As with everything in nature, there is a purpose here and I was reminded the other day of why they do that, that during the winter there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis so the leaves will cease their function as 'food making factories'. The trees will need to rest and live of the reserves that they have stored during the summer. This process means that the green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves and in its place we see the other colours, some of them like the yellow and orange have been there all along, but have been hidden by the strong green, and the others like the deeper reds are caused by glucose trapped in the leaves. Either way, they go out in a blaze of glory and then into 'hibernation' for the coming months, once they have let go the leaves.....
I love this idea, what can we let go of now, that can aid our movement forward? Then how do we nurture ourselves in the coming months?
I am running a workshop on 9th November with a wonderful colleague and friend Katie Light, where we will offer guidance to support you from Autumn into Winter. Come and join us for a fun, relaxing and nurturing day 10-4 at Westmeston Village Hall near Ditchling. It is a beautiful setting, right in the Downs.
Look forward to a combination of fun and inspiring exercises, guided meditations and relaxations. We will all bring food to enjoy a shared lunch together and take a mindful walk, weather permitting. Our aim is for you to leave feeling inspired, grounded and supported, back in balance on your journey ahead.