Sequoia Tree Forest Meditation The Equinox September 22, 2017

by Shannon Plummer

I hope you enjoy this Sequoia Tree Forest Meditation. I wanted to do something to honor the Equinox in some way. If you have the chance to listen, I hope you enjoy. Here’s a little bit about the Equinox…

The Fall Equinox is when both the day and night are of the equal length. This has long been interpreted to mean that the earth is in balance at this time. A time during which you can also restore balance to your own life.

I think of the phrase, “As above, so below.” Meaning, that which is above is the same as that which is below. The macrocosm is the same as the microcosm, the universe is the same as man, man is the same as a cell, the cell is the same as an atom. If we think in this way, the outer balance of the planet and the change of season exists within ourselves as well. Because of this, it’s good to recognize this time within your own life. What’s in balance? What’s not in balance? What are you letting go of? What new beginnings are happening?

Here are a few ways to bring this energy into your daily life;

-Restore healthful balance to your body. There are grass-fed meats, root vegetables, apples, pears and more at your local farmer’s market where you can support the growers of organic produce. Supporting local farmers helps to sustain healthier soils, healthier wildlife, healthier people and a healthier planet as part of the growing balance.

-Weigh yourself. I’m usually not a proponent of this, but on this day of balance, we want to take note of the balance of the scales. Are you happy with the weight reflected back to you? More importantly, do you feel well at this weight? If not, what can you do about it?

-Move your body. If you’re not already doing some kind of regular exercise, make today the day you begin a routine again. Start with something gentle that allows you to ease into the rhythm or take up an exercise that you’ve wanted to try for a while.

-Focus on improving your breathing and posture. Proper breathing and posture will help to restore energy to your body and can help strengthen your core and lungs to prepare for the colder months ahead. Pilates is wonderful for this!

-Make a list of your inner harvest. An inner harvest refers to all the achievements and experiences that you have had or felt during the past few months. This is a nice way to restore gratitude, as you take note of what you’ve accomplished, and how you’ve risen to challenges over the past months.

-Bring more light into your home. As the days will start to shorten from the Fall Equinox, consider how you can bring more light into your home. Adding candles and a Himalayan salt lamp can be so nice. Also, consider ways to hold back window dressings so that more light can stream into your home. Good lighting, as the days get darker, will help to keep your spirits high.

I hope you also take a few minutes to listen to the Sequoia Tree Meditation above. This is a great way to take some time to yourself, breathe deeply and acknowledge the magic that’s happening all around us.

Much Love,