Just loving the glorious start of Autumn, sun is shining, garden still colourful and the boots are out! (I love summer but sooo look forward to boots season too!)
Mr B, my lovely cat, is cozying up already next to the radiator, a bit disappointed that the wood stove isn’t blazing yet! How blessed we are to have these warm, sunny days still. Much as I love my wood stove, I am happy not to have to lug wood around yet.
Sweeping up leaves and watching them fall gently from the branches now in the breeze – nature demonstrating for us how healthy it is to let go so that we can make space for new life to come, just as they do in the spring. The majesty of the seasons, so much to teach us and each one has its own mystery and magic with gifts for us.
So what does Autumn hold in store for us? Autumn is harvest festival, Halloween, the wheel of the year turning as we move into longer nights and more inward times after the fullness of summer. What have you reaped in the harvest of your own life this year since seeding ideas in Spring? Maybe it’s a deepening of friendships, a new job, a project underway, or simply gratitude for all that you have.
Halloween, despite all the hype, is a magical time when the veil between the worlds is thinner and our ancestors are closer to us. There is no separation between us but delusion puts a veil over it which we can pierce in meditation or at times like Halloween. Went to the garden centre to meet my dear friend for breakfast on Sunday….and of course couldn’t help but buy some plants! Went for plants to start preparing my Halloween doorstep, I love the creativity involved in gardening and use it as an excuse to mark each season differently as it comes into being, that’s my sort of art.
I have been out and about running workshops and new classes on meditation and yoga nidra so please come along and join me for some delicious down time, and to learn some great techniques for handling the bumpy parts of life that come as we walk the path. We have everything we need inside of us to respond to whatever life presents to us – when we are quiet enough to access it. Learning to meditate is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself.
A great workshop (New Beginnings) on the calendar to inspire our entrance into the new year so do come and join us for a morning of sacred dance, ritual, candles, intention…and set the new year off from the heart.
And I am so excited to announce that my “Practical Magic” herb workshop will be at the gorgeous Prairie Gardens in Henfield at Summer Solstice next year – yayyy!
Upcoming Events and Groups (full details on events page)
New meditation group starting Monday 5th November 5pm at Iriness in Horsham
Regular yoga nidra and relaxation class in Handcross Parish Hall Mondays at 10.45
Shakti – Dance and Yoga Nidra – Yogaananda Holistic Centre Reigate, Sat 3/11 and Sunday 16/12
Dance of Awareness with Dancemantra in Horsham: Sunday 11th November
New Beginnings Workshop – Sunday 20th January in Horsham
Practical Magic – Saturday 22nd June 2019 (I know it’s early but space is limited!)
Nalini Natural Skincare – great gift ideas….
I have been experimenting with different packaging this year and have the thumbs up from many of you on the tissue paper packaging for gifts. Many lovely ideas for a really unique and heartfelt gift for your friends and family – it’s always lovely to receive something made by hand…and with a lot of love! I am happy to post, or you can get them from me in Horsham or Handcross, just let me know. Gift boxes made to order to accomodate two or more products. Nalini Natural Skincare range is suitable for all skin types, smells amazing and is deep, yummy nutrition for the skin.
Wishing you all a fabulous Autumn, enjoy the beauty and colour of this season and start wrapping up! Felt a real chill in the air this afternoon…hot chocolate needed!
All blessings, Nalini xxx