5 Element Mind & Body Healing
A fusion of ancient Tibetan practices and Western wisdom traditions that go back thousands of years, five element healing is a powerful healing systems without parallel, and yet compliments every other kind of medicine or self-care. Through color, sound, light and creative thought, we can access these basis building blocks of experience and use them to heal, strengthen, transform. Energy healing is one of the oldest forms of medicine, existing in various forms in ancient China, India, Greece, and native peoples across the globe.
Dr. Asa has 40 years of experience as an energy healer, having developed sensitivity to the messages embedded within human energy fields. These messages give vital clues to the physical, emotional and spiritual causes of illness and suffering. Through long training in Tibetan meditation and other disciplines, he has developed an elegant and powerful energy healing method, a fusion of ancient practices, modern medical and contemporary psychology. This involves the five core energies that underly our body, our mind, and the very universe we inhabit.
Our health is an expression of the integrity and balance of the 5 primary forces from which it is built, and illness is an expression of distortion or disharmony in these 5 core elements. Ancient techniques of of working with the elements are the most effective and direct way of curing illness, healing and and prevention.
Our Pentad Mind has five aspects, from which all our good qualities, character and power flow. And from which all deficiency, suffering, and negativity arise. Understanding and working with our psychological elements is the fastest road to bringing the mind back to its original purity and creative brilliance.
All spiritual change, development, transformation is, at its core, the purification of the 5 core elements, that are transformed into the original purity of the 5 Wisdom Elements. This is the basis of the Light Body, and small mind uniting with Ultimate Mind, in its 5-fold expression.
By changing ourselves, each individually, the world around us responds differently, and begins to shift and change. The real path to success in our career, relationships, and material security, is all an expression of the harmonious balance of our 5-elements.
Our body is a sophisticated hierarchy of structures within structures, organized and coordinated with extraordinary precision. The matrix of connective tissue provides the framework of every living cell. Yet when Earth becomes deficient, this amazing city of the body begins to decay and collapse. And when Earth is in excess, there is rigidity, restriction and contraction.
Earth, the inner Ruler, organizes, logically governs, and structures our psychological world. It provides a stable and practical base, and a sense of enrichment. We are where we truly belong, with generosity towards others. But if disconnected, we feel impoverished and unstable. And the dark side is miserliness, oppression, and self-centeredness.
Water Element is the “universal solvent,” where our chemistry mixes and mingles, and which flows to nourish every nook and cranny of the body. Its flexibility and changeableness is the key to youthful and vibrant health. However, when its force is diminished, our entire biochemistry and metabolism is dampened. And when it is excessive or distorted, we begin to retain toxins, fluids and fat, becoming prone to inflammation and infection.
Water Element allows a deep and intimate connection with things, phenomena and people. It can bring compassion, idealism and an easygoing mental flow. Water is intuitive and sensitive, but it, like its aqueous counterpart, gives nurturing and life-giving strength. Disconnected, there is a sense of isolation, doubt, and loss. And Shadow Water creates a manipulative, possessive or co-dependent state, a misguided effort to emulate real power.
Biological Fire Element burns brightly at the core of every cell, where we create the warmth that is the basis of our whole biochemical factory. Digestive fire makes it possible to break down other life forms and assimilate them, as well deconstruct old tissues and purify the toxins, viruses and other forces that destabilize life. Moreover, Fire is the directivity, the focus and drive built into every cell, organ, insect and human being.
The Fire of mind is our Warriorship, the heroic drive and motivation that pushes us to succeed and overcome all obstacles. In its five forms, the fiery warrior is the ambition of mind, whether it is the push to love more, have more, know more, accomplish more, or be more. In its pure form, this fearlessness and strength carries a sense of responsibility. In Loss, we feel powerless and weak. And in Shadow it can turn brutal and ruthless.
The circulation of blood, pumping of the heart, expansion of our lungs, the motility of the gut: All that moves is under the domain of Air. More than this, it enables the transfer of messages and signals from brain to cell, and back again. The creation of new tissues and organs is under its domain, as is the resourcefulness to adapt to the constant shifts, alterations and threats from a tumultuous, ever-changing world.
Thought, emotion, and sensation are part of the intricate play of mind, but the creative movement of all these parts is Air Element: mixing, inventing, discovering, adapting. Otherwise, ponderous mechanics holds sway and the genius of humanity can never be realized; Yet an excess means instability, disassociation, and lack of grounding.
The body has no “empty spaces,” but one of the ways that Space expresses itself is in the cavities of body, such as the chest cavity, abdomen, skull, long bones and so on. This is where energy is condensed and stored; The more active the organ (heart for example), the greater the number of cavities that must enclose it. Space Element is the biological wisdom that oversees and coordinates all activity, with its complex sequences and hierarchy of needs.
At the center of the circlr of the Elements, Space coordinates and harmonizes the thoughts, emotions, drives of our psychological self. Providing both judgment and conscience, Space Element is also the hidden secret of memory and the continuity of our identity.