The change in season brings change for us too
- Tracey Hancock
In the Focused Health Elevation private Facebook group this week I talked about autumn which, for those of us in the Southern hemisphere, we're now officially in. As in nature, the change in seasons brings change for us too (whether we realise or not).
We're part of nature - we're not separate. There is no us and them.
The more you connect with nature's seasons, the more at ease you will feel, and that means you'll be beautifully supporting your health.
Autumn is significant for three key reasons
1. Balancing light and darkness
Twice during the year, the earth is neither tilting toward or away from the sun - it's perfectly balanced on its axis. When this happens, day and night are of equal length, 12 hours each.
The first of the two equinoxes is in March, the 20th or 21st, and for those of us in the Southern hemisphere it's referred to as the autumnal equinox. It's a reminder that we cannot have light without darkness and darkness without light.
All too often we push darkness aside. It might be ignoring the sadness or anger you feel, a situation that you know needs to be changed, behaviour or thoughts that don't serve you well.
To avoid facing something that's challenging or scary, we distract ourselves by being busy or block out what we're avoiding with noise like watching tv or being online. When we do this, there's no opportunity to simply be, to feel what needs to be felt and to connect with the truth of who you are and what's important to you.
What darkness have you been hiding from that it's time to face?
2. Letting go
Just as trees let go of their leaves in autumn, we also need to let go of what no longer serves us. We all carry 'things' - thoughts, beliefs, actions, possessions, relationships and situations - that hold us back and keep us stuck.
Now is the perfect time to acknowledge and release what you no longer require. Stop clinging desperately to the past because it's been and gone. It's shaped you and helped you get to where you are today, but it's time to say thank you and goodbye.
What do you need to let go of so you can live well now?
3. Impermanence of life
Nothing is forever. Just think about nature and the changes each season brings with it. You have a precious life to live, and each day is a gift, so stop hiding and playing small, live well now. Use this time now to reflect on your life and how you want to be, do and have.
Susan Jeffers, in Embracing Uncertainty, shared this story -
"I was once told that certain spiritual masters in Tibet used to set their teacups upside down before they went to bed each night as a reminder that all life was impermanent. And then, when they awoke each morning, they turned their teacups right side up again with the happy thought, 'I'm still here!' This simple gesture was a wonderful reminder to celebrate every moment of the day."
How can you live life more fully now?
You deserve to live a life full of health, happiness and abundance. Use this time of change, as we move from summer into autumn, to fully embrace life. Live well, live your real life now.
Know someone, someone you love and care for, who needs to hear this message too? Please share.
Live well - Tracey x
Tracey Hancock is a coach and mentor to people who want to put themselves and their health at the heart of everything they do in life and business. If you want to learn how the REALiving approach can help you live YOUR REAL life well contact Tracey today.
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