December 23, 2021 A Brief Christmas Reminder: It’s Really About the Whole
The Five Elements model depicts a whole made up of five distinctive parts: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. In discussing the model, we usually focus on the unique attributes of each part and how they interact with each other. Water feeds Wood, Wood controls Earth, Earth feeds Metal, Fire melts Metal, etc.
But during this holiday season, I would like to remind us that at its core, the Five Elements model really illuminates how five unique parts contribute to the balance and survival of the whole. And that can mean any whole.
As we have said here many times, we all have all of the Five Elemental Personalities in our energetic make up and we constantly draw on them to help keep the whole that we are safe and balanced.
In turn, we are each part of other wholes, such as families, communities, cities, states, countries, and even a beautiful planet, and we bring our individual energies to that whole to help keep it safe and balanced. In truth, the Five Elements model is really about the health and wellbeing of the whole, not the individual parts. And I think that’s important to remember.
This Christmas, may your Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal energies work together to support you as an individual and bring you joy and happiness.
And may each of us bring our individual and combined energies to every whole we are part of – and to every connection we have – to help heal the lives that have been torn apart this year.
Finally, may we all bring desperately needed love, peace, and joy to every corner of our planet.