There's a shift in the air. A crispiness in the mornings and evenings. An increased crunch of leaves underfoot. And a subtle scent of nostalgia, melancholy, and change.
The tides of emotion, beckoned by Friday's Harvest Moon, are turning our attention inwards. We may fight against it. We may stomp our feet and drag our heels. But nature doesn't stop. It continues forward with its cycle, just as it has for hundreds of years. So what do we do?
Herein lies an invitation to surrender to what is, connect with spirit, your spirit, and dive into your precious and luminous inner world. Take time to gaze at the beauty of the changing landscape. Take intentionally deep breaths to punctuate your day. Take notice of what you feel and meet it gently, with compassion and love, knowing that this too is a natural part of the changing rhythms of nature.
As we make the turn towards autumn and prepare for the coming winter, we have a chance to meditate on that which never changes--our Presence. Please join me for the resumed Monday Evening Yoga Nidra class--via call, online, or in-person--where we directly contemplate our peacefully attentive, spontaneously welcoming, and instinctively loving Presence with all of life. Let's give up trying so hard and simply rest into it!
For other opportunities to find ease with autumn and prepare for the winter ahead, try a private acupressure session with me and/or check out a full menu of autumn workshops and classes!
May you deeply know your unchanging Presence amidst all the changes in life,
-- Shira Oz-Sinai
P.S. For more support on being with what is during this time of transition back to school, work, and autumn, check out my last blog post, There's No Going Back.
Shira Oz-Sinai is a spiritual teacher trained in iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation and Soul Lightening Acupressure®, two modalities that share the common principle of noticing what arises in awareness as the foundation to living life with ease and in deep and loving friendship with yourself. These are her musings.