Fall 'Leaves' You Ready to Meditate
‘Tis the season—the air is cooling, leaves are changing, and boots and scarves are making their debut. The change of color in the trees from greens to golds catches our attention and cues us in to the trees desire for hibernation.
Just like the trees, we too need to honor seasons of life. Fall is the perfect time of year to cozy in and reflect so find a comfy spot and use this meditation to help YOU cue in and uncover any changes you could make, gifting yourself the confidence to let go and space to tune in.
It’s time to let your colors shine and embrace the fall—let the meditation below be your guide!
Find a comfortable location, free of distractions and settle in to a supine position, maybe supported rest (see image), allow your eyes to close or find a soft focus and let your breath flow naturally.
Start to visualize a perfect fall day—the leaves are changing bringing vibrant shades of reds, oranges, yellows and golds. The air is crisp and a light breeze rustles the leaves freeing some from the trees and letting them float and dance towards the ground.
Start to focus in on a particular tree, envision the large network of roots grounding from deep below, notice the dense and strong trunk supporting the expansive and open branches that hold the many unique and colorful leaves.
As you continue to picture the tree in your mind’s eye, start to draw your awareness to your own life and thoughts. Without judgement or expectation notice what comes to mind. Is there anything that you may be holding too tightly or that is weighing you down? Is there anything residual or ongoing that may be keeping you from showing your true colors?
If anything comes up, see if you can imagine your breath like the breeze and with each exhale encouraging yourself to let go of that weight, if even just for the next few moments, allowing yourself to bask in the natural process of change and transition.
Stay tuned in to your thoughts and breath. Keeping in mind, that many trees lose their leaves as a way of protecting themselves from frost as the seasons change. This process of letting go is an opportunity to turn inward, encouraging growth and offering protection from the harshness of winter. See if this idea of letting go for your own good can bring you comfort or confidence.
Just like the leaves fall to protect themselves and prepare for the changing seasons, we too may need to let things ‘fall’ away to make room for self-reflection and hibernate to prepare for growth.
Take a few more moments here tuning in to your breath and your thoughts, letting the trees guide you as you embrace YOUR season of fall.
When you’re ready, take a deep clearly breath, release your practice, and let your colors shine!
If you want to share your experience with this meditation or have any feedback, I'd love to hear from you! Please comment below or send me an email!