Creating a Unified Personality
The Fusion of the Five Elements practice involves merging the various aspects of the personality into the center of the lower abdomen, at the level of the navel.
Before this practice, it is common for different aspects of our personality to want to go in different directions. For instance, our heart or fire aspects may want to chase fame and excitement. This can sharply contrast with our kidneys or water aspects that want to settle into a groove and rest at home.
By practicing the Fusion 1 practice, our elements blend together and we do not have the inner struggle we once had. The Fusion 2 and 3 practices involve opening the deep channels of our body, known as the Eight Extraordinary Channels. When these are open and flowing like great rivers, the balanced energy of the Inner Smile and the Fusion 1 practice can nourish deeper aspects of our being.
-From The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching: Transforming Your Lead Into Gold https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718636970/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_C.inDbYADCB0P