Heartbeat of the Mother.
Element of Earth,
grounding, balances all chakras and meridians, alignment with new energies, divine feminine, letting go, support and nurture through times of transition.
1. Earth- Heartbeat of the Mother
EARTH contains all the elements (the ash of fire, the damp of water, pieces of plant material, and minerals) and is seen symbolically as a golden yellow cauldron, waiting to have the fire lit from underneath and to be filled with the waters of life.
It is also seen as a square dissecting a circle which represents heaven.
Each Element is related to different natural, spiritual, mental and emotional qualities, colours, organs and parts of the body, seasons, climates, directions, taste, sounds and times of day.
- Colour -rich golden yellow
- Direction- centre
- Dynamic energy-physical
- Fluids- lymph
- Nature -fertility, nourishing, solid and restful, gives birth to all
- Orifices- lips and mouth
- Perverse climate-moisture
- Psychic- intellect
- Season- Indian summer or transition between the seasons
- Senses- tactile
- Smell- fragrant
- Sound- singing
- Symptoms – lips
- Taste- sweet
- Tissues -flesh and muscles.
- Yin organ- Spleen 9-11am
- Yang organ – Stomach 7-9am
In vibrational medicine the emotional energy experienced by the patient is of great importance when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. The system of the Chinese five elements of change has a deeply structured and well grounded understanding of how emotional energies affect different parts of the body. We find that it is an indispensible tool to combine with our particular approaches to energy medicine.
An imbalance can be either an excess or a deficiency.
The Earth type is called the Peacemaker, this personality is a nurturing individual who thrives on peace and harmony and finds discord difficult to deal with.
Emotionally, the individual who is in a balanced Earth state is relaxed, caring and thoughtful, solid and supportive. Their energy is aligned perfectly as a channel for all the other elements to ground and create whatever is needed.
Earth deficiency causes obsessive behaviour where there is a craving for nourishment, attention, love. The individual is not grounded in life and struggles to achieve anything.
Earth excess causes anxiety and worry, the sMothering type, lethargy, heavy spirit, heaviness of consciousness. Usually very practical, Earth types can become blocked by their very immovability and lack of spontaneity.
The spleens’ primary function is extraction of nutrients from food and fluids and changing these elements into chi (energy), blood and waste products, which are then transported to the organs that govern elimination and circulation. It is a massive distribution centre supplying the being with sufficient energy, blood, nutrients. It breaks down old blood cells and lymphocytes and returns iron to the liver. If spleen chi is deficient or weak, the blood is in danger of overflowing its pathways, this may cause symptoms such as nosebleeds, hemorrhaging, spotting between periods, vomiting blood or blood in the stools. The spleen also contains a reservoir of additional blood to be used in emergencies.
The Stomach is responsible for the active (Yang) part of receiving food. It is the in tray for everything we put into our mouths, sifting and sorting for nutrients and then transporting the pure nutritive energy to the spleen where it is transformed into chi and blood. The stomach is thought to rule pushing nutrients downwards while the Spleen governs pushing nutrients up to vital organs. When the stomach orb is not fully functional we cannot obtain enough nutrients to strengthen our being, and energy levels drop. Nausea, gastrointestinal pain, distention, belching and vomiting are signs of disharmony and weakness in the stomach orb.
Could cause hunger cravings but not knowing what to eat, sluggishness, difficulty losing weight, bloating, poor muscle tone, prolapses, varicose veins, slow healing of cuts, easily bruised, bleeding gums, tooth decay, swollen glands.
Excess appetite, water retention, irregular bowel movements and urination, tender gums, PMS with lethargy, bloating, soreness, hunger, swelling, aching, heavy feelings in eyes and head, thick mucus in nose throat and mouth, mental bogginess, cloudiness, heaviness, heavy limbs that make moving around an effort, metabolic problems, hypothyroidism, bowel and digestive disturbances, loose stools, diarrhea, lack of energy.