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The Healing Sound For Lungs and Sadness

Lung and Large Intestine are the organs that are associated with the Metal Element. The manifest aspect of nature for the Metal element is space or vacuity so it is easy to understand the association of these organs whose function is taking in and eliminating. In Classical Chinese medicine there is also an aspect of personality that corresponds to each of the five elements and the organs. The aspect of personality for Metal is called the Po. The Po is also about space and vacuity as it represents our boundaries. It is how we structure our world with each situation we deal with. This structure is made up of a beautiful dance between our drives and instincts and our morality, our sense of right and wrong.  It is a very delicate balance as too much space we have difficulty maintaining a straight path towards our goals. Too little, like too many rules and judgements we cannot move either. In terms of “parts” the Po is not in of its self a part but rather a part of every part. The Po and the Metal element is descending yang so the energetic tendency is completion. Metal is often associated with grief as maintaining a functional space within the walls of our boundaries involves letting go of things to take new things in.

Often things we carry on the body do not have a verbal story. Some experiences are in implicit memory such as experiences that occurred pre-verbally, when we are in some level of dissociation or under anesthesia. But they do a story, and the healing sounds are a wonderful way to give non-verbal parts a voice. We lock up the body when there is a belief in our inner world that feelings parts of us are carrying will overwhelm. The Healing Sounds like the chi kung movements we explored in the last blog series help move the energy and unlock the body.  

Associations of the Metal Element:

·         Color – white

·         Sound – weeping

·         Odor – rotten

·         Attitude – openness

·         Taste – pungent, astringent

·         Sense – smell

·         Sense organ – nose

·         Climate – dryness

·         Fortifies – skin & body hair (not head hair)

·         Energetic Tendency – completion

·         Vital Organ – Lungs

·         Hollow Organ – Large Intestine

·         Season – Autumn

·         Time of Day - evening

 

Video Healing Sound for Lungs and Sadness https://youtu.be/KY7peYB7ADQ

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