. What is gathering outside your windows? Can you feel it? Can you taste the air? What is coiling deep inside you? Can you feel it? Do you wish to dare? What is outside calls to or resists what is within, what is within does the same with that outside. Resistance or longing, it almost doesn’t matter, except to our comfort levels. It is all energy. It all meets at the edges of our consciousness and skin. We can center. We can open. We can be present to change. The dice cup rat
You who long for change, what are you seeking?
Never doubt the power of the night.
Obscure though colors be, your senses heighten.
Gift time’s slow tumbling with an inner light. Trust the bird in Autumn’s winging.
Listen for the beetles scurrying low.
Prick your ears for wind, and rain – what’s coming?
As you light the gentle fire to boil your tea. All is ordinary, all unique.
Every moment can be seen anew.
Your life, never mundane, is ever sacred.
What you do, and t
The maple teaches many things: Turn to face the sunlight when it comes.
Let green leaves shift in colored season’s change.
Ripple in the breeze,
Or thrash hard in nighttime wind,
Learn to drink the cold, life giving rain. Most of all, root deeply, quest for sky.
Stand tall and offer shade, and sap, and sough,
And bring to earth your own particular
Bowed branched, reaching, beauty.
Do not be afraid to let things go. [ California Big Leaf Maple] #Autumn #maple