I wanted to share with you what my journal entry was from this mound of sand early morning on the Autumnal Equinox.
"Sitting on a sand dune, watching the sun rise in central Washington. The smell of sage wafting past with the gentle breeze. In front of me are basalt column walls and the sun's light rising behind the clouds. The massive sand dune , on which we slept last night. The right is a sliver of the Columbia River and its gorge. Behind me is a desert and its plethora of sage brush, desert flowers, beetles, and tumble weeds. North of me, the clouds are rolling in. I hope they don't move too fast so I can feel the sun's warmth when it rises over the ancient wall of crumbly rock.
Yesterday our group set intentions of where we wanted to spend our energy as the days get shorter and nights get longer. Someone mentioned to listen more. Reflect deeper. Soul search. Quiet time. All super ways to spend the yin side of our day. I want to feel more at home, no matter where I am. This sand dune feels like home. Appealing to my every sense. Helping me stay present in the here and now."
I then proceeded to complete 54 rounds of alternate nostril breathing, to tap into the state of balance that yesterday naturally (in all ways) consisted of. I've been making my meditation practice a daily priority and yesterday was the day that everything just fell into place. I was effortless in my breathing and in my awareness. Surrounded by what felt like home, outside AND inside. Such a great way to bring the new season into my life. Looking forward to burning some of my gathered sage at the next full moon to re-commit to my intention.
How do you wish to spend the longer nights that are coming our way? How will you find inner peace as we turn inside for reflection? Maybe there is a daily ritual that you wish to start practicing? I'd love to hear how you want to move forward into this new season. :)
I am on the journey to create joy and live with full happiness. And my wish for you is to do the same!
Older Blog Archives can be found here!