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It may only be September 4, but I am already missing the ocean. This was taken in early August, last month on Cape Cod at Nauset Light. I love this motion here - hard to believe it was taken with an iPhone! I have a watercolor, that I painted last year, in Philadelphia, that appears exactly like this. Years of staring at the Atlantic!
In Chinese Medicine, the water element represents the virtue of faith, and is associated with accessing one's inner wisdom. The seasonal correspondence is the winter, as this was the time to endure with little naturally available food sources, and to trust that what one had stocked from the harvest time was and is enough. When one is fearful, especially fearful around the issue of survival, the water element is at play. Ways to balance the water element often include nourishing yin. Yin is cultivated through stillness. Meditation, time away from stimulation, and reflection. It is quiet time in which one can see one's self and one's potential clearly.