Emotions: Sympathy and Understanding

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The Energy of Soil, the last of the 5 Transformations we have been looking at, is a downward and condensing energy. It is associated with the afternoon and the end of summer and beginning of autumn. The vegetables that typify Soil Energy are round, sweet vegetables, such as onions and the many varieties of squash, whose warming qualities support us in transitioning from summer to late autumn and winter.

Soil Energy is associated with the Spleen, Pancreas and Stomach. When these organs are not healthy, we tend to become irritable and suspicious, but when they function smoothly, we can enjoy, and communicate our feelings of sympathy and understanding.

Squash cooked with red onions, seen here, is an especially warming dish.

Lois Jackson