The five elements of nature are often referred to in many healing traditions including ayurveda, feng shui, wicca and Chinese medicine. Gandhiji (Gandhi) affirmed his belief natural cures by air, water, earth and light. Dr. John Beaulieu in his research with tuning forks has found that the Solar Harmonic tuning fork set works with the five elements.
Chinese medicine refers to the five elements as fire, water, earth, wood and metal. Ayurveda refers to the elements as air, water, earth and the ethers. The Solar Harmonic set relates to ayurveda.
In his DVD, Five Elements – Theory and Evaluation, Dr Beaulieu teaches how to recognize the different elements in us and more importantly, how to recognize deficiency or an excess of the elements. Once that is done, you can the select a combination of tuning forks from the Solar Harmonic set to balance yourself or the person you are working with.
The elements, Ether, Fire, Earth, Water and Air represent a healing archetype. Fire represent morals, water represents soul, earth represents physical and air represents intellectual. If you are familiar with the chakra system, then earth is in the area of root, water is in the area of sacral, fire is around solar plexus, air is around the heart and ether is around the throat.
We express ourselves through the elements and our expression of the elements is constantly changing. As Dr. Beaulieu explains it,
“Each element is assigned a minimum to maximum range of intensity from 1 to 10. Level 1 is the least intense, and level 10 is the most intense expression of an element. Our actions in normal reality must match the elemental currents which are generating the event. For example, going to the bank requires an element pattern of 8 Earth, 4 Water, 3 Fire, and 1 Air… Thanking the bank officer requires another change to 3 Earth, 5 Water, 4 Fire and 2 Air. And driving home requires 2 Earth, 1 Water, 9 Fire and 7 Air.”
By understanding the elements you can evaluate the type of energy of the person you are working with and using this evaluation method, select a tuning fork protocol which can help balance that person. For example, if you are working with some who speaks very slowly and deliberately, they might be showing signs of earth where as someone who is talking very quickly is showing signs of air.
I’ll talk more about evaluating and using tuning forks when working with specific elements in the next posting.