While the calendar is marked with the start of each season and fall began officially on September 22nd this year, the way we experience seasons is based on what our bodies feel in response to how nature is behaving. The tilt of the earth in relationship to the sun is what brings on the seasons, but the effect of that is blended with other natural occurrences to bring on the feel of the season.
Right now we are in Late Summer or Indian Summer. That’s the time after summer when scorching heat subsides and before the leaves have fallen. Fall is when they fall. Late summer is when we notice the change and see it slowly beginning while we still have warm sunny days and cooler nights. It’s the season of Harvest. When you notice the air change and the leaves just begin to color, then you know it’s time to gather in the harvest and store up food for winter. Once the leaves have fallen, you have precious little time to prepare.
It’s my favorite time of year. A time of reflection and of action; looking at what has just been and gathering wisdom from that to settle into place what needs to be for the coming months.
Twenty-five harvests have passed since I first received my license as a massage therapist. Seventeen since becoming a CranioSacral therapist. It’s been a wonderful life of cultivating the healing capabilities within my clients and watching them begin to bloom in health and happiness in so many rich and wonderful ways. And I have gathered much to my storehouse in those years that has nourished my growth.
So as I take that in, I recognize the need for restorative time. I will be taking off the week of Thanksgiving and two weeks at Christmas. I may also have a slightly less available schedule as I help my parents and my husband’s parent and devote a bit of time to Leiber Honey, our honeybee business.
I look forward to seeing you through Late Summer and into Fall and Winter.