google-site-verification: googleae9556121f128741.html Healing Meditations: September 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Equinox by Sue Schmidt

Happy Fall Equinox Everyone!

The Equinox occurs 9:52 AM MT.

At the Equinox, the sun rises due East and sets due West. You can determine where due East and West is where you live by going outside at sunrise or sunset and notice where the sun is in respect to familiar landmarks.
Then, as the sun continues on its journey, you will still know where due East  or due West is. It feels good to know where you are!

For more info. on the equinox go to

From a 5 Element, perspective the time of the Equinox is the Earth Element. Since about the first the week of August the Yang energy of Summer has been moving toward the more Yin energy of Fall and Winter. At the Equinox, there is a energetic pause, much like the pause of a pendulum when it reaches its full arc before falling back the other way. In this pause, we can more easily access the energy of completion, stillness, fullness, and equilibrium. We feel more grounded, balanced and calm.

Earth Element by Sue Schmidt

In general, Fall is the time of Metal Element: 
Color: White
Emotion: Letting Go, Sadness and Grief, Boundaries between inner and outer
Organs: Lung and Large Intestine

This is a time of year when the leaves let go of their leaves to nourish the Earth with their decay. The upward rising of fire begins to settle downward and inward. The plants let go and die back into the earth. 
With each breath we take, we Receive  and LET GO. We have to let go so we can receive. We could never just inhale. We take in nourishment and  let of the waste (large intestine). This principal of letting go is inherent in every aspect of nature. 

Sadness and grief are an inevitable part of being alive, but with the continual letting go we allow our sadness to transform and become nourishment. 

A really good very simple Metal Element  Meditation is to sit quietly and begin to relax. Feel your body letting go downward into the earth. Let the earth support you.
 Let go down your bones, muscles, heart and mind. 
As you inhale, say in inside your mind and heart "I Receive" 
As you exhale say, "I let go." 
Keep repeating this mantra in time with  your breath  for 5, 10, 15 min.
 Then release the mantra, release the breath. Let the mind roam wherever it wants and let the breath flow into its natural rhythm. 

Notice the natural rhythm of receiving and letting go. 

Be Well Everyone and Enjoy Fall !
Sue Schmidt CMT, C.Ht