Autumn: The Earth Pulls Inward
Mother Earth is the primal nurturer. She is receptive, strong, and gentle. Together, earth and sky complement one another, and in doing so, foster creation.
The autumn season is a time to reap the harvest in preparation for the colder months ahead. It is a time to persevere even when things seem impossible. Mother Earth teaches us to be open to a solution then one will be presented as the earth follows heaven's time and heaven's time helps the earth. If we yield to the earth and treat Her with kindness unlimited abundance is ours.
The natural contractive force during this season impacts human behavior. There is an underlying desire to serve all life forms unconditionally as higher self awakens. It is the inward momentum that calls us to take time away from distractions and tap into inner resources.
What Can We Learn:
There are several lessons Mother Earth puts forth especially this time of year. Love and respect is a big one. Think about it, the earth has respect for all who live upon her. There is no part of her that is greater than the other. All is one and perfect.
Gaining wisdom and having courage are also lessons to behold. The greatest sages known to man walked upon the earth. In their very footsteps lies the wisdom to be shared with all. The earth doesn't falter when shaken. Every day She provides for all without compromise. We too must work through the difficult times and defend what is right, what we believe in, and be a part of this world.
Seeking the truth is yet another lesson the earth presents. The earth is always true to itself. It does not seek to destroy. If we are true to self first then it will be easy to be true to others.
Simple Earth Meditation:
Earth represents the mother, nurturer, and liberating current; it requires sky energy (the father) for balance and to bring intentions to fruition. Here is a simple meditation, so you can better serve yourself and others:
- Sit comfortably with your spine erect and shoulders relaxed.
- Soften the corners of your eyes.
- Focus on the ebb and flow of the breath.
- Repeat a simple mantra, "I am divine love" 108 times to affirm connection to love and align yourself to the will of the universe.
Around the Home:
The earth areas of the home include the northeast, southwest and center. It's a good idea to build and root these areas of your home with fire and earth elements. There are so many ways to do this from color choices, elements, patterns or as simple as crystals, stones and candles. I offer a plethora of simple design solutions in many of my publications, but especially Feng Shui Designs in a Flash CD. You can click here to visit my publications page.
Once you build and root the aforementioned areas of your home, you will energetically feel more grounded to take you into the colder months ahead. To help you with the inward journey this season offers, activate the west and northwest portents of your home as well. You'll want to support with strong earth and contractive precious metal qualities. The inward journey is a time to reap the benefits of your intentions set earlier in the year so you can prepare to lay the groundwork for new ideas to come.
For further information on the forces of nature and how they impact you personally see my third book: Mother Nature a Bridge Conscious Living
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com