Fall is a time of Thankfulness.
A time to begin slowing down our energies.
Collecting and assessing what has been created throughout the spring and summer seasons.
Although we often become more frantic as the season wears on, this frantic-ness goes against the natural rhythm of nature that is telling us to slow down and prepare to hunker down in a warm and cozy place for a bit.
This frantic-ness is born of fear. The fear of not having enough.
In modern times, this manifests in not having enough Christmas presents and Christmas cheer, Christmas money, and Christmas decorations and so forth.
In times past, it might have been fear of not having enough provisions for the winter season.
Winter is a time of reflection.
A time to be still and listen to those tiny voices that get lost in the busy-ness of rushing around to get things done.
“How has it come to this?” “Why am I here?” “What is the meaning of my life?” “What is next?” “Where do I go from here?”
These are some of the questions I ponder when the stillness takes me into its bosom.
In the stillness I often find the answers that I seek.
In Chinese Medicine, winter is related to the Lungs and Large Intestines.
The associated emotion is grief or sadness.
Grief has to do with letting go of (or not being able to let go of) people, situations, or things that we love.
Inner reflection can bring awareness to suppressed or hidden grief.
This brings us the opportunity to release this grief. Tapping is one way to do this.
Starting with the Karate point, and then moving to the top of the head onward to the eyebrow, side of eye, under eye, continue through the sequence of points while tapping the point and saying out loud:
“Although I have this grief (describe your feelings, describe your grief),
I deeply and completely accept myself.”
“Even though I feel this grief, I deeply and completely love myself. “
The stronger your emotions while doing this, the more effective will be the release of emotions from tapping.
Winter can be a time of re-evaluation; a time to re-evaluate the past, to re-evaluate the future… or it could be a time for simply being in the present.
The transition time between seasons is where we shift gears.
It can be a challenge to let go of all the busy-ness, to sit still and become at peace with winter, to discover the inner self.
Personally, I have to make an effort to deliberately change my pace, especially if those around me remain in the crazy-mode.
I set aside time to bring my consciousness down a notch or two at a time.
Even if it is only for a few minutes.
A few minutes of sitting, just being, breathing in and breathing out.
Those few minutes each day gradually reduce the crazy and I find myself taking deeper breaths.
I find myself thinking, feeling, and sitting still without forcing it.
This simple act of
Brings peace into my heart.
Thus the transition
from fall into winter
with grace and ease.