Welcoming a Slower Season

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The spiritual significance of the Fall Equinox has transformed largely in order to adapt to modern eras, but even though rituals and practices have transitioned with the times, the overall, uniting tone of this season-shift has always asked us to find inner balance and return to our abundant, natural state of being.


Indigenous cultures saw this season transition as a time of horning their harvest — respect and appreciation was given to fading sunlight, darker nights were welcomed, and bounty was stored. A rebirth was in order, and it was welcomed with open arms.

Even though you may not be called to honor a physical harvest during this coming Autumnal Equinox, you are being invited to go inwards, reflect, and honor where you’ve been and where you’re going all the same. The fertile soil you’re tending to - be it in your mind or otherwise - is asking you to make room for what’s to come, not through doing, but by noticing. By letting all the creativity and vast visions emerging through you to grow with ease and clarity — without pressure and the need for abrupt action.

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By becoming silent with rest and content, all the while allowing space for our dreams to transpire, we are activating a new, internal growth cycle. By integrating the spiritual with the physical, through ritual, we can outwardly recognize and solidify our plans, intentions, and transitioning internal-landscape.

FALL EQUINOX MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

Move into this new, slower season mindfully by making a fall-filled dinner (find two of our favorite plant-based dinner recipes here + here) to share with friends, light a candle and answer the following journal prompts together.



“Where have I grown this year, and what can now benefit from the harvest of my expansion?”

“Where do I feel out of balance, and what will I let go of in order to regain inner equilibrium?”

“What thoughts or limiting beliefs do I need to shed to make space for new season blossoms + growth?”


Written by Zoë Hernandez. Zoë is a process-oriented creative, passionate about the mind-body connection, questions, and compelling visual storytelling. She uses her background in somatic psychology and photography to understand, empathize, and create work that makes everyone feel like art.