What Element Pathway is perfect for you?
GEMS College of Energy Medicine was recently honored to participate in the Knowlative Connecting Communities conference (April 2023). As part of this, we had a table where we were sharing information about our programs and ideology. One of the things that we love about this learning space is the concept of the Element Pathways – the idea that there are lots and lots of muscle testing classes and styles out there, and that we are able to help people find the ideal combination of classes, instructors, peers, and mentors, to help them reach their health goals.
In order to demonstrate this, we put together this fun little quiz! When people completed the quiz we were able to present them with a simple bracelet with the related GEMStone and colour. Want to play the home game? Let us know your answer when you finish the quiz by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will enter your name in a draw for a prize!
Who do (or would) you like to work with the most?
a) People who have been injured and those looking to improve physical strength and stamina.
b) Those experiencing emotional stress and overwhelm.
c) People with nutrition goals, caregivers, or those needing support.
d) Kids and adults with learning difficulties who need more integration.
e) Those exploring their own energy and spirit.
f) Not sure yet, I just want to help.
What really excites you in class?
a) Feeling the change in body posture and strength.
b) Watching someone find emotional resolution.
c) Grounding and centering techniques.
d) Seeing the difference something like reflex integration or switching-on can make.
e) Conversation about different energetic systems and how they work.
f) Getting to learn something new.
What kind of student are you in class?
a) I can’t sit still and am probably pacing in the back or stretching in the corner.
b) I know everyone’s name and backstory before class begins and have made new best friends.
c) I brought snacks! Can I get you something? I want everyone to be comfortable.
d) I have 8 different highlighters, sticky notes, and reference texts so I can do this right.
e) I am basically in a meditative trance connecting all the dots.
f) I’m just trying to keep up. What page are we on?
What kind of practitioner are you?
a) I like to relieve pain and see tangible results.
b) I like to shift emotional awareness and stories.
c) I like to make people feel loved and safe.
d) I like to see people grow and shine.
e) I like to sense expansion and flow.
f) I like to create space for whatever needs to happen.
Turn over to see the results!
Mostly a): Wood Element Path
The Wood Element is personified by the Tree and this path is for those who wish to focus on the physical body; which may include working with athletes, preventing or rehabilitating injuries and enhancing strength and endurance for everyone.
Mostly b): Fire Element Path
The Fire Element is personified by the Wizard and this element Path has a focus on emotional and mental health. This Path might be right for you if you want to help people make sense of their emotional state, bringing mastery and a feeling of balance to those struggling with issues like anxiety or depression.
Mostly c): Earth Element Path
The Earth Element Path is ideal for those who are attracted to a caregiver role. The Earth Element is personified as the Peacemaker – there is a love of connecting and supporting others. A theme of these courses is grounding and working in an integrated way with the body.
Mostly d): Metal Element Path
The Metal Element is personified by the Protector and is concerned with education and knowledge – it’s a space for refinement. This Path might be right for you if you are interested in the science behind the brain, are excited to be helping others learn at their peak potential and want to tackle education from a more spiritual angle.
Mostly e): Water Element Path
The Water Element is personified as the Philosopher and this Path is for people who have a deep love of uncovering the truth; wanting to understand the science and reasons behind things and dive into knowledge. This Path might be for you if you have a desire to work with energy in a philosophical and esoteric way, helping people to evolve into their best selves.
Mostly f): Air Element Path
The Air Element is not a true part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, but is a useful construct for us to understand the space surrounding the other elements. Here, it is defined by the characteristics of the Conception and Governing Vessels and ideas of total body/mind/spirit alignment.
The Air Element is a home for those who have not yet decided on a path for work and study, who are simply looking for a foundation, or who want to sample a bit of everything right now! The focus is on balance, basics and foundational knowledge.
Let us know what your path is and claim your prize!