Conscious Home Design

Autumn Leaves

Monday, October 8, 2012 by

I'm sure you can feel it - the change that's in the air all around us.

It’s been a spectacular autumn and I’ve been spending as much time as possible going on long hikes. Perhaps I should feel guilty with the chores I am neglecting but I cannot resist the spectacular display beckoning outside my window. The smell of cool crisp air and sound of  rustling leaves instantly put me in a good mood. I have always felt the healing energy of nature and lately have connected even more deeply with the cycles of each beautiful and fleeting season. I used to dread the end of summer but with age (and lots of Yoga) I am now grateful for living in a place that has four distinct seasons. I embrace change, after all, it is inevitable...in everything. 

 

Being in balance with our outer world brings more harmony to our inner world, both psychically and physically. As the colder weather sets in we transform our habits as well as wardrobes and, hopefully, our home environment. Crisp cotton bedding is exchanged for cozy flannel with lots of warm layers. Gourds replace summer fruit as  natural decoration. I introduce darker earthy tones in towels, pillows and even rugs. Everything gets a good cleaning - and evaluation - to make certain it is in keeping with the season. Just as nature releases her bounty it feels good to let go of outdated or non-useful items (and behavior). Let the transformation of each wonderful season inspire your evolving relationship with your wonderful self, and allow your home to reflect that elevated state. Everyone entering your ‘space’ will feel it! 

 

~ Beautiful and Bountiful Home Blessings, ~ Cheryl Terrace, VITAL DESIGN LTD

 

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

Elizabeth Lawrence