5 Tips To Transform The Challenges of 2014 Into Opportunities

5 Tips To Transform The Challenges of 2014 Into Opportunities

The Year of the Wood Horse – that’s what the Chinese call 2014. But what does this mean? In a webinar last week with Chinese Metaphysics expert, Aleksandra Dorann, we discovered how the extraordinary knowledge of ancient China reveals patterns that influence us all. To summarise very briefly, the Chinese describe energy and the cycles of nature in the language of 5 elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Every aspect of life can be described in terms of these 5 elements. So shapes, colours, tastes, smells, movement and other characteristics of our world are all connected with one or more of the elements. For example, the fire element is associated with triangular shapes, red and fiery colours, the bitter taste, burnt smell and an ascending direction or movement. The elements are also linked with the seasons, the human emotions and our internal organs, so fire is the element of summer, of enthusiasm and joy and it links with the heart and the small intestine. The Chinese also discovered many cycles of the elements, including a cycle that changes every 2 hours, a daily cycle, monthly and  annual cycles, as well as 5 year cycles, 20 year cycles and many others. When you study how all these cycles interact with each other you can find out the major patterns that influence us throughout our lives. Add to that our own individual element makeup and then it gets really interesting. The Chinese discovered that we are strongly imprinted with the energy of the moment when we are born (ie when we first become independent of our mother’s energy). This energy determines...