“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow and act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” Charles Reade
Harvest time is here!
Where are all the seeds that you have sown?
How will you know it is time to harvest?
What is the state of your garden?
Some things to consider
Reaping is not Automatic- You are responsible for taking the action. YOU have to plant the seeds; you have to care for their growth, and you must take the steps of bringing in the harvest. You can't just sit back and hope good thoughts to make it happen. It takes effort the whole way through. What will be that next best step during this season? What will you do next? Tapping into your Innate Intelligence will be your best guide.
Reaping Requires Trust - Trust the Process... (and be willing to have guides along the way.) Be open to seeking and receiving that guidance. Trust that the growth is happening (even if nothing has sprouted just yet), trust you will know when to harvest, know how to harvest and how to continue to keep sowing and reaping for seasons to come. Body wisdom is essential for this.
Reaping Needs Protection - Just like a farmer, your crops need your attention and a head on a swivel looking for pestilence via insects, animals and disease. The biggest threat around your harvest comes in the form of negativity... doubt, fear, worry, panic. Be mindful of the company you keep, the thoughts you think and the words that you say. Your soil is either stifled with negativity or flourishing with positivity. How you show up matters.
The harvest is teeming with abundance & possibilities. Autumn is brimming with a change... in the weather, the length of days, in our activities, in our relationship with ourselves and the reflection of a year that is almost over.
It becomes the perfect time to turn inwards & slow down... a time to relax with ease into a more reflective state of
mind, body, and soul.
My harvest is found on the entrainment table. The simple act of driving to care begins the process; letting go of tension, feeling waves of peace and connecting to deeper breaths. This embodiment practice is a reminder of how far I have come (sown), what I am present to at this very moment(growth) and a vision of my future (reap).
Just like the fall leaves of the trees... we grow, change, shed and die for the season with the faith, & hope, to blossom again. As humans, we participate in these cycles constantly (perhaps even daily).
Take this change of season to consider where you have been, what is most present in your life and the potential future you have in store.