ELEMENTS OF LIFE
Chakras, Elements and Emotions
Elements of Life Immersion 2021 Dates to be Announced
Created by Farida Sharan in 1988 during her self-healing of endometriosis
in her Rocky Mountain home, Wisdome, in Boulder, Colorado.
Integration of the healing arts, bodywork, yoga and movement inspired
Studio sound mixes of Five Elements earth, water, fire, air, ether.
Proved over thirty years worldwide.
Participants awaken into Inner landscapes.
Experience the Elemental Energies.
Increase awareness for respectful presence.
Balance the Inner and Outer Ecology in daily life.
“I read books, saw pictures of the chakras,
and participated in New Age experiences,
but I didn’t know the Elements, Chakras and Emotions
until I experienced them in the Elements of Life Naturopathy Retreat.”
“It took an epiphany during Naturopathy Chakras, Elements and Emotions
to realize my body is mine, it is me,
I am connected to my mind, heart and soul in life experience.”
Inner Ecology Mirrors Outer Ecology
The Elements of Life
form the foundation of all systems of medicine
from Ayurveda in India, to Chinese, Mediterranean, Islamic
and Western natural medicine over centuries.
Explore and Discover the Mystery of Life,
the Inner Ecology mirroring the Outer Ecology,
and the Natural Laws of this world,
that affect cause and effect of the choices we make
in the Temple of our Body in relationship to all Life.
Elements of Life essential Naturopathy / Natural Physician Wisdom.
“The Elemental Dances leave me in a higher state of understanding and being.”
MYSTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH FIVE ELEMENTS
“…one finds the five elements in manifest forms.
Having realized the elements,
the soul enters the realm which is free from elements,
and discovers how essential Truth displays its splendor in the elements.
The soul ploughs through the elements like a farmer
and takes hold of the Shabd, the word of God,
the essential Truth leading to salvation.
Without passing through the elements,
the soul does not enter into the Sound, the word of God.”
–Sant Dariya Sahib, Mystic, 1674 to 1780, Bihar, India
Earth Element Fear, Instinct, Risk, Courage
Earth: Weight, density, gravity, safety, boundaries, good fortune, laws.
Chakra: Muladhara base of the spine plexus center.
Sense of Smell. Body Organ: Nose. Taste: Sweet
Body Systems: Bones, teeth, hair, nails, muscles, hardening.
Emotions: Fear, resistance, contraction, potent trauma response.
Mental: Anxiety, fear imagination, repetitive memories and overwhelm.
Positive: Courage, instinct, confidence to become your true self.a
Ancient Ayurveda Elements of Life
Prakruiti: Nature creation conception expression combines Five Elements.
Five Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether form three physical humors.
Tridosha: Kapha (water and earth), Pitta (fire and water), Vata (air and ether).
Ceaseless interactive variation of Inner / Outer Ecology microcosm / macrocosm.
Sattva: Balance, consciousness, health, compassion, love, understanding.
Rajas: Active worldly passions, power, greed, wealth, religious social politics.
Tamas: Selfish lazy destructive egoistic desire without respect for others.
Treatments balance / awaken conscious awareness of choice cause and effect.
“The Earth dance was primal, basic and grounding, almost like a trance,
asI deeply experienced oneness of my body,
the interconnectedness and oneness of all beings, of all energy.
I moved through my fear and felt it disappear
and when I let myself go,
my energy expanded and vibrated with fullness and connection.”
“EARTH pounding feet, pulsing abdomen and a beating heart
was how I experienced the earth dance within me.
The music guided me through and I jumped and shook my bones free.
I could feel it all the way up to my temples,
and then a satisfying grounding to my mental body.”
Water Element Desire, Sexuality, Family, Society, Relationships
Chakra: Svadhishthana sexual plexus center.
Sense of Taste: Body Organ: Tongue. Taste: Salt
Body Organs and Systems: Reproductive male / female sexual organs.
Emotions: Curiosity, desire, attraction, repulsion, lust, respect, family social duty.
Mental: Fear imaginations, sexual gender power struggles, trauma, culture taboo.
Positive: Natural healthy sexuality leading to respectful family relationships.
Chinese Medicine Elements of Life
Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water organize universal law variations. Elements affect and are affected by emotions, senses, organs, seasons, climate. Parental Chi Before Heaven Life Force forms the child in the womb. After Heaven Chi influenced on food, drink and environmental interactions. Yang Fire masculine body energy source from Before and After Heaven Chi. Jing Water Kidney feminine energy source from Before and After Heaven Chi. Balance of Masculine and Feminine form foundation of constitutional health.
“I felt the WATER element as anger and sorrow
flowing through my being as I was released into the cosmic ocean.”
“With water, I felt myself like a happy baby
in movements of amniotic fluid and ocean waves
that allowed me to openly give and receive.”
“Water was more inward, and as I rocked back and forth
to the heartbeat and then the waves,
As my body relaxed and become fluid,
I realized how rigid my body, normally iull of tension and stress.
Water taught me to move more fluidly,
to flow with challenges,
and to explore them.
I received a feeling of inner peace and stillness,
of deeply felt physical and mental relaxation.”
“WATER soft, repetitive movements wake up my arms and limbs.
Like a baby in a cradle, I felt comfortable and safe. T
he feeling of transformation and evolution was strong,
a transition of a girl becoming a woman
without attaching myself to the past,
with a clear desire to move into the future.”
Fire Element Will to Manifest or Align With Divine Will
Chakra: Manipura solar plexus center.
Sense of Sight. Body Organ: Eyes. Taste: Savory
Body Organs and Systems: Digestive liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, colon.
Emotions: Worldly will to manifest power, success, wealth, position.
Mental: Aggression, jealousy, competition, resentment, anger, control.
Positive: Affection, sweetness, joy, harmony, laughter, humor, spiritual flame.
Mediterranean Egyptian, Roman Greek Humors
Humors connect Inner / Outer Ecology seasons, temperatures, emotional moods.
Spring: Sanguine positive, cheerful temperament of Blood.
Summer: Choleric impatient, irritable temperament of Yellow Bile.
Autumn: Melancholic deep thinking, feeling temperament of Black Bile.
Winter: Phlegmatic calm stable easygoing temperament of Phlegm.
“I loved the FIRE element that allowed me to release
my inner demon of control and free it from my body.
I was brought to tears realizing the impact of such a demon on my life.”
“I always knew that my ferocity and fire existed within me,
but in this class, I called out to my fire and released what is always within me,
the pure true fire that exists beyond anger,
the fire that demands empowerment
and an existence far beyond survival.”
FIRE was resisted but the will, the rage came forth, n
not the anger tied to tears but primal rage.
The survival of being with utter empowerment brought forth transformation.”
“The Fire dance was so powerful I felt liberated
to express primal rage and aggression,
only to transform it into beautiful laughter.
What a lesson to learn – that all this frustration, anger and resentment, i
s begging to become a cosmic joke!
I felt clear and bright, enlivened by Fire within myself.”
FIRE was a catalyst, opening a dam of emotion,
pain, shame, fear, hate, anger, loss, jealousy, self pity, misery and suffering, t
all been bottled up inside my miserable body and being.
Through FIRE release, in AIR I was able to embrace my grief
and fully experience and free myself from suffering I blocked for so long.”
“FIRE was like the ‘Beauty and the Beast’, facing my other face…not the pretty one.
I felt fierce, strong and brave.
I punched and scratched my fears and weaknesses away.
I am ready to conquer my next goal,
and am ready to enjoy achieving it.”
Air Element Speed, Greed, Unconditional Compassion
Chakra: Anahata heart plexus center.
Sense of Touch. Body Organ: Skin, Nerves. Taste: Sour
Body Organs and Systems: Chest heart plexus, Circulatory System.
Emotions: Heart centered efforts to rise to love, forgiveness, kindness.
Mental: Greed and speed of never enough drives never-ending imbalances.
Positive: Compassionate understanding generates love in many forms.
Islamic Tradition Based on Four Humors
Islamic Tradition Based on Four Humors
Four Humors are bodily juices.
Humors affected by seasons, ages, elements, temperaments, organs, qualities.
Humors: Blood Fire, Phlegm Water, Yellow Bile Air hot dry, Black Bile Earth cold dry.
Health balance invites a higher consciousness and elevated spiritual life.
Mediterranean and Mesopotamian medicine influences merge in variations.
“The AIR Element opened my heart ,
giving a knowledge of a gift that needs to be nurtured
and then used to serve the Divine.
Farida guided me with firm gentleness to my own acknowledgement.
We went past the fear, the confusion to truth and understanding,
upward, to my Divine nature.”
“The Air dance was very different from the others.
I felt resistance to dropping in from fear of real love and lack of self love.
I played with the energies of empty fullness inside myself.
Tears burst as a lifetime of repressed sadness, grief, and hurt released
from my heart to bring peace and balance in my body and mind.”
“Air Element was my most profound experience of feelings
of fulfillment, gratitude, expansion, ease and clarity
I have longed for
As I physically felt my abdomen ‘connect’ with my energetic core!”
Ether Element Worldly Attachments or Spiritual Detachment
Chakra: Vishuddha throat center.
Sense of Sound. Body Organ: Throat and Ears. Taste: Bitter
Body Organs and Systems: Voice Throat Center, Thyroid, Respiratory Lungs.
Emotions: Grief loss of worldly relationships and possessions or spiritual longing.
Mental: Illusion of loneliness, separation. Sadness, longing, not at home in the world.
Positive: Able to gift duties and responsibility without emotional entanglement.
“Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being,
and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you…
You are – we all are – the beloved of the beloved,
and in every moment, in every event of your life,
the Beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear and know.
Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is.”
Western Homeopathic Constitutional Predispostions
Western Homeopathic Miasm Constitutional Predispositions to Disease
Physical, Thoughts, Emotions relate to Ayurveda, Chinese, Mediterranean, Islamic.
Psora = Satva balance disorders; false desire, skin eruptions, anxiety, depression.
Sycosis = Rajas Excess Fire Yang hyperactive passions affect body systems.
Syphilis = Tamas Excess Water Yin cruel thoughts, dark inertia, neglect, death.
YEARNING FOR THE DIVINE
“Farida talked about the difference between longing and grief ,
and I was able to recover this yearning for the divine
a pure love of the divine I had as a young girl.
I recaptured my longing for relationship with God.
When we chanted it brought me great reconnections
to how much I loved being in the temple as a little girl.”
I AM LOVED BY THE UNIVERSE
“An interconnectedness experience of wholeness
brought up the fear
I cannot connect or receive.
I experienced a never ending circulating energy
running throughout my body and all around it,
connecting all the channels within me.
The fear pain deep suffering rooted in my asthma,
of being unable to connect with the divine,
floating away into nothing, losing all love,
forced to suffer, hide feelings, and suppress.
choosing to leave living life to survive,
Now I no longer need fear as fears are not part of my soul.
I am now loved by the universe, as a being of love
and no longer have to hide who I am.
Infinite, I breathe in the highest essence of me.”
q“ETHER vibrated throughout my entire being
as my cellular being sang with the planets,
the miracle of all that is and ever will be.
A glimpse, barely seen but fully understood,
reawakened to the sentience of all and everything,
the earth, the planets, the cells in my body as awareness,
I am fully aware and awake.
I played the harp of the universe.
Truth echoes in my earth bones through my very being,
and I am blessed to receive it.”
Elements of Life Mind Maps
1997 – 2020
Ether Element YouTube Video 2004
Elements of Life Immersion Photo Gallery
Elements of Life 1988 – 2020
CHAKRAS, ELEMENTS & EMOTIONS HEALING PROCESSES HISTORY
USA: Colorado Natural Medicine Summer School yearly 1988 to 2015;
BodyMind, Ithaca, New York 2011 to 2014 five visits.
St. Paul, Minnesota; Lafayette, Louisiana
Algarve, Portugal: The Herbal Path, 2018
Torremolinos, Spain: Integrated Advanced Naturopathy Immersion, 2017
UK: Cambridge, London, Kew Gardens,1987 to 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland: Natural Medicine Health Master Trainings, 1997 t0 2007
Johannesburg, South Africa: Iridology & Natural Medicine; Elements of Life 1989
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Natural Harmony Seminars during 3 visits 1888 to 1990
Bangalore, India: Institute of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences during 5 visits
Rincon, Puerto Rico: Wigmore Institute two week yearly retreats over 11 years
Cayman Islands, Caribbean: Yoga Studio