An advanced Taoist meditation practice is called Sun-Moon-Earth Alchemy. Other meditations that focus on our internal landscape balance the energy of the vital organs. This meditation is different in that the five elements (or five phases of energy) are represented as their natural counterparts. This meditation builds an energetic bridge between the human body and the body of the earth.
The alchemist breathes in the wood element by relating to forests and all things that grow. He resonates with the fire of lava and the passions of humans and animals, and the sun. The planet Earth itself embodies the earth element at this level. The metal element is represented by clouds, metals inside the earth, and the descending energy of waterfalls. The water element is embodied by rivers, lakes, the oceans, and the deep memory of the collective energy field.
In Sun-Moon-Earth alchemy, yin and yang are symbolized by the sun and moon, and the impact of their cycles on the earth and its inhabitants. The practitioner uses the imagery of the sun and the moon joining in a loving embrace with the earth holding the center for their beautiful dance. The visualization is seen at the three dimensional space of the solar plexus. The Creation Cycle meditation from the Fusion 1 practice can still be done inside the physical body, but it can include the energies of the seasons transforming from one to the next in an endless cycle—balancing the energy of the organs as the seasons move in harmony.
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