THE SEASONAL LOUNGE
Welcome to THE SEASONAL LOUNGE .. an online membership lounge where we follow the energetic ‘flavours’ of the
earths seasons to guide and inspire our meditation practices, mindfulness exercises, and sacred daily rituals .. this is what we call ‘Seasonal Mindfulness’.
WHAT IS SEASONAL MINDFULNESS?
Seasonal Mindfulness is a term that I conceived in meditation one sunny Spring day in 2018, bringing together my passion for meditation and my growing awareness and appreciation for the wisdom of the seasons, the ever-changing colours, flavours, textures, sounds and aroma that influence not only our external world, but also our internal world .. in subtle and not so subtle ways.
Seasonal Mindfulness invites us to observe and reflect on the energetic wisdom of each season, which can provide us with a powerful and inspiring framework for our meditation practices, mindfulness exercises and daily life rituals.
“Cultivating a deeper awareness and understanding of the seasonal changes unfolding in our external environment can help us understand their influence on our internal world .. our energy, mood, attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, and choices. The changing seasons can also inspire and inform our meditation, mindfulness and daily rituals so that we can balance and harmonize our inner and outer worlds.”
Sarah, Quiet Mind Meditation
AUTUMN (MAR – MAY 2020)
The wisdom of Transition. Cultivating gentle kindness and heartfulness brings a deeper and wiser connection with our true selves, so we might accept change and appreciate every moment during this time of transition.
May: LETTING GO
The wisdom of Releasing. Knowing that we have all that we need within, we are better able to release and let go of that which no longer serves us. Wisely letting go gifts us the space for new ideas and ways of being.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each Season we explore three energetic ‘flavours’ or characteristics; and each Month a unique theme will guide our meditation, mindfulness, and daily life rituals. Each Week there is an email reminder with tips
FIRST DAY OF THE SEASON
* Seasonal Living eBOOK (26+ page pdf) – released Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH
* Themed eGuide for the Month (20+ page pdf) containing:
+ a Guided Meditative Exercise (audio 8-10min)
+ longer formal Guided Meditation (audio 20-30min)
+ three (or more) themed Mindfulness exercises
+ themed Rituals
WEEKS TWO – FOUR
* email reminder of our intention for the month with tips and insights on how we might continue to integrate into our daily life
You can begin at any time, but existing members receive their monthly pack on the 1st of each month. This is a self-paced program. Find what resonates and begin there.
THE SEASONAL MINDFULNESS CALENDAR
In the Winter of 2018, I realized that I was living my season of resistance! .. all my moaning about the cold, the wet, the depressing grey days was only causing suffering and so I set out to change my mindset. I committed to finding (mindfulness) and celebrating (gratitude) the gifts of Winter every day – and I gained a much deep appreciation for the wisdom of the seasons.
You can read about my Winter of Resistance here.
The Seasonal Lounge sprouts from the soil of Melbourne (Australia) – in the Southern Hemisphere – however, at any point in time there can be many different seasonal dynamics influencing our life .. it may be ‘summer’ outside your window, but your health might be experiencing ‘autumn’ and your emotional life might be in ‘spring’ .. so these practices and rituals can be explored at any time. As always, find what resonates and start there! Be guided by your wisdom.
SEASONAL SUBSCRIPTION is a THREE-MONTHLY membership commitment. Entry with a seasonal subscription means that you can stay for the whole 2019 year at the entry price. A Seasonal Subscription is currently $72 (only $24 per month).
MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION bringing focus to one MONTHLY theme. Perhaps you have a passion to learn more about Retreating (which is our June 2019 theme) or just want to get started somewhere! We would love to have you along for the journey. Monthly Subscription is $35 per month
CAN I SIGN UP OR UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME?
Yes. You can sign up at any time, stay for as long as you like, and unsubscribe when you need to (I will of course, be sorry to see you go!). Seasonal Membership is a commitment to three months and will automatically renew each month (until you decide to finish). Monthly Membership is a commitment of one month. Sign up anytime and catch up with all the theme content for that month. New monthly content is only available to current members.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE SEASONAL LOUNGE?
Just an email address, internet access and the ability to listen to audio (MP3) and read documents (PDF). I would encourage you to also invest in a nice journal and pen so you can journal any thoughts or insights that arise along the way. In the future, we may need/want a Facebook Group and the time will come when a more sophisticated platform will be required. Not yet. Let’s just START and I will listen to your feedback.
WHAT SHALL I GET OUT OF THE SEASONAL LOUNGE?
The aim is to cultivate a much greater appreciation for the power of the seasons, and their influence on your external and internal world .. AND provide delicious ongoing content to inspire and motivate you to meditate. Regularly. Daily. For LIFE!
*Seasonal Living eBook (each Season)
*Monthly Themed Guidebook for focus and attention
*Each month a short guided (audio) 10-15minute Meditative Exercise
*Each month a longer guided (audio) 20-30minute Meditation
*4 x weekly emails with resources and instructions
Meditation has been practiced across the globe for thousands of years .. because it works. Modern research continues to provide us with further insights into some of these amazing physical and mental benefits including:
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate – meaning it’s highly effective as an anti-stress therapy and has zero side effects
• Improves our immune system – fewer colds and flu would be a great start, with research indicating that there is a significant likelihood of assisting with more challenging conditions
• Improves our neural coordination long-term meditators have been able to change the neuroplasticity of their brains – yes, we can become more efficient thinkers and happier people as well
• Boosts production of DHEA the only known hormone that decreases directly with age .. so dare we suggest there is the possibility of slowing the
• Heightens activity in the left prefrontal cortex of the brain, the area associated with relaxation and happiness
• Shown to improve Emotional Intelligence more in-tune with our emotions and also how to regulate our emotions
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