Monday, September 22, 2008
Its the first day of Fall today. Happy Mabon!
Goodbye to summer, goodbye to wearing only shorts and a t-shirt, goodbye to freshly cut flowers at the farmers market, goodbye to the sounds of the crickets and insect life at night, goodbye to the icecream truck song, goodbye to the outdoor seating at restaurants.
Hello to beautiful colored leaves, hello to warm sweaters pulled out of boxes, hello to squashes and pumpkins, hello to smoke coming out of chimneys, hello to hot soups and stews, hello to a new season.
I'm trying to embrace the Fall and not dread it as I have so many years of my life. The Fall meant back to school and a winter around the corner, cold winds and too many layers. I want to appreciate the Fall and appreciate being alive now, no matter what the calendar says.
I am here now, today, the first day of Fall
....this is an excerpt I found on the web from Patti Wigington about Mabon.....
Mabon is a time of balance, when there are equal hours of darkness and light, and that can affect people in different ways. For some, it's a season to honor the darker aspects of the goddess, calling upon that which is devoid of light. For others, it's a time of thankfulness, of gratitude for the abundance we have at the season of harvest. Because this is, for many people, a time of high energy, there is sometimes a feeling of restlessness in the air, a sense that something is just a bit "off". If you're feeling a bit spiritually lopsided, with this simple meditation you can restore a little balance into your life.