A pair of weeks in the past, I headed exterior to seek out somewhat one thing for the boys to work on for his or her nature journaling for the day. After trying round, looking for one thing new for them to attract and journal, I observed that some of my wildflowers had gone to seed, so I gathered some of the seed heads for the day’s lesson.
Now, this will not sound too thrilling to you, however to me, it was inspiring. You see, I had planted these wildflowers from seed earlier within the spring, and right here they have been, going again to seed, finishing a full cycle.
And if you recognize me in any respect, you’ll know that I stink at rising issues, particularly vegetation which are indoors and depend on me for food and water. I’m significantly better at planting issues exterior and letting nature hold them alive, which is the one purpose these wildflowers survived, grew, and reproduced as I didn’t have something to do with it!
Anyway, witnessing this entire life cycle accomplished from start to complete hit dwelling and made me take into consideration how seasons and cycles play a major position in our lives whether or not we notice it or not.
Take the season of autumn that we’re in now. Autumn not solely correlates with the bodily elements of ourselves and our world however with the emotional and non secular elements as nicely.
Let me clarify.
In the season of autumn, so far as the bodily world is anxious, the leaves change colours and fall off the bushes, the climate cools, we proceed to prep for the chilly months forward, and our vitality ranges start to sluggish.
Autumn additionally correlates to twilight within the cycle of a day. Twilight is simply earlier than evening and is the time the place we nourish ourselves with the final meal of the day and put together for sleep.
The season of autumn additionally correlates with plant and human life cycles in that it’s a time the place useless vegetation decay and nourish the soil for brand spanking new vegetation in spring and the aged share their knowledge, leaving a legacy or heritage behind for future generations.
When it involves feelings and spirituality, autumn is a time the place we discover ourselves trying again over the previous yr (or our life to date). It is right here that we start to judge our beliefs and values, the items we’re leaving to others, our character, our priorities, and our accomplishments, attempting to resolve what to carry on to and what to let go of. It’s additionally a time once we contemplate our religion and the way a lot of it we now have or don’t have in relation to the longer term and the unknown. Will we select to be brave, or will we be fearful of what’s forward?
Doesn’t that paint a beautiful image? It’s unbelievable to me how a simple season can symbolize so many various elements of our lives? I feel that’s why I’m such an enormous fan of seasonal residing. Not solely does it assist you to to slim down one’s life normally and concentrate on some particular issues for 2-3 months at a time, however it lets you belief that when a full cycle of seasons is full, you may be rested, nourished, and energized (and hopefully, feeling fulfilled and at peace as nicely).
I usually marvel if my love for routines, lists, calendars, and seasons has to do with start order or character traits, or if it simply boils right down to how we as people and our world have been created to work.
Anyway, all that to say, this has acquired me serious about the season of autumn, about planning, scheduling, routines, and the way it all makes my life extra linear. It’s additionally acquired me serious about the sorts of issues I wish to do to take advantage of of this season.
Soon, I’ll be sharing some seasonal residing objectives with you in addition to a number of essential oil diffuser blends to make and use this season. Can’t wait!!
Until then, you’ll want to be part of my Seasonal Living Collective — a free useful resource library stuffed with seasonal goodies that can assist you reside a bit extra seasonally and naturally!