Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crisp chill in the air that nudges me to put on my leather moto jacket and warm scarf. I firmly believe that every time I plug into Mother Earth I am awoken to the reason we are all here. The change of seasons teach us how to live spiritually. How to live a full life.
Getting lost in the beauty of nature, our inner lights illuminate and leave us with peace. This week I got lost in the trees around me. As I sat in silence listening to the wind rustle the leaves on the trees, and birds chirping, I noticed the leaves falling off the trees like they normally do. Only this time I pondered on this process. The trees let go of their leaves every fall. They just let them go and have faith that their life source – the chloroplasts in the leaves performing photosynthesis – will grow back again in due time. They don’t fall over and die. No, they stay rooted in their faith that Spring will surely come, it will not tarry forever.
I too can let go of things, emotions, people, experiences (positive and negative), everything; and be present in the moment. I can be awoken to life, love, and light. I can know without a shadow of a doubt that God will always provide. I can have faith that everything I need to live and thrive will surely come, it will not tarry forever. I can keep my mind fixed on my faith in God, my Father, just like the trees around me, and worry about nothing at all.
As I walked back to my car I was reminded of His word in Matthew 6:30-34.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. — Matthew 6:30-34 KJV
What message has nature shared with you? Or perhaps, what message have you missed?