Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Disciple of the Autumn Season

You guys probably already know this, but the word "discipline" comes from the word "disciple."

Folks tell me a lot that I'm "disciplined" or they say, "Oh that takes a lot of discipline" about something that I do. One time my dad said I was a workaholic, and I said, "I don't think I'm a workaholic, I think I'm a me-aholic." But, actually, maybe what I am is a disciple of a lot of things.

I am definitely a disciple of the autumn season and its kick-off, the autumn equinox. I stand by pretty much everything fall stands for. Ba-dum ching. Ahh, sorry guys.

According to Nature Speak, "The autumn equinox opens the cycle of the Year of the Soul for one who wants to attune to the true mysteries of Nature. The earth and any individual upon it can prepare themselves for a new cycle of growth within his or her life. As the sun moves into Libra, energy begins to affect the whole surface of the earth. The energies of plants are drawn inward. Within us, energy is drawn inside to cleanse the heart, so that a new birth can unfold at the time of winter solstice. The autumn forces become active, in a manner that triggers opportunities for transition. It is the harvesting time for what has previously passed; a time for purifying the mind and to begin the process of transmuting that which needs [to be] transmuted. During this time of year, the energies can assist us in the following ways: [1] In cleansing and purifying the heart chakra, the seat of much karma [2] In more easily turning our attention from the outer to the inner worlds, thus aligning with spirits of Nature [3] In initiating a time of weighing, measuring, determining values, and decisions for the physical and spiritual life of the individual." (Andrews, 2004, 105-107).

Word up autumn! I love you! I get so happy every time you show up; thanks so much for coming around again.

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