Happy Autumn Equinox! This is a time to balance and recalibrate after the summer. It's a day of equal light and darkness - a time to reflect on balancing opposite energies. What kind of balance are you cultivating in your life right now? Who do you need to be and what do you need to do in order to achieve and maintain this balance or at least continually cycle back to it during this new season? Fall is a time of reflection, change, and transformation -- so the question is: how do you best stay balanced in the midst of change?
I've been working with the image of a redwood tree in one of Kim Hermanson's fabulous classes and I offer this as a tool to you for today or this season. A redwood tree balances a deeply-rooted, strong and stable trunk with a vast height. When we work with imagery metaphorically, it's useful to BECOME the image in our mind's eye. So if we close our eyes and become a redwood tree in our mind's eye, we feel this balance of stability combined with far-reaching sight. We feel our groundedness and endurance in any weather while both seeing the interconnected grove around us and producing our branches and leaves. I invite you to play around with becoming a redwood tree in your mind's eye OR to allow another image to come to mind when you think of balance in the midst of change and to become that image instead. Feel into it and notice all that you possibly can. Write down your experience and use it as a guide for the fall season.