After several smoky days the reprieve was a deep relief.
Friday night I slept better than I had in some time. Yesterday I felt soothed all day by the clouds and breeze.
I felt grounded.
A quieting of my inner fire.
Autumn is coming.
And with it a respite.
As much as I enjoy the lengthy days and warm temperatures the Summer brings. The heat and vibrancy exhaust me. By mid July I am usually longing deep in my bones for Fall.
I have learned that this is my relationship to the seasons. To the shift of energy from outward to inward. From long days to long nights.
From action to stillness.
Yet not everyone has these same rhythms. I know many people that lament the end of Summer and the quieting of warmth and light.
Learning the way you respond to these cycles is part of your own magic.
When you can find ways to mindfully tend to your own body (physical and emotional), during the different seasons you discover more harmony in the way you move through the world energetically and can connect more fully and intentionally to other energies around you. ‘
Summer can make me cranky and exhausted. I temper that with drinking lots of water, spraying myself with hydrosol often and making sure to move my body the most when the sun is still low in the sky. It is then I am able to tune in more deeply to the energy of Summer’s growth and work with this energy in my own life and magic.
Ask yourself the following questions
What seasons fuel you?
What seasons drain you?
How do you ride the tides of change?
How can you temper the highs and lows of these?
Make a list or free write and discover your map to tending your own rhythms.
Tomorrow night , Monday September 4th at midnight, the early bird pricing for the Season of the Witch Virtual Conference ends.
Join us October 6th and 7th for two full days and a total of 12 classes covering topics from Voodoo and Traditional African Religions to Working with Crystal Skulls, from Sex Magic to Creating your Own Magical Apothecary and so so much more!
PlusThursday evening I am hosting a pre conference ritual workshop focused on Rewilding Yourself.
These conferences are one my favorite offerings, bringing together community, wisdom from so many different backgrounds and traditions, ceremony, practice and of course magic!
As a registrant you have access to all the livestreams, plus replays, community in our private Facebook group, giveaways and lots of inspiration.
Use code CROW20 at checkout to get 20% off when you register before Monday at midnight.
See you there!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT