Many are celebrating Halloween this weekend, but we like to remember the more ancient meanings of this holiday. At the Atlantic Institute, we honor those who came before us with knowledge of the cycles of the year.
November 1 marks the halfway point between the Fall Equinox and the Winter Solstice. It is when we descend into the darkest time of the year. Plants start to slow their growth and shed their leaves, preparing their seeds to lie fallow for the winter. What that means is that it is time for quiet reflection and going inward. One may start to look back on that past year's activities and decide how best to move forward once the light starts to return in a few months.
Though our modern lives don't necessarily have to follow these patterns like our ancestors, for most of us the holiday season keeps us so busy that we have to place a hold on many of our projects.
Just like you, we are taking the next few months and making plans to begin in the Spring time. We thrilled to see the growth of our staff-family and have new help with creating ways to better teach you the intuitive science of healing with essential oils.
As Sylla moves closer to retirement and Nyssa continues to build this incredible program her mother created, we are looking for serious students that may one day like to become an aromatherapy educator too.
We encourage you to reflect on what your heart needs to blossom...remember that the greatest gift you can give the world is your own self-healing. Let us know how we can help.