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Harmonizing the Heart and Home of Your Body-Mind System

The Chinese Five Element and Meridian System acknowledges the relationship within your body-mind system. This includes the layers of interacting emotions, mental attitudes, and quality of life energy available based on the quality of these interactions.

This means that during the summer when the sun, the major solar fire source for the Earth is prominent, the Fire Element, the heart and home of the Emperor in Chinese Medicine of your body-mind system relies on the other elements in your system, and how you interact with all the other parts of your body-mind system.. This is related to your heart, your connection with others, level of life energy, and the value you give to your experiences. All of these factors affect how you use your energy each day of your life.

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Fire Element plays a prominent role in all the other element’s attributes based on the balanced flow of energy between all within the larger body-mind system. In this article, we will explore two primary relationships with Fire Element: Wood Element that directly nourishes Fire Element and Water Element that limits Fire Element to create a greater balance between your organ and meridian system.

An imbalance between these elements can show up with persistently becoming agitated or depressed. This would be related to your Wood-Fire Element relationship. You might also become resentful and withdrawn in your relationships, feeling stuck, and victimized. The impact might be an overall sense of sadness, lack of energy, or an increase of feeling emotionally flooded. This would indicate a Fire and Water imbalance.


For this purpose, let’s talk about two primary relationships with Fire Element that affect expansive and limiting qualities. The sun is your major connection to your body-mind system. You need Vitamin D3 from the sun for heart health. Yet, the amount of time you spend in the sun is important to get a daily dose within the boundaries of what is healthy for you.

If you have ever built a fire, you know that wood feeds the fire. In the Chinese Medicine System, Wood nourishes Fire Element. Wood Element deals with your liver and gall bladder/ Processing toxins and fats are primary roles. And, it is important to look at harmonizing your system for the emotional and mental impact of stress on your heart based on this relationship. The Wood Element influences how you see the world as it is associated with your vision.

This depends on your resonance with Wood Element’s coherent qualities of seeing the world through the lens of hope and optimism, or, Wood Element’s non-coherent qualities of toxic anger and depression. This impacts the energy you have for new projects, how much or how little you wish to be connected with others, and how you discern or set boundaries with your own life energy and your own time.

Fire Element is essential to set boundaries in a loving way. This resonance is different than cutting yourself off from another person or cutting yourself off from nourishing care for self.

When you resonate with setting boundaries in a loving way, it is essential to realize that this extends in both directions. Loving boundaries for you and the other person. There is a large spectrum in practicing this skill and to the extent, you need to set boundaries based on your own energy level and energy exchange with the other person or situation. In some cases, it is simply taking a brief pause with another person. In other cases, it can mean that you need to look at your inner needs in setting boundaries by prioritizing what is most needed. It might also need that you need to delegate some responsibilities or look at places where you feel long-standing issues have dealt a blow to your self-esteem or disrupted your sense of direction.

Self-regulation is a balance between fire, water, and wood. Inspiration over time, using your time wisely, and making space for self-care all contribute to greater harmony and balance within so that you are better able to take part in life in ways that create nourishment from joy, love, and connection.


There are different ways to set boundaries. It is sometimes beneficial to expand your boundaries while at the same time pacing yourself with self-care in mind. For this purpose, let’s talk about the primary role of Water Element on Fire Element.

Back to the analogy of building a fire, think about the result of dumping water on a flame. If there is too much fire, you need water to regulate the flame. While a wildfire would require more water, and a small fire less water, the internal emotional response for using water as a remedy could be a result of caution, need for calm, resentment, or fear.

Too much fear-based on resentment or feeling victimized seriously limits your ability to experience love, joy, and connection. Water Element’s coherent aspect though is a remedy for creating greater balance through resonating with your need to go with the flow instead of being in the fight-flight or freeze mode. The Water Element affects your hearing, and how you listen to others, essential for a relationship, feeling understood, and communication.

In this case, non-coherent Wood Element would show up as emotional flooding without the ability to set boundaries with self and others based on the disconnect from Earth Element nurture and support. Look at any body of water, and you will see Earth Element creating boundaries on shores and banks. When there are no boundaries, space on land is invaded and made unlivable. On the other hand, when water is frozen, there is an inability to move or take action. In this case, it is difficult to resonate with hope or possibility. Lastly, when Water Element has no capacity for adaptability, perseverance, or ability to contain energy reserves, this leads to exhaustion.

The importance of Water Element’s role in the Chinese Five Element System points to the power of resilience through making space. Water carves canyons over time and creates space in moving with the flow in streams, rivers, and oceans. Water needs movement to be able to sustain life. This very movement is what makes it possible for all life and ecosystems to thrive.

Wellness and well-being thrive when there is communication between all of the five elements physically, emotionally, mentally and life/spirit purpose levels. This is your invitation to take part in harmonizing you Fire Element. Resonance Repatterning® works with your capacity to do just this based on how much energy you dedicate to different aspects of your life. Take part in a virtual group repatterning session or experience a personal repatterning session to create greater integrity in your wellness and well-being.

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