It is officially the Fall season! Time for farmers to gather their crops, gardeners to clean up and prepare the ground for Winter's rest, and an opportunity for each of us to take inventory of our abundance. Autumn has always been my favorite time of year as the busyness of spring and summer culminate into the harvesting of the growing season. Sweatshirts, bonfires, cool nights and the blazing colors of leaves offer one the opportunity to truly appreciate the richness of nature's beauty.
Some approach Fall as a reminder Winter is just around the corner and therefore, miss the opportunity to fully appreciate the settling into the quiet, peaceful season of Winter. It seems to me Fall gives everyone a chance to begin the process of slowing down physical activities and welcome in the retreat into our homes. With Fall comes the opportunity to slow our pace to one that allows us to "stay put" and complete projects that have gathered on our work benches for a "stay at home" day.
For this lady, I am most grateful for the approaching beauty of Autumn that helps my body and heart know there's a slowing down just around the corner, and, that there will be more opportunity to get back to things I love to do in the peaceful serenity of my home. Yep, this Yankee loves the change of seasons and the constant reminder that everything is constantly growing, dying off and regrowing into whatever I choose life to be. It warms my heart to know that if things seem boring, all I have to do is dream something new and Earth Mother offers me the opportunity to change and shift whatever needs moved or given away, to be presented to someone else who just may be seeking what has already served me. Here's to Autumn and the "Falling" away of things in order for new dreams, experiences and adventures to be created!
Whether you love or dislike the media, it does serve to keep us connected to some basic truths. Most recently the media has helped us witness the actions of kind, generous, compassionate people and offered us an expanded picture of what our "neighbors" look like! Since actions speak louder than words, I'd say our country is in pretty good shape. Maybe, just maybe the "Love thy neighbor, as thyself," is a becoming a visible truth.
There is nothing FAKE about what can be seen; therefore, I choose to believe there is hope for our world, that Love prevails when the rhetoric of finger pointing, blaming and choosing sides becomes the primary focus. In the big picture, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and age have shown no preference in the power of the human heart to have compassion and take action to help humans and animals in a time of need. Now would be a good time to look to our Earth Mother and examine our actions toward her care. Perhaps it is time to look at our personal actions to determine whether our actions show respect for this amazing planet and to another basic truth that absolutely every one and every thing thrives and grows when it is shown respect and love.
With the Full Moon this Wednesday, "Setting Sun Woman," the Keeper of Tomorrow's Goals and Dreams, will be heralded in to assist those ready to Live the Truth. This Clan Mother sets in the West direction which is the home of the feminine principle of intuition and a willingness to receive. We welcome and encourage anyone desiring to know more about the teaching of Truth given by the 13 Original Clan Mothers to join us this Thursday, Sept 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Bring an open heart, a friend, wear a skirt or sarong and join us as we deepen our understanding of sacred Truth. Contact Vicky at vkwspirit@gmail with questions and to RSVP if you plan to attend by Thursday noon. Even if you have never heard of the 13 Original Clan Mothers, we welcome you to click on the This Moon tab on the left to read a bit more about these amazing teachers, then join us for a heart-felt evening.
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!