Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Autumn's Anthem

The anthem of Autumn boasts a symphony of acorns, pine-cones and colorful foliage. Metaphors are as abundant as the harvest itself during this glorious time of year. Fall invites us to celebrate the fruits of our labors, teaches us the lesson of letting go and admonishes us to prepare for the barren chill of winter. 
Ever kick around a pine cone, pick it up and marvel at the mysteries hidden inside each shingle-like scale? Or examine an acorn in reverent reflection of the mighty oak's humble beginnings? Allow Autumn to enchant you, to lift your awareness and sweep you off your feet and into a forest or an orchard where you can listen to Autumn's anthem in true "surround sound".  Watch a squirrel's tail dance in a nut-gathering frenzy. Shuffle or skip through the confetti of leaves beneath your feet. Breathe in the smoke from a distant bonfire and sink your teeth into a juicy Jonagold apple. Show up! Show up for the party, the Earth's last hurrah! You are officially invited!   

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Summer Solitude

Be still.

"The quieter you become, 
the more you can hear."

~ Ram Das ~


Saturday, February 27, 2016

SPRING FORWARD!

I love the lesson that comes with the first blossoms of spring. So bold--"Ready or not world, HERE I AM!" These first colorful indications of the Earth's rebirth are so inspiring. Be on the lookout as you "spring forward" this year for ways that you and your life mirror your surroundings. 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

CHILL HOMIE!


HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
When I stumbled upon this image, it evoked a good laugh. It's interesting how cliche phrases such as "let it go" can take on different meanings depending on our present state of mind. The phrase "let it go" means something very literal to me today, as I'm in the process of getting my house in order by simplifying and decluttering my closets and physical space. There are so many items that don't "spark joy" yet are within my possession with no particular reason. It's time for me to "let that shit go". Maybe the phrase is more figurative for you right now, such as letting a difficult emotion pass through you--a hurt, a regret, a heartache. In any case, letting go of what is no longer useful to us allows space for that which IS useful to be seen and recognized. A good nugget of wisdom, albeit a cliche! :)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Autumn~ A Time for Release

 
The Little Yellow Leaf 
It was autumn and in the hush of the forest a lone yellow leaf clung to the branch of a great Oak tree. “I’m not ready yet” thought the little yellow leaf as a ride of fiery leaves chased and swirled around the tree. Not yet, thought the little yellow leaf… as the afternoon sun beckoned and teased…not ready, thought the little yellow leaf as the apples grew musky, pumpkins heavy and flocks of geese took wing. Still not ready he thought as the other leaves gathered into great heaps, crackly dry where children played. A chill filled the air… and the sun sank slow. Not ready, thought the little yellow leaf as a heavy harvest moon bloomed amber in the starry sky. Not yet, not yet, not yet. Through the long night, snow flurried and the little leaf held fast to the great oak tree. Days passed by and still the little yellow leaf held tight, alone. He searched the bare, bare branches covered only with a shimmer of snow…alone. And then, then high up on an icy branch, a scarlet flash, one more leaf holding tight. You’re hear? Called the little yellow leaf.  “I am” said the little scarlet leaf. “Like me” said the little yellow leaf. Neither spoke. Finally, “Will you?” Asked the little scarlet leaf. “I will” said the little yellow leaf. And one, two, three, they let go and soared. Into the waiting wind they danced, off and away and away and away…together.