Five Elements Philosophy
I am WOOD.
I am birth, creation, the beginning of life.
I am the season of spring and like this season I burst forth.
I am the first expression of my seed in water.
I put shape onto myself. I plan and decide structure and form.
I navigate where, when, and how shall I grow. I carve out a place in the world just like a tree takes its places in the earth.
In the body I am the ligaments and tendons and give shape to my bone.
I govern the liver and gall bladder.
I am assertive, sometimes angry. If I am too assertive I am hard and rigid.
If I am not assertive enough I am bent over, losing all form.
I am creativity, new ideas. I seek change and growth.
I govern the eyes. I am vision. I see beyond the moment and in so doing I bring hope to my spirit.
I am wood. I give form to everything that I am.
I am FIRE.
I am growth, maturity, and the maximum expression of myself.
I am expansive. I am the extensive of myself into the world.
I am the summer. Season of luxurious growth
I bring the warmth of the summer sun to every nook and cranny of my body, my mind and my spirit.
The warmth I bring allows me to flourish.
I am love and I love myself. I am passion.
I am the spirit of connection with others, the desire for intimacy.
I am warm and loving and joyful. I like to laugh. I am
I am my heart, arteries and veins, all which circulates within.
I am insight, wisdom, contentment, and understanding.
I support and protect myself, my heart, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
My small intestines sort out the pure from impure and feed only that which is pure to the heart.
•I get informed about my environment through my 5 senses.
•I am fire. I am my arms open and reaching out to touch the world.
I am EARTH.
I am mother. I am deep, rich and giving.
I am fertile and nourishing. I nourish myself with comfort.
I am the center. I am home, the place to which I always return at the end of a day.
I am round and spinning. I am creative.
I hear the harvest fruits. I am womb and tomb.
I am reliability and wisdom. I am a place to put your feet on.
I am earth – so is my color.
I am late summer. I am sympathy and compassion.
My sound is signing. My fluid is saliva and my flavor is sweet
The spleen and stomach are my organs. I govern the flesh.
I am the power of integration. I am balanced.
I contain both the energies of growth and repose, development and retirement.
I give to others. I am sympathetic, thoughtful.
I am caring, sharing and contentment.
I am my center, my stability, that which maintains through allmy passages and transitions.
I am METAL.
I am structure and strength. I am first breath.
I am the armor of my body/mind/spirit.
I shield myself from external influences.
I am lungs – the breath and root of life.
The condition of my lungs manifests itself in my skin and body hair.
I am nose and mucus membranes.
The rhythm of my breath governs the other rhythmic cycles of my body.
I am colon – the storage and elimination of waste.
I am able to process my foods, thoughts and emotions.
In clearing out waste I allow myself to grieve (and to die, to become old)
My flavor is pungent and spicy.
My climate is dryness.
My sound is crying and weeping which acts as an outlet for my grief.
I am the mineral ores and salts of the earth,
I am self-esteem. I am quality. My forms move from crude, impure dense ore to a brilliant, crystal clear gem.
I am WATER.
I am the period of closing and storing. I lie dormant within, holding.
I am the reservoir to which all things return for sustenance when they are tired and exhausted from life’s labors.
I am the storehouse of body, mind, and spirit. I am the bones.
I am the farthest edge of yin.
I seek hibernation to replenish myself. I am impetus and vital essence.
I am courage. I am fear. I am cold and drawn in. I am will, ambition.
I carry my ancestry, the long line from which I come.
I am the strength of an ocean, the calmness of a still pond.
I am water. I am depth. I know myself.