As we mark the Autumn Equinox we wanted to see how are you going. There is so much going on and it’s hard to know what to do next and where to turn sometimes. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the local and global events. It can be tricky to remember our purpose, our direction, our drive. Not surprisingly, living with prolonged pressure and stress can stall our personal growth and bring us into a place of stagnating energy. This can also affect our strength and drive and our energy for exploring and discovering life’s purpose. When this happens, our energy to express ourselves dims and our ability to nurture ourselves with self-care, study, nourishing foods, and rest can get lost. So here, on the edge of the Autumnal Equinox, we offer an invitation to begin again.
In Chinese Medicine Autumn represents a period of clearing our view. Naturally we are asked to eliminate and release some unnecessary burdens that no longer serve us. This process gives space to reinforce some necessary boundaries that help us stay clear, present and focused on the vision that we want to manifest.
One way to do this is by literally taking inventory of our lives and to look into what’s working and what isn’t. For example, noticing how a cleaner wholefoods seasonal diet makes us feel and creating time for reflection through journaling, time in nature and meditation. By aligning our yoga with a deeper focus on our breath so we can feel deeper into emotional and physical layers as we move. Our practice refines itself through listening to more subtle feedback from our body such as sensations of the skin or a release of emotions, we can switch to a more whole body experience of support and relaxation.
As Autumn is the ideal time to clear the way for the future, it can also be the moment to find extra support through nutrition/herbalism, counselling, coaching, and massage. We often underestimate the effects of these pillars. They can help us out of a spiral of repeated patterns or behaviours which we might not even be aware. It helps us to move out of isolation of worry, stagnation and anxiousness into an inclusion of more healing.
Lastly, thank you for being part of this community. There is so much to be said for aligning with others that inspire you and to connect to a personal and collective intention to align with a higher purpose. One that allows you to be who you are in essence: a person aligned, clear and focused on making the world you life in an even better place.
Love Egg and Upaya