Today is the last day of summer as the autumn equinox begins September 22nd. There is no doubt that fall is in the air as is the energy of Change. Fall is the season of change and I am reminded of this on my hike as I watch the wildlife and plants begin to slowly take new forms and color.
There is much energy in nature as all things busily prepare for a long resting season. Late bloomng flowers send out one last burst of brightness and animals eat heartily to begin to store up fat for the winter months ahead.
Later this fall things will slow down more as trees drop their leaves and plants die back while their root systems dig deeper into the earth. Fall has always been a time of change for me. Whether it’s job changes or moving, I always start to feel the shift of things in my life this time of year. When we follow the natural rhythms of nature, our efforts are in alignment with the natural flow of the earth and things go easier.
It’s a good time of year to ask the following: What can we let go of in order to rest easy and be at peace for the upcoming winter? What things, relationships or beliefs have we accumulated over time that we are now ready to release?
What do we need to stock up on and nourish ourselves during the winter months? What can we do to begin to feel grounded? What will allow us to rest comfortably within ourselves as the outside world slows down?
I celebrate this season of change, transformation and release.