2 days ago I had the honor of working with a woman who shared a brief experience that really touched me. With her permission, I wanted to put it out there into the world. Because it is something I’ve heard before in various ways from many people, but for whatever reaso...

The Earth Element represents the archetype of the Mother, offering unconditional love, attentiveness, and the ability to care-give for self and others. How attentive are YOU being to the needs of those around you… including yourself??

Chinese Medicine and particularly Five Element Acupuncture recognizes a fifth season, that of the Late Summer, which we are in now… belonging to the Earth Element.

It’s a transitional time not only between Summer (Fire) and Autumn (Metal), but some texts also put Earth...

According to the theory behind Classical Five Element Acupuncture, each of the five elements has a particular emotion related to it. The emotion of the Wood Element is Anger. First let me say that all five of the emotions are healthy to feel and express… despite our We...

More of Nature is showing herself through the Spring season and energy of the Wood Element. Many people are experiencing major shifts in their life right now… as Nature opens its seeds and pushes through the ground to share it’s newfound glory, as should we! One of the...

Though it may not feel like it for those of us in Seattle… the tulips, daffodils, and crocuses are telling us loud and clear that Spring is here. With that, comes all of the very powerful energetics of the Wood element and the meridians that govern that energy within u...

February 16, 2009

Here we have the final installment on the power of the Water Element. I’ve talked about the “Will” of Water – the innate force of Nature that can overcome all things; the “Essence” of Water – our inherited storehouse of vital energy that holds the blueprint to our very...

At the time of conception, there is a finite amount of this ancestral qi that gets passed down from one generation to the next… the seed of life. It is rich, super-concentrated, and powerful, but it is also precious, and should be expended mindfully… for once its used,...

I briefly talked about “will” as it pertains to the Water Element in a previous post, however lets now take a closer look. Of the Five Elements, Water is the most powerful. Let’s look at it from Nature’s point of view. On the one hand, we are well aware of its destruct...

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