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

You registered for that program, purchased those books or made plans for the future… It seemed like a good idea at the time but does it feel right … right now. How do you know what you need to keep and what you need to get rid of?

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

The time of harvest is about prosperity and abundance. What do you want to put your attention energy and focus on for the months of this season of Harvest? If you could only work on a couple of projects that will make you come alive and move you forward in a direction that will bring you joy and joy to the people around you, what would it be. Fall, autumn, harvest … no matter what you call it, this is the time to reap what you have sown and to enjoy the abundance of the harvest in your own life!