Awe for the Changing Season - 3 Ways to Celebrate

Did you enjoy the equinox?  

Good news because the fall celebrations continue!

Everywhere folks are welcoming in the harvest. In India, it’s Durga Puja, the celebration of the Mother. And in the Jewish tradition, it’s the new year and the days of atonement, otherwise known as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

This time of year always feels like new beginnings to me. Maybe it’s the decades I spent as a student and then a teacher, but the fall is definitely a transition time.

There is a closeness to God now, and we see it actualized in many faiths. The veil is thin.

The spring and summer were all about outward expression, and now, as we have reaped the rewards from nature, it’s time to turn within.

The invitation, if we choose to connect with any of these traditions, or follow our own, is to go deep. This is a time for reflection, for taking charge of our own journey and healing process, for finding our way back to ourselves.

Here are some ideas:


What is asking to be birthed right now? What are you ready to release?

2. Devotion

What is your soul asking of you? Is it a silent meditation experience? A walking retreat? Some form of ritual?

3. Body as Vessel

What would it take for you to treat your body as a vessel for God? How can you spend some time right now purifying it with foods, baths, movement?

We are being asked to connect to our true selves, the God within. Whether it’s the atonement or at-one-ment (meaning being one with God) or honoring all of the faces of the Mother, we are celebrating divinity as reflected in us.

 If you want to align with powerful dates, here are a few:

  • Rosh Hashanah (the beginning of the Jewish new year) 9/29 -10/1 sundown to sundown

  • Yom Kippur- Oct 8-9 sundown to sundown

  • Durga Puja – Sept 28- October 8

  • New Moon -September 28th

  • Harvest Moon - Oct 13th

Remember, there is no right or wrong way. It is simply an invitation to return to our original nature, which is being one with God.

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