Fall has finally arrived and this month, I've been turning my thoughts to the harvest season; of bringing in this year's bounty, of collecting and storing seeds for planting in the spring and of pruning the dead or overgrown parts in anticipation of new, healthy growth.
When I think of harvesting, my mind goes back to my grandparents' garden and to childhood memories of hunting with my dad.
But autumn is also the time of year we begin to collect and store all the goodness that has grown in all the parts of our lives over the last three seasons: the resting season of winter, the planting season of spring and the tending season of summer.
Of course, not everything feels like goodness; some parts have been hard and we may find ourselves steeped in grief or frustration or anxiety. These hard parts are our teachers and the lessons, or seeds they offer, once over-wintered, can be planted and gleaned from in the spring.
My hope for you this season, is that no matter your harvest, you find the time to tend your soul.
What are you harvesting this fall and what are you pruning?
With love and harmony,