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The Awe of Fall

Every season has its own special charms and characteristics that we look forward to, but none are considered more spectacular than the fall. As the leaves change on the trees, we are left with some of the most stunning natural scenes as the beautiful gold and brown leaves create a sense of warmth and change. Although often seen as the end, the fall represents the dawning of a new day; a new chapter. Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. Get inspired and stay in-spirit as you navigate through this season of transformation.

     October resonates with the energy of Yang Earth, as the main element of the architype animal of the Dog. Mother earth is receptive, strong, yet gentle. She compliments father sky, and in doing so, fosters creation. St. Francis of Assisi preached how the whole world is a family connected through Mother Earth as care giver, sister moon, brother fire, and father God above who provide the elements of nature that lead us back to Source.

     The Native American Indians also honor every part of the earth. Everything is sacred about the earth. In Native American Medicine Wheel, the season of fall sits in the west, a place of the setting sun. As the wheel turns energy moves from the periphery to the core. Life force energy literally draws back into the roots.

     The Q'ero people from Peru share a similar belief honoring Pachamama, meaning Mother Earth, for her bounties. They belief nature was given to man from father sky and is the teacher on how to live one's life. The basic premise is to freely give back to Mother with gratitude and in return abundance is received.

What Can We Learn This Month About Mother Earth?

     Mother Earth has respect for all who live upon her. There is no part of her that is greater than another. All is one and perfect. We are kin to all living things and therefore must love and show respect to one another. We must regard one another with esteem and consideration.

     The greatest sages known to man walked upon the earth. In their very footsteps lies the wisdom to be shared with all. When we take the time with mother earth we too shall learn the ways of the sages and find the wisdom that upholds ones spirit.