The body has its seasons
It’s that time of the year. As the leaves turn to browns and yellows, the air gets a different feel to it. Duvets are taken out of the cupboard and the sheepskin slippers find cold feet to warm. Autumn has set in. Winter is around the corner.
This is the time of year when nature discards old leaves, making way for the new, weather patterns change, allowing nature to stay in balance. After a summer of vigorous growth and bearing fruit, winter must follow to slow down energies and to re-group for the coming season.
In a similar way, the human body, being part of nature, goes through the same process. Days become shorter with less sunlight to sustain our cells. The need for warmer food and drinks take us indoors. Early nights follow as we need more sleep going through autumn and winter. The body will also discard accumulated toxicity from over-indulgence in summer, preparing itself to stay lean and strong through the colder months, via mucous discharges, fevers, colds and flu’s.
What a pity that we have forgotten how to respond to our internal clock by slowing down, keeping warm and allowing our bodies to come to peace. Instead of having a quiet evening with music or books, we opt for endless television viewing. Home entertainment has become so sophisticated in reproducing sound and colour, it is almost impossible to shut down the noise in the house. Go outside on a winter’s night and hear the silence being kept by birds and other animals. They flow with the seasons in a way which makes them one with nature. Man and his demands of a never-ending noisy environment is everything which goes against the grain. Mall activities boom in winter. As people group together, they increase their chances of becoming ill. No wonder the incidence of upper respiratory illnesses increase at an alarming rate through winter.