Autumn, The Metal Element
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Autumn is the time of the metal element.  The Lungs and the Large Intestine are the officials and organs associated with this time of year.  The Lungs takes things in through our breath inspiring us and our spiritual path.  The Large Intestine lets things go; it gets rid of the crap (literally and figuratively).  

The earth, it's animals and people naturally start to slow down and turn inward. The weather changes, the trees lose their leaves and we tuck into our homes. Naturally this creates more time to reflect on and honor what is important, inspiring, and valuable.  As the outer world naturally slows we are given the time and space to examine our values.  Are our actions and choices aligned with them?  After evaluating, we let go of activities, internal voices, choices; whatever is getting in the way of living our values.  
Metal is also about structure, meaning and clarity. This is a great time to establish order and create a framework for your world.  The dark side of Metal can be perfectionism and trying to achieve it.  As we all know: there is no such thing. The quest for perfection will only lead to disappointment and dissatisfaction. Instead, try to maintain health and  balance.  This is a good time to forgive the imperfections, be appreciative and grateful while not being afraid to  experience grief and acknowledge what is behind us or has been lost.   
Welcome to Fall and the time of the Metal Element.  I hope you enjoy my newsletter.  This seasonal newsletter provides insight into the Five Element Philosophy, the ancient art of acupuncture and how they can be used in daily life encouraging   balance and health.  I would appreciate any feedback.
Thank you,      Lisa
Carrie and Lowell by Sufjan Stevens a truly magical and beautiful musical experience of the Metal element
If you are interested in learning more about the Five Elements and how to use them in communication and relationship, my colleague Annie Robbins and I will be teaching a class on this topic on November 8th.  Contact me for more info.
Recipe: Winter Chopped Salad Pear Feta Arugula
Cooking tip: When cooking grains, add a slice of Kombu (a kind of seaweed) to the water and grain while cooking. When the grain is finished throw away the Kombu.  This strengthens the Lung while the minerals and vitamins from the seaweed are absorbed by the grains without a changing the flavor.  
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