Those crisp leaves of bright colors sure have a way of telling us a few things about change. What was once green and lush is now yellows, reds and browns filling the ground all around us. There is very little that doesn’t change and the kindest of changes are the ones we see gradually and slowly evolving at an easy pace allowing us time to adjust.
What I know for sure about Fall is change is unavoidable. Yes you can hop on a jet running to be in a tropical paradise that looks nothing like Fall in only a few hours but change will still be occurring. It can be avoided for only so long before the reality and necessity of changing comes to all of our lives. Change is growth, wisdom and part of all life for every single thing on this planet. What I know for sure is we must learn to weather the seasons of our life that bring these changes and use them to grow in our journey.
Each of us has a journey, purpose, reason and intention that was meant for us to travel. Your journey may look similar to mine and we become kindred spirits traveling the road side by side for a long or short time. Your journey may be entirely different and we never have the chance in this lifetime to walk alongside one another. While similar or different each of us walk a little of that journey every day and it is up to us how much we see along the way, who we walk along side and who we help carry their load on that road.
What I know for sure about Fall is on that journey we are constantly learning about ourselves. We learn courage, strength, trust, gratefulness and all the life skills that make us who we are. We learn who we are in times of storms and in times of calm. It is during those storms on our path we really learn and appreciate what and who is around us. We learn to stand on our own feet and take that necessary next step putting one foot in front of the other to walk the path before us with increasing confidence, grace, wisdom and love that takes a lifetime to build.
Sharing what we know is a gift to help others we see on the same path as us. Sharing helps them during their own storms, lifting them up so they can lean on us and take their own next step. When we share we build connection, trust and learn from one another. Our spirits and hearts encourage, support, champion and rally for one another to succeed, be strong and have faith that at the end of these journeys we will be together and enjoy the rewards of our labors.
What I know for sure is sharing my journey through this blog about my continual learning of nature and how to align my family and my life to it, growing a business, balancing a career and being a wife and mom has taught me a lot about life. I have weathered a lot of storms and when I reflect on my own journey I see a lot of steps leading me to this point. I see a lot of challenges and difficulties intermingled with bittersweet memories, touching moments and cherished details I hope I never forget.
Realizing those perfect moments in life can be so unexpected. It’s like seeing the perfect landscape picture in just the most beautiful light and realizing you may not even have a camera to capture it. Yet you hold it in your mind and imprint it as a memory to take with you to remind you of beauty and grace, of where you’ve been, how you got there and to remind you of brighter days when there are dark skies. What I know for sure is Fall has a way of reminding us to reflect on where we’ve been, to hold tight to cherished memories and those we love because everything is continuing to change.
Change is not always easy, wanted or desired but it will come regardless of our preparedness, thoughts about it or desire to see it happen. I have not always welcomed changed in my life. As I’ve gotten older and can start to see storms forming in my life I have not always welcomed those either. It is understandable we don’t want to go through a storm, lose something we are enjoying or love and reshape an area of our life but life has a way of taking us into that storm anyway. What I know for sure is there will always be good peaceful days and there will always be another storm that will change us, perhaps even our whole journey.
What I know for sure is during those times when I haven’t welcomed change and it’s coming anyway I have a lot of tools for dealing with it. My own strength and courage even when I didn’t think I could do something and what I know and have learned. I also know where to turn for help and support. Some of the tools I use include gifts from nature that I know support hold and help my physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is during these changes in my life or a storm I find myself in that you will find me reaching for and using regularly my doTERRA Console, Peace, Forgive, Hope, Motivate, Cheer and Passion. These oils connect my soul and heart to release what is holding me back so I can face what is in front of me with confidence and grace. What I know for sure is we each have tools and support and they are always exactly what we need when we need it even if we don’t want to admit it. These gifts are a reminder we are never alone on that journey, in that storm or when things are peaceful.
I hope Fall brings you time to reflect on your own journey and you can take it all in with gratefulness where you are now. I hope you are walking in this season of change with peace, love and nature.
Enhance Your Tools
Nature gives us what we need to face change and heal from when the storms were toughest. Nature is a gift that was given to us to have when we need it and to use on our journey. Nature is a reminder we are never alone and have all we need to walk confidently and gracefully through every day of our life.
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