As a university student, Autumn means the new year more than the New Year. This year, I feel its power more than ever. So, if I am to look at fall as a “new year” what does it mark the beginning of, and what does it mark the end of?
Let’s start with the end. Summer concludes with the initiation of Autumn. The caveat here is if you don’t give the transition its due credit. Many a year I feel as if I tripped into Autumn thus find it more difficult to drop into its distinguished flow. However, this year was different. I consciously said good-bye to Summer, I weaned from her all that was necessary—the sun, relaxation, adventure—and said goodbye with the bitter sweetness of any fond farewell.
So we move on to the beginning: what is that distinguished flow I mentioned? I said distinguished flow with intent: the rhythm of autumn is such that is unlike any other time: it buzzes with activity, heavily relying on deep, grounding integrity. Often, the buzz can be misinterpreted by our deeper selves thusly becoming a whirlwind of activity. I am ever-so-often guilty of busy-buzzing. But. The moments in which. I allow myself to drop deeper. To truly feel the buzz, myself, the ground, and this season are the moments in which new beginnings honestly crop up. Plans fall into place, productivity comes as a naturally as flow; they are moments of clarity, and they are moments that I cherish.
Good luck letting the buzz in! Until next time,
TEF Team Member.