Have you noticed the quality of light changing? The hues in the sky softly shifting, as if nature herself is preparing a canvas for the impending transition. As we welcome autumn, we step into a time of renewal, much like the students returning to their desks, with crisp notebooks and open minds.
One of the most compelling aspects of Chinese medicine is its profound awareness of change. It whispers to us that change is not our foe, but rather a dance partner in the ever-flowing river of existence. Can we make use of the wisdom gathered from ancient times about the flow of life? Can we embrace change with grace, not trying to transcend it but rather meeting it as it is?
We look to the Earth element for support. As we bid farewell to the Late Summer season, where the Earth element prevails, we carry its nurturing essence with us into autumn. After we have harvested the fruits of our experiences, integrating the lessons learned, we are better prepared to let go of what no longer serves us.
The unwavering stability of Earth anchors us, inviting us to ground ourselves, reconnect with our inner reserves and outer resources, and trust that we have within and around us the nourishment and care that will sustain us through the changes of the coming season.
Let us take our cues from the element of Earth as we navigate the path of change and transition into autumn. We can find moments throughout the day to center ourselves, feel our feet, and connect with the solid ground beneath us. We can nurture ourselves with self-care that generates compassion and radiates out warmly like the sun’s rays, such as walks outdoors, a good meal with a close friend, self-applying or receiving acupressure, and reassuring self-talk that reinforces the message: “I’m ok. I’m not alone. I’m getting through this.”
Now is the time to lovingly tend to ourselves as we navigate the transitions within and around us. As always, I am here to support you on your journey of personal growth and healing. Sessions continue as usual, available both virtually and in-person in Downtown Silver Spring. Reach out if you’d like to explore more.
May the comfort of care for your self support you in navigating change,
Acupressure, Family Constellations, Nervous System Regulation, and Shamanic Healing
P.S. As the autumn equinox draws near, I'm excited to invite you to the upcoming Autumn Meditative Card Night. Join me as we gather on this auspicious occasion to explore the beauty of the changing seasons, both within and without. Learn more below and register @ shiraozsinai.com/meditative-card-night.
I am an acupressurist, educator, and practitioner of complementary medicine. My background in literature, teaching, and Yoga Nidra informs my wellness practice. My approach is personalized and holistic, tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals.