Group ritual at Mana, as part of my workshop The Art of Ritual. As we wrote on yellow strips of paper, the things we were attached to about summer, I realised just how much I was holding on to! Things like eating outside, having the ranch sliders open all day, evening walks, summer salads . . . We let go of these attachments by dropping the strips of paper like autumn leaves into a woven basket.
Then we welcomed in autumn by sipping dark purple grape juice out of rock crystal glasses. Sweet autumn! I’d been resisting it, but now I felt glad it was here. It’s time to turn inwards, to nurture the body, to find nourishment within.