the function of accepting and giving, communication, the
metabolism, and the rhythm of life on the material and
the function of the vital and emotional energy. everything
that flows in the body, such as lymph, blood, saliva, urine,
etc., has a relationship to this element. it imparts
flexibility to the body-mind-soul and the ability to let
represents growth, as well as secure rooting in the material
world (grounding), and the ability to shape one's own life
in a way that is responsible and meets needs. this element
has a particular relationship to the spinal column and the
the function of vital energy, warmhearted-ness, and dynamic
force. even in the western concept of alchemy's comparable
process of seperating the "pure from the impure," fire also
seperates things within the body-mind-soul. it can also be
symbolically described as the energy of ilumination. the
fire of love, sexuality, eroticism, bodily warmth, and the
immune system are also controlled by the fire element.
describes the life-bearing function of the body-mind-soul.
all other energetic elements are dependent on earth as a
source of energy, are maintained and nourished by it.
earthly can also be described by the japanese terms of
"being in the hara," which means being centered, being at
repose within yourself. earth thereby lends the ability to
go through the turbulent times of life and the quality of
liveliness in an equilibrium and a balanced state.