This is the question about sleep that I am frequently asked. Have a look at the biological clock above. You will see that 12 organs in our body have their own time slots. Each time slot is linked to one natural element, namely Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Wood.

When you wake up in the night at the same time, look at the clock and find the link between the organ and the natural element. However, if you wake up at 3am, it doesn’t necessary mean that your liver is in trouble. Kate Pamphilon, a kinesiologist believes that there is a strong connection between your emotions and thoughts and the interruption of your natural rhythm.

Here’s a list of basic emotions and natural elements:

  • Earth: Empathy, sympathy, balanced giving and receiving
  • Metal: Grief and loss
  • Water: Fear and anxiety
  • Wood: Anger, frustration and resentment
  • Fire: Love, hate and joy

Listen to your body.  Your body is always talking to you in its own language. If your time is the Wood element, Kate suggests asking yourself: What am I angry or frustrated at?, or think of the Liver organ and ask yourself: What is toxic in my life that I need to get rid of?


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