You may see me, day to day;
Laughing, Joking, hard at work
You may see me, night after night;
Sitting, reading, a single candle
You may watch me, week after week;
Managing to get by, while The Truth
You may Ignore me, year after year;
Never knowing my Beauty because of
Yet, if you look closely, it’s a simple deduction;
I live this Abundantly,
Photography by me 😊
Speak in tones that are Hushed and Still,
In Quiet Transition and Lingering Blaze,
While the Quickening Breeze lends a corporeal Thrill,
The Luster of Autumn’ Sweet Golden days.
Cherry-cheeked apples fill cask and crate,
While pumpkins Smile a toothless Grin,
Crimson and Russet Dance in Unified State,
While Garden Spiders Laboriously Spin.
These Restful Days all too Fleeting Pass,
As November Strides in with hoarfrosts Waiting,
Shifting life’s waters as a looking glass
Finding Reflection, Perfection Creating.
In the glorious shimmers and russet tones of Autumn, we revel in warm colours and sweet scents; tempting our pallets with tantalizing spices as the lush splendour of summer transforms into the stillness of winter. Colours fade like the hours of daylight diminishing; Shadows lengthen in the clustering dimness, and as the frolicking jubilee of summer settles into the quiet repose of winter I find myself considering how very much like Life are these transitions.
Autumn brings the shifting season of life into sharp detail for me, much like the colours of Fall. The gentle transformation from taxing summer to seductive autumn encourages me to reflect and allow Change the opportunity to whisper of new and different possibilities. A season of transformation, Autumn reminds me that internal alterations are often as necessary and Life-Renewing as external ones. It suggests that how I relate to the world, as well as to myself through Mind, Spirit, and Body, can be as ever-changing as the seasons.
As simply and as beautifully as leaves transforming from glorious green to radiant umber and glittering gold, that which makes us reflective and opens our minds to possibility speaks to each of us. It’s a conversation, not a lecture. A chorus meant to be shared. A rhyme intended to be enjoyed. So in this magnificent season of transformation, when colours are converting and all of nature prepares for renewal, perhaps we should pause as well, breathe deep, and open our thoughts to the conversation waiting all around us.
We might be surprised by what we hear!
Beautiful Original Artwork: Autumn Farm by Paul Landry
The still soft Hush
Whispers Delicate and Lush
Of All once Treasured
Now scarce Remembered,
Singing Sweet and long
A Transcendent Song
Of Silence ringing,
The still soft Hush
Beautiful original photograph found on Pinterest. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the original photographer. Thank you ~
Place of Beauty
River of Influence
Wash over my Spirit with your Infinite Splendour
Beautiful original photography found on Pinterest. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the original photographer. Thank you ~
“How it is that animals understand things I do not know,
but it is certain that they do understand.
Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words
and everything in the world understands it.
Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak,
without even making a sound, to another soul.”
~Frances Hodgson Burnett
This beautiful quote is something I have always believed, but could not express in quite such a poignant and beautiful way. This Spirit of Harmony; this Essence of Unified Understanding lives and breathes within each of us. It Speaks softly in whispers we often overlook or ignore. It sings gently in lilting tones and shifting hues that sparkle in our smiles and warms our hands when they reach out to Give. It reigns in the unselfish offerings of charitable help we offer just as it abides in the balm of a morning breeze and nestles amid the lavender shadows of twilight, seeking to soothe, if only we would allow it to touch us.
We rush ‘hither and thither in restless haste’*; we fill our thoughts, our vision, and our hearing with a jumble of noises that usually neither build up nor restore what is torn down through the day to day struggle of existence; yet given a moment’s pause to gaze upon something relatively simple, we are enthralled. Why should it be that a beautiful sunset speaks to so many with a wordless reverie? Why is it that the ocean’s sigh captures our breathless stares? What is it about the crackle of a fire, the smell of the smoke, that is so intoxicating that it draws in man, woman, child and furry creatures alike? Is it merely a primal memory of comfort and safety or is it something more?
Is it, perhaps, the connection point of our corporeal reality and the intangible whisperings of the Essence? Is that quiet moment, which draws us out of our restless haste, that speaks loudest to us because it is, in fact, the place where we are, at last, in Harmony with everything? Is this moment capable of transcending because it is the fulcrum between flesh and spirit?
Perhaps it is at this pivotal moment, when Harmony is Unified, that we should be seeking the Peace for which we yearn. Perhaps if asked when our bodies are quiet and our spirits are still, the power of this coalescence of physical and spiritual could be unleashed. Perhaps….
How often have you heard it said, “If only we could all just get along.” What if we really could? The only true way of achieving Peace is by becoming Peace, so is it up to us to take that first step? Are we, in fact, the responsible party? Consider for a moment if each and every one of us, or at the very least a great majority, would take that consequential step towards a lasting Harmony? How, one might ask, does one take that first step? What can a single person do to shift the tide of hatred and violence flooding over our planet?
It is said a journey begins with a single step. Perhaps that step is simply a change of mindset. Choosing to smile, rather than growl. Deciding to let the other guy go first, even when we are in a rush. Patiently waiting when another is not as speedy as we might be. Perhaps it is also a daily reminder to self of the change we’ve chosen; in the form of a meditation, or prayer. One that holds the power of positivity.
Universal Love, Spirit of Harmony, Essence of Peace, Guide our Perceptions as a people; a nation; a world, to blend in a Unified Consciousness of Harmony and Peace. Teach us to Share the Love that lives and breathes all around us through acts of Kindness we do not turn aside from; through Gentleness of Spirit and Enduring Patience. Shift our desires from all the cruelty and selfish motivations that overwhelm the innocent and the mild so we may Abide in Love and Peace, Hope and Joy.
Blessings to you my Friends~
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