So how might we do this over the Winter? Let's look at three of the associations of the Water element.
~ The emotion associated with this element is fear. This means that if fear, depression or anxiety is an issue then this is the season when we may feel it most. It is also the season where we have the most opportunity for healing so we can 'ride the wave' and be fearless, dive deep and explore the essence of what we are fearful of. The depth associated with this season (think deep deep oceans) means this is a great time for the solitary, insular practises of journaling and meditating.
~ The organs associated with this season are the bladder and kidney, it is also associated with the adrenal glands meaning that any issue to do with stress on any level will be highlighted this season. If we have low energy, poor stamina or adrenal burnout then we may feel more challenged. However this season also has the largest capacity for deep healing through rest, recouperation and regeneration. So we can 'ride the wave' by managing more early nights, some duvet days and afternoon naps as we are plugging in to our natural tendancy towards hibernation, the time nature takes time to rebuild and restore.
~ The colour associated with the Water element is blue, this colour ranges from the deepest inky black of the deepest oceans right through to the sky blue of Summer skies. When a person's Water element is out of balance we can learn to see this colour in thier face, particularly around the eyes. We can 'ride the wave' and balance and support our Water element by wearing blue clothes, sleeping in blue sheets, eating some blue or purple food (berries, aubergine, red cabbage) or meditating with a blue stone or crystal, all these will soothe your Water element.
I hope this has given you some ideas of how you might 'ride the wave' of Winter, there are so many associations that inspire us from every season when we teach. Have a lovely day and try and incorporate something to support your Water element, let us know what you are going to try...lots of love and watery seasonal blessings Carol xx ❄ 💧 🌊