Happy Fall, Y’all!
If I label any one item a favorite, it is usually an exaggerated statement of my current mood, therefore, Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I enjoy the color changes, cool breezes, and the way everything slows down. The Autumn Equinox (first day of fall) brings on what I like to call an equal force or energy, considering the sun is positioned in a manner where day and night are the same length. The start of all seasons ring a nostalgic tune; Some of those melodies are happy and others are sad…
The turn of each season is a great time to intentionally create peace. During this season, we are moving into a phase of less sunlight/daylight. For me, that missing sunlight must be replaced with peace. I like to feel good and I like for others to feel good. Learning makes me feel good and so does sharing. Below, I share 9 things I like to do during the fall to align with my peaceful desires.
1. Clear The Way
We will begin to see less light as the season grows. I try to eliminate certain elements in my physical environment so that I can better see my way to the peace I seek. The sooner I get started taking out the trash, the better I see the path of light (peace). This includes eliminating physical items, relationships, situations, and negative thought patterns that cloud my peace. Based on my experiences some things you can do during the process of elimination include:
Clean your car; Get rid of old stuff buried in closet and drawers taking up space (space is peace). Peacefully dismiss yourself or fade away from closed minded, spirit robbing, energy draining relationships (this includes business, family, friends, etc.). Eliminate situations like last minute habits (rushing); time wasting encounters (like pointless debates) that cause you your peace; and unnecessary bills. Last but not least, challenge yourself to apply a positive rebuttal to every negative thought. Move toward those peaceful thoughts until you have envisioned the sound and sight of the good you desire. Try getting to the framework of your negative thought patterns and let them go.
This season is associated with some highs I’m sure, but some lows, I know; And it is in this season that I will ax your ass off if you interfere with my peace! Clearing the way has the power to bring us much closer to the warmth of a peace. Finally, Be patient with yourself as you clear your path, it not only takes time, desire and willpower, but room for error.
After eliminating or while simultaneously doing so, organizing organically happens. Organizing is golden at almost anytime, but especially fall (and spring). It’s no secret that the busiest time of the year is on the way, so I not only try to declutter and reposition the items in the cabinets, closet and drawers through out my home, I sort through as many of those tons of bags of stuff, and put everything in a reserved space.
Additionally, I’m most likely to purchase a new journal or notebook during this time of the year. Along with everything else, my thoughts are more effective when they’re organized. I situate my wants, thoughts, needs and ideas on paper and electronically. Also, I try to organize my finances/budgets, schedules and to-do list for the season.
Ironically, I must be the most unorganized person ever to be obsessed with organizing, weird, I know but I do the best I can. I accept that organization is synonymous to peace, regardless to the season, reason, personality type, or s0-called study. Even us un=0rganized people are an organized mess…
3. Wax & Aroma
OMG, I smell cinnamon, apples, spice, pumpkin, roasted sandalwood swirled with vanilla, and everything else nice. This is the season for new candles! When choosing candles for the season I usually grab the ones that look just as appealing as it smells. More peacefully driven than the aroma, I choose candles memorializing loved ones like my mom and dad. For example, my mom loved candy corn and I recently purchased a candy corn scented candle! It’s another pleasure having members of the household choose their own uniquely decorated and scented wax sculpture to light up the peace around the home!
4. Cups & Stuff
I choose coffee cups and stuff like warm fuzzes the same way I do the candles. If it aligns with my mood, makes me smile, accentuate my peace, make sense, and fits my budget, it’s mine! I enjoy cups with sayings that resonate with me as true or cleverly genius. If it’s pretty, that’s a plus. Other stuff like sofa blankets, house slippers, books, games and other gadgets that bring peace are good to purchase and enjoy in a clean, organized place.
5. Amusement Park Me Please
Fall is the absolute best time of the year to visit amusement parks. The smell of carnival food, partying kids, and laughing grown-ups are a joy to engage, but the pleasant weather and half crowded parks make the win! My family has made visiting amusement parks a fall tradition. I know you may assume one can never get enough of Disney World, but I did, sort of… I am plan to visit Busch Gardens this season. My children have never been and I am looking forward to the peaceful vibes and incredible memories to be created!
6. Boost The Immune System
As the season grows, our immune systems must adjust to the changes. During these times, I find it helpful to have my mind and body in tip-top shape. So, along with increasing my sleep, I’ve got stretching, cardio and strengthening on my list. I try to eat nutritiously, but when it comes to my immune system, there are certain supplements, I won’t be caught without: 1. Colloidal Silver 2. Black Seed Oil 3. Lemons 4.Ginger. Having those 4 supplements handy add to my peace during any season.
I try to use the colloidal silver daily and the black seed oil 2-3 times a week Warning: Black seed oil or cumin oil does not taste like the smell of roses, at all, in fact is incredibly nasty. Do yourself a favor and chase it with orange juice or lemons. Both supplements are good for boosting the immune system.
Almost every day I have a cup of lemon and ginger tea. There is peace in every cup. I use one lemon, half of a ginger’s finger/thumb and 8 oz of hot water (it can be cold) and a table spoon of organic maple syrup. I juice all ingredients but you can do what works for you.
It brings me peace knowing that I am prepared to be well. We should care for our immune systems each season, but the fall is associated with flu season and decreased sunlight. So, building my immune system is practically more important now than ever. Also, consider that we’ve been running all year long. Time to settle down with the sun, get some rest, work out, and eat well.
8. Grow Something
The sunlight decreases this season, but I plan on lighting up my apartment with some indoor-grown vegetation. I will be planting organic cherry tomatoes, mint, basil, and cilantro. I anticipate it to be a fairly easy process, especially since I bought, back to the root growth kits. An edible tranquility will be blooming in my living room this season. Try growing something edible or beautiful to increase your season’s peace.
9. Undo The Cap
Fall is the perfect time to fall back, take off the cap off your brain, and elevate your mental perspectives or learn something new. We encounter many conversations… friends; podcast; those living your dreams; those who’ve over come a familiar pain; those who hold opposing view, etc. In the name of peace, I keep an open mind. When others begin to speak, I will make a conscious effort to listen. With respect and an open mind, I will listen for understanding and lessons. I stand to gain serenity through the act listening with an open mind and less talking. I encourage you to take the cap off your mind and be open to learning new things. Undo the cap because growth can’t enter a closed mind.
Finally, in order to achieve peace, you must first seek it and extend it ! Share this article with someone for whom you care.