Air, Fire, Water, and Earth interact, combine, dissolve, suppress, complement, and support each other, giving rise to the physical world and hinting at the spiritual realms as we know them. A study of the elements and how they relate to the physical and emotional processes in the human body and psyche can help us gain a better understanding of the imbalances that we encounter within ourselves and others. Working with the elements in this way can show us avenues for harmonious expressions of being. To illustrate this, we will look to the plants. In addition to talking about several plants that exemplify each element, we will sit in meditation with one of each that represents the essential qualities of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. PDX Plant Medicine Gathering, Nov. '10.