5 ELEMENT SERIES
METAL ELEMENT - AUTUMN - LUNGS & LARGE INTESTINE
Metal phase externally is related to the season of Autumn - phase that initiates descent, ending of cycles and letting go, decay and composting, an impulse to harvest, gather and preserve.
Within our bodies, Metal element is related to the organs of Lungs and Large intestine - the receiving of what is pure/essential and the letting go of waste/excess.
The emotion of Metal is Grief - teaching the inevitability of loss and to discern what is essential and precious.
The spirit of Metal element housed in Lungs is called Po - the "soul of the body" or flip it around "the material aspect of the soul"- it stands for our embodied knowing, our "animal wit", instinctual and unconscious drives.