Today is the Autumn Equinox - a day where we are once again striking the fine balance between darkness and light. From here on we will be moving within, back into the darkness of night, the depths of the Soul. We pause in gratitude for the harvest of the year, of the summer, the fruits of our labor, the rewards of our hard work. As we enjoy abundance, it becomes clear where we are not experiencing harvest and abundance. What happened? What went wrong? Autumn is a time of assessment of this question, not in judgment but in curiosity. In Winter we go back to the drawing board to prepare for new life and creation of the new year, but in order to get to that point we must know what we need to work on. It's not about throwing out the baby with the bathwater, it's about composting what did not work so that it may some day be reborn in a form that serves us better.
The energy of the summer is hot and damp. The energy of the winter is cold and dry. We are not entering a period of transition between the polarities and it serves us best to be diligent about this so that we don't experience mental and physical chaos and stress once winter hits us. Start slowing down, cooling down, striking balance in your routine as well as your diet. Healthy routines that honor our energy level will help nourish the body and the mind. Add more quiet time to unwind and observe. Eat warming foods and begin cutting out the raw.
The Earth is changing, why shouldn't we? You can fight it all you want, but that is how we get sick and burnt out. There is a reason why this have evolved the way they have over a millennia, it just works! Here are 8 simple tips to help you adjust, nurture and stay in rhythm with the world you live in:
Will you be in Virginia Beach this weekend? Join me Saturday at 3 pm at Angela Phillips Yoga Studio for Nurturing in the Rhythm of Autumn where we will discuss the energies of the seasons, how to support change, create an Autumnal Alter, move through a guided meditation and more!
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.