Life is Energy
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 and invisible worlds together happens when we stay in touch with the instinctive wisdom of our own Heart. In indigenous traditions the Heart is known as the bridge between the worlds. The light of awareness which resides in the Heart, is like sunlight. It expands what we can see, and helps us to shine in the world. Heart centred living opens us up to more loving, connected relationships with ourselves and others. It helps us stay connected to what is important.
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 and light, Earth - the landscape, Metal - the mountains Water - 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.