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The 5 Elemental Energies


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The 5 Elemental Energies

They are the

Energetic Building Blocks of the Universe!

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What are the 5 Elemental Energies?

Often called the 5 Elemental Energies, they are the 5 Energetic Building Blocks of the Universe.


They are the ingredients that come together to form the recipe for each unique thing in existence.  Like how each type of atom is made from a unique combinations of protons, newtons and electrons, everything in this temporal world is governed by a unique combination of the 5 energetic building blocks.

And once you understand what something is made of, then you understand why it does what it does, including yourself!

The 5 energies also govern, among other things, the expression of our unique personality.  And because the exploration of the 5 Elemental Energies is so broad and so vast, it is usually easiest to begin understanding these energies as they pertain to personality traits.

The our current models of the 5 energies comes from ancient Chinese medicine.  It is thousands of years old and has been studied for as long.  And among other things, it is the most accurate personality profiling system in the world.  The 5 Elemental energies can also be though of as 5 separate rhythms that we lead our lives by.  When we say about someone that they "march to the beat of a different drummer" what it really means is that they are following a different energetic rhythm than you are.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.... Each of the 5 Energies has been assigned the name of an element of nature that it governs to make them easier to identify and work with.   

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If you like personality tests, then you will love learning about the 5 Elemental Energies, because since it is what underlies all personality traits, it is by far the most accurate and comprehensive understanding of personality that I have ever found.  But, it is also much, much more than that.  The energies are not only fundamental to our personality traits and emotional responses, but also governs the way everything else works, including our own bodies.

Why have I never heard of the 5 Energies before?

The 5 Elemental Energies are foundational to Chinese medicine, but when communists took over China and created what is now called "Traditional Chinese Medicine" they stripped out all references to the 5 energies. And so now not only are the 5 energies missing from medicine in China and Taiwan (except in small pockets that have secretly kept and used it) the version of Chinese medicine that has been introduced to the western world is stripped of much of its knowledge and power.  The knowledge of the 5 energies is only now making a resurgence in the western world as dedicated practitioners have been able to get the information out of China and into the west where it is now starting to thrive again.


These 5 energies are so fundamental to our energy systems that people who are very gifted at seeing subtle energies, such as Donna Eden of Eden Energy Medicine, can actually see 5 distinct energetic rhythms flowing through our energy systems and that every person has a unique blend of these energies.  In fact Donna recognized 5 distinct energetic rhythms before she ever learned about the 5 Element Energies and once she learned about them she knew that was exactly what she was seeing!

I personally can feel and experience the 5 different energies and they are each unique, amazing and necessary for a balanced energy system, body, and for life!

The basic traits of the 5 Elemental Energies are best shown in chart form and are displayed at the bottom of this page.  

A Supportive Energy Cycle
The 5 energies do not exist individually on their own.  They are interconnected to each other and form a supportive energy cycle, like the cycle of the seasons (which are in fact governed by the 5 energies).
If you want to understand the world, learn about the 5 Elemental Energies!
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If you want to understand the world, learn about the 5 Elemental Energies!

It is obvious that different people live their lives with different rhythms.  This may frustrate us all, but it isn't wrong.  The key to getting along and having understanding for each other is to understand the energies that influence the way we interact with the world.   Each energy has its strengths and weaknesses, governs different aspects of life, different phase of life, and governs different body systems.

Every person possesses all 5 energies, but is usually very strong in 1 energy.  This is their primary energy type and is most important for understanding the way they interact with the world.  Then there will be a strong secondary energy, a fairly balanced third energy, etc...  The lowest energy is usually very weak and needs extra support.  Ideally a well balanced person is well balanced in all of the energies, though this takes time, practice and understanding.  


I have noticed, that in general, the older a person becomes the more balanced they become as long as they have taken the time to learn the lessons life has offered them, if not, they can become very stuck in their primary rhythm indeed! 


All people tend to revert to their primary energy under stress, so it is very valuable to know what your primary energy is and to be aware of strengths, weaknesses, and stress responses.  And since the energies themselves govern different organs in the body, the organs connected with our primary energies tend to get overworked and develop issues.  This is very important to be aware of and watch out for.

Ultimately understanding your energies brings much peace and self acceptance as well as tolerance for others.  Understanding your energetic makeup helps you keep a watch out for your weaknesses and gives you tools to help you strengthen them, helping you become a happier more balanced person.​

Understanding the 5 Elemental Energies is especially useful in family or work relationships and can make all the difference in the world for a happy supportive family or work environment.

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