Fall is the season of the harvest. We gather our strength together before winter. It is a time of rich abundance, full of ripe fruits and vegetables. During the Fall we prepare for the long cold dark months of winter. The time has come for turning inward. The nights become longer than the days and we naturally begin to spend more time indoors. Fall is a good time to clear unfinished business as we prepare internally for the change ahead of us.
Exercise 74 • Exploring the First Day of Fall
Plan to spend part of your day on or close to September 21st outside. Walk around and observe your environment. Check out the plants, animals, birds and people. Sense the play of the elements at this time.
How do you experience the decrease of fire in your environment and body?
How is the shortening of the day affecting your mood and sleep patterns?
Do you feel more or less energetic?
What kind of thoughts or fantasies fill your mind during these early days of fall?
Record Fall experiences:
from Pathways to Healing, a Guide to Herbs, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism by Don Ollsin