September is here and we’re preparing to shift into a busier schedule and “back to school routines” even in our new normal. I always find it difficult to wave goodbye to Summer and time at the beach that restores my soul. I feel myself resisting it until I’m reminded that Autumn is a season that teaches us the significance of leaning into life’s transitions and learning to let go.
There is beauty in the seasonal page turn. While the September sun remains warm, the air takes on a crispness that brings with it an energy of inevitable change. Day’s begin to feel shorter, the sky changes its’ hues, and the trees remind us what is coming next by the creative coloring of their leaves.
I can’t help but admire the way trees gracefully let go of their leaves when the time comes to shed them, standing strong in their nakedness and vulnerability. This annual event emphasizes the impermanence of things for me.
Everything has a beginning and an end to it – our jobs, our living situations, our relationships – nothing lasts forever. When trees let go of their leaves every fall, they are not sad because they know they come back more boldly the following spring.
Why can’t we humans learn from the trees? Why do we spend so much energy holding onto things, people, and circumstances that have a past due date? And why are we so afraid to let go?
This fall, I’m focusing on living life in harmony with the cycles of nature so I can marvel in the magnificence of change. Our “here and now” is only possible because we were able to let go of things that had run their course. So, as you enter a season of transition, remember that, just like the trees, you are going to stand taller and bolder next Spring.
Jenn Gulbrand is Visionista, Women’s Empowerment Advocate, Wellness Warrior, Intuitive Business & Mindset Coach and Energy Healer. She empowers women, in life’s transitions, to connect with their soul purpose and manifest freedom, flow and transformation to elevate in their personal and professional lives. She believes there are BIG universal energy shifts occurring and that women are being called to step up and serve the world through heart-centered businesses. Three years ago, she created SheBreathes Balance & Wellness Studio, and Empowerment, Education and Advocacy initiative – dedicated to the renewal of women in body, mind and spirit. As the Director of SheBreathes, and now the Founder of WeBreathe Wellness Retreat Center, she holds space for growth & Healing. Jenn recently left the company she founded 21 years ago to put 100% of her energy into her light work. She is deeply humbled and honored to serve others to help raise the collective vibration.