Fall, my favorite season, is officially here!
It’s the colors that get me - the burnt orange, the bright golden yellow, and the crimson leaves on the trees and on the ground.
It’s the crisp, clean air that hits you when you step out for a walk and the crackle and crunch you hear of leaves beneath your feet. And then there’s the flannel pjs and curling up on the couch with your cat, while cradling a mug of pumpkin spice goodness.
I’m grateful for Fall coming when I need her.
I’ve been working through my “next becoming!” which translated means:
I’ve been working through some #@*^%!!!! 😹
I absolutely believe that challenges are an opportunity to grow.
But I can forget that sometimes and get SWEPT UP IN IT.
I find that challenges can trigger past trauma.
And often it’s having had a particular trauma in your past that makes the current situation a challenge to begin with.
With that, Bear (my cat) and I went downstairs to grab a Trauma-Heal tincture.
I knew I needed energetic support and it was so helpful for me in taking the edge off the intensity of emotions that would come up…without suppressing them.
Without going into denial.
Here's one of my favorite things about flower essences:
you still feel and process all of it but in a way that feels protected, guided, without fear of getting lost or losing control.
Flower essences help bring the body back into balance so that we can realize our healing instead of getting stuck in dysregulation.
Flower essences help keep the door to magic open!
After 3 weeks on Trauma Heal, magic happened: “Forgiveness.”
"Forgiveness" was the word I saw in mind, upon opening my eyes this morning.
And you guessed it, Bear and I went downstairs to grab a Forgiveness tincture.
The trauma that was triggered for me was so interwoven with old grief but at the center of it was forgiveness - forgiving myself and others.
You can read more about my take on forgiveness here: Forgiveness: A Process, A Practice, A Healthy Way of Life.
I realized what I needed was to forgive and let go.
LET GO! let go. l e t. g o.
We all hurt each other. The spectrum of hurt is vast and wide.
Like a kangaroo, I have a pouch, but mine is an “Ouch Pouch” where I tend to store emotional pain. It contains a history of hurts - both pain I’ve absorbed and pain I’ve caused others.
Some of you, right now, are feeling the pain.
Amidst my pain, I try to look for beauty, not as an escape, but as a reminder that where there’s pain, there’s also beauty.
Both are a part of living life and without one, we wouldn’t be able to truly recognize the other.
Today beauty is:
- Hearing Bear’s light snoring while he’s cuddled up in his Christmas fleece blanket (Yes, I’m that early Christmas-person)
- Sipping organic dark roast coffee with coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon
- Feeling the coolness of my golden healer quartz crystal in my palm, given to me by a beloved friend
And then there’s Fall, with her trees and her leaves, with the pumpkins and the apples…
If you’re feeling the pain today, raise your hand in the comments below 🙋🏻♀️ and Know that we’ll be sending some Love & Above energy your way. If you’re seeing the beauty today, tell me in the comments below and Know that your sharing is sending Love & Above energy to all in our Community!