Rest, Renewal, and Going Within

I received the Chrysanthemum plant in the picture as a birthday gift three months ago. It was filled with beautiful white Chrysanthemum flowers in full bloom. It was given to me by someone special who knows how much I love flowers. It brightened the room for weeks. I was sad when the flowers began to wither and die. I know it’s a part of the cycle of life; however, it still made me a bit sad to watch the plant transition to its current state.  My sadness has shifted to acceptance and I am now sitting with this beauty each day during meditation as a reminder that winter is a time of rest, renewal, and going within. It is a necessary phase of the cycle of life that requires strength, patience, and trust in the process to begin again.

Each season brings gifts and opportunities for growth as we journey through the year. Winter is a wonderful time of year to commit or re-commit to a daily practice of being still and silent. I invite you to read my post “Give Yourself the Gift of Silence” for inspiration in creating a daily practice. You might want to consider practicing silence in the evening as a bridge to nighttime – a natural time of deep renewal that enables you to begin anew in the morning.

If you are located in the southern hemisphere, I invite you to embrace the essence of the message. Winter is a great metaphor for being still and silent; however, the practice is relevant throughout the year.

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Ruthann

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Hello Summer!

June 21 marked the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere. Enjoy the gifts of this radiant season.

Suggestion:

  • Create a few powerful affirmations to align with the energy of season. Learn more about the power of affirmations here.

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Spring Themes

Each season brings gifts and opportunities for growth as we journey through the year. Spring invites us to start fresh, be hopeful, joyful, creative, and open to possibility.

Spring rituals of cleaning and clearing out clutter are great ways to transition into the energy of the season and make room for new beginnings, new opportunities, and new blessings to come into your life.

Questions for reflection:

  • In what area of your life do you feel a desire to start fresh/begin anew?
  • What steps can you take to make room for something new?

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Winter Themes

Each season brings gifts and opportunities for growth as we journey through the year.

Winter is a season of rest, renewal, and going within. This is wonderful time of year to give yourself the gift of silence by creating time in your day to be still and silent. I invite you to read my post “Give Yourself the Gift of Silence” for inspiration in creating a daily practice.

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Autumn Themes

Each season brings gifts and opportunities for growth as we journey through the year.

Autumn is a season of harvest, reflection, thanksgiving, completion, and releasing/letting go of things that no longer serve you or bring you joy.

Autumn questions:

  • What have I accomplished this year?
  • What didn’t I accomplish that I really wanted to? Why?
  • Who or what has been my greatest blessing? Why?
  • What is complete in my life and ready to be released so that I can embrace the next phase of my journey?
  • How can I release what is complete with gratitude and love?

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Spring: Start Fresh


spring green

Each season brings gifts and opportunities for growth as we journey through the year. 

Spring is a season of hope and possibility. 

On a personal level, spring invites us to start fresh, be hopeful, joyful, creative, and open to possibility.

There are many ways to embrace the spirit of the season give thanks for the gift of renewal, create new commitments, plant new seeds (literally and figuratively), spend time in nature, try something new just to name a few.

The spring rituals of cleaning and clearing out clutter are great ways to transition into the energy of the season and make room for new beginnings, new opportunities, and new blessings to come into your life.

Questions for reflection:

  • In what area of your life do you feel a desire to start fresh/begin anew?
  • What steps can you take to make room for something new?

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Ruthann

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Autumn: Release/Let Go

Autumn leaves

Each season brings gifts and opportunities for growth as we journey through the year.

Autumn is a season of harvest, thanksgiving, reflection, completion, and letting go of what no longer serves you so that you can fully embrace the new year.

I invite you to begin the process of bringing this year to a close by reflecting on the year relative to your goals. Celebrate what you have accomplished to date and make a plan, if you don’t already have one, to complete what needs to be completed by the end of the year.

Give thanks for your blessings as a part of this process. If you keep a gratitude journal, take time to review what you have captured over the course of the year and how your life has changed as a result of your blessings. If you don’t have a regular gratitude practice, consider starting a daily practice of writing 3-5 things you consider gifts, blessings, or life lessons in a journal or notebook.

Set aside 15-20 minutes of silence each day in coming weeks to explore what you need to release so that you can fully embrace the new year. Begin your quiet time by asking what is complete and ready to be released. Expect that you will receive guidance. When you ask a question in the context of sacred time, it is no longer a simple question. It is an invocation for revelation. Capture your guidance in a notebook or journal and move into action with confidence that you are being guided to your highest good.

Autumn is a wonderful time to clear clutter in preparation for the new year and new opportunities. Be willing to let go of things that no longer bring you joy or serve your highest good.

Start setting yourself up for an amazing new year now (yes, now! 🙂 ).

Questions for reflection

  • What have I accomplished this year?
  • What didn’t I accomplish that I really wanted to? Why?
  • Who or what has been my greatest blessing? Why?
  • What is complete in my life and ready to be released so that I can embrace the next phase of my journey?
    • Assess all areas of your life
  • How can I begin releasing what is complete with gratitude and love?
    • Trust your inner guidance

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