I spent my day out in nature for what has become my weekly hike ritual. It was a cool, breezy and cloudy November day. As I walked through scattered leaves that covered the trail, I looked out over the trees; red, yellow, orange, brown and green. My heart felt full. What a beautiful fall it is.
This is, in fact, one of my favorite times of year. My reasons are many…
It represents the comfort of home and hearth;
Time with family as we move into the holidays;
But most important, it represents the time of an inner shift.
It’s as if the seasons play an active role in the way my spirit engages the world. In the summer, like the leaves on the trees, I am out; playing, enjoying, celebrating my vitality and soaking up the sun. And just as the trees begin to shed their leaves and turn their energy inward in preparation for the winter, so do I.
After fully engaging and taking in the outer world, my energies naturally begin to shift inward to once again explore that which can only be discovered in silence.
Autumn…. My personal, seasonal gateway to the mystical.
If you feel like sharing, what does this time of year mean for you?