Autumn its a time of change and reflection. It is also a time for blackberry picking and bonfires. Mushrooms are sprouting from various corners of the garden, and the air has become crisp and cold. You would spend your childhood days playing conkers with your siblings or sitting in front of a roaring fire, and you ate apple crumble!.
But what makes Autumn so special? Throughout our lives we experience change, its a fact of life there is no getting away from it. Nature goes through its changes throughout the year also. Nature has " given the backdrop" for most of our memories. For example you might of had a night out in town and you had to run through the streets because it was hailing. The trees were swaying wildly in the wind, and the luminous moon lit up the cloudless sky above.
Or how you were sat near a river and watched the sun setting as the water from the brook trickled by. We only think about the people that we were with at the time. In time some of those people fade, but Nature will always be there. Thats why we must look after it!!
Being a spiritual person, I believe that each one of us has the potential to connect with the heartbeat of the Earth more. Meditation is ideal for this and after a while it will enlighten you mentally to everything around you. You will become more aware of peoples intentions and wildlife. Can we feel more connected to a season because we were born during it? Or do we feel connected to particular seasons, because of a spiritual matter. A question that I have been asking myself since the start of this month.
I feel very connected to October but maybe its because I was born on the 20th!? The " Vale" between this world and the spiritual dimension seems " Thinner" than before, or maybe its because Halloween is approaching and the world superstition about the spiritual world is more obvious than before. We were never allowed to celebrate Halloween. However that did not stop me from dressing up every year as a witch and sit in the sitting room, and watch television.
I am not a fan of "Trick or Treating" I personally find it vulgar. However many children love it and thats understandable. Getting free sweets is ideal for any child! I think people are more " aware" of the darker side of the spiritual realm on Halloween, because people dress up as evil spirits. And depending on your beliefs thats a way of inviting the attention of bad spirits.
Truth is we live side by side with the dead. Even though you cant see them, it does not mean that they are not there. Good and bad spirits are around us all the time. Thats why I believe all of us need to be more spiritually aware. So that when we come into contact with spirits we know how to respond.
I am interested to hear your veiws on what I have written! Take care xxx