Saturday, April 16, 2016
5 Element Theory
Five Element theory is an ancient system originating in China that organizes our experience on physical,emotional and spiritual levels.
It is based on the idea that human beings are as much a part of nature as a rock, a tree or rushing stream. Therefore, the elements of nature are used to organize our experience and physicality.
In each one of us, the principles of the 5 Elements can be seen in our physical bodies, meridian energy, personality and gifts/challenges.
The five elements are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood. The dominant element we express and manifest is called our constitution.
I've developed a line of essential oil blends for each elementusing 100% oils from Young Living, Do Terra and Wyndemere Naturals. The blends are crafted to enhance, balance and strengthen each element as it is expressed in our bodies and spirit.
Wood Element expresses itself most strongly in Spring and so Wood Element blend on sale till May 30.
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|Fire Element by Sue Schmidt|
Organs: Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium, Cardiovascular System
Meridians: Yin: Heart, Heart Protector Yang: Small Intestine, Triple Heater,
Balanced Emotion: Joyful, Creative, Passionate, Loving
Excessive: Loud, over excited, anxiety, hyperactive
Depleted: bored, dull, tired, "burned out"
Fire Element Essential Oil Blend:
The Oils: Jasmine, Cedar, Ginger,Cinnamon, Basil,Rose, Rosemary
The oils in Fire Element blend are good for the cardiovascular system and are warming, and uplifting. They inspire a creative, energetic mood. They naturally enhance balance whether you are "burned out" or feeling anxious and hyperactive.
The blend smells warm, and sweet and joyful.
|Earth Element by Sue Schmidt|
Season: Late Summer or when the most Yin or most Yang energies are expressed e.g., at the Solstice and Equinox
Organs: Stomach and Spleen
Balanced Emotion: Focused. Grounded. Calm. Stable. Able to receive and give nurturing both to oneself and others. Compassionate. In tune with the rhythms of nature and self. Good digestion.
Excessive: Worry. Scattered thoughts. Overthinking. Overcaring. Co-Dependency. Lack of focus. Digestive Problems. Difficulty "digesting" emotions and ideas.
Depleted: Sluggish, Stubborn, Stuck, Rigid in ideas and thinking. Digestive problems. Difficulty "digesting" emotions and ideas.
Earth Element Essential Oil Blend:
The oils in Earth Element promote calm,focused, grounded energy. They are especially nurturing emotionally bringing a feeling of security and calm. They benefit stomach and spleen. They help us digest our food. They help us to be receptive and open to receive the sweetness and nourishment of life.
Vanilla, Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Ginger,Vetiver
|Metal Element by Sue Schmidt|
Organs: Lung and Large Intestine
Meridians: Yang/Large Intestine Yin/Lung
Balanced: Able to take in what is needed and let go of what is not needed. Able to move through grief and sadness in an appropriate way. Good boundaries. Good Immunity.
Excessive: Overly rigid boundaries. Unable to receive. Stuck in grief or sadness. Unable to let go of emotions, thoughts and things.
Depleted: Poor immunity. Unstable boundaries. Weeping, crying excessively.
Metal Element Essential Oil Blend:
The oils in Metal Element Essential Oil blend benefit the immune system, lungs and large intestine. They help us release and let go of what is not needed.
We have to let go in order to receive!
Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Ravensara, Jasmine, Pine
|Water Element by Sue Schmidt|
Color: Dark Blue
Organs: Bladder and Kidney
Meridians: Yang/Bladder, Yin/Kidney
Balanced: Courageous, Able to Hold Center, Perseverance, Stable Nervous System, Resilient to Stress, Strong Kidneys and Adrenals, Able to Purify the body and emotions, Stable sleep, Strong bones. Healthy reproductive system, balanced hormones
Excessive: Driven, unable to relax, unable to flow with emotions and life, over preoccupation with time and deadlines, Insomnia
Depleted: Fearful, tired, very effected by stress, unable to persevere in the face of obstacles, scattered, depleted adrenals, Insomnia, brittle bones, fertility issues
Water Element Essential Oil Blend:
The oils in Water Element blend help our nervous system to relax. They benefit the kidneys and bladder. They promote sleep, and rest so we have the energy to persevere.
The Oils: Ylang Ylang, Melissa, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Orange
Organs: Liver and Gall Bladder
Meridians: Yin/Liver Yang/Gall Bladder
Balanced: Balanced will, able to manifest your dreams in 3D reality, appropriate expression of anger, able to overcome obstacles, able to work hard and rest when needed, knowing life purpose, able to purify body and emotions
Excessive: Angry, Impatient, Workaholic, Overdeveloped will
Depleted: Depressed,tired, unable to manifest dreams/desires, stuck, frustrated, stagnant
Wood Element Essential Oil:
The oils in this blend help us to release anger, purify the emotions and benefit liver and gall bladder. They are good for manifesting our desires and dreams.
The Oils: Cedar, Rose, Helischryum,Pine,Geranium, Melissa
The oils in Wood Element blend helps us to manifest our dreams with good use of our will. When we are free to move toward our dreams, anger and frustration subside. Good for liver and gall bladder
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A Note about Balance:
It occurred to me today that for something or someone to be balanced there must always be the potential for movement. We continually wobble away from center only to come back into balance. To know healthy balance we must be off balance sometimes. The question is how quickly can we find balance again?
We can be both excessive and depleted in an element at the same time. And we can find balance in that element as well. It is a dance, always coming back into alignment. Yin is always becoming yang, and yang is always being coming Yin.
So its best not to hold balance as some sort of ideal we need to work to attain, but rather as a touchstone we can return to.
Essential oils are a way to express, align and balance our elemental natures. And they smell beautiful!
Sue Schmidt CMT, C.Ht