Water is the season of Winter.
The reflection on our results and looking forward to making more begins with resting our sleepy heads for spring. Next season. Right now we move slowly and calculate our best direction. When Water is rested, she return for Wood. Wood represents everything sprouting in life. Water creates wood, as we all know. We water our plants.
Plants sprout from the earth, even if you put just a bit in a flower pot. She will sprout if you give her Water.
The Water Element develops within us from encouragement. “You are the perfect person to walk your path, keep going, keep moving.
Water is the beginning of movement. Taking a step. “You can do it.” Leaving Moms watchful eyes. “It’s ok, you are safe.” And then she peeks back at you to make sure. And then…
I don’t have a story of me discouraging my kiddos, but I have one where I discouraged discouraging.
I was hanging with the other parents of the girls on Sacred’s soccer team. One said that her daughter was going to become a dentist because she knew she couldn’t make a living playing soccer. I said, “Oh, well good thing that Sacred doesn’t know that.”
I sat by myself after that.
The Water Element develops the Ruler and the Innocent.
The Ruler is the problem solver, fair rules maker, compassionate, loved Leader of All. A man who can command respect because he respects his men, and he loves the ladies. No, not like that…he is willing to die for feminine values.
The Innocent is the feminine energy of virginity. Innocence not taken by a man. Child-like innocence. Where everyone gets to be the hero, and anyone can do anything they want. Like the children in Mary Poppins. Mary is the Fire Element Caretaker, but the children are the innocence that she protects, and help them achieve “flying a kite with daddy.”
The Ruler is intended to hold and enforce the values of the Innocent. The feminine.
If the Ruler receives dis-couragement, he will be afraid to keep moving. He may shift out of balance toward the Yin, the feminine.
The Politician: He gathers his reassurance by title. His good intentions are distracted by procedure and policy, aka red tape, or even worse, conflicts of interest. Serving others becomes more self serving.
The OverAchiever: He gathers his reassurance from his achievements. He responds to every problem with “doing more,” and is disappointed with anyone who doesn’t strive, even fight, to achieve. “Achievement proves you aren’t scared.”
He may shift out of balance toward the Yang, the masculine.
The Dictator: He defines himself by the power and control he has over people. His reassurance is what he can make people do or believe. He uses punishment or oppression to force his ideals and beliefs on others.
The Judge: He defines himself by “right and wrong” not knowing that there is no such thing. Just different paths. Success and failure. Try again. His fixation on right and wrong, which should be determined by the result, not a belief or opinion, prevents creative solutions.
I have voted Democrat and Republican. The only change in my personal results was when the Dem was in office, he punished me for not carrying Health Insurance that I had been terminated from, for helping a woman with a medical condition. I was fined for not paying for insurance that wouldn’t cover True Health. And when the Republican took office, he removed my punishment.
And some Judge will chastise me for noticing that difference. LMAO.
If the Innocent receives discouragement she will be afraid to keep moving. She might shift toward the Yang, the masculine.
The Idealist: She gathers her reassurance from high standards. Unfortunately, nobody can satisfy her standards, not even herself.
And nobody benefits from imposing boundaries on them…”you should eat vegan. If you don’t I must find better people.” LOL
The Skeptic: She gathers her reassurance from herself, and nobody gets in unless you agree with me on everything. Obviously, her rigidity of belief and distrust of anyone “not on my side,” prevents receiving the value of other perspectives.
Idgie is the Skeptic. Ruth is the Victim. Evelyn is the Idealist. And Ninny was the dreamer. And also Idgie. The Skeptic. LOL. Those geeky drama queens make you think, right?
And Jerry, has some theories of his own…
And to be fair, most people do not share value, they share criticism.
How has your life been personally changed…better results…when who you voted for, won. Or are you suggesting that you would only notice the results when everyone believed your way. “He was sabotaged by the republican/democratic house. Or he would have been great.” LMAO.
Or she might shift toward the Yin, the feminine.
The Victim: She gathers her reassurance from caretakers. “I need help.” Clinging to a need for care, she has faith that someone will show up. And they do. Those that prey on vulnerability and gullibility, “show up for you.”
Actual Caretakers know that you need to grow up and take responsibility. And when you are taking care, I offer help. A Caretaker knows the difference and will let a helpless person find their strength. But watch out for the predators.
The Dreamer: She gathers her reassurance from her imagination. I will just think about what I want and wait for it to appear. Again, the ugly hand of Responsibility. You will have to take action toward your dreams. It’s Natural Law.
And if you keep your head in dream world, you cannot notice and respond to problems. We all got ’em.