The Fall Equinox is a good time to honor the cycles of nature. According to the Perelandra gardening process, or anyone with a conscious relationship to Nature, today marks the new year in the growth cycle. Soil samples show that at the precise moment of each equinox and solstice, there is life vitality released to the soil.
Surprising, it is in Autumn when the least amount of this vitality is released. We would have guessed Winter. The environment is now quiet and at peace. The lower life vitality, with its lower activity, creates the perfect stage for the birth of a new cycle.
We celebrate the arrival of this season, embracing cooler weather, restocking the wood shed, and appreciating the softer light juxtaposed with the rich shades of fall leaves. This morning, we spent time in quiet reflection. Rumi’s quote comes to mind, “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground, there are hundreds of ways to go home again.”