Fall is an extra magical season in my opinion. There is something so healing and beautiful about the crisp fall air and the changing leaves. In honor of the fall equinox today, I wanted to write this post about the power of connecting with the seasons and on how to connect to autumn.
Why should we connect with the seasons?
Connecting with the seasonal changes can be super powerful. It helps us break any repetitive cycles that we may have been stuck in by brining our attention to something great and powerful: the cycles of nature. Finding ways to connect with the seasonal changes helps us to see that we are indeed one with nature. The more we do this, the more we as humans start to truly care for our planet, and our planet needs our love right now.
Honoring the seasons is a beautiful way to embody love for our planet, our home, and give gratitude for the gifts of nature.
So, how can we do this for the fall season? Let’s first look at what the fall equinox is to understand how you can connect to autumn.
What is the fall equinox?
The fall or autumnal equinox is the first day of fall. This day is perfectly balanced; the daytime is equal to the nighttime meaning the light is equal to the dark. This only happens twice a year, once in fall and once in spring. This is why the fall equinox is a wonderful day to work on inner balance and re-centering. What makes you feel centered and balanced? This can be anything. For me this is yoga, meditation, and getting out in nature. What is it for you?
Finding a way to discover your inner balance can help you to connect to this sense of balance that happens at the start of fall. If you don’t know what brings you into balance, that’s ok too; start to try out different things to see what resonates with you.
I have an entire post on re-centering which you can find by clicking here if you need inspiration.
The fall harvest
The autumn season is a time of harvest. We harvest all that we have grown during the summer months to get us through winter. Now, I know this is not what actually happens for most of us in this modern day, but we can use this theme to help further connect to autumn.
Here’s a suggestion for this:
Think about everything you have been working on and nurturing for the past year and allow it all to come together for the highest good.
With this thought, I don’t want you to be hard on yourself and start thinking about what you didn’t accomplish etc. We often jump to the negative and miss all the positive, and even things that we deem as “negative” help shape us to be able to serve for the highest good.
Just as a tree is preparing to shed it’s leave in order to grow brighter again in the spring, we can take this theme to let go of what is no longer serving us to make room for what will allow us to flourish.
I have made a yoga flow specific to embracing the fall season which I will link below if you’d like to practice with me.
I hope you all enjoy this magical season!
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