I’m sure you can feel it — the change that’s in the air all around us.
It’s been a spectacular autumn so far, and I’ve been spending as much time as possible going on long hikes. Perhaps I should feel guilty about the chores I’m neglecting, but I cannot resist the spectacular display beckoning outside my window. The smell of cool, crisp air and sound of rustling leaves instantly put me in a good mood.
I have always felt the healing energy of nature, and lately I have connected even more deeply with the cycles of each beautiful and fleeting season. I used to dread the end of summer, but with age (and lots of yoga), I am now grateful to live in a place that has four distinct seasons. I embrace change — after all, it is inevitable.
Being in balance with our outer world brings more harmony to our inner world, both psychically and physically. As the colder weather sets in, we transform our habits as well as wardrobes and, hopefully, our home environment.
Here are a few easy ways to welcome the fall season in your home:
- Exchange crisp cotton bedding for cozy flannels with lots of warm layers.
- Replace summer fruit with pumpkins and gourds as natural decoration. Some are so gorgeous they don’t look real!
- Introduce darker, earthy tones in towels, pillows and even rugs.
- Give everything a good cleaning, and re-evaluate your possessions. Just as nature releases her bounty, it feels good to let go of outdated items (and behaviors).
Let the transformation of each wonderful season inspire your evolving relationship with your wonderful self, and allow your home to reflect that elevated state. Believe me, everyone entering your ’space’ will feel it!
Beautiful and bountiful home blessings,
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” ~Elizabeth Lawrence