Isn't Autumn delicious?
The changing colours, the slight chill in the air, the call to cozy and warmth.
Bring on the sweaters and scarves, I say!
With less than 100 days left in this decade (!), I want to invite you to bring attention to the harvest of wonderful fruit that you planted this year (and this decade!)...
Now that the back-to-school atmosphere is starting to settle, we can be tempted to focus our energy on gathering in our resources for the coming winter.
But let's not rush just yet. Let's take a moment to survey.
In Spring, we talked about how action is called for to bring forth fruit.
Well, now is the harvest.
It is time to take a moment to assess the fields and crops.
Survey the garden of your life.
As with the Spring, it is important to make time to accurately assess not just what is actually growing but also what has grown.
To make time to reflect on your work and be proud of what this year has brought forth.
Here are a few questions to get you started!
1. Is there a surprising area of growth?
Did some unexpected seeds fall this Spring and now have grown beautifully?
Sometimes when we lay the compost down, seeds surprise us.
Is there an unexpected pumpkin plant thriving in a corner you didn't expect?
2. Are those seeds worth harvesting?
Is the thriving pumpkin something you wish to purposely tend to next year?
Since it did so well this year, unexpectedly, maybe you are being called to tend it further.
What energy are you going to put into that crop next year?
3. The plants you did expect, how did they do?
You planted those seeds, tended the conditions and have hopefully grown abundance.
Now that you can see the fruit of your actions, how are you liking the outcome?
What two or three actions will you adjust the coming year to increase the yield or divert the energy to other areas?
Your garden is glorious.
Enjoy your harvest.
Wishing you warmth and safety,
Tea-loving awesomeness. Challenging perfectionism.