Monday, September 22, 2008
Farewell to Summer
Today is the Autumn Equinox, usually one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve been wondering why I am so reluctant to let go of Summer this time around. I think it might be because I feel really ready for a change and yet, I’m afraid that my expectations will be dashed. This has been a difficult summer without enough good times to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve had. My interactions with my horses have been focused on healing them of physical ailments. I’m just feeling jumpy and unsettled.
Several years ago, a friend of mine studied with Sandra Ingerman, a shaman who lives in New Mexico. She introduced me to Sandra’s books and to her website, on which there is a monthly newsletter. Sandra is a wise woman with a big heart and great hope for the direction that this world is heading. So, on the Equinox, I turned to her to see what she had to say:
“Let’s use the support of the seasonal change of letting go of what is no longer needed and release those blocking energies back to the earth and universe to be composted so that new beautiful life might be born from what you let go of. “
Tomorrow, I’m going to give myself the gift of an hour of sitting in the pasture with my horses. I’ve been saying I want to do this almost every day and I never have the time. I think I’ll be twitching, wanting to groom them or pick up after them. I won’t give in to my nervous energy. I will let it all go back into the earth and worry about the compost pile later.