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Join us on an Alchemical Transformational Journey... this podcast is for anyone interested in creating more balance in life (through the Nine Palaces), understanding your Five Element energetic natures, finding the path of greatest ease (your Wu Wei path), releasing the baggage of this lifetime (with the Ghost Points and more), or discovering ancient Alchemy (the Nine Stages of Alchemy) that can help you fly in your life... it's all about having more fun in your life and living as authentically as you can today!

Inspired Action Jaye McElroy & Leta Herman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

Join us on an Alchemical Transformational Journey... this podcast is for anyone interested in creating more balance in life (through the Nine Palaces), understanding your Five Element energetic natures, finding the path of greatest ease (your Wu Wei path), releasing the baggage of this lifetime (with the Ghost Points and more), or discovering ancient Alchemy (the Nine Stages of Alchemy) that can help you fly in your life... it's all about having more fun in your life and living as authentically as you can today!

    125 - Is Your Heart Flying or Lying? - Fire's Yin and Yang Aspects Part Two

    125 - Is Your Heart Flying or Lying? - Fire's Yin and Yang Aspects Part Two

    Can you fully be yourself… without apology? This episode dives deep into the Heart (Supreme Controller) and Small Intestine (Supreme Sorter) and how these two factors help all of us sort and understand the world around us and whether things are in alignment with who we really are. Leta and Jaye continue to examine how Fire, unlike the other Elements, manifests in four dynamic types, each embodying distinct yin and yang aspects.

     
    00:21 Diving Deep into the Fire Element
    00:29 Exploring the Yin and Yang of Fire
    08:03 Understanding the Heart Types
    17:11 The Supreme Controller: Embracing the Heart's Power
    29:33 The Heart as a Mirror: Reflecting Authenticity
    30:27 The Mirror Effect: Understanding Heart People
    30:53 The Burden of Being a Heart Person
    31:13 Seeking Authenticity: The Heart's Desire
    31:54 A Psychic's Superpower
    33:47 Navigating Chaos: The Heart's Challenge
    44:27 The Alchemist: Transforming Chi
    54:39 The Art of the Heart: Embracing Stillness
    54:39 The Challenge of Being
     
    "When something takes charge of the beings, we speak of the Heart" - from Rooted in Spirit, by Claude Larre and Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee
     
    To Learn More about Gua Sha, you can listen to: Episode 40: Stay Healthy by preventing a cold before it catches YOU!
     
    Or read our book: The Big "Little" Gua Sha Book, by Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy
     
    Or take our online class: Learn Gua Sha, at Alchemy Learning Center

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    • 55 min
    Lighthouse of Love: Fire's Yin and Yang Aspects - Part One

    Lighthouse of Love: Fire's Yin and Yang Aspects - Part One

    Have you Mastered the Art of the Open Heart? Join Leta and Jaye as they explore the many nuances of the Fire element through the lenses of Chinese Medicine and Chinese Numerology. Discover how Fire, unlike the other Elements, manifests in four dynamic types, each embodying distinct yin and yang aspects. This episode  dives deep into the heart of Fire's complexity with insights into achieving authentic self-expression and balance.
     
    "When you're feeling more inward, it's not because you've been hurt and you're protecting yourself. It's because you're feeling quiet and connecting more internally. And when you're feeling more outward, we say that you're allowing the circulation of your spirits. You're allowing the light to shine, and you're interacting with the rest of the world.
    01:07 Unpacking the Fire Element
    01:17 The Four Types of Fire: A Deep Dive
    01:43 Yin and Yang Across Elements
    01:56 Fire’s Unique Characteristics
    02:38 The Significance of the Numbers 10, 11, and 12 in Chinese Numerology
    08:20 Elemental Traits
    09:03 Understanding Socializers and Social Anxiety
    15:18 Exploring the Heart and Pericardium
    19:57 The Yang Aspects of Fire: The Socializer and the Supreme Sorter
    21:57 Pericardium and Triple Heater Continuum
    22:36 Diving Deep into the Pericardium Type

    25:31 Addressing Fire Element Challenges
    27:16 Understanding the Triple Heater: The Socializer's Struggle
    31:26 Navigating Vulnerability and Social Dynamics
    32:33 The Art of the Open Heart
    39:49 Challenges and Growth for Fire Element Types
    43:36 Embracing Your Inner Light 

    "The Circulation Sex Official is when you're allowing that free flow of the spirit to come out of the heart, which is the Illuminator's job. The spirit is what It actually animates our bodies."


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    • 45 min
    Big and Bigger: Wood’s Yin and Yang Aspects

    Big and Bigger: Wood’s Yin and Yang Aspects

    Listen in as Leta and Jaye explore the vitality, versatility, and vibrant nature of Wood—revealing a few of its Yin and Yang aspects, and the dynamic roles of the Visionary and the Implementer Wood types. They share some insights from Chinese medicine, humorous anecdotes, and real-world examples, as this episode tries to demystifies the complex characteristics of Wood, offering listeners a fresh perspective on growth, adaptability, and the potential for transformation in their own lives. Spring forth and be Big and Bigger in your Woody life!

    01:58 Introducing the Yin Yang Aspects of Each Element
    08:18 Exploring the Yin and Yang of Wood
    15:45 Implementing Visions: The Wood Element's Challenge
    24:47 Understanding the Continuum of Wood Types
    28:38 The Dynamic Duo: Visionary and Implementer in Action
    30:25 Wood Couples: Visionaries and Implementers Together
    30:35 Exploring Visionary and Implementer Dynamics
    31:36 Casting a Visionary Movie: A Fun Digression
    30:35 Understanding Yin and Yang Body Types
    32:50 The Visionary Diet: Chocolate and Caffeine
    34:27 Implementer's Nutritional Needs and DIY Beef Jerky
    47:35 The Essence of Wood Energy in Coaching and Leadership
    47:35 Navigating Life as a Wood Type: Challenges and Strategies
    53:33 Celebrating Wood's Growth and Hope

    • 58 min
    The-Not-So-Ordinary-Extraordinary Vessels (with guest) Ann Cecil-Sterman

    The-Not-So-Ordinary-Extraordinary Vessels (with guest) Ann Cecil-Sterman

    Listen in as Leta has a lively conversation with Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Healer Ann Cecil-Sterman as they delve into a number of intriguing Chinese Medicine topics!
    The mystery of life within us is something quite extraordinary! Leta and Ann explore the Eight Extraordinay Vessels of Chinese Medicine and their profound connections to Alchemical Chinese Medicine...and beyond.
    Ann is an extraordinary person in her own right! She's also a practitioner who graciously shares her deep wisdom with us. For further insights into Ann's expertise, visit her page here.
    In this conversation, we discuss:
    03:51 The Unusual and Alchemical
    05:25 The Eight Extraordinary Vessels
    06:12 The Mystical Origins and Impact of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels
    40:13 The Healing Power of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels
    53:04 Reflecting on the Journey and Looking Ahead
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Water Secrets... Leaked

    Water Secrets... Leaked

    Jump into the whimsical and wondrous energtic deep end of the Water Element world with Leta and Jaye. From "move it-move it" to couch potato energy-preservation (a.k.a. doing something when they are doing nothing mode) to superhuman stamina, and from extreme procrastination to excelling in the art of crisis management, the fluid nature of Water does it all!
    In this podcast you can learn about Water's need for movement and stillness, their secret longing to matter, their fear of confrontation, and their quest for knowledge and wisdom. Listen in and embrace the majestic and mysterious forces of your inner Water -- and find your own Wu Wei of life.
    00:18 Diving Deep into the World of Water
    01:54 Movement, Stillness, and Stamina
    07:45 From Inertia to Inventory Control
    27:05 The Thrill of Anticipation: Water's Realm of Possibilities
    29:58 Exploring the Depths of Water: Drama, Trauma, and Wisdom
    30:25 Crisis Management and the Unpredictable Nature of Water
    31:46 Procrastination and Pressure
    33:26 Seeking Intensity and Adventure
    36:16 Decision Making and the Fear of Confrontation
    44:30 Identifying Water 
    51:51 Celebrity Waters
    54:26 Understanding What Water Truly Desires
    57:10 Embracing your Water Element
     
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    • 58 min
    Metal Secrets Unveiled

    Metal Secrets Unveiled

    If you resonate with a strong cosmic connection, a sense of magic in life, authenticity, sincerity with a STRONG BS detector... you may align with the magnetic Metal Elemental Energy. On this podcast, we might tell a few little shiny "secrets" about the Metal Element of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy... Join us to explore the enigmatic Metal Element within all of us! Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, John Lennon, Queen Elizabeth, Lana Del Ray and Meryl Streep exemplify Metal traits, making them popular figures in popular culture. Listen wherever you find your podcasts!
    "Metal is almost a contradiction in terms within itself..."
    In this episode, we discuss:
    01:29 The Inherent Contradictions within the Metal Element
    02:59 The Metal Element's Connection with Death and Legacy
    08:22 The Magic Carpet Ride of Life
    25:53 The Metal Element's Connection with Music and Art
    29:47 Spotting a Metal Person in the Wild
    32:37 The Regal Walk: Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth
    33:34 The Metal Element's X-Ray Vision
    34:28 The Voice of Metal: Eeyore and the Art of Descending Speech
    39:13 Famous Metal People: From Hollywood to Music
    43:21 The Challenges of Being a Metal Element
    47:35 What Metals Want Most in Life: Value, Respect, and Appreciation
    49:34 The Evolution of Metal: Self-Respect and Service to Others
    53:49 Compatibility of Metal with Other Elements
    55:03 Celebrating the Strength and Beauty of Metal
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Elcyel ,

It’s a Gem

I love this podcast and have already shared with so many friends. It’s a fun, easy going listen, full of interesting and helpful information and tools for self cultivation. Recommend starting with the proper first episode for a good foundation of alchemy and the 5 elements, then listen on to build deeper understanding. Woot! I love deeper understanding!

Minnesota Laura ,

WONDERFUL and LIFE CHANGING

Jaye and Leta have a GIFT for sharing their knowledge in a highly-accessible, engaging and user-friendly manner while at the same time helping all who listen to make significant strides in finding and living as their best authentic self. Highly recommend!!!! = )

Five Element Life ,

Interesting and motivating!

An informative and inspiring podcast! As a Five Element acupuncture student, this podcast is helping to expand my understand of the elements and discover what’s truly possible for each of us.

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