How to Prepare for Autumn with Traditional Chinese Medicine & Feng Shui

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Looking at the modern day Ba-gua Map you’ll recognize the four seasons that correspond with the directions; North (winter), West (autumn), East (spring) and South (summer). 

 

We have entered into the season of autumn which is about harvesting what we planted in the spring (literally and intentionally). The air is cooler and drier; and there seems to be more clarity of vision, both externally and spiritually.

 

During autumn; creativity, refinement, minimalism, and our connection to nature is highlighted. The emotion associated with Metal is sadness and this is not a bad thing. We are simply saying goodbye to the warm care free days of summer and are preparing for a time of self-reflection in winter. Its also important to embrace this time with the ability to let go of the past that no longer serves you and create space for the new. Your personal manifestation of this could reveal its self in the form a new job, new friends, a new relationship, new ideas, etc. The intention of creation will focus on what you focus on. 

 

To further assist with our physical alignment of autumn, do your best to eat foods that flow within the season's energetic frequency. It’s suggested to eat warmer, cooked foods that include spicy or pungent flavors from time to time. Below is a quick food template to consider. If anything, see this as an opportunity to try new ingredients that take you outside your comfort zone.

 

Vegetables

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Collard Greens

Italian Parsley

Fennel

Jerusalem artichokes (a/k/a sunchokes)

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Mushrooms

Onions

Parsnips

Peppers

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Shelling Beans

Turnips

Winter Squash

 

Fruits:

Concord grapes

Niagara grapes

Pears

Apples

 

Meats:

Duck

Pheasant

Rabbit

Venison

Wild Turkey

 

Fish:

Atlantic Mackerel

Bluefish

Monkfish

Native Oysters

Pacific Salmon

Red Snapper

Scallops (bay and sea)

 

This list suggestion is by Integrative Cancer Answers 

 

  • With all this noted, I also invite you embrace connecting with Mother Nature more (i.e. hiking, walking, kayaking, bike riding, having a picnic outside, etc).

 

  • Allow yourself to indulge in the practice of mediation and give yourself permission to relax. For some this may be easier said then done, do your best to lay off the sodas and juices and drink more filtered water. This is a great simple way to help your body detox.

 

  • And to top off your autumn season, implement some modern-day foundational Feng Shui principles, such as with organizing and decluttering your home.
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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Laura. Interesting list of foods, some of which I have never tried. Enjoy our day!

Sep 30, 2017 05:05 AM #1
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Great read Laura.  Love this - "embrace this time with the ability to let go of the past that no longer serves you and create space for the new." Thank you for sharing.  Have a blessed day!

Sep 30, 2017 05:09 AM #2
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Sharon Tara
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What a beautiful post! Fall is my favorite time of year...so refreshing and vibrant! From your list of foods there are only 6 I don't usually eat. (not including meat and fish, which I eat very little of)

Oct 03, 2017 10:29 AM #3
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Thanks for the tips, Laura.  I will see how much of this I can do.

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Laura, that was some good insight about this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

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Laura

Your Feng Shui posts always are informative.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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