As I grow older, I feel my connection with Earth and her rhythms strengthening. Becoming more intertwined. When I first began gardening in my late twenties, I found that cord of connection beginning to weave and form itself, as the growing and providing of food for my family from our garden space was dependent upon the cycles of the seasons, weather, and so on.
But as I near my forties (I can’t believe I just typed those words!), I find the strength of that cord widening, becoming more tethered to my inner-self. This connection became very apparent to me on Friday, the autumnal equinox. On this day of equal light and dark, I could feel a sense of profound balance that I have never experienced before. It seemed that on this day, I was able to face negative elements with the positive. I was able to keep my head up and keep my eyes on my daily intentions. And I was able to fully engage my girls in this special day that only comes around twice a year.
In addition to our daily school tasks on Friday, my girls and I set out to fully embrace our day with time spent in the garden, bringing some new art pieces to life, and celebrating with neighbors.
I hope on this Monday you are able to find a snippet of balance in this world that often seems to be spinning a bit out of control. Have a wonderful week, friends!