It’s Day 2 of Kat and Meredith’s August Moon series of prompts and today’s is as follows:
Kat writes: We are about to enter into a gentler season i.e. Autumn/Fall if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. For me, these seasons often feel like a relief after the intensity of Summer and Winter. How do you intend to transition into the new season?
I feel a bit like at this point in my life, confining “seasons” to simply time on a calendar is a bit too simplistic. I really am feeling like the transitions I’m getting ready to make are huge. More than putting the summer clothes away and pulling out the sweaters, although here in the Deep South, we don’t ever really put away the summer clothes and certain never the flippy floppies.
I subscribe to Andrea Scher’s blog because I’ve taken her Mondo Beyondo, Elevate the Ordinary and Super Hero photo courses…although “taken” is generous since I’m not sure I’ve ever really finished any of them. Today her post was about creating a clearing, and it was timely. I needed to be reminded, much like I have been by Danielle LaPorte and her “Stop giving 100% to what you don’t really want” mantra, that if I want to allow new possibilities and opportunities into my life, then I have to create space for them.
So, when I got home tonight, I got to work on creating the clearing. I put away the laundry that’s been piling up on the spare bed for the last two weeks (and apparently in that massive pile, my new Dallas Cowboys t-shirt…unworn…has gotten lost), and then I cleaned out my closet and my dresser. There are four bags of clothes and shoes to drop off at Goodwill tomorrow, as well as a bag of trash. But that’s just the beginning. Next week, the office will get tackled…all of the crap that is in there that is just collecting dust that needs to go away. And the then storage areas…the closets and the storage shed. All of the things that I haven’t put my hands on in a year in a half. So much stuff that doesn’t serve me or isn’t of use.
It’s not that I want to replace all of that stuff that is leaving; I don’t. I just want to make room for whatever the universe wants to bring to my life.
Preparing a physical clearing is only a part of it, though. Tonight I sat in on a massage therapy class to do an observation, and I was reminded of the power of mantras. I need to figure out where I put my copy of Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. I have experienced the power of affirmations before. I know what a difference they can make in my life. I don’t know why I have gotten away from them. But I do know that I need to get back to them. In fact, this evening, I started repeating one to myself. I need to write it a few hundred times to really cement it. I need to have it be ever-present so I remember the truth of it.
…and I think that I need to invest in some reiki sessions. I was listening to our instructor talk about it, and it really sounded like something from which I could benefit. I need to talk to Sweet Husband about whether he feels like it’s something we can afford to spend the money on. For me, it makes sense. But I don’t know if it will for him.
So. For lots of things to do as I transition into a new season. How about you? How are you preparing for a new season?