Easy Rituals for Fall September 16 2017
The equinox is when both daytime and nighttime are the same length, which has long been interpreted to mean the world is in balance. Once the autumnal equinox (in the northern hemisphere) passes, the nights begin to get longer and the temperatures will start to fall. Autumn is a time of dual purpose - it is time to gather the main harvest and determine what is needed for winter. This season is also about balance and as such, fall is considered a time when you can restore balance in your own life.
A Season of Roots
Fall is a season of roots. The energy of this season invites pondering, long term planning, and expressions of gratitude. Seeds of ideas planted now can burst forth next spring with renewed vitality.
3 Easy Rituals to Honor the Equinox
1 | Plant Some Bulbs
Crocuses, daffodils, iris’… oh my! Force a few Red Lion amaryllis for holiday décor. Add colorful bulbs around your home, or in planter boxes on your porch, for pops of springtime color.
2 | A Fall Version of Spring Cleaning
Clear clutter. Ask yourself if what you have is really creating value or adding joy. If the answer is “no”, get rid of it. (Check out the documentary Minimalism on Netflix. It is life changing.) Smudge your entire home. Regular smudging is like taking an energetic shower. There’s nothing better for clearing physical or mental space. (Use code FALL until Sunday, 9/24/17 for 20% off our smudge bundles.)
3 | Create a Gratitude Ritual
Take some time first thing in the morning, or perhaps before bed, and spend five minutes pondering all you are grateful for. Your brain LOVES confirmation bias. It seeks to prove what it already believes is true. Once you start seeking things to be grateful for, you will train your brain to look for even more things to be grateful for. It feels great too!