Autumn; the season of shorter days, nights drawing in, cooler weather and the landscape transforms. The ending of the summer and the abundance of harvest time make way for the outbreath of the year.
The Metal Element teaches us to let go of what no longer serves us, just as the trees and plants gracefully release their leaves. The Lungs and the Large Intestine are in the spotlight this season, and so it’s a good time to boost the health of these organs.
The Metal element also helps us to feel our edges, our skin, and our emotional boundaries – perhaps in preparation for the winter - we have a time of taking inventory, of feeling contained, re-organising internally, of releasing what we don’t want to carry into the winter with us.
Metal is the time of closing, the emotion of grief, and can offer the possibility of peace. We can think of the Autumn years of our lives, or the ending of a phase of life or a project.
Just as we might spring clean in the Spring, we can have a clear out and a tidy up in the Autumn before the Winter – in our homes, our working lives, our relationships and within ourselves.
So, let us breathe deeply, embracing the autumn air as it fills our lungs, and allow the Metal Element to guide us towards a time of profound connection with our innermost selves.
In this season of transformation, we may find the strength to release what weighs us down and find a quiet comfort in that, we may experience the immense power of surrender.
I will be running a workshop on the Metal Element, sharing some insights, tips and tools such as Chi Kung to help us find more health and harmony this Autumn. Find out more here
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