Autumn Equinox 

“A seed that’s caught from falling
Will never reach the ground
And as such its true potential
Never can be found

Watching is the hardest part
The tree lets go its seed
Knowing it must fall away
If its power should be freed

There is no way of knowing
Which seeds will find their way
We hope that they will safely land
And learn to grow someday

There is comfort in the knowing
That somewhere in each seed
Is all of life’s instructions
And all the love they need.”
~Robert Longley

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Welcome to the Autumn Equinox. Today is the day where the sun crosses the equator and those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere will begin to see more darkness than daylight. The hours of daylight between sunrise and sunset have been growing shorter each day since the Summer solstice.

I’ve grown up celebrating this season change with family and friends. We would gather to share hearty food and drinks and some of us would plant herbs, set intentions and gratitudes. Once again, my love for gathering as community and family is so marked by these beautiful changes of season.

In celebration of the evening I am diffusing cedarwood and cardamon. Cedarwood is a woodsy, grounding oil known as the “oil of community.” When you’re feeling disconnected and lonely this oil inspires positive feelings of connection and belonging.
Cardamon’s aroma is spicy and warm, invoking calmness and dispelling anger. Cardamom is commonly used internally to help soothe occasional stomach discomfort. Its distinct scent can promote a positive mood. Ingested Cardamom also has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1,8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.
What are your autumn equinox rituals?

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