As we explore  the nature of  our sacred Path through the Akasha, we are inevitably drawn into  a discussion on the very nature of Self.

Such demands a deep dive into the yogas of discernment, in which we come to see the elements that make up the Self, much like looking at a sculpture or a painting made of very particular tones and colours.

In the context of the Mythica, our mortal forms are made of subtle qualities, elemental essences which occur in various combinations of quality and quantity and make up the entirety of both our human experience and the Creation at large.

Just as there are many impermanent traditions and cultures that dot the surface of the planet, there are many ways of approaching this fundamental and structural viewpoint on  health, wholeness, and the expression of our sacred Path.

Yet while the surface forms of these traditions changes, there is an underlying constant which all return to – the fundamental natural qualities that make up all potential realities.

All healing and wholeness techniques are related to Nature and our alignment or misalignment with the natural laws that define our experience.

The Structure of the self – Revisiting the Five Elements

As extensions of Spirit through form, we are literally made of the substance of Gaia, of the land upon which we exist.  From the same substance as the rocks, the plants, the trees, the ocean and more.  It is these qualities, in various combinations of quality and quantity that make up the entirety of both our human experience and the Creation at large. 

This in turn forms the basis of our self-definition and the varying divinations we have into our current shape.

Human being made of the Land

Yet while we are made of these primal elements, our awareness of them varies greatly.  How do we learn to discern what elements make up our current Character and use that understanding for our health and wholeness?

An example of elemental essences

Divining the Elements of the self

Just as there are many impermanent traditions and cultures that dot the surface of the planet, there are many ways of approaching this fundamental and structural viewpoint on  health, wholeness, and the expression of our sacred Path.

Yet while the surface forms of these traditions changes, there is an underlying constant which all return to – the fundamental natural qualities that make up all potential realities.Across the many impermanent cultures and traditions of this planet, there are many different ways of interpreting the substance of the self.

Five Elements of the Chinese system

Across the many impermanent cultures and traditions of this planet, there are many different ways of interpreting the substance of the Self.

In the Chinese medical system, the Self is considered to be made of five elements, which correspond to our organs.  Medical conditions are considered to be relative to imbalance of these elements, in which remedies are prescribed to bring about this balance.

In comparison to this, the Ayurvedic system of medicine refers to the elements of Self as doshas, qualities which form the basis of our medical conditions.  Like the Chinese system, the entire basis of the Ayurvedic medical paradigm is also related to these natural qualities, to the elemental deva that make up our experience.

(An example of the Chinese system of elements of self)In the Chinese medical system, the self is considered to be made of five elements, which correspond to our organs.  Medical conditions (a fractal of life conditions) are considered to be relative to imbalance of these elements, in which remedies are prescribed to bring wholeness through balancing those elements.

In comparison to this, the Ayurvedic system of medicine refers to the elements of the self as doshas, qualities which form the basis of our medical conditions.

Ayurvedic system of elements

Like the Chinese system, the entire basis of the Ayurvedic medical paradigm is also related to these natural qualities, to the elemental deva that make up our experience.While the systems themselves are relative to the cultures and Ages in which they are divined, the underlying substance of the self, of being made of the elemental qualities of the natural World, remains the same.  We are made of the Land.  It is through recognition of this aspect of our self that we may find healing and wholeness.