Happy Fall, we celebrated the Autumnal Equinox this past Tuesday. It’s the season of balance; letting go of what doesn’t serve us and promoting aspects that will propel us forward. As we move towards the cooler months, I have a few home practices that are sure to get you into the right state of mind.
Try a little journaling around a fall theme such as balance, what are the things you are bringing into balance, at this time. The autumn always reminds us of change. In what ways have you changed in the last year? What have you brought on (gained) and what have you released (let go of)?
Fall Cleaning - You might be thinking, “Oh my, did she really have to bring up cleaning?” I’m not talking about dusting, although I do give my home a thorough dusting before the heat goes on. What I am talking about is ridding your home of all those things you no longer need like clothing, that doesn’t fit, and decoratives, that no longer speak to you. Get rid of broken things. It will clear your space and make room for a few new things.
Spend more time in Nature. Getting outside and spending time in nature keeps us grounded, connected to the earth. Grounding allows us to remain steady and strong. Nature offers healing and helps us to stay emotionally balanced. If you’re someone who locks yourself indoors during the winter months, you might try using this season to adjust to the cooler temps. It may be that this is the winter you head outdoors for a bit. I was listening to the radio last weekend and a man from Oslo who stated, “There is no wrong weather, only wrong clothing.” It got me thinking.
Bring nature indoors such as fall blooms, crystals, stones from the beach, fall leafs, or whatever you enjoy. You can always meditate or sit with these object to take in their vibrations.
Come up with a project that makes your heart sing. I began exploring New England’s early stone huts, standing stones, and caverns over the summer. I believe these have Native American roots and I have studied some Shamanic healing practices for my healing work. Last weekend I went to New Hampshire and visited more areas. I plan on continuing my quest until it is too icy for me, this winter. I’ll then continue in the spring. I have a few books on the subject, so there is also reading to do on the subject. I am impassioned by these structures and am really looking forward to continuing my quest.