Water, Mother of Wood

Water, Mother of Wood

“Water . . . flows on and on, and merely fills up all the places through which it flows; it does not shrink from any dangerous spot nor from any plunge, and nothing can make it lose its own essential nature. It remains true to itself under all conditions.”
—  I Ching —
Water Mother of Wood ~ © 2009 Anacaria Myrrha

Water Mother of Wood ~ © 2009 Anacaria Myrrha

Description: In the Chinese Five Element system, water is the mother of wood, feeding and nourishing the growth of all living things. Water contains the wisdom of the ancestors, and is a storehouse of our vital essence, bringing us great reserves of power and strength and the will to live. It corresponds with the season of winter, and is associated with black or deep blue.

The hawk is the messenger of the ancestors. It teaches us to be observant, and carries the power to overcome difficult situations.

This mandala was done in the winter. It symbolizes stillness and reserves, and being in retreat during a dark time of year or during times of difficulty and fatigue. It counsels us to connect with the Universal Life Source, with our vital essence, in order to replenish and nourish our will to live.

Meditation: I visualize within myself a place of stillness and retreat. I ask my Source to strength and nourish me, and to harbor in safety the seeds which will quicken and come forth in the wood element in the spring.

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