These ceremonies have the common thread of healing that comes from honouring the different aspects of nature that have been present during the past season and what we can anticipate in the next.
Attending to these thresholds of transition are important for us to harmonize our Selves with what is happening in our natural environment. Western culture encourages growth, progress, and success without pause, which isn't something seen in Nature.
There are a number of benefits of harmonizing with the cycles of the natural world:
~ it raises your awareness of what is happening in your environment
~ it helps you to manage the anxiety that can accompany the seasonal change by cuing you to prepare you for a transition
~ it provides you with an anchor in a rapidly changing world
~ clarifies the connection between your Self and the world around you; the microcosm and the macrocosm