I am in love with Autumn. The season that celebrates release, the element of water and the energy of the West. What’s not to love? Here’s a reminder from a favorite post of mine from last year. Happy letting go!
Fall is officially here and most of us couldn’t be happier. Autumn is, in fact, THE most popular season of our nation. A Gallup poll done a few years ago ranked it number one with Summer coming in 2nd, Spring 3rd and Winter 4th. This is the time of year when I remind everyone (myself included) about the power of letting go. Whether it’s stuff in your space, weight on your heart or things in your head – letting go brings clearer energy and renewed strength. Like leaves that release from their branches, Nature shows us that it is the letting go that allows for new growth to happen. So, use this natural energy to help you remove and restore on all levels. It’s SO worth it!
The media is especially full right now of disasters both man made and natural. As we head into Fall and the season of letting go; I like this reminder from Astrologer and teacher, David Pond:
Periodically the background buzz of Armageddon surfaces and these times are no exception with an inordinate number of people asking about their astrology and the coming collapse, disaster, “Armageddon”, they have been hearing about. A crisis of this magnitude is not anything I am picking up on my radar, but I would like to close with the story I remember of Ram Dass’s response to the question of did he see a coming Armageddon. The quote is from my memory of his reply:
“After giving this some thought, I asked myself what I would do if there were to be such a crisis? I would first center myself as best I could, and then look around and see where I could be helpful. And if there weren’t to be such a crisis, what would I do? I would first center myself as best I could and look around and see where I could be helpful. Realizing it is the same either way, the question becomes a non-issue.”
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Clearing out old stuff absolutely has its rewards. In the process of letting go, we can uncover surprising gifts. You just have to be open to the release. Read about the treasure I unearthed in my own backyard. Spring Gift Under the Junipers
Letting go and detaching from the outcome takes practice. But as with most worthwhile endeavors, the more you do it … the better you will feel in body, mind and spirit. Learn more about this month’s Focus Card and this featured place in nature. One of my favorite vistas and photos! See it up close.
Being grateful transforms our feelings of despair to ones of hope. We can go from a perspective of burden to bliss in an instant. This season of giving thanks seemed the perfect time to share my backyard alchemy experience – yet another example of the transforming magic of nature. We need only to still our busy-ness and observe the gifts around us to feel blessed. View more.