Lessons From the Fall Equinox

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This week in our yoga classes, we talked some about the Fall Equinox, which is today. I love the changing of the seasons, especially the transition from summer to fall. What the Fall Equinox means is that the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of darkness. Night and day are in balance. I enjoy reading about this kind of stuff and how it relates to us. Similar to the effects that the moon cycles have on nature (and on people...ask any nurse or teacher you know!), the Fall Equinox has small shifts to pick up on as well. There is also a lot of symbolism that can you can connect to your own life.

Here’s a summary of some really meaningful things that I’ve read over the last couple of years about the Fall Equinox. Maybe some of them will resonate with you as well.

•Use the change of seasons and the balance of night and day to evaluate your life. Where are you out of balance? What can you do to bring balance to yourself: mind, body and spirit? Take care of all three parts of you.•As the Fall Equinox represents the end of summer and the beginning of fall, think about the yearly cycle of nature. Summer is vibrant and full of life. Then comes fall and winter which bring about death and decay in nature, until it all starts over again in spring when nature wakes back up and the cycle starts all over again. What things do you need to cut out of your life or let go of? How can this make way for new stuff, new life, creativity or achieving your dreams when spring rolls around? This can be a hard one, and sometimes you need to be ruthless in protecting yourself in order to rise above certain things, habits, relationships and even people that may be bringing you down. Focusing on the new growth that can come from pruning certain areas of your life can help you step forward in balance and in joy.

•What have you been working on in this season of your life? Has it come to fruition? Why or why not? How can you sow the right seeds now so that when spring rolls around, you’ve made progress?

•As fall and winter are the more dormant parts of the year, use them as a time to be introspective. Evaluate your inner journey as well as your outer journey.

Wishing you peaceful and meaningful autumn. Love & Light

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