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The Autumn Flow (Metal Series, article 2)

Before we go into the whys and wherefores of this very moment and its celestial significance, let’s talk for a minute about seasonal energy and how we can use it to our advantage. Going along with what already is If you work *within* Universal vibrations and *along with* the resonant energy, things are generally easier… Continue reading The Autumn Flow (Metal Series, article 2)

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The Metal Series Introduction

The Shift to Autumn In the Southern Hemisphere we are heading into Autumn, the key season of the Metal element. To tap into the Seasonal energy and give ourselves an idea of how to harness it and use it to our advantage, we'll begin with an exercise.  Early Autumn: An exercise in observation Find yourself… Continue reading The Metal Series Introduction

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Seasonal Change

"Therefore the change of Yin & Yang through the four seasons is the root of life, growth and reproduction, aging and destruction. By respecting this natural law it is possible to be free from illness. The sages have followed this, the foolish people have not." - The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal medicine (Huang Di… Continue reading Seasonal Change

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Summer – Heart consciousness (Fire series introduction)

Seasonally in the Chinese medicine framework, Summer resonates with the element of Fire.  Bit of a no-brainer, really, if we take enough time to observe the world around us and the way the Sun heats up, the Earth dries out, fruits  ripen and in Australia, bushfire season starts.  But what happens in human beings during this time, and what impact does it have on our health, according to the ancient Chinese?