Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue # 7: 2nd Quarter, 2018 | Page 5

Finding a Playground By Paul Hinsberger One of the Fundamental Principles of Shamanism is that of establishing and maintaining Balance. I illustrate this by sharing the concepts of Yin and Yang. Here is the way that I convey this: Most likely, you are familiar with the Principles of Yin and Yang: Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity, and nighttime. Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. A very powerful way to look at things is with a simple visualization of a seesaw or teeter-totter. Look at the your left is Yin, to the right, Yang. 5