Autumn Affirmation Week 7
Tools to dig deep into the transformative energy available in connection with this season!
Within the acceptance of an open heart,
I embrace my hidden bits.
Because there have been times when I have been hurt, dismissed, dishonored, I know that I have hidden myself as protection and as provision for the long-haul.
I also know that there are parts of myself, both wondrous and terrifying, which I have only just glimpsed for fear of being undone, overwhelmed, broadsided.
My best sometimes feels like too much.
Yet because I am looking for a path to live within my Best Self, I realize the time has come to slowly take these bits out of hiding.
One by one, like unwrapping a precious gift, I feel the courage and the ability to acknowledge and embrace all I uncover.
Spark Notes: writing prompts to spark reflection and contemplation
In the deep parts of myself, I have hidden …
Buried in my body is …
The hidden parts of my heart hold …
In this moment, I can accept these hidden bits …
In this moment, I open my heart to embrace …
Somethings can only be seen in the shadows.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light.
St. Catherine of Siena
The Transformative Energy of Autumn
As the sun shifts in the sky and roots settle into the Earth, the energy of Autumn moves forward from the energy of Summer.
The unleashing of Summer has laid the groundwork for the emergence of Autumn’s harvest.
Sun and moon are moving toward a balance which supports the transformative energy of Autumn: Embrace.
To Embrace: In resonance with all levels body, mind, heart, and soul, heart opens to accept the richness of life’s experience.
Within the seasonal energy of Autumn, the motion of an open heart is in the embrace of the fullness of life.
To embrace is to be awake to the bounty contained within both challenge and possibility.
To embrace is to be open and accepting of self, releasing self-judgment and self-blame.
For the harvest to be bountiful, the body and the soul find alignment through the fullness of the cycles of the season.
As Autumn progresses, in balance, you are ready to begin when Winter’s dream comes once again.
Embrace the fullness, alpha and omega.
An eternal life cycle as Soul transcends.
Embrace the new wholeness of body, mind, heart, and soul.
The energy within you is a willingness to embrace the best of who you are and can become.An excerpt from Autumn: Embrace the Richness of Your Best Self
What do I mean by your Best Self? My Best Self: A Declaration and a Commitment
Autumn Affirmation Week 7 is from my book:
Find more seasonal affirmations and tools in the full series: Four Seasons of Your Best Self