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A Season of Change

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~Jim Bishop

A Magical Time of Transition

Have you ever walked out of your front door on an

Autumn morning and you just knew something was

different?  The air was crisper, the colors more intense,

even the air smelled different?  Autumn is a magical

time when there change happening in every living thing.

You can harness the unique energy of Autumn, too.

Autumn is the Perfect Time…

Fall is the time for living things to let go, close up,

and find a warm, sheltered space to go within.

As “living things” ourselves, Autumn also gives us

the unique opportunity to move from outward-

directed activity to more inwardly-focused ones.

This season that ends with the advent of Winter and

the holidays is the perfect time to do some reflecting,

changing colors, and do some letting go yourself.

Changing Colors:

Like the Fall leaves, you can change from the lighter,

more unfocused energy of Summer to the more intense

focus of Fall.  While playtime is still important,

you can use Autumn for planning, learning, and


Clean out your closets, go take a class, or make

decorations and gifts for the upcoming set of


Letting Go:

Just like leaves falling from the trees in Autumn,

you can let go of things when it “is time.”

Consider letting go of what is dead and what has

outserved it’s usefulness in your life.

Look at habits, items, commitments and question

whether it is simply their time to go now.

Let them drop gently away.

Going Within:

Not only do some of us retreat to the actual warmth

of our homes when the weather begins to turn chilly,

Autumn can be a time to emotionally retreat within

and do some “checking in” with yourself.

As you prepare in the upcoming months to draw this

year to a close and consider what next year may look

like for you, take time to just sit in quiet contemplation

and let thoughts, feelings, ideas, and inner nudges make

themselves known to you.

Sipping a cup of hot spiced apple cider while you do

this makes it a uniquely Autumnal activity!

Warming Up:

This is a great time of year to pull closer to friends

and family after the frenetic activity of the Summer.

Consider using the events of the Fall…

football games, Fall festivals, or good bonfire weather…

as motivation to enjoy these with your loved ones.

And be pro-active about the upcoming holidays…

it’s not too early to think about what would be right

and healthy for you as you begin making those plans.

Celebrate Autumn’s Gifts

Enjoy the gifts this season brings: apple cider (did I

already mention hot spiced apple cider?!),  pumpkin

bread, breaking out your sweaters, and watching


Outings to find the perfect pumpkin, baking with spices

you haven’t used all year, filling your kitchen with scents

of home and the past.

Look, really look, at the trees and plants and how they

are changing, and enjoy the colors.

Feel a part of all the beautiful change that is happening

around you.

Go within, let your changing colors show,

and become centered as another Season will begin.


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