Autumn is a great time of reflection and going inward. A time where we can start to shed the clutter, both internally and externally, to prepare for a period of rest in winter, followed by the renewal of spring.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), autumn is connected with the Lung and Large Intestine, which govern receiving new life, inspiration, and ideas (through the inhalation of pure air and energy), and the release of old patterns and things that no longer serve (eliminating through the large intestine). It is at this time of year, more than ever, that we need to consciously support these two organs to allow them to do their important jobs of clearing out the old, and bringing in fresh, new experiences and a fresh perspective.
We see the work of the metal element with the sluggishness and weight gain that comes from slowed metabolism and decreased elimination, as well as an inability to “let go” to mental and emotional toxins that are manifesting in the body. Metal imbalances can show up with skin problems such as acne, eczema, and other conditions. We see the work of the metal element with the increased susceptibility to colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, and other respiratory ailments.
Emotionally, people tend to be slowing down, more reflective and reclusive, and cycle on thoughts of the past, grief, sadness, and worry. There can be a lack of inspiration and spontaneity, and many people experience questions about their own self-worth.
If we accept the changes that come with the seasons, we can see that there is a time to work on aspects of our own cycles. The metal element represents the “Treasure Chest” of abundance – what are we willing to receive, what do we value, and what is important to us. Take time to support yourself in the process of letting go of the old, and be open to the new experiences and possibilities that come along with the crisp fall air.
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