Sep 21, 2014

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Fall & Metal Element: Inspiration While Letting Go

 

 

Red Tree: photo by Kimberly Rex, www.windowstotheheart.net

In the same way a tree lets go of its leaves in the fall, the process involves unseen forces of inspiration. The leaf buds set for the coming spring push the season’s leaves off the tree. However, this is done with a celebration of color and beauty in the process of transformational change.

With the return of activities associated with the arrival of fall, and wind down from trips and vacations this summer that created refreshment and different perspectives, it’s an opportunity to take harvest, to discern what energizes you and what no longer serves your wellness and well-being.

 

It can sometimes be challenging to sort through life experiences to find the important lessons. It is still another step to find the gems or higher message from the seeming stumbling blocks along the way. At this time of year on the Chinese Five Element Wheel the Northern Hemisphere is moving into Metal Element. This element supports you in this process through strengthening your connection to Source and your life purpose.

 

Metal Element on the physical level is related to your Lungs and Large Intestine. Your lungs, of course, connect you to breath and that which inspires life energy for your daily activities, goals, and relationships. The Large Intestine is about letting go. This includes all levels: emotional, physical, mental and core essence. This happens in life through letting go of unhealed images from the past that create patterns that no longer serve your life today, acknowledging regrets openly and honestly so you can move on.

 

Where there have been injuries to your self-esteem, confusion, or the feeling of being cut-off from life due to the experience of trauma, critical or degrading messages from others, a feeling of loss and depression, Metal Element supports you in experiencing greater sense of integrity, self-worth, respect and value in your life.

 

The Reptilian Brain, with its survival or “watch dog” function is alerted by events or situations that remind it of previous danger or unresolved stress. Your Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous System, when reminded of previous stress can respond in a way that does not make sense in the present, and this leads to confusion and inability to experience life more fully in the present. It”s like living life always looking in the rear view mirror. Resolving the stressful impact from past experiences benefits your wellness and well-being through calming your body-mind, and creating greater opportunity to create something of value with your life energy today.

Change over TimeThere’s a difference between always looking over your shoulder, and using your past experience for positive change. Everything that happens in your life can create change in the same way that a stone is polished or becomes precious from the journey of many challenges. Metal Element allows you to connect to your true essence with more honesty so that you can experience life today with greater inspiration and connection to your inner wisdom. This element teaches you the importance of connecting to quality of life and life energy through looking at your own self-talk, habits and patterns to let go of that which will allow you to manifest your life purpose so that you benefit from being resilience.

Factors that contribute to resilience include:
  • close relationships with friends and family
  • feeling in control or able to make things happen
  • seeking resources and help
  • helping others in your life (children, family, pets, groups, your favorite cause)
  • taking time to problem-solve and communicate your needs in a way that allows compassion for self and others
  • managing and self-regulating strong feelings and impulses
  • a positive view of yourself and confidence in your skills and strengths
  • coping with stress in healthy ways while avoiding self-harming or non-coherent coping strategies that damage your wellness your well-being
  • seeing yourself with the capacity for resilience rather than just being victim by drawing on inner strength and memory of a challenging situation you managed well in the past or working with cultivating gratitude daily

 Here is a personal invitation to repattern your life for greater wellness and well-being in this group session, Connecting to Your Inner Wisdom on October 18, 2014 based on these principles.

Session details are here: http://www.windowstotheheart.net/fall-re-pattern-your-life-sessions/

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