At a recent event to celebrate the Harvest Full Moon, a story was told about the squirrel that spends many months gathering and preparing for the long winter months. At some point, the squirrel instinctively stops gathering for those cold months. During the winter the squirrel draws from the nuts that were collected. This story made me think about how busy we are in the spring and summer … the months when our energy is at its highest and we are busy gathering and collecting in our own lives. What happens if that gathering cycle never ends?
In reality most people are on a continuous gathering cycle. Yet we wonder why we are so tired and never seem to be going anywhere in our life, careers, business and relationships. The seasons and creatures on this beautiful planet are here to teach us, and this particular event has left quite an imprint on me. I have been gathering most of my life and never really stopping to enjoy what has been accumulated. I would like to change that and have come up with a few steps that I am going to set in motion and I hope they will help you to reap what you have sown.
Review what has been gathered
Be honest about how you feel about each thing you have gathered. If your first instinct is good then keep it, if it makes you feel tired and de-energized then it is time to let it go.
Harvest the ideas, programs, and move forward
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