The Autumnal Equinox is one of the most powerful energy apexes of the year. It begins a ripple of energy pouring into our souls. It moves us into the sign of Libra, the scales, bringing with it balance and peace. It begins fall, the time of harvest and abundance. It brings change in the world around us: temperature, color, sound.
So, how can you harness the cosmic energy of this momentary natural balance of light and dark?
Schedule a time to cleanse to fully reap the benefits of increased energy and improved mood. Purge clutter from your home, allowing yourself space to welcome the season change into it. Consider also removing yourself from situations or circles which tend to drain your energy or weigh you down. Release your possessions and emotions that no longer benefit you, just as the trees let go of their leaves and allow them to drop.
Search for balance in your life. Use the equality of daylight and darkness to harness your own equal flow. This may mean building a better work-life balance, making time for self-care, or allowing things to be postponed. Harmony harbors happiness, poise perpetuates peace.
Give thanks for all that you have and all that you are. The fall symbolizes the harvest, when we welcome the benefits of our labor, where we enjoy the goodness of the earth. Be thankful for the simple things, the difficult situations, the beautiful pieces of your world.
Finally, open your heart to kindness and allow your positive glow to spread this season. As Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu said, “May all beings be happy. May all my thoughts, words, and actions contribute in some way to the happiness of all beings.” Sharing your heart with others during this seasonal transformation will keep your mind open and sweet, delicate and wise.
Happy equinox. Blessed be you, blessed be all.