Autumn Equinox, a time to harvest what has been sown.
Friday marked the start of Autumn.
Traditionally, the Autumn Equinox once marked the start of the new year and was a time to honour the harvest. Metaphorically this period refers to harvesting goals or intentions planted at the start of the year and observing how they have since grown or evolved.
UNCERTAIN TIMES AHEAD
I’ve been experience growing pains, things are changing around me and it’s not just the season, it’s the temperature, the mood, a seismic shift in energy. The Queen, the head of the British Monarchy died, signalling the end of an era, a few days earlier Chris Kaba, an unarmed black man was fatally shot dead by armed Metropolitan police officers in South London.
Death is a signifier of the end or absence of things as we once knew it and there is a finality that is daunting and will undoubtedly leave uncertainty in its wake and questions, some of which may forever be unanswered.
In such dark moments the absence of what we once knew as a constant, death allows an opportunity for introspection and reformation, to make amends, to establish new protocols and review as necessary.
PROTECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
There is a lot going on, we are living through history in real time and that means it’s more important than ever, to really rally around people who feel like light and who make you feel safe. Curate and cherish these spaces by ensuring that you are pouring in to yourself, use your morning shower to do daily affirmations, speak to yourself in a gentle manner, call the friend who has been on your mind instead of texting them, plan a dinner or lunch date with your sibling that you have not spoken to in a while.
It is also important to walk away from situations that no longer serve you, the toxic best friend you’ve known forever who latches on to negativity, the family member who talks down to you, interactions with these people should be managed, they should be held at arm's length or removed from your space entirely.
PLANT SEEDS, FEED DREAMS
Do not lose yourself in being busy and being of service, a slave to others dreams and desires while forgoing fulfilling your own. Plant seeds today, water them, nurture them and honour your harvest when the time is right.
Sending love 💕 & light ✨ always,