Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Musings of Autumn

"I trust in Nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.  Spring shall plant and Autumn garner to the ends of time."--Robert Browning
 

You can feel the change in the air- the weather is crisp and cool, even when the sun is out. 
The autumn equinox, when day and night are of equal length, will soon be here once again. This  means letting go of the summer, of the warmest sunshine, the longer days. The natural world seems to take on a certain "glow" during the fall season, and even during early September when the temperature can be just as hot as in August, the sun seems so much less harsh and the shadows cast are longer. The changing of the green leaves to vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow is a blessed event. Why, the very air we breathe even smells so much cleaner! And after the uncomfortable heat of summer, we find ourselves reaching for cozy sweaters and warm mugs of tea. 
  
The Equinox offers us a moment of pause, a time to reflect on what we did and what lies ahead as we  take a moment to wonder what the 'harvest' of our lives has been, what our soul has harvested along the way. The Equinox creates a space of releasing, of allowing the deaths of our limiting beliefs and patterns to occur. Like the burnt oranges, deep reds and golden yellows of the once thriving leaves, the instances of our lives are continually transcending and recreating themselves in a brilliant display of color, reflecting the light within and the light without, always moving, always changing, always in process.

6 comments:

  1. Beautifully written...what a magical post!

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  2. ~aaahhh a moment to pause...reflect upon...just what i am looking forward too...a beautiful post indeed you have written and shared...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  3. Good food for thought as I'm lost in thought resting.
    Another Fall cleanup job almost done.
    Tackled the back shed today while we have this great weather to work outdoors.

    (((hugs)))

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  4. Beautiful words Mary....there have been a lot of changes in my life as of late that I do not think I have fully comes to terms with. I needed this--Thank You

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  5. Wishing you a Blessed Mabon....

    (((HUGS)))

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