All that we digest and process is dealt with here. Running a marathon takes a toll on the same place as studying for an exam, which is turns takes the same toll as worrying about something said in a recent conversation. These are just examples but you get the drift.
We must be mindful to pace ourselves, recognise that different activities deplete the same energy stores. We need to be mindful of managing those reserves, nourishing them to keep them rich and abundant.
It’s important to find balance in our physical, mental and emotional health. This is a great time for slowing down and taking stock.
Connect with your body and with the Earth to feel stable and grounded. For me, Iyengar yoga does this wonderfully and, of course, Tai Chi or Qi Gong are the traditional Chinese ways to help this. Find what helps you be in your body, rather than just your head. Feel the connection with the ground beneath your feet. Why not try going barefoot outside sometimes?
Consider your own harvest. Where you are and where you want to be? What areas of your life are rich and abundant? Where are things a bit sparse? What needs pruning?
And finally, connect and nourish others too. The emotion of this time is sympathy. In health, we will have the ability to give sympathy, compassion and understanding – and receive these from others too.