For our own health we require the Essence of West on the Wheel, the
place of our deepest within. Like Bear, we enter the silence of our
own Sacred Space. We digest and integrate all we have experienced.
We discern what is the personal truth of our own nature. We reemerge
into our lives with renewed inner strength, clarity of goals, and
powerful heart connection.
In the Chinese Tradition, the Five Elements — Metal, Water, Wood,
Fire, Earth — are the dynamic qualities of nature in life. Each
element is ever-present and basic to life.
The Elements are our deepest connection to Nature, our most embodied
state of nature that we experience. Each Element governs a cycle of
seasons, a time of day, and an energy pathway within the body.
It is a law of nature that out of water arises wood, that spring
will follow winter, and that out of our depths will flow who we are.
By staying connected with the flow of nature we will naturally
become all that we can be.
There are points called command points on each of the twelve
meridians (pathways) of the body.
These specific points hold the essences
of the elements within them. Holding these points helps to move
energy in a supportive flow within the bodymindspirit.
When the elements interplay in the creative cycle we are in a state
of health. Supporting this creative cycle is the foundation of