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Autumnal Contemplations

"Each season has its own unique gifts/offerings & gentle reminders. For me this Autumn reminds us how beautiful it is to let things go things that no longer serve us."

Autumn is a beautiful reminder of how quickly the winter of life comes, nothing is permanent. The magic of nature cycles is that they are constant and yet ever changing. When we take a moment to experience the wonder of the trees shedding their leaves with such grace and total acceptance we can see how powerful it can be to let go of what no longer serves us.

To truly move forward we must no longer cling to the past or crave the future but embrace the moment. The shedding of old thoughts, patterns and behaviors act as an initiation, an introduction to ourselves, a commitment to total surrender to the now.

Sometimes it is easier to cling to a feeling then let it go, even pain can be a comfort when held closely.

Autumn shows us that transition is a natural part of life, so is mourning, releasing and acceptance that this time is painful but necessary and provides space for growth, when we cling to our pain we stop the natural flow of this energy.

For many of us, wound means truth. In a sugared world, holding your gaze to something broken, bereft or damaged seems like the deepest, most articulate position we can take. We see this move all the way through the modern arts. It’s what gets the big grants. Myths say no. The deepest position is the taking of that underworld information and allowing it to gestate into a lived wisdom that, by its expression, contains something generative. The wound is part of a passage, not the end in itself. It can rattle, scream and shout, but there has to be a tacit blessing, or gift, at its core. - Martin Shaw

As we shift into autumn the earth calls to us to feel not our flesh but rather our bones. During this transitional time between summer and winter, we must embrace the sea of mystery that is life, flow not force.

In order to appreciate this season fully, we must take off our armour and discover what is beneath, asking the wind to carry the parts that no longer belong to our story.

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”Dodinsky

All the Energies, Moods & Emotions xx

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