Dear, Adventurous and Brave Children of the Earth,

The Autumnal Equinox is here! Six months after the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, we’re experiencing again the balancing of the light– day and night in equal amounts.  Soon the nights will be longer than the days. It’s time to take a moment from all the Summer activities and take a breath!

In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s Harvest time. The leaves are giving off their light in gorgeous reds and golds.  There’s so much food everywhere!  Out in the countryside or at your local farmer’s market, Earth’s abundance is evident & delightful.

For our ancestors, Equinox was a sacred time… a time outside of time.  It was a time to pause and notice how much is given, to give thanks to the powers that be and to invite family and friends to share.  In the face of Winter, they came together, knowing interdependence is an irrefutable fact.

We know we’re living in a time of great change. None of us knows what the future will bring. But how do you prepare for the unknown? Once again, Mother Nature shows us how:  give it all away.  Open to the winds of change and trust there’s a process of renewal going on.

Even when you can’t imagine how your life will renew.

In deepest admiration,

Keeping Quiet
by Pablo Neruda

And now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth
let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victory with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about,
I want no truck with death.

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadnessof never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.

Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.

Now I’ll count up to twelve,
and you keep quiet and I will go.

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