Hypnosis is a mindset we experience throughout our entire lives. We all have Trances that we live in based on what we believe is true about reality. Sometimes the reality we’ve created for ourselves is not what we truly desire…. or maybe we set out to accomplish one thing, fall short or even create something entirely different. This is an amazing and powerful time of year to move with the flow of natural rhythms of Mother Earth to reflect and regroup, as nature is doing the same.
Autumn is in full swing and this marks a time of transition in our lives in a very profound way. The cycle of Harvest is over and we’re moving towards the dormant time. This is a great time of year to reflect on what you set out to do, what you’ve accomplished and to release the energies or situations or maybe even people that are no longer serving you. Life is always about change and learning to move with the flow. To stay in the flow and unblock stuck or stagnant energies, it’s important to take stock of where you have been, where you are and where you intend to go.
Spend some time in nature and observe how nature is moving, changing and flowing. The leaves are releasing their pigmentation, turning color falling to the ground, the air is crisper and the Sun is hanging a little lower causing changes to the shadows and colors of the sky. The nights are getting longer….the dark is encroaching into the available light of our lives. Winter is on the threshold, waiting like a deep inhale to release her cleansing rains and snow.
Fall and Winter remind me, of a fetus in the womb, in the dark, growing and gestating, awaiting the moment of first breath, to move with force into the world.
Here is an exercise which could assist you to use these natural forces to learn and grow and prepare for the promise of Spring.
Prepare a sacred space or altar. Light a candle and use sacred sage to smudge yourself and the area. Reflect on what you intended to accomplish in 2017 and take accounting of what you achieved and where you fell short. Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself:
What did I accomplish? (be sure to write down every little thing you’ve done. You may be surprised to discover you accomplished more than you thought.)
Where did I fall short?
What held me back? For example, lack of follow through, poor decisions or time management, people…life circumstances, lack of capital, discipline or my own beliefs.
What can I do differently?
What adjustments do I need to make?
Could I start today?
Write down your answers and be honest with yourself. Observe how you feel as you complete this exercise. Are you accepting responsibility for your actions or lack of actions? Or, are you blaming someone or something else? Accept responsibility for your experience and be kind with yourself. After all, you are a beautiful spirit having a human experience and everything is about growth and learning.
If you need help…call us for a confidential consultation to determine if a full Hypnotherapy or Coaching Program will assist you in going to the next level and getting you to your goals in 2018.
Also, Thanksgiving is upon us and a wonderful time of year to think about and give Thanks for all you have and are grateful for. Even the little things count! Gratitude is a powerful way to activate your subconscious mind to bring you even more good things!
Have a safe and beautiful holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you!
With Love and Light, Suzie Bowers, CHt
Suzie Bowers is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Soul~ Discovery CoachTM, Author of Ten Keys to Living a Soul Life, available on Amazon and owner of California Hypnosis Center & Academy, located in Stockton, California. She is available for consultation, speaking or training at your next event.