It’s official. We are a month into the turning of autumn’s portion of the circle here in the northern hemisphere.
Here in Wisconsin the leaves are fast fading from their brilliant shades of fiery splendor and finding their way to the ground where they return to the earth…feeding the soil, becoming one with the all once again.
Someone stop this thing!!
This time of year always invites an interesting gap within me.
I so love fall for the cool, crisp…somehow fresher feeling air, for the crystalline pure blue of the skies, the earthy smell of the soil beneath my feet, the immense beauty of the leaves popping in hues so intense they make my heart sing…yes, somehow even the gradual turning toward shorter days has its appeal.
And, at the very same time…I feel a resistance rise…an exclamation within that resounds, NO, not yet…I know where this is headed. I know too well this freeing, expansive feeling that fall brings in all her glory is fleeting…and somehow, this is the one time of year where I really, really wish I knew how to slow the cycle down even more. I wish I knew how to stop the turning…if even just for awhile.
Appreciation is a Beautiful Thing
And then, I remind myself (frequently, or I get a little freaky!) that the turning is a beautiful thing. I remind myself to be present to the moment, seeing with my heart’s eyes the gloriousness of it all…basking in full appreciation. What my eyes perceive, what my heart feels, what my soul knows…what the Source of All is steadily, surely guiding…the natural wisdom of Mother Nature breathing through the cycles of birth, death and renewal…it’s all good.
This time of year always begs me to go inward… It implores reflection. And I bow to the call… Deepening into myself, surrendering to the cycle…returning to the Great Womb, like the plants and leaves return to the Mother.
Heeding this call, this invitation, feels good. To try to buck the current would be futile at best…no fun at all. Nature really does give us the cues we need. The signs, the answers to our questions are there in her treasure chest of awesomeness. All we need to do is bring our awareness home to our hearts, breathe into BEingness, listen…observe…and trust. Inspired action…is only a breath away. Can you feel it?
Ponder with Me
- How will you choose to embrace surrendering to what is?
- What gifts can you find in allowing that which no longer serves you to fall away?
- How does it feel to fall gently into the lap of the mother…knowing all is well…as you dream your sweet dream?
- What are the inner fires of passion that you will enkindle as you turn inward and go deep?
- How is nature’s turning cycle reflecting in your experience and how can you continually put your attention on alchemizing the transformation for balance and good?
- What will you feel inspired towards that you know will draw you nearer to your inner brilliance, your God Light within?
Now is the time (now is always the time…we are in the eternal now, aren’t we?)... Now is the time to come home to the heart of who you really are. Come home to your soul. Deepen in relationship there. Bask in the glow of your BEingness. Reflect in the light of your soul…and grow brighter in every waking expression.
- Let this season grow courage and strength within you…as you rest in the knowing that lives within you.
- Let this time of inward turning, of reflection prepare you to go deep…toward your inner light…with the knowing that you are stoking the fires of your Brilliance, the Source Flame of all that LIGHTS you up from the inside, out.
Mmm…can you feel it?
What inner fires of your Source Brilliance will you be stoking?
Creativity? Compassion? Connection? Ease? Abundance? Bliss? Love? Purpose? Passion? … ???
It’s up to YOU! Breathe. Believe. Receive. It’s all happening.
Need some support and encouragement?
I’m always here to help shine some light on your path if you need it. Change is the only constant there is. Sometimes having some loving guidance as we navigate the changes is the greatest blessing. I’d be honored to assist… I continue to offer one-on-one sessions as well as partner/couple, and group sessions. We can meet in person, or via phone, Skype, etc.! Please connect if you feel an inner nudge letting you know this would be supportive!
Come Together ~ Upcoming Gatherings of Love & Support
Elements of Grace and Brilliance
On Sunday, November 3, I’ll be offering an experience afternoon workshop with my friend, Deb from Inner Sun Yoga Studio in Oshkosh, WI. We’ll be focusing our time together on the inner journey…to recognizing your soul brilliance, cultivating loving awareness and awakening the nature elements within so that we are balanced in the LIGHT of our BEings. Experience includes: yoga flow, mantra experience, deepening/tuning in practice, explorative inner journey exercise and more!
For details and to register, please click here.
Friday, November 8: Yin Yoga to Live Music, Kirtan to follow. We (Brilliant Bliss Kirtan) will be offering live music during Erika King’s yoga class at Anu in Neenah, WI. We will follow yoga class with an hour of heart opening chant and song. No experience necessary…you’ll love it! For details and to register, please click here.
And on Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 pm, gather with us here in our home sanctuary for our monthly Full Moon Kirtan Gathering. This is a very special experience that warms the heart and stays with you long after. Please click here for event details.
Keep Shining, Beloveds! Call on the LIGHT within…
Sat Nam… All LOVE, all the way!!