” The Way to Success is to Follow Your Heart.” (Anon)
Please remember that tonight it is the full moon.
The Harvest Moon.
This evening it is also an eclipse, so very very special.
Next week, it’s the equinox.
Time to begin preparing for the Autumn.
Autumn: Harvest. Gathering in. Reaping what you have sown.
A time of gratitude for all abundances received throughout the year.
A time of celebration of all achievements attained.
Preparing for the time of bedding down for the winter, of coming back in to ourselves to re-stock our inner resources. To sit in peace with the land over the winter months. Before we do that, however, we are given the autumn where we are allowed to discard old skins and outworn aspects of our lives.
A time of reflection.
A magical, magical time where we are surrounded by golden colours and deep russet reds. Magical, magical, as magical as the golden sun and leaves that meld together for a while until fading away in to wintertime where the sun still shines but in a more gentle manner.
I wonder what you are grateful for this year?
What wonderful gifts have come your way that perhaps you have taken for granted?
I know that I can forget so easily each little triumph or step forward or moment of joy.
I can also forget the gifts in the tears and the endings. The richness in the conflicts. The learning that came along. I can forget where I was at this time last year and see how much more serene I am, how I have grown more contentedly in to my own skin.
As I grow older, I grow happier.
Which is strange as I had presumed for so long that it would the opposite.
I am stronger now to ask for what I want, to be honest with myself about what I need. I have no qualms about reaching for it. No fear about letting go of anything that does not serve my highest self. It becomes easier and easier the older I become.
I am, in my ageing process, becoming stronger not weaker.
I am grateful for the role of my little one within in all of this.
By listening to her, I have been able to grieve, heal and transform so much until I finally came back to a sense of oneness with my self as I am now, as I have always been. I have been led to a pathway of finding joy within my elder self by holding the hand, and being guided by, my younger self. How amazing is that?
What a rich gift.
I feel so grateful that this is the work I do in this world. Teaching people how to hold their own hands so that they can come back in to a place of oneness with their true self – their true harmonious self – where they are connected with their own deep inner peace, courage and contentment.
Back to the tranquility, wonder and magic of early childhood. But in an adult way.
People talk about magical childhoods.
I’m interested in helping people to create magical adulthood.
As I write, however, I am also aware of areas of neglect. How I have areas of my life that can become malnourished if I don’t attend to them. I can forget to socialise with people which feeds me greatly, I can forget to spend time in the woods, I can forget to eat nourishing foods and even, on occasions, to get enough sleep. All the basic things. I can be very good at forgetting them.
My intention on this full moon, as I prepare for the equinox, is to spend some time creating a nourishing autumnal schedule for myself that feeds all of me, not just part of me.
How about you?
What is your reflection on this past year so far?
What are you grateful for?
What malnourished part of your life do you wish to feed?
Spend some time with the stunning moon this evening, drinking in the magnificent energy and listening to the whispers of your own heart.
Live in peaceful serenity between now and the equinox and prepare yourself for releasing of all that no longer serves you so that, as winter sets in, you can begin to sow the seeds of new growth.
Please feel free to share, in the comment section below, what you are grateful for during this harvest time and how you would like to bring further nourishment in to your life. I would love to know.
Sending You All Much Love,
” Sometimes, the most profound adventures lie within us and the greatest journey is the journey of our own transformation once we begin to honour our truth.”
Karen Packwood – The Love Millionaire ( to be published in 2017)
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