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Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. Joan Lunden - journalist
The Autumnal Equinox is always about bringing in the harvest of our year spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Taking stock of what we need to keep, give away and put back into the Universe as compost is part of this process. Another aspect, as we start a period of new beginnings, is to clear up any unfinished business from paperwork to relationship issues. What can I contribute to the world around me? What preparations do I need to make?
Part of this refining, pruning period, maybe to reflect on your spiritual practice. Do you tend to disappear into the heavens and then want to stay there, rather than bringing heaven down to earth or even notice that it is already around us? Being awake for an awakening is one way of looking at it.
There has been a sense of deep loss, fear of loss and confusion for many this year. Now is a good time to do any healing and forgiveness work around this, including past life work. It is even more important to do this at the beginning of autumn as Mid-Equinox, Samhain, is when the veil between the worlds is non-existent and can be overwhelming if there is already a sense of burden. Humour is sometimes known as the key to our soul and will help with a lightness of spirit.
Alongside grief, deep connections have been renewed with friends and family and nurturing this is very important. Change is inevitable and new ventures can be exciting so supporting each other can help with having a lightness of spirit. This Equinox there is a sense of tread cautiously with discernment. One of the challenges maybe be a fanciful, overactive imagination and tools around staying present will be very useful. But, move forwards nonetheless. The theme of patience continues as opposed to rushing into things. Gentleness and a gradual deep sense of knowing will bring about balance.