Fires and smoke and pandemic oh my! lungs and inspiration, value, letting go, and the metal element ...
What the heck does all of this have to do with your life business and health? Well, I am about to let you know
Welcome to autumn 🍁 the official season of the metal element
This is, by far, my favorite season of the year. There is something about the transition that is beginning to occur, not to mention, the vibrant fall colors (and let’s face it, sweater season) that really inspires and fills me up.
There is a great quote from Lao Tzu that I love, “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go."
Oh man, my mind is going wild, as I have so much I want to say about the nature of this element, why it’s important in your life and business, and how to make the most of it. I will discussing all of this live tomorrow inside our Women in Wellness open FB Group
Let me throw out a few more words that really represent the metal element: discernment, self worth, refinement, purification, value, inspiration, breath, harvest, resilience.
Metal by nature is solid; it is formed in the core of the earth. It is the gem that is created once all that is no longer needed is gone and has fallen away.
In the 5 Elements module of my AcuOil Alchemy program, I share the analogy of Michael Angelo’s statue of David. Michael Angelo said David was already in the stone, his job was to simply remove the excess to expose the gem that is David.
Like precious substances, we find at the very core of who we are, our own strength, value, and uniqueness as our essence. We need a balanced metal energy to maintain our own self-worth and integrity with the ability to “cut” through anything that might devalue us.
Because the metal element is associated with our lungs, the metal phase is also represented by Inspiration… being inspired and inspiring others.
Symbolically metal represents value. That can show up as valuing ourselves, our self-worth, self-respect, valuing our offerings, especially when we chat about sales, as it pertains to selling and launching your course.
The season associated with the metal element is the autumn… Autumn is harvest time, we now get to reap the benefits of what we have sown. Meaning all the work that you put in to create your business, your course, your coaching etc., so far to bring forth your gem, your precious unique gift to the world. Your clients too, will also be reaping the benefits you’ve been giving them.
Metal separates that which is spent in impure or unnecessary from that which is pure and necessary. Think about what you may be letting go of to find the gem essence (like Michael Angelo’s David) that is the program you’re creating. What part of your business and life no longer serves you? What are your unique values and gems inside bursting to come out and be seen.
As a great exercise, I recommend some deep breath work to contemplate what you can let go of (even if it’s just the noise of other people’s opinions), or the distractions of the news, what is YOUR gem to bring forth?
Your life and business will greatly benefit from this purification work and letting go. When it comes to your health, (which will, of course benefit your life and business), this is the time to support your lungs and immune system. I recommend using an essential oil like eucalyptus, peppermint, or doTERRA Breathe blend to help open up and support your lungs and also help you to let go… with inspiration, comes expirations.
Next week we are going to dive more deeply into the emotional aspect of this precious element, and what that will do for you business and life too!! Oh it will be juicy, but for now: