The Gift of Water: Wisdom…Water…Winter

Winter and the Taoist five element of Water, is the time when the Kidneys predominate. “How is it that the kidneys correspond to wisdom? The kidneys are the essence of the water element, and wisdom proceeds unceasingly without any doubt or uncertainty. Water likewise moves forward without uncertainty” –Bai Hu Dong
The winter time and the Water element offer us the chance to peer into the deeper mysteries, the opportunity to align our day to day activities with this deeper purpose which inevitably brings more satisfaction and ease. It takes immense courage to explore the unknown, when we authentically ask these questions fear is a healthy response. Fear transforming into wisdom is the gift of water. As we step into the deeper longings and yearnings of our life journey and purpose, we inevitably step into the mystery. What lies beyond the depth of our awareness and intuition are the unknown aspects of life and self. Fear is the emotion that arises in the face of the unknown and wisdom empowers us to stand steady in the face of our fear. Wisdom allows our innate knowing to guide us to right action. We are able to chart a steady course through the uncertain waters. Standing at the precipice of the grand mystery of our life’s calling allows for our innate wisdom to guide us. Allow your wisdom to surface with the steady course and certainty of Water. Your conscious mind may not know the path but if you can be with the fear of standing in the unknown you will be guided to journeys and gifts only known to the depths of your being.