A solitary leaf falls to the ground signaling a shift
between the heat of summer and the final fanfare of fall
as the earth tilts toward darkness in the northern lands.
Mother moon, now sovereign, will soon kiss our world goodnight
and begin the great Rest.
But here, in this space and time
Where what was and what is to come
co-exist and boundaries are permeable
the surrender that is autumn waits patiently.
In still presence
Breathe in the spicy air
Relish in the abundance the earth offers you
Be grateful with an open hand
Rejoice in your creations.
All that has been birthed must be released.
As the tree relinquishes its seed
so must we let go of the fruits of our labor
allowing them to come to fulfillment
beyond our sway
Soon enough the wheel will once again turns toward the sun
and ignite nature’s passion.
But for now –
Relax, Rejoice, and be at peace.