Happy Autumn Equinox beloveds! I celebrated a little earlier during my kundalini yoga workshop on Saturday, (by the way – thanks for another packed out workshop my darling yogis!) and today I’ll be facilitating a Reiki 1 Training Day where 3 new healers will be welcomed into the reiki healing realm.
The Autumn Equinox always invites us to fall back from so much ‘doing’ and outward yang activity. If you live in Sydney like I do, the recent burst of crazy rain has made this relatively easier than some other years when I’m still swimming in the ocean at this time.
In the past, this has been the transition that I’ve always resisted the most out of the summer + winter solstices and the spring + autumn equinoxes.
Autumn Equinox always falls a few weeks after my birthday, and I can sometimes find that the double rebirth can be a little intense.
For instance recently, in between juggling peak wedding season where I’m officiating 2 weddings a week, my birthday celebrations and more weddings and yoga workshops, I had the good sense to ask the Universe to help me shift what I no longer needed to carry.
It seems the power was strong with that intention on that particular morning’s meditation, because I physically endured 2 bouts of gastroenteritis in one week. It was like my very own private Ayahuasca rebirth at home!
At first I lamented the timing, (although to be fair, is there EVER a good time to battle gastro, much less twice in the same freaking week??), but it also served as a great reminder that the Universe doesn’t really make mistakes, and I was proud of my body’s ability to heal.
Although this is officially the 2nd quarter of the year, for me personally, it’s the first quarter of my 3 personal year and next decade in life, and it’s already starting to look and feel very different to the last.
If all this ‘personal year’ talk is confusing for, this blog post might clear things up for you
Autumn Equinox is when day and night are equal in length, and a time to observe what adjustments need to be made so we can bring a sense of balance to our lives.
It’s also a time where we shed whatever heavy load we no longer wish to carry as our energy starts to wane in the colder months.
In the 5 element theory according to Chinese Medicine, our bodies are made up of the five elements we find in nature: earth, fire, metal, wood and water.
Metal represents the autumn period and just as metals such as gold silver and other minerals give value to the earth, the metal element within us gives our sense of self worth.
If this is out of balance, we have trouble sensing our own value and look for external validation and outside recognition, for our inner worth is lacking.
So I am here to remind you of how very precious you are, how there is nobody else quite like you in the world and you are more valuable and special than anything external that you might pursue.
Sending so much love, Patty