Welcoming Autumn back into our lives is a powerful transition time of the year. We are letting go of the warmth from the Sun and the energy we receive from that. We are preparing to go inside, be with the dark and hibernate. This is a time of letting go and being reminded of the cycles of life. Something must die for something to be reborn. It felt easier for me to let go of the Summer this year. It certainly was a wonderful Summer, I spent a lot of time outside, soaking in the Vitamin D, praying, breathing, swimming, practicing yoga and hanging with my dog. I am grateful for this wonderful time.
As you may have read in my previous posts, I had some successes this Summer as well. My jewellery is now in store at Just Jewellery which is something I have been wanting for a while. I completed the goal of doing a photo shoot for my jewellery with some of my wonderful talented women friends, and I learned to make Kombucha!
I have been working in my family's furniture showroom for about a year an a half now, SwitzerCultCreative. Over the Spring and Summer, I finally felt more like I had found my place there. I had the pleasure of organizing a pop-up shop with local Artisans and it came together wonderfully. I really enjoy working with artists and helping to share their art with others. This is one of our missions at SwitzerCultCreative, we represent artists and furniture makers who are very talented in their art, but perhaps need help getting their work out there. I also included some of my jewellery pieces in the pop-up shop and we have decided to keep it running until after the Winter holidays. The pop-up is featured in the SwitzerCultCreative showroom. I invite you to come by to explore the treasures.
As Autumn arrived, I began a 13 month journey, Red Moon Mystery School with Nikiah Seeds. This is a journey deeper into what it means to be a conscious woman living in our world, living with the seasons and cycles, diving deeper in healing past wounds and stepping into my purpose, offering or Dharma in this life. Over the past 6 years, I have been doing this work on my own, through workshops, with friends, or on retreat, but I was looking for something more focused and to keep me on track on this journey. After seeing Nikiah for a healing session at the beginning of the Summer, I decided to commit to the "school" and I am grateful that I have. It's funny how everything you need comes at the exactly the right time when you start to live life more deeply. It is only the first month of this adventure, but I have already received great healing and insight. Again, I am grateful for this.
I welcome the dark, the dank, the death, the colour, the deepness and the healing of this season. There's no point in resisting, Mother Earth's cycles come and go whether we like it or not. As I embrace and honour these cycles more fully, my life has more meaning and things make more sense.
Wishing you all Blessings and Love for this new cycle and for your lives!
ps. the top photo I took in my back yard and the bottom photo comes from "Moon Mysteries" By Nikiah Seeds and Nao Sims, Art by Eyan Myers.