Dood do doooo! (imagine sound of horn!) Important announcement!
The autumn equinox is here falling on March 21st! Wow already!
The equinox heralds a fabulous time to say bye bye to the wild crazy celebrations of summertime and hello to the chillax, let go phase of autumn. It is a time where the days and nights are at equal length. Big picture talk; this means the earth is at its halfway point on its journey round the great central sun. As you know we are part of nature, so we go through our own cycles of growth, decay, seasons, death and rebirth. We are at our sparkliest when we are in tune with our own and natures cycles. Sooooo this week is a great time to let our hearts beat in tune with mother natures funky rhythm. This means putting on the brakes, slowing down, turning inward and letting go of the emotions of the past that weigh us down like heavy bricks.
Autumn is the season of letting go. As the days become shorter and chillier the leaves of the trees reduce their levels of chlorophyl, change colour and fall off. The tree is then prepared to endure the cold frosty days of winter that lie ahead. Brrrr! Oh so wise! There is no resistance to change or avoidance of the natural flow just a gentle unfolding that aligns with the changing environment and the trees essential nature.
So how can we allow our dance of life to flow in sync with mother natures blissful tune? We can choose to align with the oh so wise energies of autumn and let go of the old. Below are three tips to assist in letting go of past pains.
Present Moment Awareness
I know we all love being the movie star in our own life drama but when it's stuck on repeat it gets booooring, not to mention painful! So when you notice your thoughts continually drifting to a painful memory of the past which in turn triggers a painful patterned emotional response... bring your attention to the present moment. HERE! Take in a few deep breaths and allow the emotion to move through you without attaching a story to it. The key is to feel fully and drop the story. Attaching a story refuels the pattern. Alternatively, simply breathing and welcoming the emotion to flow through sets it free, leaving clarity in its wake.
If your life movie is stuck on repeat... like groundhog day... pay attention! When you notice a circling memory, emotion or unhealthy pattern, one that you have felt many times in your life, it is time to hear its message. Emotions are not the enemy, they are our friends who come from the past to bring us a wise message hidden beneath the drama. When we keep shutting the door to emotion it keeps knocking until it is allowed in to deliver its message. On the other side of all emotion and at its core is clarity and wisdom. We just need the patience and compassion to a) be present, feel and drop the emotional story and b) to dive deep below the surface of the emotion to the clarity and the wise message that lies beneath.
Cherish those words of wisdom and instincts that are the gifts and rewards for facing and diving into our emotions to set them free. They are the golden gems saved only for the courageous adventurers who dare to be authentic and real. But like the seasons, our emotions and insights continually come and go. Use this autumn time to let go of the current patterns arising but also recognise the source of all life that underlies the changing seasons. The unchanging silence that is the truth of who you are and the only true refuge from the dramatic seasons of life. Your essence has never been conditioned, hurt, abandoned or rejected. Wake up to your pure and silent nature.
Hugs and happy autumn to you.
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