De Four Elements

The four elements: water, earth, air and fire are the four primal principles from which everything is built according to the old natural religions. They are linked to the four seasons we know: autumn, winter, spring and summer. Together they form the medicine wheel.

Each element and each season has its own themes and challenges. In the past, when people still lived close to and with nature, these themes passed by themselves: in the spring there was sowing, harvesting in the summer, in the autumn the balance was taken and in the winter it was a time of rest, after which there was again a new cycle began.

But even today, the four elements and their themes are still applicable. Our society is aimed at being in the fire energy as much as possible. But if your fire burns too long you will burn out. You also need the other elements to find balance in your life.

In this retreat you will learn how you can practically work with these four elements in your life. If you learn to live from this cycle again and cooperate with the four elements, you learn to live again in the rhythm of nature as it was originally intended.


Short explanation elements:

In autumn (element of water) you take stock, how has the past been, what are you going to let go of, what do you want to keep. After this you enter the winter, the rest period. Water is about connecting with your emotional world, your emotions, letting go of what you no longer need and thus making space. The challenge is not to linger in the sadness but to accept that letting go makes room for happiness.


Earth (season winter) is about taking a rest, nourishing yourself so that you can grow again afterwards. From this tranquility come the first ideas, the first seeds. Feeling safe is an important theme here, with the other side becoming aware of where your fear lies.


The spring and season air is about thinking, wisdom. Thinking about how you're going to grow, what you're putting your energy into and taking the first steps in this. The challenge lies in keeping your plans clear and not getting confused.


Summer is the time of action, doing what you warm up for, putting it down. But also the time of gratitude, being happy with what has already succeeded. Summer and the fire are playful elements, it is also the time to celebrate. The sun gives a lot of energy, but the risk is that you will get tired if you don't really do what your heart is.