Fall Equinox is tomorrow September 22, 2017 at 3:02 pm Central Daylight Time. On the eve of this seasonal change, learn from the wisdom of the trees and their great anticipated tossing off the old for composting and renewal. In our yard it has already begun, leaves falling here and there as the wind helps out. I also love the wisdom in Dar Williams lyric in the song The Beauty of the Rain: "the beauty of the rain is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls."
Surrender the training wheels of societal pressure and old limiting stories. Surrender the past. Surrender the pain. Surrender the conditioning. When you wake up in the morning tomorrow you have two choices: you can listen to the pressure of society and be an imitator or listen to your essence and be a creator. And you have the full support of the earth now in the death of one season giving birth to the next.
Is there something new stirring in you? It is time. The season is here to support you. Clear the closet, weed the garden, purge the basement. The busy clutter and fullness of old can be a lot like the fearful aspects of ego resisting necessary and already blossoming change. The ego attaches negative meaning to each opening and step forward in the process of authenticity -- to protect you from loss, from joy, from success, from leaving the comforting familiar, however limiting and small.
Here is a claim for positive change to soothe your ego (the resistant small self) and love yourself to a new place (feel free to borrow and refine for your own use):
"It is okay to be afraid; it is natural and normal to want to hold on to what is comfortable (old and known) in favor of what is uncomfortable (new and unknown). And yet, even in the midst of this fear, from this moment forward I follow my essence, my heart, my deep ache for a soul-aligned life. To make room for the new, I let go of old unused items, old limiting stories, toxic thoughts, food, and friendships. I choose to nourish my soul with each thought, word, deed. I surround myself with friends and family that love and support me. It is okay to not know how yet -- all I need to know is that it is necessary to follow what I am attracted to. The expression of my deep pull to life aligned with my essence will blossom in its right time, will be more beautiful beyond what I can fathom, and will be for my highest good and the highest good of all. I commit to my inner knowing and surrender myself to that loving force, presence, and energy that moves through me and all things. I follow my own instinct and trust my heart. I know that any uncomfortable pain from within projected without is teaching me where I am in my own way and building resilience muscles to live my own truth. I understand that the most uncomfortable place may be the most perfect place to rest awhile to love myself to a new place. What I am attracted to is guiding me home, to the fulfillment of my deepest desires beyond my wildest dreams."
Have a wonderful Fall!