In the spirit of Halloween we send loving qi ti warm your bones. This is the fall season of Lungs, color is white and metal phase relates to riches hidden within body and mind. Nature retrieves essential Qi and brings it downward for storage in our LDT. This is the season of gathering Yin. Decide what stays and what goes for your highest good. Cultivate courage. Strengthen the lungs. Our breath contains beautiful moments. Rest attention on your breath. Notice your inhale and a slight pause after the inhale. It will then descend with an exhale. Notice a slight pause after your exhale. When the body needs to take another breath in, it will. The pause after exhale extends longer than the pause after the inhale. Taoists consider this pause between breaths as a “moment of immortality”. It is a timeless state of peace…a letting go. Honor that your breath will guide you through this season.
Yin foods are coming into harvest. Potatoes, onions, turnips, beets and other earth-dwelling foods are the primary carriers of Yin energy. Squash and pumpkins that ripen on the ground are also ready for us. Apples, plums and pears have Yang energy and will balance the Yin-dominated foods.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu