A universal feeling most of us want more of is ease and flow. Wouldn’t you agree?
You probably wouldn’t start an intense cleaning project at 9pm because the late evening hours feel like a time for rest and creative rejuvenation. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer feel like something too – that feeling is energy – an invitation by Mother Nature to shift.
The energy of a season can give us subtle hints of what we could lean into so that we’re in flow with the Universe – as opposed to feeling like we are swimming against the current, or like we’re trying to force a square peg into a round hole.
Ideally, we want that “go with the grain,” “I’m in the zone” kind of feeling.
When we realize how closely our lives are linked to nature, we start to experience more harmony and oneness with ourselves and the world:
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to put my senses in order.” – John Burroughs Here are some things to consider if you decide you want to lean further into the energy of Autumn and embrace the flow.
Fall is a season of rich color: deep purple leaves, bright red apples, and vibrant orange pumpkins.
How can you bring more color into your life, literally or metaphorically? Here’s a couple ideas:
- Replace the outdated pictures in the living room with more colorful photos from a recent trip
- Add a pop of color to your wardrobe
- Fall could be an invitation to experience more color in general, like an art gallery or museum
Leaves fall in the Fall, after going through a beautiful change process.
What things could you change about yourself this season, and then let fall away?
- Perhaps you could be gentler to yourself and release limiting beliefs you’ve been holding?
- Maybe it’s time to re-organize your closet and let go of the clothing that no longer gives you joy?
- Do you have a habit that’s more harm than good? Set aside time to kick it to the curb.
In Fall, we start to see the Sun less and it gets cooler.
How could you go inwards more?
- Perhaps by reinvigorating your meditation practice or starting some reflective journaling?
- Maybe scheduling more walks outside? (Psst, leave your phone at home or in your car’s console for an extra dose of solace. Worried about safety? Keep pepper spray on your keychain.)
And how could you begin to change the pace of your life and go a bit slower?
- Could you remove social events on your calendar that don’t serve you?
- Could you say ‘no’ a little more at work when someone asks you to take on yet another task?
Some of these ideas may click with you, and others not. To help you get a better sense of direction you could go, here are some shifts I’ve been personally making to honor the energy Fall has to offer:
- I’ve been working on letting go and cutting back. I’ve canceled commitments that no longer feel right. I’m not buying and consuming as much food, giving me a deeper sense of gratitude for all I have.
- To give myself more sacred time, I’ve been reading. Instead of grabbing my phone first thing in the morning and right before bed, the last few weeks I’ve been regularly enjoying the book Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks.
- I’ve been making it a point to go out to go for a walk early in the AM or late at night so I can experience the magnificent weather change Mother Nature has brought.
Send me a note and tell me what Autumn shifts you’ve made or plan to make. I’d love to hear from you.
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Dr. Danielle Clark | Psychic Medium
PS – Here’s an affirmation to help you stay grounded as you find your ease: “I embrace change and will give myself grace through this period of transition in my life.”
PPS – Still not sure where or how to find your flow in this season? Grab a pen and journal. Sometimes change doesn’t happen right away… sometimes we need to commit to a habit or lifestyle shift to see change over time. What’s something you can commit to, maybe daily or weekly, that can create positive change for you? Write down a list. Maybe it’s putting $50 more into your retirement monthly. Or 10 minutes of stretching a day to help with your everyday movements (squatting to pick up toys? Check!). Try to write down at least three ideas, then choose one. See how long you can commit! I’m rooting for you.