Summer is a time when nature calls to me. We live near the ocean, at the head of a marsh that is home to more birds, animals and sea life than I can name. It vibrates with activity and is framed by grass, trees, and flowers that thrive in the wetland. 

The color green is alive and fills my energy with its dynamic passion. I don’t only see it, but I feel it too, and it awakens me. In the summer my spirit dances in celebration of all the abundance that surrounds me. I tend to gardens, walk my dog, cook, dance, mow the grass and spend generous amounts of time with people I love.

But now’s the time of year when change is in the air. The light begins to wane and the temperature swings a bit wider between hot and cold. I can feel it in the wind, the tides, and in my life too. 

I have programmed myself to feel sad about summer’s exit. After all, who wants to let the warmth, the greenery and the sounds of nature go?  

But this year, I am ready. It is just about now that I can feel my energy calling for a reset and a place to process my summer learning. So I don’t push back, but rather I listen to nature’s wisdom to slow down. Mother Earth reminds me that now is the time to return to the quiet practices of my inner world so I can process all the activity and growth of the warmer months.  

This year I bid farewell to summer with appreciation. Soon I will release my intimate connection with Mother Earth while she sleeps and restores herself. I am given the same advice: Take time to quiet your senses and rededicate yourself to the tender parts of your spirit that you can only hear when you are still.

How will you transition from summer to fall this year, with regret, or with curiosity and wonder for the next exciting adventure? 

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