Come, Little Leaves

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Come, Little Leaves by George Cooper

“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day.
“Come over the meadows with me and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

~

Autumn is the season of discerning what to hold on to and what we no longer need. It’s the harvest, with the farmer choosing to keep the fruits and vegetables to survive the winter months ahead, but to let go of the plants that are no longer viable.

In the same way, Autumn can also be a good time for personal therapy and development, inviting us to slow down and draw inwards, so that we might listen to the messages of our hearts.

You can do this by asking yourself several basic questions and noting down what comes up.

Preparation:

  1. Find somewhere quiet to sit where you won’t get disturbed until you are finished.
  2. Gather together an assortment of things to help you relax and feel comfortable – like a cushion or blanket, a hot/cold drink, a candle, incense, some calming music, etc.
  3. Make sure you also have a notepad and pen.
  4. Arrange the room (and then yourself) and take a few minutes to settle into the environment.
  5. Close your eyes and take several long, deep breaths.
  6. As you are breathing in, imagine you are breathing in relaxation. And as you are breathing out, imagine that you are breathing out tension and stress.
  7. Feel your body as heavy. Repeat the words “my body is heavy” three times silently to yourself and picture yourself sinking gently into the chair.
  8. Continue until you feel comfortable and relaxed and grounded in the present.
  9. Slowly open your eyes, stretch your body and bring yourself back into the room.

Exercise:

  1. With the notepad and pen in front of you, think about the areas in your life where you are currently experiencing difficulty, writing down whatever comes up.
  2. Look at what you have written and put a star or a mark next to the top five things that you would like (given the opportunity) to change.
  3. Ask yourself what the result of changing these things would be – in the short term; in the long term – and record these things.
  4. Think about what you would like instead and add it to the list.
  5. Read through what you have written and write down what you would like to achieve in the next few months if you believed it were possible.

Brilliant.

Well done.

It might not feel like it, but you have just done a lot of important inner work, furnishing yourself with a map of where you most need to head. In other words, you have just worked out what your immediate and long term goals and aspirations are and pinpointed the things that are currently stopping you.

You can now take this valuable information to a therapist and begin to journey towards the destination, or make some time in your diary each day to do the kind of inner work necessary to personally get there. Meditation, self-hypnosis, Reiki, EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, journalling and art therapy are the perfect therapies to compliment for this.

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By taking the time to clear out our inner emotional clutter (either every few months or on a regular basis), we give ourselves the opportunity to really embrace and make the most of what we have in our lives. Done regularly, we will be emotionally and physically healthier and energetically more motivated and satisfied.

We already possess the key to our inner contentment; we just need to use it and walk through the door.

~

Come, Little Leaves by George Cooper

“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day.
“Come over the meadows with me and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the sweet little song they knew.

“Cricket, good-bye, we’ve been friends so long,
Little brook, sing us your farewell song;
Say you’re sorry to see us go;
Ah! you will miss us, right well we know.

“Dear little lambs, in your fleecy fold,
Mother will keep you from harm and cold;
Fondly we’ve watched you in vale and glade,
Say, will you dream of our loving shade?”

Dancing and whirling the little leaves went,
Winter had called them, and they were content,
Soon fast asleep in their earthy beds,
The snow laid a soft mantle over their heads.

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