The autumn season is a time to reap the harvest in preparation for the colder months ahead.
The natural contractive force during this season impacts human behavior. There is an underlying desire to serve all life forms unconditionally as higher self awakens. It is the inward momentum that calls us to take time away from distractions and tap into inner resources.
What Can We Learn:
There are several lessons Mother Earth puts forth during this time of year. Love and Respect is a big one. Think about it, the earth has respect for all who live upon her. There is no part of her that is greater than the other. All is one and perfect.
Gaining Wisdom and having Courage are also lessons to behold. The greatest sages known to man walked upon the earth. In their very footsteps lies the wisdom for us all. The earth doesn't falter when shaken. Every day She provides without compromise or bias. We too must work through the difficult times and defend what is right, what we believe in, and be a part of this world.
Seeking the Truth is yet another lesson the earth presents. The earth is always true to itself. It does not seek to destroy. If we are true to self first, then it will be easy to be true to others.
Simple Earth Meditation:
Earth represents the mother, nurturer, and liberating current; it requires sky energy (the father) for balance and bring intentions to fruition. Here is a simple meditation to better serve yourself and others:
Sit comfortably with your spine erect and shoulders relaxed.
Soften the corners of your eyes.
Focus on the ebb and flow of the breath.
Repeat a simple mantra, "I am divine love" 108 times to affirm connection to love and align yourself to the will of the universe.
Around the Home:
From a feng shui perspective, earth directions include the northeast, southwest and center. It's a good idea to build and root these directions in your home with fire and earth elements. There are so many ways to do this including specific colors, natural elements, patterns, shapes or simply adding crystals, stones, candles or certain images. I offer a plethora of simple design solutions in my publication The Rooms and Realms of Our Homes - Weaving the Power of Attraction into Design.
Once you build and root the aforementioned areas of your home, you will energetically feel more grounded for the colder months ahead. To further assist your inward journey, consider activating two additional direction portents; the west and northwest. You'll want to support these rooms with strong earth elements and contractive precious metal qualities. The inward journey is a time to reap the benefits of your intentions set earlier in the year so you can prepare to lay the groundwork for new things to come.
For further information on the forces of nature and how they impact you personally see my third book: Mother Nature a Bridge Conscious Living