Week 1 – Welcome the Wind

Dates                                     August 1st to August 7th

Natural Element               Wind

Affirmation                         I am cleansed by the wind.  I am open to anything.

Add an Altar Piece           Find a lovely harvest altar cloth

Creative Cooking              Create your own leafy herbal mix

Here is a little preamble to read today to set up the rest of the weeks.  Each week you will receive a list like the one above.  It will contain a natural element for this week’s mindful attention and a related affirmation. There is one piece to add to your harvest altar table. Lastly, there is a creative cooking focus for the week.

The first week focuses on WIND.  Try to take moments to notice the wind and connect with it in simple ways.  Watch the clouds move, breathe deeply, or fly a kite.  Simply pay mindful attention to the world about you as you use the affirmation.  To start our harvest altar, find an altar cloth to take you all the way through to Halloween.  No need to spend money – repurpose some lovely fabric. 

Mindful cooking is central to the yogic practice of Ayurveda – healthy body, healthy mind, healthy spirit.  This week, create a leafy herbal mix to use in your food creations.  Oregano, basil, parsley, so many others.  They are fresh in the gardens now and ready to enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this simple way to step into the harvest season. Embrace your Harvest Journey.  Blessed Lammas to you!

Invitation to your Harvest Journey

Welcome!  Last spring, we created a fresh home altar honoring our Spring Awakening as we cleared and cleansed our physical space.  This fall we will again create a home altar through our Harvest Journey.  This season bring the harvest into yourself by trying luscious fresh items in your cooking.  We all have to eat, so let’s add some mindful awareness to that daily ceremony.

Each year, many of us walk through the seasons with little thought to their passing.  Years pass and time appears to speed up.   For the next 12 weeks until Halloween, let’s do something different.  Let’s embrace nature’s changes, appreciate ourselves, and fill ourselves with the goodness of the Earth.

I’m as excited as the electrons here to share this with you.   Will you join me?  The journey begins August 1st!  You can leave a message here or drop me an email at craftykes@outlook.com