Water can be both still and calm and fast flowing and dynamic and what makes the difference is how tightly is it held by boundaries. On the control cycle of the Five elements it is the Earth element that controls Water and the smaller the channel the water flows through the greater the potential for speed and transformation. When water moves at speed it becomes infused by life giving oxygen and creates a vortex of energy which is life enhancing and has a life of its own.
So how do we translate this to the Water element in us as we head towards Spring? We have spent the Winter 'blue sky dreaming' fantastical ideas for the year ahead but as the energy is picking up now is the time to give those some focus by getting in touch with the holding, boundaried energy of Earth.
Firstly get grounded, both the kidney and bladder meridian of the Water element run through the feet so you could stand bare footed on the earth and really plug in to the solidity beneath your feet, if this seems a little hard core you could do some water paddling by putting the plug in while showering and mindfully walking on the spot while imagining the energy of the earth coming into the soles of your feet.
Secondly pick one dream you have and begin to focus on it, when you do this you are are metaphorically narrowing the river banks so increasing momentum and breathing life into the dream.
Finally start adding some lighter food into your diet, try eating slightly more raw food each day to begin to bring more flow into the body after a Winter of languishing in warming, heavy carbohydrates.
So how does that feel? Is there a dream ready for a bit more focus and momentum and do you feel ready to jump in and swim with it?
Love Carol xx