Do you all start to feel the yearning for fall and all that comes with it around July? You know, sweaters, leaves, pumpkin everything and cooler days??
I tend to find myself rushing the coming of fall. But one of my sweet yoga students reminded me early August that we still have lots of summer left and I why rush it??
I think for many of us, it is our human nature to want to get on to the next thing–whether that is the next bite of food, next task, or even the next fun activity. I have been trying to catch myself going ahead more and more, and I am finding that it is becoming easier and I am more present.
One of my favorite soulful things in the fall and winter is make a big pot of soup and patiently wait for it to simmer. To me, there is nothing quite like the slow cooked flavors coming together…plus then I have something to enjoy all week long.
Check out this awesome recipe using Lemongrass. This oil is sourced from Southern India and is common in cooking. The primary benefits of Lemongrass include supporting healthy digestion when taken internally, combined with a carrier can be a soothing massage, can give a refreshing feeling. Emotionally, this one is known as the oil of “cleansing”. Lemongrass is a powerful and effective cleanser of any energies that no longer aids in our expansion.
I am going to make this soup this weekend (even though I am not a big legume eater, I think the red lentils will be amazing). Enjoy the mindful simmering and tasty flavors. Let me know if you make it!