rig, or imagine it coming from the ground, it can be summoned in this way, more physically. If you make a highly compressed ball of it, your hand is possible to become cold and heavy and when you throw, you make slick spots where it hits. So, oil is wilder and you can cause slick spots by visualizing the oil to come up in a certain area. Or, create a large boost to activity. It can be used for energy, in truth, much more easily. You can try to use it to power a car, but there's enough to power the body almost indefinitely. To do so, go and do the idea of absorbing the oil into yourself.
Then there's firey air or heat. It can be there, where you want, by imagining heat being there and thinking of a hot thought, optionally it can be as you say it, the idea of, 'make heat'. It can be used by imagining the event, speaking a power word and phrase to intensify the effect, and this is using your vibrations to achieve the effect, or you may will the effect, by focusing on your need for effective action and willing it there.
And, you may intensify the effect further, by intensifying the heat, in the air and literally feeling the heat draw itself where you want it and speaking a power phrase of, 'draw heat fire'. Then, it seems to draw itself. If you have ability to manipulate fire or heat, the effects mentioned will occur. The more heat, the more effect you may get.To much heat can melt things. To much intense heat can cause a fire, so beware.
There's also Firewater, as a mix of fire and water happens through a medium, as in oil on water, or other similar, this needs no actual practice. But, its very dangerous, as it can be like greek fire, where the fire has to be smothered, or it burns, even in water! The way to do firewater, is collect the element of oil in something or form a oil ball. Then, cause this oil to ignite by fire being added. Then, add the element of water energy from the area, to cause it to be flared and hotter. This may seem like a flaring technique, but it really isn't as it is a way to make a combined element.
Here are yet other similar variations of the elements of earth and water, these are of Rock, Deep earth, Fresh water, Ocean water, Plant life, Wood and Metal. How are they different? Rock is different from earth by being a more solid form of it, deep earth is different from rock or earth by being a layer of the earth, between surface and molten core or the mantle, an this is almost plasticlike material thats partly of earth, fresh water an ocean water are nearly the same as water but different as they are drawn from different sources than pure elemental water, plant life has its own energy, wood is offering an energy containment and focusing material, metal has its own energy.
How to draw and use these elements is done with a connect by imagining the element or thinking of the element as though it were to appear or rise out of the ground and form to your will as you would want. Your will directs the element and you can't get hurt by it, although it might be painful to hold it.
Rock is capable to being manipulated into animated rock by imagining what it does, to be as a power source, or to being communicated through via thought projected at a person through the rock. There are many types of rock, too. As sources each different type can be different. There's sandstone, versus limestone, versus granite. Imagine a rocky path, with rocks on it that you would desire energy from, and energy the color of the rocks is then streaming from the rocks to you or entering you.
Deep earth is more dangerous, though useful to being a power source, morphing things, melting things. It is often preferred as a source for healing. A deep earth ball can fuse things or cause a person to lose consciousness, if focused enough. It can be used to materialize nearly anything. Though its slow to react, at times of hecticness. Simply imagine a thick flowing orange cream pudding pop liquid thats mixed in with dirt, going to your hand. Then applied as you want to apply it. Or, to materialize with it, is to imagine the thick liquid becoming something.
Fresh water is useful for taking into yourself and refreshing you, becoming a life source that can cause living conditions to improve, or making the area cooler and cleaning things it comes into contact with. Just imagine a river of the freshwater flowing through you to your hera or a freshwater waterfall coming into you.
Ocean water can be a huge source of energy. That uplifts you and causes you become more energetic as you take it into yourself by ocean balls placed into the self. Formed into a ocean ball, it can corrupt things or as a pool of elemental energy, cause corruption to the area, if not used for the human body. Imagine ocean waves flowing through your hand to you. Also when working with ocean energy, more so than freshwater energy the moon plays a part. The moon can charge the ocean energy even further! A waning moon is with negative charging. A waxing moon is with positive charging. Deep ocean energy is the same as ocean water, but more condensed and energized.
Plant life is possible to be used as a source of energy to yourself, drawing from the plant life energy, you may be able to manipulate the plant life. Into emanations of whatever effect that you would want. Do this by thinking to the plant life, what you want it to do. Imagination of what the plant life does will make it sometimes do as the imagination depicts. Different plants have different feels and are the similar as energy sources. For example; jungle plants have entirely different feel of energy to northern forests. For Jungle, imagine jungle vines and green energy and vines into yourself. For forest, imagine a scene with evergreen trees or other trees, and deep green energy. Have the deep green energy entering into yourself. With forest, the air's cleaner and it's colder too and you can feel happier.
Wood is a chinese element, that is from earth and water that offers energy at a cost of slowly weakening the wooden material. To focus its energy, think of wood and imagine the wood doing things. Their is also possibility to focus the wood energy, so gather it into the wood or into yourself. And, when you feel the moment is right, you can release the energy you gather from the wood or focused through the wood, with a thought of 'release' and willing an idea to make itself known as to become from your idea and with the released energy. Wood energy balls can bring a sudden relief and manipulated thought. If you put the wood energy through a person, you disrupt their doings. For wood, imagine trees of the type you want energy from, with no leaves on them, and brown energy coming from the trees to you.
Different woods also have different properties. There's live wood, an dead wood, but most wood is alive. If its been cut up, it just wears down quicker. But after enough time it goes to deadwood, which has almost no energy and turns brittle and crumbly. Its proven, that the more wood energy you use the more it is possible to kill the wood. If it were a tree, then you let the tree recover. If you take too much energy from the live tree, then it won't recover.
Metal is a chinese element that is possible to elongate life and cause you to be energized, taking in the metallic energy into yourself through metal energy balls placed in yourself or linking to the metal. This works by the effect of the energy thats shared from the metal, making you like the metal. As long as its whole you will be whole in mind or body, too. Its advised not to try the metal element till you get used to the others. Then you possibly won't spasm a little, but it might hurt a small bit.
Also, you may be able to curtail pain by thinking or imagining what the metal is doing and stating what you want it to do. A metallic ball of composed metal energy, will be able to knock someone out if thrown at them. Thinking to the metal, will cause it to make the thought manifest or convey it as a message. The metal can also vibrate at a certain pitch from your thoughts, and this helps the manifestation of idea. So, imagine the metal streaming energy to you. For generating the effect that you want by imagining the metallic energy forming or doing.
Different metals have different properties. As in, steel can be clean and live a long time. If you linked to it or got energy from steel and placed it in you, then you could live longer as the steel remains intact. Iron is able to absorb energy and magic and seal things. Lead is the most dense and is able to make you stupid as you use it, in any way you want, including links. Cause a link by thinking 'link to me' while touching the material. If you set the link to delink right before the metal breaks, then you won't break in some manner.