Earth Element: A Time of Abundance

Once again, I share in the explorations of the Five Element Theory with acupuncturist  Cheri Reidy.  I learn that late summer is the Earth element, a time to harvest the abundance of what is provided. The Earth element is closely associated with the archetype of the Mother, or Mother Earth. It is the mother who feeds and sustains us.

I grow to understand that when I am balanced in the Earth element I feel secure in knowing that I have enough. I can stand in the center and comfortably hold all that is going on around me with a recognition that life is bountiful.

Trusting that I have enough, or am enough, is an ongoing practice.  It is no simple task for me to be stay away from fearful walls built from  feelings of scarcity. With trust I can keep grounded and am more able to support and nurture myself, then I can also give more easily to others.


The color of the Earth element is yellow. The odor associated with Earth is fragrant, while the sound is singing, and the emotion is sympathy.





Earth energy is also a time for community building and connecting with others. It was an amazing gift to be able to come together in the glorious heat of late summer to do our creative explorations. I hold this close to my heart, and will lean into the memory of this experience during times when I need to acknowledge that the harvest is rich.

About Joan Conway

My artistic passions are poetry and collage. But I am curious human, always exploring new mediums, new opportunities for creative expressions.
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4 Responses to Earth Element: A Time of Abundance

  1. Lovely to read this, Joan, after a summer of smoke and fear for so many. Thank you.

    • Joan Conway says:

      Yes, I was feeling so very grateful to be living where we do. We did make a family trip into the interior, what a harsh summer it was for so many!

  2. kfullerton says:

    What an uplifting experience to be part of this workshop. Thank you Joan for continuing to offer these heartfelt and insightful experiences.

  3. Joan Conway says:

    So thrilled that you were a part of the experience and that you connected with the process so deeply, but then again that is how you are.

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