The Body Electric ~ 5 Element Parenting Style

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Over the past few years my ideas & beliefs about energy have been further supported and confirmed due to science proving how amazing our bodies really are.  My thinking and understanding have deepen and raised into higher realms of consciousness.  This has granted me the learning space for me to become more reflective, self observational which has resulted me being a better parent and human being.

I am excited to be sharing some insights from a practitioner parent’s view of how the 5 elements have transformed my whole life, it’s deep there lots too it and too far out for some with my gathered during educational travels.

I have always accepted that we were amazing and now with more learning, investing in myself I have witnessed miracles happen before my eyes!  One off the topic of head to share right away besides pain in the body disappearing, is expanding my personal development and seeing how I can increase the electrical flow with my body, allowing me to become a better communicator in general and far more patient with myself and others especially with my children.

First off there’s a unspoken “normal” understanding in our industry of specialized kinesiology on how our electrical energy works for us. When it comes to our work, a nourishing conceptual view with how the electrical flow happens in the body on a daily basis transforming through the time and seasons.  This inspires me greatly when thinking of how healing, connecting with others and this planet happen regardless of paying attention to it or not.  Even for those that are unaware of these concepts, pretty powerful and mind blowing.

Photo credit to Touch for Health Textbook

Now seeing how playing with the frequencies of electricity within the body by using selective movements from Touch for Health protocols at specific times of day could impact my well being and support my mental growth capacity, I have witnessed much influential shifts occurring with myself, my children and clients.

Time in general has such huge impacts on our bodies, yet I will confess that often I live outside of the parameters of time to lower my stress levels.  When I deliberately choose to execute this technique I feel grounded within myself and notice that my stress levels have decreased more than half, sometimes I find my state of being calmer than expected.

It’s like real life magic!


Both my children and clients are amazed with how something so simple like body movement can create such huge impacts on the body and mind.  In our field of work, it makes sense to us with our collected knowledge and insights of movement allows the electrical flow to increase naturally inside of us.

This brings my attention and focus to the area of time and how do we honor it on a deeper level so we can celebrate our greatness ?
The idea of time has really created a step stone and held space for me to explore more about how these electrical beings of ours are impacted by time.  How time contributes to the recipe of our beings we call “us”.  If choreographed movements create  an increase of electrical flow in our bodies as such, than what happens when we take a closer look at the time, day, and elemental influence of when we come to be?

Over the years I have always been drawn to seeing the links, patterns and relationships between people.  How our personalities are formed and how do we become to like what we like, act how we act and connect the way we do.  Studying more about what makes us unique and the same have assisted me in understanding the principle of me being both my problem and my solution in any given moment.

Seeing how “playing attention” to my thoughts first allows me to have control over my emotional electrical flow within myself.  Gathering more concepts of what makes me, me has given me a deeper energetic pull down a path to observing more about how the 5 Elements factor in when in comes to my persona constitution.  When we look at the traits of each element and how we all carry them within ourselves, how can we determine our primary element ?  Well Touch for Health has offered me help as well as looking further into the TCM explanations too.

How I confirmed for myself was honoring the time, the day and elemental energy of when I entered this world. Also looking at that information of others too, this has impacted my ability to connect with others, especially my children.  I used to feel so frustrated that out of my children, only one was really challenging my skill set.  I was always frustrated with this.  At first I just thought it was because we were so alike in personality types and that he was most like me.

On a side note, while pregnant with him I would meditate and visualize features of my unborn baby.  I did intend that this second baby of mine would be more like me as my first was always complimented for being a mini version of his father.  This would leave me feeling a little sad for not having my features showing up within him, though that was apart of my “ordering” during the first pregnancy.

Back to the honoring of time, day and elemental year of a persons entry to this world.  I have gathered much facts from the TCM side of wholistic wellness medicine where they use the pieces of information and create a broad insight of the person.  When I did mine, I found out that I was an Earth primary element and reading into the description of what makes an Earth, an Earth my mind was blown and it resonated with me greatly.  I continued to see what the rest of my family members were and patterns were adding up so correctly for my experiences.

Now it all made sense why this second son of mine was more of a challenge!  Guess why?

Generate meaning to feed or nourish and overcome meaning to destroy or control These cycles exist in all life and seasons Photo credit to www.travelchinaguide.com

His primary element’s mission is to control my element, his little wood roots are supposed to retain my earth energy.  Now it made sense why I could at times really feel his “roots” under my skin!

Now I choose to empower myself with this knowledge by applying it to my relationships, using the movements to create the me I want to be, that I am!  I now observe these moments of  his “root” digging and allow them to flow, taking in what I can learn about me rather than feeling like it’s a negative occurrence like I used to.  My other children are either in a feeding cycle with me, where I am nourishing them or vice versa.  Since gaining this knowledge about the 5 elements my parenting has transformed into a learning experience where my mind is open and ready to explore, empower and let the electrical flow be supported with movement, love and joy!

I really appreciate this old knowledge from the 5 elements, it’s over  3000 years old and it’s time that it’s shared with more parents, practitioners and human beings.  I believe it holds the keys to many locked doors.  While completing this article for your reading enjoyment I found these images to help explain the traits of each element compliments of www.mienshiang.com

Appreciate your feedback and positive comments on how this has enlightened your life experience.

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