EASING YOUR SEASONAL TRANSITION
HAS THE CHANGE OF SEASONS GOT YOU
(Or are you
riding the flow and becoming more reflective?)
As a psychic with a background in the nature-based religions, I have long
been tuned-into the dynamic energy shifts that happen at this time of the year. In particular, the time that we are now in
(the end of summer shifting and blending into the beginning of fall) is a very powerful time indeed. This is a time of both
death and re-birth, for just as the fun & playful energies of summer are dying, the more intense and focused energies
of fall are being born. In the Northern hemisphere, we are literally in a time between seasons, with summer on the decline,
but it not being fully fall yet. This is truly the time of both the beginning and the end.
With this seasonal
shift occurring, you may have noticed a shift within yourself too. It is not unusual at all to feel a bit more moody, introspective,
emotionally tender or sensitive as summer is shifting to fall. In fact, you might have even noticed a flair-up of feelings
of depression, hopelessness, or discouragement in the last few weeks.
If you have noticed an increase in these kind of melancholy feelings lately, or if you’ve just been feeling a little
bit more “down” or introspective than usual, know that this is perfectly normal this time of year. After all,
like all beings on planet earth, we humans are creatures of nature. This means that we too experience changes and shifts within
ourselves as the light lessens and the length of the days shorten.
Children and animals in particular are very sensitive to these
kinds of shifts. However, they are not the only ones, and many of us adults who have chosen to stay open (psychically &
intuitively speaking) also feel the change of seasons on a deep level within ourselves.
It’s true that many of us who are psychically sensitive or spiritually aware do often have moments of feeling
“down” or experience at least some degree of melancholy as summer is dying and shifting into fall. After all,
they do not call it the season of "fall" for no reason, and many of us do experience a temporary falling of the
emotions as summer ends and fades into autumn. However, as we learn to lean into our feelings & emotions (instead of resisting
them), we can increase our ability to more gracefully shift with this change in energies.
Any temporary melancholy
or discouragement that we experience at this time need not have a grip on us. Nor do we have to be kept down by the increased
emotional and psychic sensitivity that comes with this change of seasons…that is, if we are willing to lean into our
emotions and sensitivities, listen to what our heart is telling us, and learn to recognize the difference between our insecurities
and our intuitions.
As the seasons continue to change between now & the Autumn Equinox (September 22nd in 2014), it’s true
that most of us who are more spiritually & psychically sensitive will continue to experience strong emotional and psychic
sensitivities. Just as is happening with the weather, we may sometimes feel like we are swinging back and forth
from one extreme to the other, hot and cold, passion and apathy, hope and despair, and so on.
outbursts are quite likely right now. You may find yourself or your loved ones sometimes snapping over the smallest things.
(Partly this is due to lethargy and increased tiredness, so getting more sleep can help with this). Or you may find that you
become sad and teary eyed over the smallest things as well. On the other end of the spectrum, you may also find yourself reflecting
on THE PAST a lot these days and sometimes getting sentimental or feeling intensely emotional about things that are already
over and done.
All of these reactions are understandable given the intense seasonal shift that is occurring right now and the increased emotional
& psychic sensitivity that usually accompanies this shift. At times this increased sensitivity may feel like a curse.
Indeed, there is a kind of discontent, restlessness or uneasiness that often accompanies this fall-time transition.
And yet, if you are willing to do the inner work, you can actually use this increased psychic-emotional sensitivity as fuel
for great spiritual transformation and break-through. Then you may still feel some feelings of melancholy, but they will only
be temporary, and will not have the same grip upon you. Instead these increased sensitivities can shift into feelings of excitement
and hopefulness for the months ahead.
QUICK TIPS FOR EASING
YOUR SEASONAL TRANSITION www.spiritwatergardens.com).
Rest MUCH more often,
taking naps whenever you can, or at least laying or sitting down and just *relaxing* for a few minutes each day. Your body
needs the extra rest, as the shift in energies is taxing upon it. Being outside in nature helps too, especially in peaceful
or relaxing places. Breathe in the fresh air, and let it replenish you. Get plenty of sunshine, as your body will need it
carry you through the winter. It can also be helpful to walk or lie down on the grass outside, letting the earth’s natural
energy heal & replenish you.
If you can, do a spiritual fast or cleanse for a day or two. This can be a complete fast where you only drink water (or even
juice or tea). Or it can be a different kind of fast where you simply eat much lighter or much less than you usually do. In
terms of it being a spiritual fast, the important thing is that you spend less time concentrating on food, and more time concentrating
on your connection to Spirit Divine.
It also helps to spiritualize your seasonal fast or cleanse if you will choose a spiritual quality or goal to focus on. For
example, I am fasting on this day that I am writing this for you, and have chosen to focus on being more loving & understanding
towards those who would normally annoy me, rather than allowing myself to indulge in judgmentalism. True spiritual fasting
is not just abstaining from food or eating cleansing foods. It is also abstaining from spiritual imbalance or emotional indulgence…it
is a cleansing of the spirit and the heart.
A few more quick tips:
Don’t try to take on too much at once right now. Focus and concentrate. Yes, this is a time when the momentum is beginning
to pick up and so naturally you are making efforts to get back with the program on your major projects or goals. However,
you are still going through a kind of INNER DISINTEGRATION. Give yourself time and space to mourn the old, to release the
past, and to gradually adjust to the new.
Gentle movement helps to stabilize your emotions and increase
physical energy now. (When the energy builds up within you, it desires to move.) Try taking walks outside or doing yoga, tai-chi
or your own kind of stretching or slow moving dance. Cleaning house can also be a therapeutic and useful way to release excess
energy and balance your emotions. If you feel that you have become sluggish or bogged down, you may also want to consider
increasing your cardio movement during this time by running or taking an aerobics or Zumba class. Taking extra showers
and relaxing baths can also help sooth your emotions & regulate your energies too.
Drink water, PLENTY of water. Also, if you are
inclined to do so, drink some relaxing or cleansing herbal teas. The herbs will help balance and strengthen your energy system
so that you do not become so easily overwhelmed by all the changes happening right now. Using essential oils externally can
also be very healing & balancing for the soul. There are also many flower remedies that can help balance your emotional
& etheric bodies. (See Elizabeth Patric’s wonderful website for more info about flower remedies & sprays and
how to order them at
DOING THE INNER WORK
To help yourself
get through this time of transition and shift more gracefully, I also recommend that you do some inner work of the soul. This
will help you to understand the deeper issues that are going on with you. You might start by looking at where it is that you
currently are feeling the most impatient, touchy, easily annoyed, insecure or emotional right now. In other words, where are
you most easily & consistently getting triggered these days? This will give you clues about where you may still have more
healing to do, or are simply needing to be more tender and accepting towards yourself (or others).
If you’re feeling frustrated, insecure or easily annoyed
around a certain area of life during this season shift, then this may also be a signal from your inner self that it is time
to grow and expand in that area of life. Growing and expanding often means becoming more flexible and trying new things, instead
of merely clinging to the old ways of doing things. This often includes letting go of habits or behaviors which are no longer
effective in a beneficial way.
When you are examining the areas of life where you are getting most easily & frequently triggered right now, I encourage
you to look at the meaning of these areas on both a literal AND a symbolic level, for often it is the symbolic level that
has the deeper meaning for you.
For example, let’s say that you find yourself getting very annoyed lately about doing household chores or the overall
state of cleanliness (or lack of) in your household. On the literal level, this could be a sign to you that you are needing
to show your self some more love & compassion by hiring a cleaning service, recruiting other family members to help more,
or simply coming up with a more efficient way of getting the household clean. However, on a symbolic level, the home can represent
many other things, including your true inner self, your feelings about your family of birth, your children, your sense of
security, safety or belonging, grounding (or lack thereof) and self-nurturing.
Whenever you experience annoyance or emotional sensitivity
around issues relating to the home (including housework), it is likely that there is also a need within you for deeper healing
or acceptance around one or more of the other above-mentioned issues. At the very least, when there is something that consciously
triggers you regarding your home or household issues, then it is also likely that there is some deeper truth within you around
one of these other above-mentioned areas of life that is also calling out for your recognition. Most of the time, these deeper
truths or feelings only wish to be seen and known. Other times they may require you making some adjustment within your inner
self or even changing your habits and actions.
You can look at ANY area of life in this similar fashion, searching inside for what it means on the deeper, symbolic level.
Don’t just look at the obvious….If you do indeed find yourself feeling particularly touchy or emotionally around
a certain area of life right now, lean into your feelings of tenderness and vulnerability, and see what they are trying to
teach you about your inner self.
It is likely that if you do so, any feelings of melancholy you have will transform into UNDERSTANDING. Indeed, you can use
any increased tenderness or sensitivity you are experiencing right now to SPUR YOU ON into taking better care of yourself,
tending more thoroughly to your spiritual practice, and being more truthful & honest with the people in your life (including
yourself). If you are willing to lean into your feelings and see where they lead you and what they are trying to tell you,
you may even find that a new inspired plan for your entire life reveals itself to you now.
Happy shifting, happy dis-integrating and transforming, and
happy leaning into your feelings and riding the flow!
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