The songs tell the story of the five elements.
The Ancient Masters of the East observed recurring patterns in nature, medicine, music, human affairs, and all aspects of life. They categorized these observations into the Five Phases, or Elements. Each Element holds distinctive characteristics, attributes, tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses, setting it apart from the others.
The Masters believed if we could observe the Five Elements in nature and see these patterns of truth reflected within our own selves, then we would have the wisdom to be in harmony with nature, others, and ourselves.
When you listen to the songs in the order of the “nourishing” cycle --: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Qi--, ,you will subconsciously learn the teaching and patterns of the elements. This is not a conscious understanding, because the language is music, not thought. The teachings are all woven into the melodies, harmonies, mantras, orchestration, tension, release, transformation, and other musical elements, while maintaining the perfect tempo and timing for meditation and practice.
Meditation only works when you do it. Each song is five minutes: Sit in stillness for just one song each day, and you will reap the benefits of this practice.
The tempo is one beat per second: The bell rings every four seconds. Listen for the bell, when you hear it, inhale. When you hear it again, exhale. Use the bell to regulate your breath. Do not anticipate the bell, just wait for it and breathe. It will come.
When practicing qigong, yoga, tai chi, etc., wait for the bell to go onto your next movement. The gong sounds every minute to be used as a gentle timer in your practice.
Now sit down, close your eyes, choose one song and begin.
Change your life in five minutes a day with Five Element Meditation Music...
- Jason Campbell