Envision Design Plan – The Element of Wood
Once the authentic desire has been answered or discovered for now we begin to let it grow in to the idea stage in which we brainstorm how it might look or how it might come in to being in our lives or in the world. This phase of wood corresponds with the season of spring when things burst forth with renewed energy after the winter. Wood is about planning and dreaming and feeling into the possibilities of what is to come. It has an unbridled sense about it like a horse just out of the gate set forth in to a newfound pasture. The other aspect of wood lies in the cultivation and the courageous declaration of our plan of action.
Implement Right Action – The Element of Fire
As a tree is exposed to more and more light or fire from the sun it begins to burst forth with leaves and the beginnings of it’s fruit. This is where we take action and actually take our beautifully crafted vision in to the world. Again each phase carries forth the essence of the previous phases so in this the fire element is still the authentic desire of water and the transformative power of wood. The action we take in this element has a decided feeling of rightness and is not concerned with the consequences but rather leads fearlessly from the heart which is the organ represent by fire.
Structure and Support – The Element of Earth
If our actions are unbridled and chaotic, then follow through and long term success of any endeavor is not likely. The earth element corresponds with the end of summer and also with the space between each phase. This is where coaching is especially beneficial. In holding the space for and inviting specific structure to be put in to place at any phase in the process there is a greater chance for success and less probability that we will get sidetracked or lost in other desires. Structure is essential to bring us back to ourself and back to the thread created by our authentic desires.
Celebration and Fruition – The Element of Metal
Metal is represented by the season of Autumn. Autumn is when do the the work of harvesting what we have sown and cultivated. It is a time of celebration for that which has become manifest as a result of our dreams and our hard work. This is essential and often skipped in our modern culture hooked on productivity. There is often no pause or space for the acknowledgement of work well done.
Embedded throughout all of the phases is the root authentic desire which is to return to our essential self. Stress, suffering, and discomfort are the indicators pointing us back to ourself.