It can be a time of anxiety and worry, and sadness, since the nights are getting longer again. We might grieve the light and the summer. We might worry if we will mentally survive the dark months ahead. This is when it is good to stop. Breathe and be in the moment.
This is a time to slow down, if we want to follow the cycles of Mama Earth.
The equinox is a good time to reflect on the year that has gone by. Just as we can harvest fruit and mushrooms in nature, we can look at what we have grown in our own lives. What have we created? It can be physical things, or it can be attitudes we have developed. It can be experiences and emotions.
Take some time, perhaps at your altar, to light a candle, and give thanks for all the abundance in your life, and all that you have achieved. Write it down and read it out loud to yourself, and know that you are heard by Goddess, by the Universe.
Give thanks. Try to really experience the feeling of gratitude within. Sit with that for a while. Just breathing.
You might want to think about some things you need to attend to in the coming months. Some things you want to continue growing. Write them down too.
When you feel ready, blow out your candle.
Enjoy this time, when the air changes. Observe nature. Listen to Her, and listen to your own soul. Sink your roots deep into the earth and absorb all the love.
With blessings, Elin xx
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