In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the sacred four elements are a part of Grandmother Earth and are a natural component of our world and ourselves. The elements can be regarded from the perspective of a “medicine wheel”. That is to say a circle of viewing of each of the four directions: South, West, North, East and the Center.
When we view the elements from each of these directions, we can better understand through not just our mind but our physical bodies how each of the elements feel and how these elements combine with other energies and powers of the four directions.
In the North, the element is wind (air).
The wind works with flexibility. Think about the ways you know the wind … the whirling tornados, a summer gentle breeze, the wind caresses from the ocean, to the wind that comes up just before a storm hits.
Think of the many different ways you have experienced the wind, and you will have a knowing of the North energies.