On a stormy, snowy winter day in 1997, I was at home meditating in my living room, enjoying the weather elements at play.
At the end of my meditation, I began to feel the room getting warmer. I looked out the window and noticed glorious sun rays bursting through the clouds, creating a glistening sparkle of light on the snow. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
Knowing how powerful the energy of the five elements is, I decided that it would be a perfect time to walk up the summit behind the house to do a meditation. The plateau on top of the hill provided all five elements in one location. I noticed the Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space surrounding me.
In this wide open space, you could see for miles, overlooking surrounding areas.
It truly felt as though I was on top of the world.
A gentle wind was blowing through the trees and the air smelled fresh, crisp and clean. You could almost see the ions dancing in the air. With every breath I took, I felt an expansion in my energy body. As I exhaled, I could feel stored up tension release from my physical and emotional body.
Looking over the snow covered branches of the nearby Garry Oaks, I noticed the snow was melting into water crystals that were glittering with rainbow sparkles.
The energy from the sun was warming up every cell in my body. I could see the heat rise from the trees as I watched in awe how the melting snow swirled into a ring around the trunk of the tree. It was a magnificent sight. While experiencing the beauty of the five elements, I walked toward my normal meditation spot to practice my Energetic Chi Kung. I felt a sense of being completely grounded on top of the summit.