Sorting and clearing, it’s all about what to keep and what to discard. I grew a new yellow tomato in the garden this year that was spectacular, a sure addition next year. The closets are teeming with things that would best be used by someone else. The donation boxes are ready to be filled. Cut it with a knife! Keep this, discard that. The Feng Shui of this activity, the ancient Chinese Medicine art of balance in our environment, has been a popular topic for several years. It is the stuff that brings fresh air into a stale life. Embracing this idea brings clarity. The Metal element of autumn brings this energy of discernment into our awareness. We have a few more weeks to bring this season to a close.
The mood prepares for change with the Winter Solstice on December 21 when we begin to go into a more quiet contemplative place after our holiday festivities. I long to sit by the fire, knit and cook root vegetable soup. The garden catalogs come in the mail and dreams of what could be emerge from the quiet.
As part of our office celebration this coming month GONGS ARE BACK!!!! with a joyous meditation program for the Winter Solstice. After a long hiatus they have been calling me, people have been asking and it will happen. I do hope you can join us. The office will be full!
I am filled with gratitude for the many years I have been able to be a part of so many lives. It is a relationship that is scared to me and for that I am so thankful – for each and every one of you. Thank you for filling my life with meaning and connection. My heart is touched by yours.
May you each have a holiday season that is filled with Joyous Gratitude!!!