Transition of Autumn
By Nancy Lynn
As we transition from the warm breezes of summer into the changing leaves of autumn, we are reminded of the beauty of change. Every year the leaves on the trees lose their green shade and fade to brilliant arrays of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Our lives are much like these leaves as the season changes, so do we as people. We grow and transform ourselves into new versions while shedding our old skin and incorporating the lessons we have learned into the new revision of who we are. We move forward in life and begin to gain a greater awareness of the universe and our place within it.
Autumn holds a great significance to spiritualists, as it is the time of the autumn equinox. On September 22 the day and night will be equal in length, creating a perfect balance of light to dark, masculine to feminine, a balance within ourselves as well as other energies around us. It is a time of inner reflection. Autumn is a season that is shrouded in possibilities. It invites us to release what no longer benefits us in our journey to open our way of furthering our personal development.
Just as a farmer harvests the rich bounty at the end of summer, he looks at autumn as the time to turn over soil and fertilize the earth. Autumn reminds us of the impermanence of everything. We have experienced the growth of life, which is seen in spring, the flowerings and expansion of summer, autumn the rich colors of the leaves and winter the baron branches of what was. All there to remind us of the fleeting beauty of nature in all its glory. We can take advantage of this time of year to reap the possibilities of changes and the insight in the journey.
In order to bring about positive self-change we must learn to release any self-destructive behaviors. Look at what you have accomplished versus what you have not and remember the grass is not always greener on the other side. We should approach this time with realistic expectations, as it is essential to assist in self-change and spiritual growth. Our greatest gift to our self is to create reachable tasks and awards for obtaining our achievements.
Much like the changing colors of the leaves each Autumn we should take this time to reevaluate where we are and where we want to go to. Each season without the other one before, would not be able to complete the cycle of life. The spouting of new life, into the green growth of summer, followed by the shedding of the rich colors of leaves into the transformation and dormancy of winter into a new version of who we will be… Looked at as: Spring creation, Summer development, Autumn reflection, Winter transition.