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All About Seasonal Living

All About Seasonal Living

Last updated on December 6th, 2021.

What is Seasonal Living?

Our unique, holistic approach to healing and Seasonal Living supports you in re-establishing your innate alignment with Nature’s wisdom and spiral.

Through tending your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies with:

  • seasonal food and lifestyle practices
  • specific personal tools practiced at different times of the year when their potential is amplified
  • observing the archetypes of The Mother as outlined on InnerSpark’s Wheel of Frequencies
  • bringing awareness to our emotional and mental tendencies during the year
  • and more…

you’ll find greater ease and permission to flow (and not feel like you must be an automaton).

Seasonal Living is aligning with the inevitable changes of Nature.  It’s about surrendering to the flow and allowing the natural rhythms, rather than resisting them. Seasonal Living is about way more than just changing your wardrobe, enjoying watermelon in the summer, and maybe decorating for holidays. To truly live seasonally is the ultimate tool for personal, professional, and spiritual awakening and embodying your highest self in this lifetime.

Why Live Seasonally?

Seasonal Living provides an entry point into our sacred soul map as we journey through and embody the eight cosmic archetypal frequencies for sovereignty, healing, and transformation.

When we resist the natural rhythms of life, either consciously or subconsciously, we create dis-ease and disharmony on all levels of our being – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We feel lost, disjointed, frustrated, and purposeless. We feel depleted and burnt out and aren’t tapped into our own life force energy.

The waxes and wanes of the seasons exist for a reason. All living things on Earth require periods of rejuvenation, purging, expansion, and building. We aren’t meant to exist in one of these phases indefinitely. Naturally, we each may have one we “like” more than the other, however, all are necessary.

The energies of each season and “sub-season” have very specific instructions for us. By tuning into what’s being asked of us in each moment and by looking to Mother Nature for guidance, we inevitably experience greater vitality, resiliency, and clarity.

How to Live Seasonally…

Each season, and each of the “sub-seasons” there in, have a specific flavor, invitation, and energy. For last many generations, our innate connection to this flow has weakened tremendously. In the beginning, it may feel foreign or even silly, however, remember that whether you are consciously tuned into the flow or not, you are being impacted.

Some tips for Seasonal Living:

• Check in with your four bodies and notice whatever is present. What is needed at this time? What are the natural impulses and urges?
Eat seasonally.
•Create a seasonal altar in your home.
•Align your personal care practices with the seasons.
•Change your physical activity seasonally.
•Change your yoga, meditation, and breathwork practices according to the seasons, as well

Work with Flower Essences that are aligned with the specific archetypal frequencies and invitations of each season – literally and energetically as they live through you at all times! Check out the Frequency Collection.

Each “sub-season” is roughly six weeks, just over 40 days. The 40-day period is one that is auspicious across many philosophies, lineages, religions, and more. It also takes about 40 days for a new habit to form and to drop something that has become toxic to your life. A great way to align is to select something to work with during that time that aligns with the sub-season for even greater shifts.

When Do Seasons Change?

The Wheel of the Year consists of the four main seasons – spring, summer, autumn, and winter – and four sub-seasons. Each season has two parts to it. To use the old Celtic terms we can think of them as follows:

Spring Equinox (Ostara) and May Day (Beltane)
Summer Solstice (Litha) and Lammas
Fall Equinox (Mabon) and Halloween (Samhain)
and Winter Solstice (Yule) and Groundhog Day (Imbolc)

The second part of the season is marked exactly halfway between the previous major season and the next major season. For example, Halloween (Samhain) is six weeks after the Fall Equinox and six weeks before the Winter Solstice (Yule). While the main energetic is tied to the major season of the time, the second six-week portal has a slightly different invitation for us.

Support Throughout the Whole Wheel of the Year

Spring

Spring is a beautiful transitional period between the deep rest of winter and the fully expressed, expansiveness of summer. It’s a time for sorting things out so we may take action on all that we imagined for ourselves during the introspection of winter. We’re invited to work with The Initiate and The Lover Frequencies.

Summer

Summer marks the end of the “Light Half of the Year” as the sun will shine its longest and then slowly begin its retreat into the “Dark Half of the Year” to be “reborn” again at the Winter Solstice. The energy in the collective is buzzing, vibrant, alive, gregarious, outgoing, expressive, and expansive. We’re invited to work with The Blacksmith and The Sacred Activist Frequencies.

Autumn

If the Wheel of the Year were likened to moon phases, autumn would be the waning phase before winter’s new moon and spring would be the waxing phase before summer’s full expression. Just as in those lunar phases each month, we are impacted. We’re invited to work with The High Priestess and The Death Doula Frequencies.

Winter

At the Winter Solstice, despite the fact that it’s the darkest (and coldest) time it’ll be all year, we’re welcoming the return of the light once more. This is the Wheel of the Year’s “New Moon” and a time for planting seeds in the darkness, the void, the place of no-thing from which all things manifest. We’re invited to work with The Void and The Cosmic Child Frequencies.

To fully embody, understand, and spiral with the seasons is so much more than what we’ve been taught. Working with the 8 cosmic archetypal frequencies is our way to true sovereignty, freedom, joy, healing, and a soul-led life. If you’re called to live as your Truest Self through aligning with Nature’s wisdom, I invite you to work with me in The InnerSpark Membership and/or individually.

Dear One, of this I know for certain: living in alignment with Nature’s wisdom is essential for us all – especially a highly sensitive soul.

Ready to ground into something real, wild, and magical, reclaim your Truest Self, heal your body and life, have clarity around your next steps, and more? You’re in the right place.


This monthly membership is your resource for living a life of greater wholeness, ease, simplicity, magic, clarity, health, and joy – all in alignment with Nature’s wisdom. Our unique, holistic approach to healing and Seasonal Living supports you in re-establishing your innate alignment with Nature’s wisdom and spiral.

Through tending your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies with:

  • seasonal food and lifestyle practices
  • specific personal tools practiced at different times of the year when their potential is amplified
  • observing the archetypes of The Mother as outlined on InnerSpark’s Wheel of Frequencies
  • bringing awareness to our emotional and mental tendencies during the year
  • and more…

you’ll find greater ease and permission to flow (and not feel like you must be an automaton).

The Wheel of Frequencies represent the eight cosmic archetypes of The Mother. We can see these mirrored to us literally through the seasons, yet these energies are so much more than that! They are within and around us at any given moment. They are guiding us, teaching us, and supporting us.

These are the members of your inner wisdom council.

Who’s calling to you right now? Take the quiz and find out!

Work With Me

Holistic Life, Wellness, and Spirituality
Coaching + Consulting + Mentoring
For Highly Sensitive, Introverted Souls

Dear One, of this I know for certain: living in alignment with Nature’s wisdom is essential for us all – especially a highly sensitive soul.

Feeling nourished and supported, inspired and fulfilled, and seeing your “weirdness” as your best asset are all absolutely possible – and you deserve it all and more.

Ready to ground into something real, wild, and magical, reclaim your Truest Self, heal your body and life, have clarity around your next steps, and more?

As a Coach + Mentor, I am here to guide you in integrating and healing all aspects of your being – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. My highest passion is holding space for and witnessing your remembrances, shifts, and awakenings as you tap into your own innate wisdom.

From there, anything is possible!

Seasonal Apothecary Offerings

Seasonal alignment is such an important part of my work that I always keep a carefully crafted seasonal selection of offerings in the InnerSpark Apothecary. Here’s a look at what’s currently on offer:

December 21, 2021 – February 2, 2022 (The Void Archetype): The Void is a place of formlessness that is in-between worlds. It’s a cocoon, a chrysalis for becoming and potentiality. It is the womb of The Mother. It’s a place of total rest for repairing, healing, restoration, and rejuvenation, before our re-animation. Is it time for you to rest deeply, Dear One? Are you feeling burnt out and unclear? Partner with The Void and re-establish your sacred spiral flow.


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The Energies of Winter: Lifestyle, Movement, & Food

Winter

Last updated on January 17th, 2022.

The light is returning.

At the Winter Solstice, represented as The Void on InnerSpark’s Wheel, despite the fact that it’s the darkest (and coldest) time it’ll be all year, we’re welcoming the return of the light once more.  This is the Wheel of the Year’s “New Moon” and a time for planting seeds in the darkness, the void, the place of no-thing from which all things manifest. 

Aligning with Nature, seasonal and cosmic flow is the most profound tool we have for wholeness, fulfillment, growth, and more; it’s how we were meant to live! Winter brings The Void and The Cosmic Child archetypes. Learn more about InnerSpark’s Wheel of Frequencies, the eight archetypal energies that make up your inner wisdom council!

This time invites us into deep rest, rejuvenation, receiving, and listening. From the stillness and silence, we’re able to reorient ourselves towards what matters most. This ensures our efforts in the times to come will be fruitful. It can be thought of as the steps even before tending the soil. This is the time to receive the vision and restore our energy. By envisioning the metaphorical garden, our energy can be more focused when it’s time to plant and act.

In late winter, the time of The Cosmic Child archetype, we can think of tiny baby seeds deep beneath the surface slowly beginning to crack open as their cellular intelligence and divine spark take over in preparation for manifesting their essence within.

This is the energy of winter.

Invitation: Winter Solstice Ritual & Reflections

As the light returns at Solstice, what are you sacrificing to it? On this, the darkest of the dark, what do you notice?

Fire is fed by death. Living plants don’t burn as well as dead, dry ones. Death feeds on light. Light feeds on death. The ashes of what was, turn to fertilizer for the new. At this time, let what needs to die, die. Let that death nourish your light.

Feed the fire with death and know that the new growth fuels the death to feed the light all over again in a neverending cycle. How extraordinary? Feed the light with death.

In the days surrounding Solstice, take time to honor the return of the light by holding a fire ceremony. Do this in the imaginal or in a safe place to build an actual fire. Identify what needs to die and feed the light. See the fire grow with the kindling of this death.

You may write it down and burn the paper, of course, however really focus on the subtlest parts of yourself to tune into the energy transference taking place. This is you sacrificing to feed the flames of your life force. This is you participating in the alchemy that is life. Allow the death to undergo an energy transference to nourish your light. Feed the light with death and be fed by the light to nourish your death.

Ways to Support Yourself and
Honor the Medicine of Winter

Lifestyle: 

Even though the light is returning, it’s freaking cold and dark.  We’re in a reflective, introspective space.  Hibernating and rejuvenating are key for this time.  The more deeply you allow yourself to rest and restore, the better equipped your entire system will be in the coming year and seasons.  This is the time for replenishing our vital life force.  Do not miss it. 

In ages past, Yule (now Christmas) was a time for gathering and merriment before hunkering down for the long, dark winter ahead.  As late winter or Imbolc (now Groundhog Day) approaches, we can begin to feel the thaw taking place.  The days are growing a little longer and hope is returning.  Honor the stillness and the depth available here.

  • Take time to do nothing but be. Receive the wisdom and guidance from within yourself. Ask your dreams for messages, allow visions to come to you, allow yourself to get clear on what’s really important. If plans or intentions come through, wonderful! Take note, however, don’t feel the need to act on anything just yet. What do you deeply desire?  What needs to be done to allow the space for it to come true? Dream, receive, and prepare.
  • Prioritizing adequate rest (notice the desire to sleep a bit more during this time and honor it) is essential. What helps you feel restored and rested? Do that.
  • Continue choosing more restorative movement over higher intensity sessions in early winter. Then, as Imbolc (late winter) approaches, begin to tune in and feel your body’s desires begin to change. Appetites may reduce and the desire to move more will begin returning as we make our way closer to spring.
  • Maintaining regular meal times supports blood sugar balance, energy levels, and digestion, and of course, all of this soothes the nervous system.
  • Using guided meditation resources can help to whisk you into that juicy place of The Void where you’re able to receive the wisdom within. Check out the resources I’ve created from free guided meditations and journeys, to this hands-on self-healing video, which is a fast, effective, and pleasurable way to calm the system and deepen into stillness. Check out this guided video I made for you!
  • Syncing with the sun as much as possible (i.e. really winding down at sunset and engaging in relaxing, nourishing activities from then until bedtime and then being up before sunrise.

Movement:

While resting and rejuvenating are the focus of this time, it’s also crucial to avoid becoming stagnant. It’s more challenging for healthy circulation of blood and lymph to take place in the cold. Gentle, regular movement can alleviate this.

  • Walking is such an underrated form of movement and is truly the kindest and most effective.  It’s been shown to support the body through reducing stress hormones, lowering the risk of osteoporosis, and doing it outdoors has even more amazing benefits! Walking a little bit after meals is also wonderful to support digestion.
  • Yoga and rebounding are ideal right now to prevent stagnation in the muscles and lymphatic system.
  • Dancing is fantastic, also!  Many experience depressed and funky moods in winter and I know of no better way to quicken the blood, raise energy, and lift my spirits than putting on some music and just dancing it out.

Food:

Simply, eat seasonally all the time and you can’t go wrong.  To say Nature is “smart” is such an understatement that it’s almost disrespectful.  We have all that we need to support our bodies and what they are undergoing as we mirror the Earth at any given moment.  Period.

What’s available to you right now?  Much of winter’s menu is similar to fall’s – root veggies like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, parsnips, turnips, carrots, beets, etc.; deep, mineral-rich, life-giving greens like collards, arugula, and kale; Brussels sprouts, apples, pears, cranberries, grapes, pomegranates, cauliflower, and more!  Mmmmm!

To check what’s in season locally for you, this is a great resource.  Focus on deeply pigmented produce right now to support the blood and circulation.

Incorporating herbs that are gently warming like ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and black pepper can support the immune system and circulation. And of course, there are so many plant essences to support you right now such as Wild Potato, Butterfly Pea, The Void, and Cosmic Child.  This is a good time to connect to your internal, liminal realms.

Need to kick a bug?
Try my favorite recipe:

1.5c Warm water

Small piece of fresh ginger and turmeric or about ½t powdered versions of each

1T Raw organic honey

pinch of black pepper

Put in a blender and drink! 

The rhythms of Nature are here to guide us, and as we follow Her lead, we have the opportunity to experience vitality, wholeness, and joy beyond our wildest dreams. Blessings to you in this restorative time! Ready to go deeper and begin to live these rhythms? Join The InnerSpark Membership!

Work With Me

Holistic Life, Wellness, and Spirituality
Coaching + Consulting + Mentoring
For Highly Sensitive, Introverted Souls

Dear One, of this I know for certain: living in alignment with Nature’s wisdom is essential for us all – especially a highly sensitive soul.

Feeling nourished and supported, inspired and fulfilled, and seeing your “weirdness” as your best asset are all absolutely possible – and you deserve it all and more.

Ready to ground into something real, wild, and magical, reclaim your Truest Self, heal your body and life, have clarity around your next steps, and more?

As a Coach + Mentor, I am here to guide you in integrating and healing all aspects of your being – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. My highest passion is holding space for and witnessing your remembrances, shifts, and awakenings as you tap into your own innate wisdom.

From there, anything is possible!

December 21, 2021 – February 2, 2022 (The Void Archetype): The Void is a place of formlessness that is in-between worlds. It’s a cocoon, a chrysalis for becoming and potentiality. It is the womb of The Mother. It’s a place of total rest for repairing, healing, restoration, and rejuvenation, before our re-animation. Is it time for you to rest deeply, Dear One? Are you feeling burnt out and unclear? Partner with The Void and re-establish your sacred spiral flow.

Connect with me through social media, email, or my podcast, Subtle Medicine!

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