Everything in our experience consists of the 5 elements and the transformation of the 5 elements can help facilitate life balance, healing and greater potential. The elements are earth, water, fire, air and space. The elements exist outside of us, but also are inside of us and have an influence on our habits and fixations, the way we behave, feel, and how we generally perceive the world.
There is an energetic dimension to each element, that can be explored from the perspective of balance and health. When an element is out of balance it can be explored in terms of lack of a certain element, or perhaps through excess of some of the elements.
When there is balance here is how it is experienced
- The earth element is about stability, being grounded and rootedness.
- The water element is about flow, change and flexibility.
- The fire element is about energy, vitality and expansion.
- The air element is about inspiration, freshness and movement.
- The space element is open, vast and unlimited. It is encompassing the other elements and is about potential.
Contemplating and reflecting each element in daily experience lets you open to your intrinsic OKness, and find those areas where you hold on and avoid paying attention to your patterns. This is a way to simply transform your life and learn about all facets of yourself.
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"In the mandala of mahamudra
Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading,
All apparent phenomena are the play of the mind.
All qualities are complete within the mind."- Chögyam Trungpa
"When there is no more separation between “this” and “that” it is called the still point
of Tao, at the still point in the center of the circle, one sees the infinite in all things"
- Chuang Tzu
"We can also discuss the mandala in terms of the soul. The soul is the totality of the mandala. Essence arises in the soul, but for a long time... the soul is not completely essentialized; only part of it is. The rest of the field of the mandala – the rest of the consciousness of the soul – is composed of all your mental, emotional and physical experiences. The thread is defined by the center of the soul, and we can know that center most specifically and in a delineated way by recognizing the essential presence and what quality is manifesting." - A.H.Almaas
"Everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening. From this point of view, awakening is right at your fingertips continually."
- Pema Chödrön
The mandala is a map for spiritual transformation."
- Tsultrim Allione
"We experience the seamless, unimpeded flow of everything that arises and dissolves within the reality-sphere that is the mandala of our own existence. Nothing is out of place; everything gives unique expression to an infinite network of conditions that are implicated in every manifestation from the most miniscule to the most cosmic, from the most insignificant to the most magnificent."
- Peter Fenner
“ …from an awakened perspective, all pain and confusion are merely the play of wisdom. And that play has a recognizable pattern called the mandala principle. If one can identify difficult situations as mandalas, then transformation of painful circumstances is possible.”
- Judith Simmer Brown