Sunday, October 23, 2011

Autumnal Equinox

The morning air is crisper and it stays dark until almost seven o'clock in the morning. I feel a strong pull to stay in my bed with the covers pulled up to my chin, warm and safe. I see the trees changing out their wardrobes, as I carry sweaters from one closet to the next. It is definitely becoming Fall. Autumnal Equinox is long past now, and we are into Hallomas. The light is growing longer and our shadows dance on the sidewalks until dinner time.

  • Are you feeling the urge to go inward?
  • To stay home and cook stew?
  • To wear sweaters and leggings and pull out your Uggs?
Yes!!!! Me too. And so is Mother Nature. She prepares herself by deepening the caves and covering the ground. She knows winter is a long siesta for much of the natural world. And while it may seem unproductive, it is essential. The preparation for Spring is happening but in a way that is magical and unseen.

  • How is that true in your own life?
  • What is occurring naturally within you, without a lot of effort and energy?
We are all given this reprieve from daily frenzied activities. Do we pay attention to the inner cycle of life/death/rebirth? Are you aware that you are craving solitude right now? Are you able to slow down and be present to the divine within you? What will you be mulling over in the compost of your internal life this Fall?

Two Bird Sunset, #4878-20D

© 2011 James W. Murray, all rights reserved.

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Details: February 16, 2011; Canon 20D; f/14 @ 1/250 sec; ±0 EV; ISO 200;
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM @ 252mm


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