On the Autumn Equinox, the opposing forces of Yin and Yang come into balance as the the length of day and the length of night become equal. When two opposing forces are in harmony, beauty is created, and as nature comes into elemental balance during this time of the year, the beauty of the natural world leaps out.
Beauty, is the theme of the next seasonal phase, Autumn Equinox. But what spiritual function does beauty serve and how can you access that quality to align with nature and enrich your life?
In a word, beauty opens the door to love. Beauty may take the form of another human, a sunset, or a work of art. Whatever the medium through which beauty is perceived, if we are moved by beauty, the heart opens and we experience gratitude, joy, and a deep sense of wellbeing. Beauty relieves stress, melts away tension, and creates balance and harmony. It is easier to experience sympathy, tenderness, and care inside a beautiful moment. Beauty draws out our inner sweetness.
Allow the beauty of nature to inspire more beauty in your life. That could mean enhacing your physical presentation and making yourself more pleasing. Or bringing harmony to the way that you communicate. The words “please” and “thank you” are welcome this time of the year. Becoming more gracious, accommodating and ready to compromise are sound strategies. Privilege harmony over conflict. Say yes more times than you say no and you will resonate with the seasonal mood.
Pay special attention to the sunsets over the next two weeks. Nightfall during Autumn Equinox is an especially powerful time. Spend a few moments meditating with the beauty of dusk on the power of love. Allow the magic of the moment to open your heart. Intentions set at this time will help you shape the world in a meaningful way.
Practicing the Autumn Equinox Empowerment will help you boost your energy level and enhance your expression of harmony. The empowerment begins on Friday, September 22nd between 4:01 PM EDT and 6:01 PM EDT. Remember to adjust for the time difference if you live in another time zone.
Autumn Equinox lasts until Saturday, October 7th at 10:22 PM EDT when the fifth stage of autumn begins, Cold Dew. Until then, embody the spirit of a beautiful autumn sunset and may your presence bring peace to the world.