the heart of life
We live in an interactive always changing universe. As humans we are the meeting place of invisible spirit and physical form. The dynamic tension of these opposites creates ongoing transformation through Life's changing phases of birth, growth, flowering, decline and death. External things come and go, shift and change and life is a balancing act.
Bringing our visible - external, and invisible - internal worlds together is supported by staying in touch with the instinctive wisdom of our own Heart. In indigenous traditions the Heart is known as the bridge between the worlds. When are our Hearts are clear the light of awareness which resides in the Heart, shines like sunlight helping us to see. Heart centred living opens us up to more loving, genuine relationships with ourselves and others. It helps us connect to what is important and and can lead us to a life of purpose and meaning.
Through nature we have direct access to the animating force of life. The same life principle is manifest in all living things; Wood - the flora and everything that grows, Fire - the sun, warmth and light, Earth - the landscape and food growing, Metal - the mountains, crystals, rocks Water - rivers, oceans and tributaries.
The ways that the five elements express in nature are mirrored in our human nature, traits and behaviour. Each of the five ways express unique characteristics which are all manifestations of the same life energy. Exploring these simple archetypal characters gives us easy access to the universal ways in which people think, act and feel.They help reveal the natural strengths and challenges which affect us all.