Fall has dug in and is flirting with Winter. The mountains are getting snow, which makes all the skiers and outdoor people delirious. I prefer the “apres-ski” version, where you sit in front of a fire in a cute outfit and fuzzy boots and drink warm, alcoholic beverages. Oh and I can’t forget, dip a hunk of bread in warm, melty cheese. Yum.
Fondue pots aside, the weather is slowly shifting to chill. When I take my daily walk, I wonder why I haven’t uncovered my selection of faux fur coats. Maybe I just haven’t forgiven summer for leaving. When I get home from work, I want to crawl into bed instead of sitting outside in the sun. ‘Tis the season.
Cooler temps make us want to hibernate, or at least cocoon inside. There is definitely a biologic aspect to this, but also a spiritual one. As we move inward, it is the time to turn inward and take a view of this season of your life.
Have you let go of people and things that no longer serve your greatest good? Have you set goals and intentions, if so, what progress have you made?
Winter is the time when we look into our soul and envision new things. We take action steps in the Spring to plant the seeds. Summer, our plans grow and mature and blossom. And Fall is where we look back and harvest our dreams. Did they bring us all we asked for? Did we allow them to grow beyond our imagination?
Or did you let your field of dreams lie fallow? Like reclaiming farmland, letting your dream field regenerate can be healthy, especially if you have been overly productive with your dreams. Maybe Fall is the time when you sit back, sip your peppermint hot chocolate, and thank yourself for all the work you have done to make your life better.
Don’t forget the fondue.