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Autumn: time to reflect on what to release….

by Cherryl

At the end of the fall, I turn inward, both physically and mentally. Along with winter it is a time to reflect, to learn and above all to intent for the coming year. When I notice the spectacular beauty of autumn trees, I often forget that the next step is for the trees to release those leaves. But in the end they will all fall, bringing us stillness as a result.

As natural beings, our lives also have cycles. There are times when we hold on, and there are times when we must learn to let go. Just like trees. When we act like them so when we let go of things that no longer serve us, we make room for new things to come into our lives. In other words, it’s like cleaning up.

Live in accordance to our annual cycle

To reap the benefits of this annual cycle, we must live it. Firstly, let us all release what no longer serves us and use the winter for rest and deepening. So when spring arrives we affirm new beginnings and new possibilities. More importantly, realising our spring dreams requires care and energy, nourishment and vigilance, persistence and endurance. As a result we can grow and get to fruition. Subsequently we are able to harvest again in autumn and the cycle starts again.

With the above in mind I wanted to share this beautiful poem by Safire Rose. I’m sure it will resonate to some extent. Let’s start our new cycle by letting go.

♥, Cherryl

SHE LET GO – by Safire Rose

Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line.

She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…