slipping into shadows

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Days decrease ~

And autumn grows, autumn in everything.

…..Robert Browning

Samhain whispers its deep dark, its care of the veiled spaces, its longing for that which has no name……here we pause, and in the rare desire to not illuminate the night, we sway with the spirits of the deep……..our dead know we are shadowed…..so rare and so precious…..

 There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. It draws no attention to itself though it is always secretly there. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life. Without this subtle quickening our days would be empty and wearisome, and no horizon would ever awaken our longing. Our passion for life is quietly sustained from somewhere in us that is wedded to the energy and excitement of life. This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence here as blessing………John O’Donohue

nestled in stars

George Bernard Shaw best described what we may experience during October when he wrote, “A day’s work is a day’s work, neither more nor less, and the man who does it needs a day’s sustenance, a night’s repose and due leisure, whether he be painter or plowman.” Letting be and letting go are two processes that challenge us every day to accept things as they are, especially during times of change. The state of letting be requires us to increase our levels of trust and acceptance of what is occurring in the moment, without pushing or holding back to attempt to create a different experience. Letting go is a willingness to release, in the moment, what might impede our progress. When we sense resistance is letting go, this may be a signal where we are overly attached or controlling. These lessons of living and being human- of harvest, of letting be, and of letting go- surface in the fall as we prepare for winter and the close of the year. From the fruits, or treats, of our labors, we get to see that what we have best attended to has manifested because it has truly mattered to us. We learn that what has heart and meaning for us comes into being, and that in contrast, any ambivalence or doubt we may feel often produces inconsistent results- or none at all……..Angeles Arrien

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