The autumn season of letting go is painful. We know that spring is going to come, but we need to get through winter first. The metal element is about really feeling the pain, letting the pain hurt even, so that you can embody the separation and then allow the miracle to happen. When we don’t feel grief we face depression, which is really just repressed emotions. So, our quest is to feel the feelings without sinking, knowing that there is a universal supportive force protecting our uniqueness. When you lose someone, you have to mourn and, as Marina Efraimoglou says, “part of the problem of our civilisation is that we don’t give ourselves the time, the opportunity and the space to properly mourn. We don’t have the courage to look deep into our feelings and accept that grief and melancholy are part of life.” Sitting with the uncomfortableness of our feelings, rather than running away from them, helps to put to bed the past.
Trust The Bigger Plan
The art of letting go is one of surrender where we are called upon to trust and have the courage to allow things to unfold. Think to yourself, I have done my part – I let go – but keep the trust that there will be a solution. Accept what is and let go with strength, knowing that everything will settle out and everything happens for a reason, even if you don’t understand it in the moment. One day you will look back at this time and realise that all the dots join up. Everything has its place. You are safe, there is still abundance. This knowledge allows you to appreciate the simple and the pure. When we can believe and trust in a transcendent harmony, the alchemical process of mercury becoming gold can occur.