Sunday, July 19, 2020

7:11 AM
Autumn Equinox, here we are. The new season will officially arrive at 9.50 on Monday 23 September 2019 in the northern hemisphere while in the southern hemisphere the beginning of spring will be celebrated. A period of renewal and change, not only for Nature but also for us. 


On the 23rd the duration of the day and that of the night will be identical, but as the days go by, the hours of light will decrease or, as is often said, the days will begin to be shorter and the longer and gradually cooler nights. 
Nature changes before our eyes, involving all our senses, with its new scents and with the quiet that has taken the place of the joy of summer. 
  1. 01. Autumn, it's harvest time 

The autumnal equinox, traditionally, was considered a significant time of year because of the harvest. But even today, it is time to collect efforts, it is time to take stock of the intentions made at the beginning of the year are bearing fruit. 
Spiritually speaking, autumn represents the moment when we must recognize abundance as a natural state of being. Our lives go through cycles of growth, harvest, death and rebirth as it happens in nature. 
The changing seasons are key points in the cycle of life, and in these seasonal passages, many ancient cultures perceived a more powerful message for humanity. Indigenous cultures recognized earth-based wisdom by celebrating the winter solstice, the spring equinox, the summer solstice, and the autumn equinox. Stages of an inner spiritual journey that reflected the natural one. 

  1. 02. We celebrate the abundance of Nature 

To celebrate the autumn equinox, we remember that in this period nature offers us many fruits despite the farewell to summer, the season that par excellence gives us many products. In the same way, we try to move our consciousness from the sense of lack to that of wealth, focusing on what we have and not what we lack. Such as? A help in this sense could be the diary of gratitude, in which to express our gratitude towards life. 

Autumn is the time of year when we need to create space for what will come next, fertile ground to make our dreams grow. 
  1. 03. We savour the magic of silence 

In the chaos of everyday life, made up of traffic, commitments, stress and appointments, we allow ourselves time to remain silent, listening to what is trying to emerge within us. 
The meaning of the Autumn Equinox for those on a spiritual path is the time of year when we activate our new growth cycle. When we become silent and rest, we are letting our wider vision emerge. 

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, we face our own inner darkness to prepare for the birth of the inner light, celebrated on the occasion of the winter solstice. 

Let's sit, meditate, savour the beauty of Nature that changes, with its soft and warm colours, which welcome us towards a journey made of rebirth.