The Symbolic Meaning of Autumn
Even though September 22nd 2018 was the start of the Autumnal Equinox and the official beginning of Fall...something had not yet shifted. We were still hanging back in the warmth of Summer and there was reluctance for the "climate" to move forward into the new season....and it was not only about the weather. People seemed hesitant about all kinds of changes and many were digging their heels in about not wanting to let go of the season past. "Holding On" seemed to be the theme...be it about a job, a relationship or anything that had run it's course. It's a funny thing about change...sometimes it happens, whether you want it to or not.
Luckily, the Universe always has our back. It seems to know what's best for us, even when we are in a place of uncertainty.
You hated your job, but were reluctant about making a decision to move on and then you got fired. There's the Universe watching out for you. What ?
You were in that destructive and toxic relationship, but you were hanging on because you knew if you only worked a little harder, or a little longer, things could get better...then he/she/they broke-up with YOU...once again the Universe had your back. Huh ?
You were not happy where you were living, but just couldn't make the time to find a place and then you got a notice that your building was going co-op and you had to move. Once again, The Universe was watching out for you. Really ?
At this moment... You might be thinking " I'm not so sure I want The Universe looking out for me. " But, think about this....How many times have things happened to you, perhaps things that you were not ready for, or things that turned your world upside down...only to later reflect and realize that it was the best thing ever, because it led you to a better place in your life ?
It's all about CHANGE. It's always about CHANGE.
Change is about adaptation and adaptation is key for a successful life. Without change, we could never grow, excel or get to where we need to go. Some go along quietly for the ride, while others go kicking and screaming. What if you could just go with the flow of change and not fight back so hard ? What if you could use that energy for something more productive ( perhaps raking leaves, cleaning out the gutters, learning the mambo...hey, it's your choice ) or maybe, use that energy to create and manifest more of what you want in your life.
Change creates opportunity...it's up to you what to do with it. Without the sometimes painful experiences of change, we could never evolve into who we are meant to be or go to our intended destinations.
This year's Autumnal season, is especially a season of change. Many people I work with are ready to not only change, but to soar ! Autumn reminds us that our bodies, minds, spirits and surroundings are always in a constant state of movement. This season reminds us how essential it is to embrace the present and be grateful for all that we have...even the "not so pleasant" times, because there is value and lessons in it all. When we are able to do this, we allow ourselves to savor what we have. It's simple and it's basic. And, losing something is not always a bad thing. Sometimes it's the best thing that could ever happen to us.
So, when you are putting on that favorite Fall sweater ( which, by the way looks fabulous on you ) think not only about the change of weather in the air, think about how nature provides us with this seasonal gift. It's a time to reflect on what has been this past year, what we may have gained and lost, and how our experiences have provided opportunity for expansion which will allow all we desire into our lives as we prepare for the upcoming New Year.
Trust in knowing that this is just the beginning...
I look forward to being part of your journey.
In light and love,