Wu Shen (5 elements)

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Wu Shen Overview

Wu Shen is the TCM Concept of 5 Elements for Health (Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, & Energy)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which includes Acupuncture, is based on the five element theory as is Ayurvedic Medicine, Taoist philosophy, Vedic teachings, and many other traditions.

Everyone is familiar with the concepts of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. First let us address the fifth Element known as Aether or Ether and also called luminiferous ether.

In Western culture the fifth element, Aether (AKA Ether) was removed from science, which changed everything to only four elements. If one goes back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians they had five elements. The elements in the different traditions had different names but the same basic meaning and attributes across all the teachings and traditions. By removing Aether as an element, the spirit of humans, their Divine spark was removed. This was the first step in converting people into atheists.

According to Wikipedia the History of Aether is:

The timeline of luminiferous aether (light-bearing aether) or ether as a medium for propagating electromagnetic radiation begins in the 18th century. The aether was assumed to exist for much of the 19th century—until the Michelson–Morley experiment returned its famous null result. Further experiments were in general agreement with Michelson and Morley's result. By the 1920s, most scientists rejected the aether's existence.
Source of Quote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_luminiferous_aether


The Greeks first talked about Aether in 4 BCE, but it was lost in the Dark Ages of Western culture. Then in 1704, Isaac Newton postulated Aether once again but in 1905, Albert Einstein debunked the theory and science rejected it completely. Physicists today are once again embracing the notion of Aether or the fifth Element.

So, what is Aether exactly? Emma Newlan defines Aether as:

Ether is both nothing and everything at the same time. It's stillness, yet it's the very thing that makes all movement and life possible. Referred to as 'akasha' in Sanskrit, ether is the element that comes first in yogic and Ayurvedic thinking.
Source of Quote: https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/philosophy/journey-through-the-5-elements-ether#:~:text=Ether%20is%20both%20nothing%20and,in%20yogic%20and%20Ayurvedic%20thinking.

We can think of Aether as space (it is everywhere) or as spirit. In TCM it is the Wood element which represents beginnings, growth, the liver whose energy goes in all directions. If we put Aether in the middle of the 4 elements of (Fire, Earth, Air/Metal, and Water) then it becomes the connection to all things, the space that holds it all, the energy that generates it all, and the connectedness that we have to everything). In Western culture this concept was taken from our conscious understanding, but it is now coming back. It is what draws so many people to study Eastern cultures like Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and similar traditions that never lost this understanding. This concept and understanding brings us closer to our own innate spiritual nature.

The OM for Success Program has Three Parts

The 30-Day intensive challenge is to show you how easy it is to add a daily meditation practice to your life. It is Only 10-15 Minutes a Day. This will prepare you to understand the basic terms used in our advanced programs, find your ideal meditation style, and make daily meditation an easy and integrated part of your life. Understanding your primary Wu Shen element will help you know where you need to focus most to get healthy, stay healthy, live healthy, be happy, and grow spiritually. Only this way can past traumas be healed. Can gratitude and forgiveness be a part of your daily life.

The second step is a basic Webinar that can be taken after the 30-day challenge to go deeper into the concepts presented in the 30-day challenge.

The third step is a 6-week Master Class that will help solidify your main physical element of the five so that you know how to stay healthy and introduce tools you can use at home to facilitate living your best life.

This Program is FREE

This program is presented by Dr. Beverly Lawrence, sponsored by the Dancing Bear Enlightenment Academy. The intention of this program is to help you understand the significance and importance of daily meditation to support your health, how you live, your mental and emotional health, as well as your spiritual growth. These concepts are not separate, but all go together. If you are not healthy then living healthy is impossible and emotions are affected as is your mental health, and so it goes. Every aspect of these concepts is interrelated. Harmony is needed and it is through meditation that this is accomplished.

Once this module is complete you become eligable to enroll in the Holistic Transformation Wu Shen Master Healer Certification Program