Equinox is such a beautiful point of balance in the year between the hot, bright summer and the cold, dark winter.
Here at Reflections we are enjoying tying up loose ends from the summer inspiration and preparing for the inward season of deep kidney & bladder nourishment that can happen with early nights and warming soups. Autumn is just so precious. We are soaking in the warm afternoons and the shifting colours of the leaves that are floating gracefully toward earth. Autumn is the season to support the lungs and large intestine and the metal element from a Chinese 5 element perspective. It's the season to embrace courage, to process and release grief and open to letting go of the past like the trees do with their leaves. The trees are bringing their energy back into their roots (just like we can) to pause, hibernate and embrace the stillness of the yin season until the wood season of spring. This is when the liver and gallbladder (decision making, anger, motivation, will) are the focus as we shoot outward for the season of emerging light and eventually the yang time of summer (heart/small intestine, fire, yang, joy, passion). Late summer nourishes the spleen & small intestine and supports our relationships to giving and receiving nurturing and choosing the path that brings us joy.
For now, we have autumn upon us. Is there anything that you feel ready to let go of during this letting go season?
We are cleaning out the cupboards this weekend to create space in the kitchen, more simplicity for the mind and space for the unknown gifts of life to enter as we gently curl inwards for the deep rest of winter's long nights.