And, so we bow to the shift in Seasons. Happy Autumn Equinox!

Balance is the Name of the Game…
Light vs. Dark, Internal vs. External.
Spiritual Growth vs. Enlightenment.

Nature always offers to us a grand reason to pay attention inwardly, here the focus brings us to the balance of Dark vs. Light, or Light vs. Dark. However, you wish to perceive it.

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today, marks the balance between light and dark. This is not just in the external natural world but, too in our internal world where we go into deep shifts and changes.

As, the Sun moves from Virgo to Libra we are again reminded of the necessity of inner and outer balance, the glyph for Libra too offers it’s significance of the now setting Sun. For us to go within, and prepare our internal space of the beckoning darkness that will soon be enveloping us.

So let the Rituals begin, as we in unison bow in great reverence to the changing seasons. The Autumnal Equinox favours the preparations for our internal process of deepening our Spiritual Practices.

Just as the leaves fall from the trees, the World itself goes into a death cycle and hibernation. We too, go through this natural cycle of death into rebirth.

The Darkness, is nothing to be feared but rather a necessity. The cycle of Death and Rebirth affords us the spaciousness to continue living more holistically in alignment with Nature and the Natural Cosmic Cycles.

It is highly important to "pay attention" to our health and well-being, when the seasons change. Our adaptability to attune to the seasons through food, exercise,  rest and reflection will help us too adapt to the planetary cycles which in turn will keep us in perfect health + harmony: mind, body and soul.

From the Autumn Equinox, we head into the darkening days which provide a perfect paradox for our own inner spiritual journey. This is coupled with Mercury going direct, which will further bring balance into our external and internal mechanisms of harmonious communication enhancing our spiritual development.

The duality of inner dark and light, of death and rebirth is highlighted, as we prepare for a journey towards enlightenment. Autumn equinox marks the time for darkness to begin it'sdescent upon us, drawing us into our darkest days. This time before the darkest days helps to us prepare for our next rebirth when the Sun is reborn.

We can utilize this time for our own spiritual transformation, dipping deeper into our own darkness so, that when the time is right we can step forth once more into the Light.

Light vs. dark is all about balance, tune in to the rhythms of nature + the spiritual significance so that you too can walk in and through life enlightened.

This is the paradox we face, do we have enough internal resources of Light to stay focused on what is necessary to sustain our spiritual growth towards eventual enlightenment. Just as the harvest of summer is celebrated and stored for winter, we too should take heed of our own inner collections.

During this time look at the full harvest you have reaped through the Summer, pay attention to all the intentions you set to seed over the past 9 months. Anything that did not come to fruition can be set aside for internal review and reseeded once, we return your self to the Light.

Now, is the time to bring yourself closer to home. Journey inward to the space of our Soul. Though the darkness, we will be again reborn. From our Shadows, we discover our deepest Truths and Strengths. Use this time wisely, as it provides space for deeper alchemy to be savoured in your internal world.

In the ancient tradition of Yoga, it is customary on the Equinox to practice 108 Sun Salutations. It provides that foundation for cleansing and rebalancing the system as, we honor the rotation of the Sun.

With Eternal Blessings, May your Autumnal Equinox bring your Greater Balance and Reverence for Life.