What is a seasonal ceremony?
In Western culture, we tend to focus on four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Yet, different cultures have different seasons, or transitions in nature. Whether it's monsoon or dry season, hurricane or wildfire season, or a metaphoric stage in life, we want you to be inspired to slow down and recognize the transition from one season to the next.
Why are seasonal ceremonies important?
Seasons mark the natural cycle of life and death. They're what connect us to our environment, reminding us that life blossoms and falls, grows and dies. Each season brings something new and lets something go, creating anticipation and nostalgia. The duality of the seasons is often what intrigues us, as we aim to feel grounded in a state of constant change.
How do you create a seasonal ceremony?
When considering how you want to mark the transition from one season to the next, break both seasons down to a core feeling or word. Recognize what the season is letting go of, and welcome what the season is bringing in. Seasonal ceremonies can help us reflect on the passing of time and the natural cycle of our environment.
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Fall is a time of change, as nights become shorter and temperatures start to drop. Finding ways to focus on appreciation and gratitude can connect us to the earth and to ourselves.
Monsoon season typically involves a shift in the wind accompanied by a dramatic increase in precipitation. When the rains come, it can be a metaphor for washing away the past and welcoming a fresh start.
We often feel lost when we imagine the damage and devastation wildfires cause. Yet there's an opportunity to honour and grieve what was lost and be more aware of our environment and actions.