Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Equinox and the Turning of the Wheel

Let's not forget that for our dear friends in the southern hemisphere, it is soon to be Spring.

As the earth turns upon itself daily and flies through space around the sun yearly, it causes changes in our amount of warmth, light, and growing seasons. For ages humans have tracked these changes with calendars and monuments like Chitchen Itza, Stone Henge, and Chaco Canyon.

Fall Equinox, sometimes called Vernal or autumn, is the point when we have equal amounts of light and dark in one day. All summer we have more light than dark. Then the Equinox day happens which has equal amounts of both. And then we head into the winter season with more dark than light.

Summer and light give us more energy and much more physical activity. Kids play at the pool, ride their bikes, and run around barefooted from morning to night. Adults are even prone to be more physically active in the summer time.

For farmers and those who plant gardens, summer is full of the necessary work to grow and then harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

This past spring I suggested that you plant your intentions for this growth cycle. What were your dreams, goals, and aspirations?

Fall brings with it the culmination of the harvest of this year's growth season. I trust that what you planted in the Spring, physically or through intention, is coming to fruition for you at this time.

Regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in, harvest is also about thanksgiving and you need to remember to be thankful for all the great bounty in your life.

Even if things are lacking materially, as many are experiencing who have lost their homes through nature's recent fury, I'm sure there is an overabundance of something somewhere in your life, whether it be friendships, love, creativity, or something else.

Autumn allows us to begin the process of inner reflection that is so pronounced in the long nights of winter. Take a few moments to review the year so far.

  • What did you intend? 
  • And what are you receiving? 
  • How have you grown personally? 
  • What has changed for you in the last 6 months?
  • What have you done well?
  • What could you have done better?

Remember, to be gentle with yourself.

Have a deLightful day,

I would love to hear what you have to say about this subject!

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