Autumn is a season of change and transformation, and it can be a powerful time for spiritual reflection, letting go and growth. As the leaves fall from the trees and the earth prepares for winter, we are reminded of the impermanence of all things and the importance of living in the present moment.
Here are some suggestions for using the energy of autumn:
Spend time in nature. Take walks in the woods, visit a park, or simply sit outside and observe the changing colours of the leaves. Pay attention to the natural rhythms of the season, and let them inspire you to slow down, reflect, and connect with the present moment. A wonderful way to connect with the energy of autumn is to take the Rainforest Walk at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.
Practise gratitude. Autumn is a time of harvest, abundance, and giving thanks. Take some time each day to reflect on the blessings in your life and express gratitude for them. This can help you cultivate a sense of contentment and joy, even in the midst of challenges or difficulties. An excellent opportunity to cultivate a gratitude practice is our Wishing & Gratitude Tree.
Connect with your ancestors. Autumn is a traditional time for honouring ancestors and those who have passed on. Consider setting up an altar or sacred space in your home where you can honour your ancestors and connect with their wisdom and guidance. Did you know it can be a profound and transformative experience to walk the Damanhur Spiral? You are invited to go deeper within yourself by walking the spiral form, which also offers a chance for healing and energy rebalancing.
Explore your shadow self. Autumn is a time of darkness and introspection, and it can be a powerful time for exploring the parts of yourself that you may have been avoiding or repressing. Consider journaling, meditating, or connecting with a spiritual guide to explore your shadow self and integrate the lessons it has to offer. The Blessing Buddha is renowned as a wonderful location for some quiet reflection time.
Embrace change. Autumn is a time of letting go of the old and welcoming in the new. Use this season as an opportunity to embrace change and transformation in your life. Consider what changes you would like to make, and take practical steps towards making them a reality.
These are just a few suggestions for utilising the autumn’s special energy, a season of beauty, abundance and transformation. The most important thing is to listen to your own intuition and inner wisdom to allow the energy of the season to guide you towards greater insight and growth.
You are invited to slow down, reflect and savour the gifts of the present moment.