I am a summer person and I would really like to live somewhere with summer that lasts 365 days a year. Even if I love high temperatures and swimming in the deep sea, I have to admit that actually every single season has its own beauty. And autumn, well, autumn is the season of the soul.
There is one thing that to me appears in a very clear way. As the leaves just fall and let go of everything, so do we have to let go of the past and situations that are not ours anymore. We all struggle, we all feel pain, autumn is the season to become a little more introspective, to think about ourselves and learn how to fly high. This is a time to connect with they mystery & magic that is so tangible this time of year. This is an ideal time for manifesting. In autumn, we are preparing ourselves to be reborn with the new year. This is a time of turning inward and we begin exploring our “underground”-selves–our dreams and our intuitive powers.
To me autumn is also about cultivating gratitude. I really enjoy reading my Bella Grace magazine and finding me time. October is all about saunas, massages, facials and choosing the right nail polish. It is about taking out my dog Beatrice and feeling good in my skin. I want to continue to carry that forward with me over the next few months as the wheel turns & we become more inward-focused. The autumn equinox is a beautiful time to reconnect with a practice of gratitude in your life. And, as a Mom, I really want to help my children develop a mindset of gratitude in their lives–help them learn to see & be thankful for all their many blessings. Autumn is the perfect time to engage in an injection of gratitude in all our lives.
As we watch leaves fluttering to the ground in the fall, we are reminded that nature’s cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time for letting go and releasing things that have been a burden. All the religious traditions pay tribute to such acts of relinquishment. Fall is the right time to practice getting out of the way and letting Spirit take charge of our lives. Autumn reminds us of the impermanence of everything. We have experienced the budding of life in spring and the flowerings and profusions of summer. Now the leaves fall and bare branches remind us of the fleeting nature of all things.
I was once told that certain spiritual masters in Tibet used to set their teacups upside down before they went to bed each night as a reminder that all life was impermament. And then, when they awoke each morning, they turned their teacups right side up again with the happy thought, ‘I’m still here!’ This simple gesture was a wonderful reminder to celebrate every moment of the day.
***Wearing Inbloom intimates***
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