Autumn's Gift

The veil between worlds is thinning. The leaves are changing, and yet I can still make out with my inner eye the presence of summer held in the aged glow of their colors. As their vibrant greens harden and fade to yellows, browns, salmon orange and red, I feel the inevitable change coming on and empathize with the cycle of release many of us here in the northern hemisphere are now experiencing. Summer has gone, autumn is upon us and winter is coming.

I love autumn. Autumn brings me so much joy and a sense of welcome ease. I am so happy the dog days of summer are well behind us; and the resting coolness of the exhaling evergreens and the damp earth envelop me every time I walk out the door. It's an invigorating time of year while simultaneously I feel given the permission to relax.

But this autumn my life is very busy. This year the busyness of summer continues – autumn is dancing to the same fast-paced tune as that of August. Instead of quiet days and reacquainting myself with the inner stillness and quiet spaciousness that I love about autumn, I find my calendar full with house building projects and business development, and... more house building projects. I am extremely grateful for both of these for they enrich my life and bring creativity and the promise of dreams come true. But... as the old saying goes, "When it rains, it pours."