The autumn equinox symbolizes the first days of fall, usually lasts only 12 hours, and it occurs usually during the 3rd week of September.
Spiritually, the autumn equinox is the practice of gratitude for the year (the harvest) and the clearing of space for an evolving new beginnings and growth.
Each season of our lives brings enlightenment and fall is not exception. Fall represents changes in nature and in our souls. When we realign with activities and people that add meaning, we get to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Slowing down, rebalancing and rejuvenation are all benefits of autumn equinox rituals, which allows each of us to go within and recenter.
Most people I know seem to be on a spiritual or a religious path, in which they dig deep to find meaning in their lives. The same thing happens when one is nearing the end of life, or after a person has died. We go within, we seek purpose so that we can remain connected to people and events that are important in our lives.
Cultivating autumn rituals help us to connect to our core values and to the essence of whom we are as humans, a framework to our inner beings.
Find an autumn ritual that you can continue to grow, so that you can nourish the seasons of change.
Light a cancel and focus on the flame to calm the mind.
Discover what is in balance, and what is out of balance in your life.
Ask yourself what you need to bring more into your life, and what you need to let go in your life.
Attend to nature and pay attention to what is happening in the trees and animals.
See the connection of the fall to our spirits, and understand the deep alliance it has to life, and lean into the shifting passage of time.
Seek silence, embrace and trust what comes to you in the varying rituals.