In the indigenous tradition, your natal Element is based on your birth year. Want to find out your tribe?
What are the characteristics of the indigenous Elements?
FIRE | CONNECTION TO ANCESTORS AND THE SPIRIT REALM, PURPOSE, PASSION, INTUITION.
FIRE people are connected to the ancestral and Spirit realm and are are highly intuitive and often adept at reading dreams or signs sent for themselves or other people. FIRE people help others connect to their passion and their GIFT. They are visionaries in their fields and are often ahead of others- which can be frustrating for FIRE people (and those around them trying to keep up. up).
WATER | REMOVING OBSTACLES, GOING WITH THE FLOW, PEACE, BALANCE, FEELINGS.
WATER people are highly attuned to other people's feelings, and may be empathic. When you walk into a room, you are hyper aware of other people's energy which can be overwhelming; or as you are most likely a peacemaker you find a way to calm situations and restore balance. WATER people experience life through their emotions, and can help others understand their own.
EARTH | THE ENERGY OF HEART, HOME, NURTURING, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY AND GROUNDED-NESS.
EARTH people are natural nurturers and mentors. They see other's potential and are driven to empower people, institutions and communities. They are concerned with the health of the earth and the human family, and may be an activist or leading a social justice organization. Earth people are keenly aware of and appreciate harmony in group dynamics. They are consensus and community builders.
MINERAL | IN TOUCH WITH ANCIENT WISDOM, COMMUNICATION, STORIES.
MINERAL people are usually good story-tellers. They are connected to the ancient human wisdom and are often healers, with the ability to help others 'change' their stories. MINERAL people are comfortable in the mental realm and are most likely adept at analyzation, and deciphering what things mean. They are natural communicators, and are skilled at explaining what they have deciphered to others.
NATURE | CREATION ENERGY, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION, CHAOS AND MISCHIEF.
NATURE people are deeply connected to the plant and natural world. They are happiest in creation and creativity mode. Artists and actors are often NATURE people, as well as comedians or those who are good at telling jokes. NATURE folks are imbued with mischief, 'trickster' energy, and are often the ones 'inviting' others to take life less seriously. They are comfortable with flux, and uncomfortable with inauthenticity.
How do we bring these ancient energies into your modern life? Learn about our Healing Is Elemental Philosophy here.
Keeping it all in balance...
And so it goes with us. We came in as whole healthy people. Then we experience some bumps on the road and even some breakdowns. Whether we are dealing with recoverable setback, or habitual patterns, triggers, and behaviors that render our life altogether unlivable, we need to access all of the places in us where healing can happen. Holistic healing relies on the integral health of all areas. We can't be healed in one place, while we suffer and struggle in another.
By the way, there's one more part of this ancient system that is super useful in terms of thinking about holistic healing. It's called the DagaraMedicine Wheel. Pretty much when you think about balance, you can't get a better image than the wheel. Every spoke of a wheel is integral (necessary to make a whole complete.) One missing or broken spoke? The wheel won't be in balance. And if more than one spoke is missing or damaged? It might stop turning all together.