did you know our body shifts during the season change? that’s why so many people get sick. not only our bodies but our spirits too. summer is the time of outward energy and expression. our skin even knows that and it sweats, and it turns red and brown from the sun, and our clothes come off bit by bit. Autumn is when our bodies shift to inner and closed. Our skin does too. Our pores shrink up to retain heat and we need extra layers. We also crave spices like cinnamon and clove and that’s intentional because those are warming herbs. The Chinese would say those spices warm our Qi, our inner life force energy. In Chinese medicine it’s important to dress for the season regardless of how it feels. Yesterday the morning started in the low 40s and rose to the 60s yet people were still in shorts and sandals while I was bundled in jeans, jackets, and boots. Because our spirits and body’s recognize the shift we need to honor that with how we respond or sickness definitely comes because we didn’t listen and respond to the earth’s change. .
So happy autumn friends! Bundle up, warming herbs are your Qi’s friend, and go inward like we should. Time to process, reevaluate, and gather close in gratitude. 🍁