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 Center, the element is the void (the black hole or womb).
The void works with all of the four elements. In fact it is from the void (the apparent nothing, the source) that all things take on substance within spirit. This is the Chuluaqui Quodoushka energy which was mentioned in the SunDance creation story.
The void works with the energy of open, heart-to-heart communication. It is the catalyst energy that makes and keeps the other elements in a state of balance or imbalance depending on how it is used.