By Josh Bell
The Autumnal Equinox was last week, and it got me thinking once again about moving forward and letting go. It is only recently that I really began to realize the energy that surrounds these days and how it affects and has affected me. September is a month that seems all about letting go for me, and preparing to settle in for whatever the next season brings.
September has been a weird month for me in the past. All three major relationships I had to ended in September. None of them ended all rosy and butterflies. One was a screaming match in a kitchen. One was finding out about lies and me crying in my living room. While the final was this sort of fizzling out that I hadn’t expected. At the time, I saw these as my own failures. I saw September as a month of failures, and I couldn’t wait for October to start. Looking back, it was silly to see them as failures even though I know I needed the lessons.
September is the time of letting go of the things that don’t serve you to make room for the things that do. (At least this is the truth for me). It corresponds with the harvest and the idea of preparing what the land has given for the winter months. September is where the land gives up his wealth and abundance, and for me it’s the time when I give up what I no longer need. I still have the excitement for October, and not just Halloween.
I have always said that to move forward, you always have to leave something behind. For me, I have left behind my family when I moved out East. I left behind alcohol for the a healthier life. I left friendships that were unhealthy. I left jobs that no longer served me. Each of these gave me more opportunities, and never in the way that I originally thought. Moving led me to new friendship, that led me to stop drinking, and new job opportunities. I still made the choice to leave them behind and bring in the new energies.
As the month winds down, I ask you to meditate a moment on the life that you want and think about what currently isn’t leading you to that. Can you let it go? And maybe you aren’t yet ready to purge, and that’s okay too. There is no timelines for letting go, but it’s sometimes nice to know the option is there.
This year, I surrendered my impatience. Specifically, I can wait to spend money on some of the things that I want. Right now, my focus is on growing my skills and expanding the businesses I am working on. Abundance is here already, and I am thankful for it. I do not need to grasp like a famished pig when I am already full. It’s time to burn off some of that energy and use what I have. It’s something I do need to work on daily, but in the end, it will be worth it.
Let me know in the comments if you’d like to share what you’re surrendering. Or tell me what the equinox meant to you. As always, this is what rings true to me, and what I wanted to share with you all today. I wish you well on your journey.