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?


  1. Oh, I can't wait to check out your blog some more! Thanks for visiting mine, and leading me back to yours!

    1. Shari,
      Thanks so much for your late night visit. It looks like we are both night owls.
      Sweet dreams, my friend.

  2. It is most definitely time to let go, be our carefree inner selves, and savor the beauty around us. You are gorgeous, dear friend. I love this poem.

    1. Noami,
      Thanks so much for being right there with me the past few weeks.
      I cherish you.
      Much LOVE to you.

  3. what a beautiful message about this gorgeous season. i am ready to get down to what is essential and this post is pushing me in the right direction.

    thanks for stopping by my blog. i have the feeling we are "on the same page" and will be visiting often.

    1. Laurie,
      Yes, so happy to be sharing the same page with you. I know we will visit each other often.

  4. feeling this to my bones
    and beyond, Eydie.
    and your bright leaves sing!!!
    thanks for sharing
    this beauty...I'm so much
    richer for it.

    1. Jennifer,
      Your visits always bring
      a song to my heart.
      I so appreciate you.

  5. You have put into words what I have been feeling, as the weather turns colder and the colors change. Thank you.

    1. Jill,
      I am sending so much love, joy and peace ... from my heart to yours.

  6. What a beautiful, heartfelt post. The images and your words really speak to me today.

    1. Deborah,
      Wishing you love, light and sweet peace.
      Thanks so much for your visit and your kindness.

  7. this is the second time today I've seen connection to autumn and changing...letting go. must be telling me something!!

    your tree photo is beautiful...and your words as well!!! the trees can teach us soo much!!

    1. Kathryn,

      The season is inviting us to gently release what is no longer ours to hold onto.
      Thank you so much for you kind words and your beautiful presence.

  8. Beautiful post, Eydie! You have a wonderful blog that I look forward to following. Thank you so much for visiting last week and leaving such kind words. It's always nice to meet a fellow moon chaser!

    Take care,

    1. Jamie,
      Looking forward to chasing the moon with you!

  9. Thank you for visiting me.

    "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".

    I love these words thank you for the inspiration, I going the 'book mark' this. x

    1. I’d love to stop by and visit with you. I could not get to your blog from the “foxy sue”.
      Please leave me your site, I’d love to visit.

  10. Beautiful photo, beautiful poetry, beautiful you. My word for this year was "release." I am learning.

    1. Pam,
      I love the energy you bring here.
      Yes, gently release ... all in good time.

  11. GORGEOUS, OUTRAGEOUsly beautiful photos! thank you FOR SHARING! and your poetry is so, well i don't want to put a word to describe and spoil it, i LOVE IT!

  12. Eydie - I loved your photo on its own, but reading your words! You have such an inspiring voice. You've given me so much to think about. So very glad to have found you, and will definitely enjoy spending more time exploring your blog! xo


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