What a wondrous season. I love the fall, it’s my birthday, sweaters and layering and boots season. What’s not to love?
But what I love so much about fall is that it is a reminder of the great cycle of life, things and seasons. Death and rebirth. For those of us who are into astrology, it is also the scorpio season. This is a time of year for alchemical change. Total transformation.
When I read Clarissa Pinkola-Estes book Women Who Run with the Wolves (you can buy the book at the link fall is a great time to read these classic stories of the Wild Woman Archetype) this became a central theme and daily reminder to myself.
As we move into the darker part of the year, and the weather changes around us it is a good reminder to let go and let all that doesn’t serve us fall away.
So what does this look like in my life?
Dropping bad diet habits.
I was on a very strict diet for a long time and I was uncomfortable and miserable and wasn’t getting any results. I am letting that go.
I am ushering in health, plant-based meals twice a day, and cutting way back on drinking.
Getting real in my relationships.
Being honest about my feelings and being clear when things don’t go well. Also, if necessary saying goodbye.
Being clear that nothing is permanent, and everything is always changing and giving myself permission to be in the moment. Showing up to do my work but letting it go if it’s not the right path. Not feeling attached to outcomes or possibilities but practicing allowing.
My suggestion to you this season:
What do you want to leave behind?
Who do you want to forgive?
What do you want to stop punishing yourself for?
What isn’t making you feel bright and alive?
Make a list of all that is no longer bringing you joy, peace or happiness that isn’t worth the effort to fix.
Make a little alter of beautiful things that bring joy to you.
For example, I have a statue of the Green Tara that my best friend gave me with handwritten prayers from India inside that I like to place with crystals and stones and candles. But a little bowl of water in the middle.
Light that paper on fire.
Say a prayer to whomever you connect with, source, God, universal energy, Gaia, or yourself and release it.
It’s time to prepare ourselves for winter, for what we want to bring in to the world and create, it’s time for planning and contemplation, don’t muddle your vision with things that no longer serve you.
Best to all, and all the love in the world,