Sky Dragon over Lake ErieIt’s been interesting, this third month of autumn.Unusually warm with thunderstorms- rolling booms echoing in the wee hours of the morning.  Thunder is said to recede in the second month of autumn, demonstrating the ascendence of yin and the increasing separation between Heaven and Earth.  October 22nd and still no frost in this part of the world…

It can be challenging walking this road. Most other folks are squeaking, ‘oh gawd, I’m not ready for this.’ This is true- you are wearing capri pants in Western New York in October.

I’m not sure what you’re ready for…

Lest I start to fret, the signs are auspicious. In the early mornings this week, the crow brothers have been holding their convocation on Ridge Road.

“In the quality of the qi of the west you will find the same quality of qi as in autumn, there is something urgent, a concentration and a gathering.p.18 of The Lung, Larre and Rochat

This morning as I stepped out to take the dogs for our pre-sunrise jaunt, the air held me captive. Clear and exquisite as if the inhalation could extend to my toes and beyond.

“The ideogram for clear and fresh is qing. The qi of the lung has to be qing…The lung and the qi of the lung has to be the clearest inside the body with the double function of expanding and diffusing, and the only way for the upper part to act is to descend.”    pp.13-14, Larre and Rochat, The Lung

I’ll stop worrying now.

The yin is encroaching…

All is right in the world…

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