Sacred SeasonsHonoring the wisdom of nature
“As above, so below. As within, so without”
To live aligned with the seasons is to be mindful of the natural rhythms (and our natural rhythms) and to embrace the particular beauty of each season – whether it be the abundance of Summer, the harvest that Autumn heralds, the call to stay near the hearth that Winter’s chill encourages or the excitement of seeing Springs aliveness with the first blossoms.
There are also seasons in our life. Everything moves in cycles. Our breath, our careers, our relationships, each day, each season, each life, the moon etc.
When we come into alignment with these cycles, we begin to work with the energy present at that time rather than going against it – which is where we end up burnt out, frustrated, constantly on the go, angry at ourselves for going against our inner wisdom. We learn there is a time to rest and a time to be active, a time to surrender and a time to celebrate, a time to plant new intentions and a time to reset, re-evaluate or even weed and let go what isn’t working for us.
It’s a relief to know there is nothing in nature that blooms all year long. So why do we feel we have to be achieving and doing all the time?
Come into flow with the turning of the seasons and experience the peace that comes with knowing that when one cycle ends another begins. Learn how to be in the space in between that which is no longer and that which is unknown… the pause.. the gap between where you have let something go and are not just yet in the new.
There is medicine to be found in all turning points of the wheel as we explore the strength held in the renewal in winter, the excitement of springs approach, the heighten celebration of and the surrender to autumn and then back again to the rest and renewal of winter.
One phase flows into the other effortlessly and easily and each phase is important for the next phase.
Unlike nature where the seasons are cyclical. We only get to live each season of our lives once – they are unique and not to be repeated. So instead of rushing through a phase, escaping a phase, declaring you’ll only be happy when this phase is over or longing for a phase that has passed, let’s be open to experiencing the beauty, lessons, potential, opportunity and adventures to be found in your current season of life. Follow your own rhythm and let life flow, experience how you are supported by nature and experience more calm, peace, joy, abundance and love.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature ~ Joseph Campbell
Nature teaches us how to navigate life
When we bring the teachings of nature, the seasons and cycles into our everyday lives, it helps us to begin to accept what is, to be open to different ways of being, become aware of how we navigate different times of the year and how our definitions and past experience of those times determine how we move through it….
You begin to honor your true nature.
You instinctly know when to be active, when to pursue goals, when to be still, when to nurture and nourish yourself and your life. You trust the ebbs and flow of life and allow yourself to lean into these experiences.
Nothing stands still…
When you align with the seasons you deepen your experience that nothing ever stands still, that nothing ever maintains its current state, identity or shape for very long.
Just as nature cycles through seasons of change and transformation, effortlessly and naturally, we transition through psychological and physical states of transformation throughout our lives.
Some changes that are unavoidable, inevitable, and yet very manageable when we learn to tap into the wisdom of nature to assist in these times and learn that there natural cycles of life are beneficial for our personal growth.
Our ancestors marked the turning of the seasons through their observation of the natural world and honored 8 significant days on the Wheel each of which has certain myths, traditions and ceremonies associated with it. These evenings are an opportunity to We will support you to discover what seeds you wish to sow in your life, when to plant them, what to do to nourish them, how to tend to them so they manifest in your life with grace and ease.
The 8 Turning Points on the Wheel of the Year
Thank you for the lovely evenings. I’ve learned so much about myself since attending these evenings. Each one supports me in different ways and I always leave full of energy! Looking forward to the next one already.Fiona
I’ve never really thought about the seasons until I came to these evenings. I just let each day pass. Now I’ve an awareness of where I am pushing and pulling myself or going against what my body feels is right. I feel much more at peace with myself.Mary
Each session is a combination of sitting meditation, ceremony / ritual along with journal prompts and integration practices to pause, reflect and align with the teachings of the season.
Autumn Equinox & New Moon - Thurs 21st Sept 7-9pm
Join me as we tap into the energy of the Autumn Equinox (22nd Sept) which also aligns with the New Moon in Virgo (20th Sept). When we work with the moon, we align our energy with the energy of the Universe and it’s natural cycles and rhythms. New Moons are a time of activation and signify the beginning of a new cycle, and so energetically is a powerful time to re-set and re-focus on what is important to us. The Autumn Equinox, similar to the Spring Equinox is about balance. It is when day and night are in perfect balance again. It invites us to contemplate the ever changing balance in our lives. A time to balance the outer world with the inner world and to celebrate, acknowledge and invite in balance to our whole selves (for what is healing but becoming whole). We can see from looking outside to nature that it is a time to surrender, to release the past, a chance to be clear about what it is you want to do now and prepare for winter as we move ever closer to the darker evenings. Let’s honor the changing season that brings a chance to start again. We will explore the beginning of the root energy which brings us gently inward for rest, sleep, and renewal. It is a chance for all of life to go within and re-enter the dark womb of the spiritual world. This is a perfect time to gather together as a group and receive support to do our inner work, to be open to transformation and release that which no longer serves us. This is an evening of ceremony and meditation within sacred space.