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Five elements

Five Elements

Five elements

The Five elements of the I Ching, book of changes, is the most basic introductory knowledge, but if you can research them thoroughly, you will know that it is not that easy. Our world is full of rules and regulations, we have five senses, five organs, five kinds of emotions, and so it is called the world of five elements.

In I Ching, book of changes, it follows law of the rules and relationships of the five elements, to explore the law of things in life. The relationships between the five elements are complicated, there are transformation and producing relationships, restraining and controlling relationships, combination relationships, punishment relationships, harmful relationships, but in summary, it is the producing and controlling relationships of the Five elements.

The Five elements theory is a conclusion from our ancestors through their life practices; They think that the universe is made up of the Five elements, metal, wood, water, fire and earth, and they appear in different forms and have different reactions on different things.

Five Colors: Blue, Red, Yellow, White, Black

Five Sound (Pentatonic): A, U, O, I, E

Five Flavours: Sour, Bitter, Sweet, Spicy, Salty

Five Organs: Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung, Kidney

Five Emotions: Pleasure, Joy, Desire, Anger, Sadness

Five Virtues: Benevolence, Propriety (in demeanor), Good Faith (Truth), Uprightness of Mind (Purity or righteousness), and Wisdom (Knowledge or enlightenment)

The so-called Five elements producing and controlling relationships, is actually, transformation is equivalent to producing in, controlling is equivalent to restraining;

The order of the five elements producing in relationships: Wood produce Fire, Fire produce Earth, Earth produce Metal, Metal produce Water, and Water produce Wood;

The order of the five elements controlling in relationships: Wood control Earth, Earth control Water, Water control Fire, Fire control Metal, and Metal control Wood;

The bearing of the five elements and their colors:

East belongs to Wood, and represents Green and Blue-Green;

West belongs to Metal, and represents Pure White, Cream White and Silver;

South belongs to Fire, and represents Red, Pink, and warm colors;

North belongs to Water, and represents black, dark blue, and cool colors;

The intersection of Wood, Metal, Fire, Water is Earth, and it represents Yellow, the color in the center of the transition of all the five elements.

火神明
火神明

Huo Shenming's real name is Fang Qing Xiong (Jackie). He is born with claircognizance and divination abilities. He enjoys helping people with the wisdom and knowledge that he has accumulated from his many lifetimes. He is a certified practitioner in I Ching Feng Shui, Bazi, Divination, Psychic and entity attack defense. The reason for using the nickname "Huo Shen Ming" is a constant reminder for him to work towards his goal of opening up everyone's higher-self to lead them to a better tomorrow. "Huo Shen Ming" has got number of meanings. [Huo] in mandarin is fire. With "fire", we can see through darkness. There will not be living things without "fire" and earth will be as good as a dead star without the Sun. [Shen] represents the spirit of the universe. In the Seven Chakras, the Crown Chakra is one few inches above our head that brings connection to the super-conscious mind and our higher self. This is similar to the Chinese saying "舉頭三尺有神明". [Ming] reminds us that everything in the universe has got Yin-Yang and they co-exist together. It reminds us to look at all things in Yin and Yang, similar to the laws of the Universe.

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