It’s happened, September is here and the days are shortening, will soon grow cooler, and the season to gather and harvest is upon us.
Trees will soon begin to release that which they no longer need and nature will become quieter and turn inward.
Some nickname this month Stresstember because of all of the changes that it brings, all around us. Holidays ending, darker skies, school beginning, leaves changing colours and falling… a somewhat abrupt end to the laid back days and a theme of busyness casts its shadow.
However, Autumn presents a beautiful opportunity to review and release that which we no longer need. As we shift from lighter clothes, tank tops to sleeves and sweaters, bare feet and sandals to socks and shoes we have the opportunity to also assess those habits, thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve us. Reiki can be a really beneficial tool in helping with that process.
Whether you are a Reiki student or a client of Reiki, this beautiful ancient healing art can act as a catalyst for positive and loving changes in our mind, body and spirit. As humans we constantly evolve and Reiki supports our growth as we move through life’s journey.
Teaching Reiki this past summer and planning for Fall Reiki classes, I took the opportunity to review and revamp one of the more intense levels, Reiki Level 3 for Personal Mastery. In planning an upcoming class this November, it is a perfect time of year. This Reiki level digs deep into releasing the old, stale energies and beliefs that we have stored deep in our core, reassesses our relationship with Reiki energy as practitioners and students, and embraces new ways of being that fit where we are in our lives right now. The perfect way to prepare for the last level of Reiki which is the Master/Teacher level.
I don’t know if they plan it or if the universe moves things this way, but I do notice an increase in Reiki clients and students booking in either Spring (when embracing new growth is prevalent), and more so in Autumn when nature is showing us the ease of letting go of that which it no longer needs.
Autumn Reiki sessions and classes blend perfectly with the traditional themes of Autumn
Let Go and Release through easing anxiety and encouraging relaxation. Reiki helps us to release physical pains and emotional baggage.
Reiki encourages us to Gather and Nourish positive energies into our entire being and to share that energy with those around us.
And then to also Harvest the lessons taught through the past months, embrace what fits for us and release that which doesn’t support our growth.
The colours of Autumn help us to hold steady through the shifts and changes of releasing and letting go. Brown, orange, red and yellow are all grounding colours and those that also correlate to the lower chakra (energy) centres in the body. Our Root Chakra holds us steady and grounded, while Orange stimulates the creativity of the Sacral Chakra and Yellow supporting our personal will as it stimulates the Solar Plexus Chakra.