Nothing ever happens by chance, nor something is shown without Intention. The famous “Wax On Wax Off” technique was not just a free wash move by Sensei Miyagi but a hidden knowledge of vortexes motions and the Creation cycle.


“Wax On” is a clockwise motion, from the left to the right, while “Wax Off” is a counter clockwise movement, from the right to the left.  



How is this important? Let’s say one gives energy, creates more Life and empowers existence, and the other removes energy, and weakens the life force.  


Nothing by chance. Energy has It’s own self empowering patterns and dynamic.


In nature, we can encounter similar patterns. Weather patterns such as anti-cyclones and low pressure storms, water vortexes (spins), etc..


An anticyclone for example, a High-pressure system, defined by the United States National Weather Service‘s glossary as “a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere”. “Effects of surface-based anticyclones include clearing skies as well as cooler, drier air.” (Wikipedia)


In contrast, a Cyclone, “a large-scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. A cyclone differs from a hurricane or typhoon only on the basis of location. A hurricane is a storm that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Pacific Ocean, a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and a cyclone occurs in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean.” “Because of the Coriolis effect, the wind flow around a large cyclone is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.” (Wikipedia). We all are aware of the effects of cyclones and hurricanes.



A – Anti-cyclone, High Pressure; D – Depression or Cyclone, Low Pressure


Water vortexes display the same motions, clockwise on the North, counterclockwise on the South Hemisphere.


The Yin – Yang dynamic


As the reader may have noticed, I have only focused on the vortexes directions (clockwise or counter) and have not mentioned the centripetal and centrifugal motions, which is enough for an article of its own.


Also, I am aware there seems to be a discrepancy when it comes to northern and southern hemispheres motion directions, and the Coriolis effect. Many thinkers, many theories aside, I personally envision we currently inhabit a Mirror World, a reversed reflection of our original matrix, in which one hemisphere only reflects the inversion of the other.   



(See the 6 and the 9 shape?… no coincidence!)


The Creation Cycle (Generating Cycle)

wu-xing 2

The theory of five elements, the wu xing or Wújí (Wu Chi)(Traditional Chinese) “originally meant “ultimate; boundless; infinite” in Warring States period (476-221 BCE) Taoist classics, but came to mean the “primordial universe” prior to the Taiji “Supreme Ultimate” in Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE) Neo-Confucianist cosmology.” (Wikipedia)



The core of Taoist cosmology, and according to Lao Tzu “Tao Te Ching”, the primordial Female and Male energies “gave birth” to the Five Elements, which gave birth to all things. The interaction between the Tao-in-stillness and the Tao-in-movement, the un-manifest Wuji and the manifest Taiji, the yin and yang.

Tao Te Ching

By Lao-tzu, translation by S. Mitchell

Verse 42

The Tao gives birth to One.

One gives birth to Two.

Two gives birth to Three.

Three gives birth to all things.

All things have their backs to the female

and stand facing the male.

When male and female combine,

all things achieve harmony.



“The alternation and combination of yang and yin generate water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. With these five [phases of] qi harmoniously arranged, the Four Seasons proceed through them. The Five Phases are simply yin and yang; yin and yang are simply the Supreme Polarity; the Supreme Polarity is fundamentally Non-polar.” (wikipedia)




The Generating cycle (Sheng) and the Destruction cycle (Ke) Cycles represent balance and harmony in the system. The Overacting cycle (Cheng) and the Insulting cycle (Wu) represent imbalance and disharmony.


“The Wu Xing (Chinese: 五行; pinyin: Wǔ Xíng), also known as the Five Elements, Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, Five Processes, the Five Steps/Stages and the Five Planets[1] is the short form of “Wǔ zhǒng liúxíng zhī qì” (五種流行之氣) or “the five types of chi dominating at different times”.[2] It is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal drugs.”


“The system of five phases was used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. After it came to maturity in the second or first century BCE during the Han dynasty, this device was employed in many fields of early Chinese thought, including seemingly disparate fields such as geomancy or Feng shui, astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, music, military strategy, and martial arts. The system is still used as a reference in some forms of complementary and alternative medicine and martial arts.”



There are no coincidences, only facts that confirm the basic truth. Energy never lies!


Eli de Lemos