Our Water element is healthy when:
When we feel we have a rich cultural heritage
We are connected with family, friends and peers, community and government
We feel calm
Life comes easily to us
Our will is strong and behaviour gentle
We are already born winners
When our water element is poor when:
We feel like we are in survival mode all the time
We feel weak, even when we are ready to fight; we know we are going to lose
Being flooded with adrenaline and stress hormones
Being prone to fits of despair, anger or depression
Feeling easily discouraged and powerless
Information on the Water Element comes from Gilles Marin’s book Five Elements, Six Conditions (abridged).
Elayne Lane is an instructor of the Universal Healing Tao. She has been teaching and doing bodywork in excess of 14 years.