We can celebrate the change of season and shift our own energy by setting some time aside to make the same changes we see in nature.
In today's world, office jobs and supermarkets have made it possible to work and provide for ourselves and our families regardless of nature's cycles. While most of us no longer depend directly on nature's seasons for our livelihood, our bodies' clocks still know deep down that a change of season means a change in us too. If we don't acknowledge this, we may feel out of sync, as though we have lost our natural rhythm.
These days, autumn is more likely to bring thoughts of going back to school than harvesting, but in both cases, the chill in the air tells us it's time to move inside and prepare for the future. We can consciously celebrate the change of season and shift our own energy by setting some time aside to make the same changes we see in nature. We can change the surrounding colors by putting away our bright summer clothes and filling our wardrobes and living areas with warm golds, reds, and browns.
While plants begin to concentrate their energy deep in the roots and seeds, we can retreat to quieter, indoor pursuits, nurturing the seeds of new endeavors that need quiet concentration to grow. We can stoke our inner fires with our favorite coffee, tea, cocoa or red wine. We can savor the rich, hot comfort foods this season brings: potatoes, apple pies, pumpkin, squash, and corn.
As animals begin growing their winter coats and preparing their dens for hibernation, we can dust off our favorite sweaters and jackets and bring blankets out of storage, creating coziness with throw rugs and heavier drapes. We can also light candles or fireplaces to bring a remnant of summer's fiery glow indoors.
By making a conscious celebration of the change, we usher in the new season in a way that allows us to go with the flow, not fight against it. We sync ourselves up with the rhythm of nature and the universe and let it carry us forward, nurturing us as we prepare for our future.
Adapted from DailyOM
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