Emma Leafe

Aesthetics of Wabi Sabi

Traditional arts of the Orient seem endlessly evocative in their simplicity. Wabi Sabi is such a concept that has captured the imagination of many, who are sensitive enough to appreciate its...

Transitions - Balancing Yin & Yang

 At this point we are mid way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox … moving out of time of deep inner reflection and steadily into...

Aesthetics of Wabi Sabi

Traditional arts of the Orient seem endlessly evocative in their simplicity. Wabi Sabi is such a concept that has captured the imagination of many, who...

METAL : Wisdom & Soul Purification

The Metal Element relates to Autumn, at this time the sap that is the life force of the plant, withdraws from its leaves and branches....

EARTH the mother of life ... 5-Element cycle

We enter the element of Earth, the mother of life. The matrix that contains, allows and supports all living processes ... Earth is the balancing...

Listening to Incense ~ What does this Mean ?

The old adage stemming from the Oriental art of 'listening to incense', often confuses people - as they wonder how you can listen to something that...

FIRE divinity, transformation and passion

Fire is a symbol of divinity, of transformation and of passion. It has been the predominant force of nature in most of the World's mythologies...

Sacred Scents and Internal Arts

A practice I love to do, also find myself spontaneously doing without thought, is to combine deeply precious anointing oils like Holy Wood (Palo Santo)...

Seasonal Adjustment ~ The Wood Element

 The Wood Element This is written as we move closer to the Spring Equinox on March 20th- in the Northern hemisphere where I am. We have entered...

Qi Flow in Winter : Keeping Spirits High

 WINTER : This most Yin season of all, with a total shedding, a dying off reflected in nature, as we hurtle towards the blackest point...

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