harvest, appreciation, reflection, preparation
These are some of the attributes of this time of the year: transitioning from the summer and headed toward winter. It is time to gather in the the results of what we've sown. To cleanse the field in preparation for the period ahead. To appreciate all that we've done, what the earth and our communities have given us. To reflect on the changes we have undergone and witnessed and to look around for what we need to do for the times ahead.
Today's theme is transition in the time of harvest.
First, watch the video and listen to this song. It is a pagan music group singing "Harvest Song."
Answer these questions; skip the ones that don't fit for you. There are some photographs at the end which may help give you focus while you write. If you feel pulled in one direction by your answers to a question or thoughts that come up as you write, follow them. The goal for this week is to look at what you've sown, offer gratitude for whatever or whoever has helped you achieve these things, and follow the flow of the story your heart wants to write right now.
Today I am grateful for . . . .
Today I know that I accomplished . . . .
Today I am glad that I . . . .
Today I feel hopeful for . . . .
For today I want to remember . . . .
For tomorrow I want to start . . . .
For my future or the future of those I care about I hope . . . .
I am ...
I know ...
I feel ...
I need ...
I am ...
Bottom three encaustic paintings are all by Serena Barton (the center painting is the back of an altered book).