Autumnal Shedding

I was away for a couple of days this week. I went bush. Everywhere I looked there were signs of nature’s shedding.. …Seedpods from acacia trees, gum nuts from the eucalyptus and delicate cicada cases perching on grass fronds.The warm glow of the afternoon sun on the small maple tree and  the slowing pace of the natural world encouraged me to reflect on where I found myself at this point in my life.

What had come to fruit and been harvested now the busyness and activity of summer had waned? What did I need to release or shed in order to be living the vision I had for my life? No quick and easy answers.

These are things I will contemplate as we move deeper into the colder months. I will turn inward and begin to write, draw, make more in order to receive the messages I need to hear. Then I will slow-cook and nourish them over winter ready for the next cycle of growth in spring.

So here I offer you an affirmation for this time of transformation and release.

Please feel free to print it out and place it somewhere where you will see it and be reminded of what is important in this season of  life.

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Knowing

“[Sacred space] is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen”. ~ Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth