The fall season is a time for letting go, both in nature and in our own lives. Just like nature shows us, trees let go of their leaves; we, too, can let go of things that no longer serve us. It's like a spring cleaning but in the fall.
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, we're naturally inclined to go more inward and slow down–this is an excellent time to reflect on what you want to let go of and make space for. For some, it could be as simple as clearing out the clutter from a closet or getting rid of old things and making space for new ones. For others, it could be letting go of ideas, habits, and toxic relationships that no longer serve you. Notice if any sadness, anxiety, or resistance comes up as you let go. This is normal and to be expected. By letting go, you are creating new space and opening up the possibility of new opportunities. You are able to focus on what you really want to grow. As you let go of the old, give gratitude to it as it has taught you so much about yourself and others; and has served and helped you well.
Don’t forget to set an intention for the fall season. What do you need during this time? How can you feel better supported? Some suggestions include journaling, spending time in nature, and meditating. Personally, I’ve really enjoyed walking, being in nature surrounded by trees, and deep breathing. Keeping a gratitude journal has also been helpful. Remember to give yourself grace for allowing yourself to release and feel everything coming up as you are willing to let go. This takes courage.
Finally, if you're ready to let go of something this fall, acupuncture can also help. Acupuncture is a great way to release and let go of things that no longer serve you. It can help you to slow down and find more balance in your life. It is wonderful for helping to release emotions and can be very calming and supportive during times of transition. I highly recommend coming in for an acupuncture treatment.
I would love to hear what intention you are setting for the fall season – share in the comments below or send me an email.
I hope you have a wonderful fall season!