The Autumn equinox marks another tipping point for the year. A time to harvest the growth from this year, savouring its fruits and to release that which no longer serves us. This is the time of year when mother nature reminds us that the time of growth is slowing and the time to relax and let go is here.
Mirroring this natural rhythm, this is a great time to look around at what we have “grown and harvested” this year. Appreciating all of the fruits that this year has brought and letting go of anything which now no longer serves.
Follow the example of the trees, now beginning to release their leaves, and have a clear out. This makes room to plant some new intentions, for next years growth. At this time of year we generally plant bulbs for spring, folding the earth gently over them, allowing her to nurture them over the winter so that when the wheel of the year turns again, this new growth will spring up full of potential for the new years growth.
Take some time to set your intentions for your future growth and transformation, what is it you would like to draw in going forward. Write down your intentions, and plant them into the earth in the same way as you would plant a bulb. You can even plant them beneath some bulbs. If you don’t have a garden, you can do this in a simple plant pot on a balcony or window ledge. Then relax in the knowledge that mother nature is doing what she does best, going with the flow. Drawing her energy in and down into her roots deep within the earth, nurturing and embracing the seeds for next years growth.
Plan how you will do this for yourself through the Autumn and winter, what seeds will you nurture and develop to facilitate next years growth?
Traditionally a time when the school year begins, a time to expand our knowledge and spend more time indoors, this is a time when we can really connect with the energy of our homes. Notice how each room feels, does any area feel cluttered or heavy. If so, take some time to clear things out, tidy away the summer clothes and shoes to make room for the autumn jumpers and boots.
Create a dedicated space to sit and tune in to your inner wisdom each day. Tune in to what you need to release, old patterns, ways of being etc. and open up some space to prepare for your future growth.
Spend some time in nature, listening and noticing the shift in energy. Tap into its rhythm and go with the flow.
This year has offered a different way of being, connecting and communicating. Many of you joined me from the spring equinox to the summer solstice via zoom every saturday morning.
This Autumn and Winter, I will be moving the foundation training online. Beginning on the 7th of November for four consecutive Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.
Then on the 5th of December from 10am to 1pm we will have a morning integrating aromatherapy with feng shui and healthy homes. Filling our homes with healing scents and learning how to make some simple cleaning products and body nourishing products to carry us through the winter. We will look at essential oils to support the various areas of the bagua and also learn which oils can support our body, mind and spirit and enhance our sense of well being. Make some wonderful home made gifts for friends and family, just in time for Christmas!
In the meantime, take some time outdoors, tune in and enjoy this turning point of the year and go with the flow!