Friday, September 24, 2010

The Full Moon and The Autumnal Equinox

The Harvest Moon
Oh what a beautiful night it was for the full harvest moon and the autumn equinox.  We just had to celebrate!  Jeanette (my sis) and I headed up the canyon to our favorite quiet spot.  We wanted to light a fire and just take some time to meditate and talk and review our wonderful, tumultuous year, hasn't it been something?    When we arrived someone had laid out a fire ring and stacked some wood beside was as if they knew we were was glorious.  I love serendipitous events like that!

We laid out our blanket and chairs and lit our fire and sat by the river......oh, the gorgeous sounds of rushing water, there is nothing to compare.  We talked and talked until we were all talked interruptions, no tugging from kids, no corrections from husbands....just the two of us.  Peace.  Bliss.  Reverence.  Sadhana.  We decided to scribble the things we were done with in our lives down on paper and then we simultaneously threw them in the fire!  Done, finished, lessons learned!  We watched as the flames engulfed them and turned them into tiny little specs of ash.

The Moon and Saturn
We took some time for quiet meditation and enjoyed just being there among all the earth elements at once.  Solid and grounded by the earth, lit up by the full moon, soothed by the rushing water, smudged by the smokey fire and caressed by the wind.  We looked up into the trees surrounding us like a wise old group of ancient spirits, swaying too and fro with the wind.  We sang every song we knew that had the word moon in it!  And when the last embers of the fire finally died..........we drove down the mountain.  Beautiful and peaceful....ready for the transformation into Fall!

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