September – Fall equinox

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By all these lovely tokens

September days are here,

With summer’s best of weather

And autumn’s best of cheer

Helen Hunt Jackson, 1830 – 1885

Fall equinox (day and night are almost same length after which the days start getting shorter) fell on September 23 this year. This is the official beginning of fall but we have already been feeling it for about a fortnight now.

I love living in rhythm with the seasons and always find seasonal changes  to be a powerful catalyst for making personal changes. It was in September 2005 that I started my raw journey.  

I feel  naturally inclined to do some cleansing during this time.  Usually when summer moves into fall our bodies take time to adapt to the changes. During this time of change, be gentle with yourself and treat yourself with loving care.

Fall is also harvest season, so make use of the bounty of grounding produce like beets, broccoli, cabbage, celery, kale, parsley, spinach, onions, swiss chard, squash, corn. Enjoy fruits like berries, apples, pears and grapes.

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As the days get shorter and we turn more inwards here are some wonderful things you can do for yourself during this time:

Write down your vision and goals and remember to factor in fun and joy.

Declutter to make space for them.

If you need to let go of emotional issue now is a good time for any process that will help you to move on.

As nature lets go of her glory, it’s a good time to do a detox through herbs, foods, homeopathics, colonics, sweating, baths, body wraps etc.

If your immunity tends to be low at this time of the year start taking immune supporting herbs.

Increase your intake of spices. I will be posting more on that in the next few days.

Use a body oil with warming essential oils. The act of rubbing in the oils is soothing to your nervous system and helps move your lymphatic system and in doing so supports the cleansing process. The oils are wonderfully fragrant so this is  treat for all senses. Essential oils work their special magic on mind, body and soul.

Live in glory.


  1. ARS said

    nice poem i like it

  2. This time of year always makes me clean and contemplate. In addition to cleaning the spider webs and their prey from the basement last week, I also realize I am very tender this time of year. Thanks for your blog.

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