No matter your "religion", you can't help but feel a shift in the air during this time of year. We are moving from summer to fall and with that comes the Virgo moon. We spend less time outdoors and in the sun absorbing energy, and more time indoors expending energy. We get to "work". In the fall there comes a giving back and turning inward, making changes and reflection on what is working and what just isn't.
With the approaching Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, comes a certain holy energy and experience for ALL of newness and reflection. Last week was Rosh Hashana which is translated literally as "head of the new year" and it always falls on the new moon. I love that the new year in Judaism is followed by the "days of awe" which are days of reflection and awareness until Yom Kippur.
It's not a coincidence that I scheduled a cleanse to begin this week for Philosophie lovers...it's to work in complete synergy with the universal energy we are surrounded by. It really helps us to become more aware and introspective when we are fasting or cleansing the body. Every step we take we are aware of, every move we make is with intention.
I saw Marianne Williamson speak on Monday evening, something I try to do often as a gift to myself. I feel so lucky that she speaks once a week 5 minutes away from where I live. She said that Rosh Hashana is the day "the books are written" and Yom Kippur is the day "the books are sealed". I thought this was such a beautiful, profound notion.
Take out a piece of paper or a journal and go within yourself. Think about anyone you may want to forgive or connect with. Consider letting go of something or someone that isn't serving you any longer. As you free up the space from things that aren't serving you, you allow room for newness and a rebalancing of the best you possible.
Be OPEN to anything!