Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The Yogis. The ones who see things differently. The round pegs in the square holes. They’re not fond of rules. They have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
– Steve Jobs
Everything changes, it’s an inevitable constant, some things change and slip further away from center, some things move more into center.
Some folks embrace change, others bare it, others fear it and hold on for dear life. Can we find our true north, an inner compass if you will, that lights the way for a more smooth navigation of these fast paced times?
I say yes indeed, and as David Bowie says in the song “Changes”….what are we waiting for? One of the very best teachers is Nature Herself.
Look around: the trees are dropping their leaves, the midpoint between Fall and Winter will be here on Halloween. It’s called Samhain, a time of release and reflection. The Earth is going fallow and she will take a few months of rest. This rest is essential for the next evolution, the next cycle, the growing season. This requires good energy, and rest is huge. The days are getting shorter, we experience more hours of dark than light totally drawing us inward.
Gather around the table and steady yourself with warm, nourishing foods reflective of the Fall harvest. See what’s local and in season. Eat at least one apple a day, they are hugely detoxifying. Enjoy soups with plenty of veggies and other aromatic warming spices. Have a cup of tea as the weather turns colder.
Conversely, get outside during the daylight hours. With winter on the way, we need sunlight to help increase our stores of Vitamin D as much as possible. Consider a D supplement when natural light and time in the sunshine is diminished. Exercise daily, walk, move your body, get on your yoga mat. Make time for a community of like-minded friends that leave you feeling loved and cherished.
All of these things contribute to resilience. Resilience is the key to flowing with the changes in our lives and in our times. To be resilient is to be able to bend and not break in times of change. Resilience leads us through the dark times back to the light. The Light is always constant inside of us. The more we look for it, the more it finds us. Like seeks like.
So for now….until next time:
Keep the Faith
Stay the course
Love the Journey,
Warmest of hugs,