Harvest time is here
This is the time of year when we begin thinking about the things we are grateful for. What brings you gratitude? How do you wish to share this gratitude with others? For me it's making things with pumpkin in it, and then sharing it.
The major theme for October is Balance. I see this trend in clientele, family, and friends - where a lot are going through a very rough time. This time is a turbulent one with racism, politics, and all sorts of imbalance threatening to topple our inner peace. There is this beautiful piece of advice one of my teachers gave me: A lot of people run through life continuously learning lessons, but the don't slow down to soak in the main "lesson" that they learn. And because they really didn't absorb what happened, it repeats. We can remove blockages in our lives, we can restore parts that are missing - but are we doing the work to soak in what has happened to us? As we begin to move deeper into fall and approach the last harvest, we continue going inward and finding this balance between honoring ourselves, and honoring the wishes of others. We flow between restful sleep and working hard. We strive to be the change we want to see in the world.
For the Journey Group, we will be exploring some deeper themes that go beneath the surface. It's hard to live in todays society, and it takes a lot of courage. What does it mean to live with a courageous heart? And how do we explore the landscape that is our heart? This month specifically, we will be looking at our relationship with our inner warrior. Are you able to stand up for yourself and what you believe in? Are you honoring your own boundaries?
If things are getting rough and you're feeling isolated, reach out. There are a lot of wonderful events that will help you feel reconnected to something bigger. Enjoy the rest of your month!