Angry drivers, persons in a hurry.
Company parties. Malls.
In the spirit of giving? Where eyes rarely meet?
I head indoors- to honor what is alive in me. There in the quiet of home
I feel, I see, I smell, I taste the spirit and gifts of the season.
You ask if I am withdrawing from the hectic pace of urban life?
Shall, I frantically go where the crowds are and where few are present?
So much to do with the holidays?
My body says it is time to slow down, contemplate, and prepare for winter.
Ever wise nature -I turn to her and exhale in reassurance.
Nature does not hurry -in fall season she slows down. Leaves fall...rain falls…
Gracefully surrendering to the ground and nourishing it. A beautiful cycle...
Plans? Sure, only I adjust and let go when things just don’t go as I had planned. Sometimes the unexpected happens. Like rain.
And when it rains- I smile. Love from above giving life to all. If caught on the road I slow down to avoid splashing someone on the sidewalk. Mindful of the whispers of the rain.
As rain pours down wild and tamed animals seek refuge in the warmth of their surroundings. So like them -I seek solace.
I say yes to an evening sipping my favorite hot drink, getting cozy and having heartfelt dialogue with my heart or in the company of loved ones. Relaxed by simply enjoying the sounds of the wind blowing or rain falling.
See rain it is an invitation to slow down and enjoy the soothing rhythms of its melody.
Truly there is choice to partake in conventional to-do lists, shopping madness, and hectic schedules at the very least there is comfort within.
Fall entices me to consider what I have done and still want to do. It is as though I were in a mid-life crisis assimilating and digesting my life.
Ready to understand and accept the power of releasing. Strength in what has been planted. Invited to trust- what will come. Inspired to dream, love, and create.
Reflective...I return to the wisdom of the elders. They know the interconnection of all creation and the true gifts of the seasons. I choose to respect this wisdom. I smile from deep within knowing that the quality of my lifespan expands when I follow the ebb and flow of this season. Empowered by letting go of any resistance, struggle, or my way.
Tranquility in slowing down. Grounded in gratitude. I choose to enjoy the simple things of this creation. Beauty in the moments with others or alone.
Everything connected in love.
Even two strangers when their eyes cross and they look long enough into each other’s eyes find -a space of eternity.
Imagine not holding back but rather embracing-
wholeheartedly not just with the body but your whole being...
Mutually being held and letting go….
I have harvested…
Joy and celebration now and later.
Honoring this fall season.
Are you in embracing the gifts of the fall season?