♥ Transitions, Shifts & Changes
When I think of autumn, several things immediately come to mind: the warm Earth tones of the season when trees reveal the majesty and beauty of their nature in gorgeous hues of brilliant yellows, burnished golds, deep plum purples, rich ruby reds and leaves the color of rust and brown paper bags.
Fall is the time of year for real pumpkins that grow in patches, along with the ubiquitous “pumpkin-spice-flavored” lattes, muffins, cookies and other assorted sweet-treats that suddenly appear in mid-September. Fall brings the annual airing of “Charlie Brown’s It’s the Great Pumpkin” episode, elaborate Halloween displays of candy, party decorations, and insensitive, culturally-appropriated costumes. El Dia del Los Muertos. Roasted turkeys. Sweet Potato pies. Harvest time.
For me, the end of fall is marked by that last Thursday in November that my Grandmother does not celebrate, but encourages us to gather together as family and break bread. As she says, “Because most people have this time off work to travel home and see each other.”
my beloved grandmother ms. martha and me (yvonne rosegarden) photo credit: alicia gail
The onset of Fall 2017 shows the high energetic levels of the season. Turbulent weather and geological events, combined with illogical human governance are swiftly ushering in change. Will we merely go along with the changes, like a leaf on the wind, or will we be active participants and consciously direct positive change?
♥ Be Like Trees in the Fall.
Uncloak and reveal our true identities. It’s time to be as real as we can be. Each of us came to this life with a gift of service to contribute to the greater collective. We must contribute our gifts for the good of ALL, just as trees let go and drop their leaves to nourish the ground they fall on, so that things may grow.
Be flexible enough to bend and not break.
Live in community. Do you know your neighbors? Do you have a circle of family, extended family, and friends that you collaborate and share resources, space, and knowledge with? Develop Community.
♥ Live Mindfully, in the Moment.
Visit your local farmer or farmer’s market, meet the people who grow your food, and get local, fresh produce grown in your area: apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, chiles, chicories, eggplant, fennel, figs, garlic, grapes, green beans, horseradish, kale, kolrabi, leeks, lemongrass, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, onions, parsnips, peppers, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkins, quinces, radishes, rutabagas, shallots, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, turnips, winter squash, and zucchini.
Go on a social media diet: limit your consumption of information to a pre-determined, allotted amount of time each day. Don’t allow the constant stream of negativity bring your spirits down. Take a break, which leads us to… …Experience the world outside! Spend time out in the fresh air! What do you see? Who do you see?
How do you feel? Get Touched. When was the last time you’ve experienced positive touch? Positive touch feels good, and is beneficial to your health and well-being. Share a hug with someone close to you! ♥
Have a cup of hot chai tea and contemplate on this: How will YOU impact YOUR life? How will you positively impact our world? What changes can you make?
As fall shows us, it takes a lot of energy to change. It takes a lot of energy to shift. It takes a lot of energy to transform. Get enough sleep. Change is happening all around us.
Fall is change. Fall is shift. Fall is transformation.
♥and…when you are In the metro Atlanta area, contact me for a (r)Evolutionary Touch session—a Soul Prescription Journey, for therapeutic and soul healing, by appointment! ~ love, Yvonne Rosegarden