Natural Law – Elements

​The Elements are really just a different grouping of organs and functions.

Like we have a digestive system that includes stomach (really even mouth and saliva), pancreas, small intestine, liver and gall bladder.  A circulatory system that includes heart and vessels.

Metal includes Large Intestine and Lung.  Elimination of waste and taking in “pure Qi from the heavens.”

Water includes Kidneys and Bladder.  Management of fluids.

Wood includes Liver and Gall Bladder.  Boundaries (get the toxicity out) and structure of cells, emulsify fats.

Fire includes Heart and Small Intestine, plus Triple Heater and Circulation Sex, which might include adrenals, thyroid, and gonads.  To provide warmth and life.

Earth includes the Stomach and Spleen.  Turning food into nourishment for the whole body.

Do you need more:
  1. Stop and reflect, create vision, and let go of anything not supporting that vision.  (Metal)
  2. Calm relaxed movement towards your vision (Water)
  3. Tending what is sprouting, that you want more of (Wood)
  4. Shining your Light/Love – Sharing the beauty that is your unique perspective and talents. (Fire)
  5. Gratitude – Counting Your Blessings, Self Care (Earth)

Five Elements – What do you NEED most?

If you need a vision – Keep letting go, keep letting go, and your vision will appear.

Metal Element

When I learned Natural Law, I learned from bigger to smaller. Bigger is what the element means to Nature, then human nature, and last, human anatomy and physiology.  Smaller.  Metal organs are Large Intestine and Lung.  Letting go and inspiration.  In Nature, Metal is Autumn.  Trees letting go of their leaves to provide richness to the soil, resting for next season with a vision to reach higher. The human nature of Metal is to bring purpose and meaning to life, to love the journey, to process loss and disappointment, let go and move on.  Maintaining our inspired vision.

The Metal energy is developed in humans by Validation and the Father relationship.

Invalidation – “You don’t need that, that is silly, how you feel is inappropriate, or you are Bad/Wrong.”  Suggesting you are not normal or OK, causes “the seeking of recognition and approval.”  (Creating the Fixer, Over-Analyzer, Know it All, and Workaholic) Validation – “It’s ok son, I’ve made bigger messes than that.”  That develops the seeking of What Matters Most.  Purpose and meaning in life, an Inspired Vision.  Significance, which only comes from sharing your gift.  Your unique perspective.

As adults, our boundary to hold is invalidation.  If you allow anyone to invalidate you or your people, your Metal weakens.  I taught my kids to hold boundaries by making space, and if someone won’t allow you to walk away, come get dad.  Or confront.  “That’s not ok.  My wants, needs, feelings, or ideas are just as important as yours.”

Take Care of your Metal Energy!  (Consider all attributes and boundaries as potential subjects for tapping!)

Water Element

Water organs are Bladder and Kidneys.  Managing the fluids.  In Nature, Water is Winter.  Fallen seeds sleeping in the soil, resting up for spring.  The human nature of Water is to assess risk and use good judgment in choosing your forward movement.

The Water energy is developed in humans by reassurance in the face of fear.  Dismissing fear – “There’s no reason to be afraid” or discouraging our trying hurts our Water.  Lack of reassurance leads to poor judgment and anxiety in making decisions.  Gullible or distrustful. “When I did this the first time, I was scared too.  You can do it.  Take as long as you need.  That was a great try!”  Reassurance and encouragement strengthen your Water Element, which includes your determination to find a way.

As adults, our boundary to hold is discouragement.  If you allow anyone to discourage you or your people, your Water weakens.  I taught my kids that their best effort was wanted and perfect!  They didn’t say “I don’t know,” bc I asked them to give me their best answer even if they didn’t know.

As adults, we are our father protector and mother nurturer, so we may have to teach.  “If you discourage his trying, he will stop trying.  If you encourage people to do their best, you will get their best.”

Take Care of your Water Energy!

Wood Element

Wood organs are Gall Bladder and Liver.  Creating boundaries and structure.  They break down fats to create every cell wall in your body, and put ‘toxicity’ out with the trash.  Structure and boundaries.   In Nature, Wood is Spring.  Seeds sprouting from the Earth.  The human nature of Wood is a clear vision of your path, and the patience to allow it to unfold.  Wood contains your hope and optimism.

The Wood energy is developed in humans by clear boundaries, rules, and structure.  Punishment without warning, inconsistent rules or a lack of boundaries and structure creates a person who struggles with boundaries, abusing or allowing abuse.  Abuse is controlling, taking, or hurting.  (Defined by US Justice)

Flexibility and Guidance create healthy boundaries.  (Allowing natural consequences to guide, feeling the results of not wearing gloves)  As adults, our boundary to hold is abuse.  If you allow anyone to control, take or harm, you or your people, your Wood weakens, and you are teaching someone it is ok to abuse.  In fact, you are teaching someone that ABUSE is how they get what they WANT.  And it only ever gets worse until the abused can’t take it anymore.  I taught my kids that they may not control someones words or actions if it doesn’t physically affect you, but you may not antagonize!  Using your words or actions with an intention to hurt (anger, sad, fearful) is not allowed.

As adults, we are our father protector and mother nurturer, so we may have to teach.  “You may not control, take, hurt, or antagonize.”  And then get the heck away!   Take Care of your Wood Energy!

Fire Element

​Fire organs are Heart and Small Intestine.  And thyroid, adrenals and gonads, which are called Triple Heater and Circulation Sex.  Warmth, Heart Desire, and Gut Intuition.  In Nature, Fire is Summer.  Warm, blooming brilliance. The human nature of Fire is the ability to give and receive love in all types of relationships.  Fire energy is developed in humans through inclusion and acceptance.  Feeling outcast, abandoned or rejected develops into awkwardness, sharing too much or not enough.  Unconditional Love creates unconditional love.

As adults, our boundary to hold is ‘conditions.’  If you allow anyone to reject you or your people, your Fire weakens and you are teaching someone it is ok to prejudice.  As adults, we are our father protector and mother nurturer, so we may have to teach.  “If there are conditions for your love, you will never experience True Unconditional Love.”  And then make space!   Take Care of your Fire Energy – Love Yourself Unconditionally!

Earth Element

Earth organs are Stomach and Spleen.  Churning and distributing nourishment to every cell in your body.  The providers.  In Nature, Earth is Harvest time.  Reaping what you sow. The human nature of Earth is the ability to give and receive support and nurturing in all types of relationships.

The Earth energy is developed in humans through receiving care and safety from Mother.  A lack of bonding and care, or a safe place to explore, develops into Mother seeking and over sacrificing.  A safe nurturing environment creates healthy consideration.

As adults, our boundary to hold is criticism.  In a healthy culture, you can critique (generally if requested), and you can compare, but putting anything down to make yourself appear higher, is toxic.   I understand that our leaders criticize and put down.  And by Natural Law,  that is unhealthy.  We can compare philosophies and perspectives without hostility.

Natural Law would suggest that if you are close enough to criticize, the solution is in “mating” the two perspectives, not hostility or being right.  As adults, we are our father protector and mother nurturer, so we may have to teach.  “If you call someone bad or wrong, or put them down in any way, they are less likely to see your perspective.”  I know, it’s a tough crowd out there.  Just keep telling the truth, and that is the truth!  Take Care of your Earth Energy!

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