Let the cooling temperatures serve as a reminder that energy of the fall season invites us to shift accordingly. The resource below offers a perspective that informs and reminds us of the natural gifts of this season and are one of the many gems originally published in Meridians, a magazine formerly published by the Institute.
Meridians (Autumn, 1998)
Nature's Lessons for the Fall
by Ann Bailey
Listen to your inner wisdom, let go of what is no longer needed, receive inspiration.
When Judith, a trabel agent in her forties, first came to acupuncture, she didn't realize there could be a connection between her recurring bronchitis and the energy of the fall season... Download the complete article.
Ann Bailey practices acupuncture in California. Learn more about her work at www.annbaileyacupuncture.com.
Practical Advice for the Fall Season
- Pay attention to your breath. Breathe deeply. Think of breathing as taking in the energy of the heavens — a teaching of the ancient Chinese that is echoed in many spiritual traditions.
- Practice letting go: identify an old hurt, resentment, or regret, and release it by repeating to yourself, “I am willing to let it go.”
- Remember that every loss, every end, is a new beginning. Focus on what lies ahead. Ask yourself, how can this loss serve me?
- Go through your drawers and closets and throw out what you no longer use or need. If you haven’t use it, work it or needed it for two years, let it go.
- Create rituals. Rituals are good for the soul and enhance spiritual growth. Make a ritual of watching the sunrise each day, or have a date to go dancing during the full moon each month, or light a candle when you meditate, or put on your favorite music when you clean the house.
Excerpts from Autumn 1998 issue of Meridians. A complete list can be downloaded using the complete article link above.