As summer turns to Autumn, the Elements also change. Switching from the Fire of Summer to the Metal of Autumn, now is the time to balance our inner strength as you let go of grief.
What does Metal have to do with grief? Learning about the Elements is so fascinating and a big subject at that. All the Elements somehow connect to your mind, body, and spirit.
Here, the Metal Element is associated with your lungs. I know that sounds weird but when this Element is out of balance, like your Chakras, your body will already be telling you.
When the Metal Element is out of balance, you’ll feel it in your lungs. Perhaps you’ll have asthma or some type of breathing ailment. This also relates to grief. Ever be so consumed with grief it takes your breath away? This is what it will feel like when this Element is out of balance. When it’s hard to let go of the past and move onto the future, your lungs will physically let you know there is an issue with your Metal Element. Letting it go unbalanced, your body may also be prone to colds, flu. This may affect your body above or below your lungs.
Now is the time to cut back, release and let go of the elements in your life that have withered, just like the leaves of Autumn. Release grief, not to forget, just release. Heal.
Metal represents our ability to let go of what is not needed from our bodies. It’s the time to cut cords, release unwanted memories and emotions and to let go of all that no longer serves us.
How can we balance this Element? By bringing Metals into the home. Adorn your home with those shiny things and add beauty for every space in your home to enhance your mind, body, and spirit.