Fall back by an hour our clock to Fall into …this Golden Season of abundance and gratitude – harvest the fruits of your labor with that intention:
“Inside of us, there’s a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.” – Rumi
Happy Monday:) We are entering into the Metal or Gold 金 season …It’s a time of transition this week and next. So interesting that there’s overlaps and common wisdom between Rumi, who is Persian poet from 1200’s and … ancient Chinese medicine and … Ayurveda … Ultimately it’s all connected and shared knowledge :
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.
While Fall season showcases the theme of cornucopia of abundance and generosity … like falling leaves, there’s that element of losing something, letting something fall and going … bare.
For some, rather than the sense of abundance and golden harvest, Autumn season may be when we are reminded of losses and diminished energies … shorter days, longer nights, crummy weather reports, dreary, dry, grey with chills… some may even experience sadness, even grief dwelling in the past.
How does one transcend the impending darkness of Winter? Do we simply ignore unpleasant emotions, feelings, internalize and carry on ? OR ? It’s time for exercise and eating well better than ever – it’s about supplements and support. It’s about managing our energies, surrounding ourselves with people and things and nature – beauty – that boosts our energies, avoiding toxic or negative energies that saps our already depleted energy. It’s about heart warming slow cooked soul foods that truly nourishes. It’s about recharging and regenerating more with compassionate self-care.
Next post – all about being courageous, authentic and finding … acceptance. To face what scares us squarely; feel the pain; maybe even – gasp – suffer …but resolved to grow more resilient, but not hardened – while remaining open, receptive and kind. Pretty soon – we will rediscover that spark … chakra jewels within us will sparkle and shine. With yoga, we practice to peel away layer by layer those muffling veils what dims and clouds that crystalline pure light within. The power, the beauty, the truth … JOY … all that’s precious is within like that gift we unwrap with anticipation and wonder.
It’s all within if we learn to just … be.