Autumn really is my favourite time of year. I know I’ve said it numerous times before, but it genuinely is. Not just because it means the intense summer heat has come to an end (thank goodness), and not just because the jewel tones of the leaves are incredible, but because of the energy I feel from the season. I’ve never known how to explain it, but I just feel alive and invigorated at this time of year.
I remember first feeling it when I was younger. I think I was possibly around 12 or 13 and my mum, my brother, and her partner at the time were on our way to Devon for a holiday in October. We’d stopped at the motorway services at around 7pm to get some snacks and refuel. I was feeling tired and sleepy, but as soon as I got out of the car and into the dark, windy, cool air, I was instantly woken up and refreshed. I remember standing there, looking around as the lights were lighting up what could be considered a bit of a creepy looking, poorly lit area, but as I breathed deeply into the night air, I was excited – I felt powerful, almost invincible.
If you’ve experienced this type of energy from nature before, you will know what I am talking about, but for those of you who haven’t, the only way I can explain it is like something exciting just happened to you and you’re overcome with joy and enthusiasm for it. My eyes light up, I want to take deep breaths and absorb the wind more, I just really enjoy the feeling and connection.
The odd thing is that this only happens around this time of year, and when it’s nighttime with wind in the air and a wet ground. These ingredients are what stir the energy up and if one of them is missing, it’s not absorbed by me. So there definitely has to be wet ground, a slight wind, a dark night, and some street lights so you can see into the distance. I get mesmerised and transformed, so I feel like I could stand there for hours just taking it all in.
Are there any elements in nature that you’re really connected to? Or do you feel energy from nights like this as well and you just absorb the strength? I always feel like change is happening and I get excited by that, when usually I am scared by change. So I feel empowered! You might have noticed I changed the layout of my blog again recently and I’m going through a lot of mental changes now too, so I’m excited to be feeling this energy and embracing Autumnal changes. Lorna xx.