What Does The Fall Equinox Represent For You?
The Fall Equinox on September 22nd is a time of harvest, gratitude, and deep internal spiritual reflection.
This day marks the beginning of autumn, a time when we start to slow down and gather our reserves for the winter. This allows us to see how far we have come in a year, as well as to reap the rewards of the projects we have been pursuing.
This subtle internal process can be seen if we look at each year and see how things are slowly changing. Day by day, we are shedding our fear, getting closer to our spiritual self and further away from the fear-based ego that runs us into the ground. If you look back at the year, you’ll realize how far you’ve come in such a relatively short time.
Today is a day that marks a moment of accomplishment and it’s good to spend some time in nature to thank Mother Earth and the Universe for supporting you in your internal growth process. Thank it for the challenges that allowed you to grow, the prayers that were answered, and the blessings that seemed to have shown up out of nowhere.
Ancient Wisdom Is Still Alive
Before the rise of Christianity when the world was more deeply connected to the energy of nature, the Fall Equinox was a key moment in the year to thank the Earth for all it provides and a time to begin to recover from all the work we’ve put in over the year. This time of giving thanks does not mean just being thankful for the food that we have on the table, but a heartfelt realization and gratitude for the gentle guidance that nature gives us and how the larger cycles of the Universe allow us to manifest and reap what we sow.
As people continue to open up spiritually in the present day, they are finding that same wisdom of the ancients: we are all connected, to everything. The path of the spiritual seeker is internal, and that internal space is the place we can go to find solace and truth. The ancients knew the energies of nature are alive in us, they knew that we feel as humans what nature is going through as well.
As the leaves begin to change, the temperatures begin to cool, and the animals begin to prepare to hibernate, we can give ourselves time to let our bodies relax and put our minds at ease. It’s as if we are moving from the yang (output) to the yin (receiving), where we can hear the voice of our soul and allow its wisdom to nurture and replenish us after working so hard for the first three quarters of the year.
How To Bring It Home
Sometimes we read about a spiritually significant day and it feels somehow outside of us, like a concept but not a tangible experience. If you want to really make the effort to sense just how much your energy is connected to everything and glean the wisdom that can come from tuning in to this pivotal event, sit quietly in nature and allow yourself to expand your consciousness to feel the subtle changes initiated in nature at this time. Feel the heartbeat of the Earth and know that everyone is a part of everything together.
Allow this spirit to come into your heart and give you a sense of your purpose and a vision of how you are supported in that purpose by the Universe and by the spiritual helpers in the higher vibrational realms. We get glimpses of these helpers when an idea pops into our mind or we get a gut feeling that is accurate and helpful. These helpers are there to energetically support us so we can maintain a high vibration and a loving intention and help the entire planet evolve. Allow the vision to show up and allow yourself to just experience what that looks like when you’re living it.
Now allow the Universe to show you how supported you are. Ask the Universe to show you how your energy is connected to everything and how your loving intention keeps you connected to a support system that is real and powerful. This is your true self and your true identity.
The Fall Equinox means that day and night are the same lengths. Equinox marks the time when we begin to experience more darkness than light over the 24-hour cycle of the day. This means instead of feeling overly optimistic, we may be seeing more of our own darkness or pain reflected in the world around us. Each time our focus is drawn to what we may perceive as negative as we dive into our shadow self, we can embrace this and look for the positive expression of that energy. Even the toughest emotion can be expressed in a loving way. Greed could be expressed as self-love in its healthy version, for example.
As we begin to see our own shadows, the emotions we experience may feel a bit darker perhaps and those emotions hold the biggest potential healing because as we choose to rewrite any stories of lack, fear or limitations, we are seeing the last chains that hold us back from stepping more fully into the light. Use this season to embrace all the negative thoughts as a clue for an area of your own life that you can re-work to be loving and limitless.