Fall is the time of year that everything comes to a halt and begins to settle down for winter. In nature, you can see animals busily gathering food and supplies as days grow slowly shorter. The same concept is employed in human life. As Autumn rolls around people begin to think introspectively. We wonder what changes we could make for a happier life. We ponder how different we can make our lives with small or big changes. Often, as the days are once again short and frigid we implement some form of reinvention of our inner self. We begin a small spurt of growth to emerge in the spring as a slightly better person. Such is the process for human development. You don’t have to have anything special or go anywhere in particular to reinvent yourself this fall. There are plenty of fall retreats in your life right now you can use to reinvent yourself in less than four months.
For many early religions, nature is church. It is the basis of everything spiritual and that makes a lot of sense when you think about it. There is something very grounding about going out into the natural environment and focusing on yourself. Just taking a walk in the park can help, but you may want to hunt up some real wilderness like a state reserve, or local forest. Go somewhere that is completely quiet and listen to the sounds of your breath against the forest noises. Realize the things in life that holding you back and those that are propelling you forward. Time outside is valuable no matter where you are if you properly take advantage of it.
Spiritual fall retreats are in place all across the world. They help supply an environment of support and safety for those who need to put time in the distance and focus on the crux of existence and the truth of individual being. It is a way to alleviate stress, find a happier self, see your purpose clearer, and make real changes that mean something. Spiritual retreats offer different services depending on location. Anything from guided meditation to salt springs, relaxing massage and restful surroundings could be available.
Visiting family and old friends you haven’t seen in a long time can be a very rejuvenating experience. It can be like a time machine, resetting your feelings and vibe back to a time when you felt stronger and less beaten down by the world and those around you. You remember your roots and what makes you who you are. The whole experience can be invigorating and help to push you into the next phase of your life.
Enroll in a fall class to expand your horizons. Choose something that furthers your career, or just something you have always been interested in. It will make your stretch your brain and think about things you haven’t in a while. It is a great way to find inspiration for new projects and motivation to keep them going.
Schedule weekly day trips to various places in your area that you have ever visited. Go to museums, landmarks, and national monuments. Stand silent and appreciate the vast history of the region you reside in. Feel the effects of all the spiritual paths that have journeyed through here before you. It is a great way to feel connected to the environment as well as get some motivation from all the success and miracles around you.
Even if you can’t get out of the house, try using relaxing ambient sounds in your home. There are sites that have free downloads with great selections to choose from.
Fall retreats don’t mean that you don’t have to spend a single penny to reinvent yourself during the restorative autumn season. All it takes is a desire and a quiet place.