I consider myself of the earthy spiritual types. I celebrate the solstices and equinoxes. I plan my garden according to the celebrations that surround the seasons…and my calendar year winds down officially at the end of October.
My intentions are set and sent out into the Universe accordingly and that allows me to take part in ALL of the celebrations that fall between October and December – religious or not. It’s really a faboo arrangement as far as practicality goes.
I get to take the slower end of summer ot put some thoughts into what I want for myself and my life..while lounging in the sunshine. I get great deals on new planners. I can find much easier piles of quiet time during October than anyone can in December.
I am not sharing this with you in effort ot convert you to some cult or religion. What I am suggesting though is that maybe you can consider changing up your habits a bit so they can better serve you. Maybe consider carving out a bit of time for reflection during THIS time of year rather than waiting until the end of December. If you are the planner type, shop now and soak up the great deals on those that start in August/September rather than the ones that begin in January. Set goals and intentions NOW while you can meditate on them – rather than losing them in the shuffle of the holiday craziness.
Consider if you will, the potential for good that can come from shifting your thinking just a smidge…and allowing Fall to be your time for renewal and refocus. I happen to have been lucky enough to get to this place through my spiritual practice and am so thankful that I operate this way.
Are you an end of year planner? What stops you from doing something NOW to plan ahead?