Saturday, October 6, 2012


They stand strong and still
with arms branching out
dancing to the rhythm of the wind
as they whisper ancient wisdom
we are too busy to hear.

When did this lushness morph into
shades of maize, melon,
mango tango and marvelous magenta?

Did this burst of color
ignite like the soft glow
on the Sabbath
quietly and gently
while our eyes are closed
or did it blaze out
uncontrollable, unconfined and wild?

If only we could be more 
like the trees
with roots reaching deep into the earth
arms reaching up to the heavens
wisdom allowing us
to intuitively transition
from season to season
without questioning or doubting
when to be still and dormant
and when to branch out and open
to new possibilities.

With each season
they know
when there is nothing
left to do
but just be.

It’s in this moment 
they allow
their leaves to detach
and effortlessly let go.

Autumn is the season of harvest, of letting go, of decluttering, and clearing.  This is different then the Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is about making space for the abundance that is hoped to come; autumn cleaning is about ridding oneself of what is no longer needed. It’s about holding onto only what is essential.

Nature is signaling that it’s time to let go of the things, thoughts, patterns and behaviors that weigh us down and diminish our light.

As we watch leaves fluttering to the ground, we are reminded that nature's cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time for letting go.

What are you holding on to? Can you let it go?