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Autumn: Ripe for Healing

Autumn: Ripe for Healing

Happy Equinox! We in the northern hemisphere are now in Autumn.

This season begins a turning inward to reflect upon our harvest, being thankful for our ability to vision and manifest. We take stock of what we’ve created and are still manifesting.

While it’s a truly abundant time in nature, some people feel an annual melancholia set in:.

  • Maybe we haven’t yet completed things.
  • Maybe it’s not clear what our harvest is.
  • Perhaps it doesn’t look how we imagined things to be.

The Way of the Teacher can help.


Figs, star fruit, kiwano melon, chestnuts in autumnal Barcelona market.

In Angeles Arrien’s Four-Fold Way, the Teacher within practices being open to outcome, not attached to a particular outcome.

Coming into the present moment a sense how things are for you right now. Perhaps journal on your top three intentions and note where you are. Celebrate your harvest, even if it’s not what you expected. And rededicate yourself where your intentions want more action. Autumn is just beginning.






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Healing Quotes

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly